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The ancient Greeks took specific measures to ensure that ruthless narcissists like Trump & Johnson were unable to dominate politics.

A key problem in modern times is that we aren’t stringent enough about the people we allow to become politicians.…
In the 1960s, archaeologists discovered ballots that rather than being used to usher someone into office, they were used to give citizens the boot. Called ostraca, each shard had the name of a candidate the voter wanted to see exiled for the next 10 years.…
There’s a great deal of research showing that people with negative personality traits, such as narcissism, ruthlessness, amorality or a lack of empathy and conscience, are attracted to high-status roles, including politics & business.…
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Something's been troubling me: I can't decide if UK Government Ministers, columnists, journalists, & radio presenters who specialise in deliberately provoking outrage, & all press barons, are psychopaths or sociopaths.
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What is #Pathocracy?

In order to understand the concept of pathocracy, you must first understand one of the foundational findings that Lobaczewski and his colleagues made in their research.
They discovered that there is a fundamental distinction – a distinction that reflects one of the most profound divisions in the human species – between what Lobaczewski calls normals and the pathological.
Normals are, basically, those humans that experience significant levels of compassion, empathy and conscience and hold, to a significant degree, values such as cooperation and peace.
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A form of govt. interesting to ponerologists is one they have called #pathocracy, in which individuals with personality disorders (esp. psychopathy) occupy positions of power & influence. The result is a totalitarian system characterized by a government turned against its own ppl
A pathocracy may emerge when a society is insufficiently guarded against the typical and inevitable minority of such abnormal pathology, which Łobaczewski asserts is caused by biology or genetics.
He argues that in such cases these individuals infiltrate an institution or state, prevailing moral values are perverted into their opposite, and a coded language like Orwell's doublethink circulates into the mainstream,
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Pathocracy #THREAD

'Democratic backsliding' is a decline in the quality of #democracy, which is accelerating in Britain, & across the world.

Are damaged individuals, lacking in conscience, destroying democracy?

Based on this article by @PaulHRosenberg:…
There are many different ways to view recent sinister developments in Boris Johnson’s UK & Trump’s USA, process, but perhaps the most important is to view it as a part of struggle to preserve democracy from destruction at the hands of damaged individuals lacking in conscience.
The wave of democratic erosion around the world is undisputable. What’s less appreciated is the role that individuals with personality disorders play in this process, which disrupts our expectations of how things work, based on the normal psychology we commonly & tacitly assume.
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I'm torn.

Is Britain a Kleptocracy, Corporatocracy, Oligarchy, Plutocracy, or a Pathocracy?

Today I am mostly thinking #Pathocracy.

What do YOU think?
#Pathocracy only flourishes because we don’t take sufficient measures to protect ourselves from pathological leaders. We must strengthen our democratic institutions to ensure people are protected from a damaged minority with an insatiable lust for power.…
Maybe we're a #Kakistocracy? A system of Government that is run by the worst, least qualified, and/or most unscrupulous citizens.

Today it generally describes the wicked disorder that can result when expertise & ethical judgment are aggressively & systematically pushed aside.
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@Heidi_Cuda @BrentAllpress @Tentoads4truth @elliemail @MalcolmNance @Nick_Carmody @TeamPelosi @YourAnonCentral @jennycohn1 @ericgarland @JYSexton @politico YVW thank you for all your posts/threads..the CA one was excellent- the psychometric profiling of people prone to extremism and weaponizing them is one of the low points of this sad Trump/Brexit saga in history. For my money Murdoch is one of beneficiaries of it.
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My college roommate/BFF just told me she decided to home school her kids (ages 7 & 5) b/c school starts on 8/6 but her idiotic district in Germantown, TN STILL hasn’t announced a coherent/virtual reopening plan. WTAF, Tennessee?! 🤷🏾‍♀️ Procrastination for DT AIN’T self-preservation.
She was like “how the hell is anyone supposed to make an informed decision?!” and all I could say was they expect us to make uninformed, political decisions from the gut, per Trump’s request. The GOP’s dishing out cult kool aid & just waiting to see how many deplorables drink it.
My friend’s 39 & White and has met plenty of like minded, liberal friends in her neighborhood, so to hear her process this moment really crystallized the battle being waged in the burbs between the 53% & 47% for me. Imagine being sent to slaughter by White MAGAt peer pressure. 🥴
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The Trump/Barr goon gestapo in Portland is blatantly fascist on multiple levels but it also seems like the majority of analysis on this topic still VASTLY underestimates the degree to which it’s targeted GOP retribution against Portland’s penchant for *White liberalism/anarchy*. Image
In other words, this is yet another link in the chain of White on White crime for the purpose of maintaining White supremacy. It’s Kent State-esque and it’s meant to terrify White liberals, and more importantly, moderates away from becoming reliable allies to marginalized people.
Admittedly I find the whole thing ironic b/c over the yrs as I’ve discussed my POV on America’s endemic racism as a Black woman in TX, Portland (and OR in general) is invariably the location folk offer up as a prototype for liberal utopia, despite its history of White supremacy.
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Fired Florida Covid Dashboard Architect Claims She Was Asked To Manually Change Numbers | via @Forbes #GOPGenocide #Sadism #DeathPanels #MAGAMasochism…
Texas city and county leaders ask Gov. Greg Abbott for authority to implement local stay-at-home orders via @TexasTribune #StayHomeTexas #GetOuttaTheWayGreg #GOPMalfeasance #GrossNegligence…
More than 30 Texas bars sue over Gov. Greg Abbott's recent shutdown order | via @TexasTribune #Cult45* #COVIDIOTS #VultureCapitalism #MAGAMasochism #Sadism 🦊🤡…
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Mike Pence Wants You to Pray the Coronavirus Away 😒 | via @VICE #PoltergeistPence #ScienceDenial #Cult45* #MAGAMasochism…
Trump has reportedly grown increasingly concerned about how it would appear if he contracted the coronavirus 🙄 | via @TheWeek #NoTearsInABucket #Bootstraps #SociopathRoulette #NotAHoax #NarcissistWhoCriedWolf 🤡👺📵…
30% of Americans say they trust Trump to get facts right on coronavirus — a lower mark than respondents gave the CDC (64%), their state governments (53%), local news (50%) and the news media in general (44%) | via @axios #DudeGottaGo #AmericanSociopath…
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Trump predicts Joe Biden will defeat him during Fox News interview: "Some people don’t love me" | via @Salon #ManyPeopleAreSaying #DudeGottaGo #AmericanSociopath #LoweredExpectations #ResignNow…
Pence following through with visit to Dallas church as pandemic rages | via @TexasTribune #VPVector #PoltergeistPence #Idiocracy 😷…
Trump's political position deteriorates as coronavirus spikes | via @dailykos #InstabilityInChief…
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China's official news agency releases embarrassingly accurate video mocking Trump's blame-shifting | via @dailykos #AmericanSociopath #InternationalEmbarrassment 🤡😷 #UnmitigatedDisaster #LameDonny…
Trump slams George W. Bush for pleading for national unity now instead of during impeachment | via @dailykos #NarcissisticInjury #NarcissisticRage #HurtFeeFees #TheNarcissistWhoCriedWolf 🤡📵…
With Kayleigh McEnany, the White House Isn’t Even Pretending the Truth Matters | via @RollingStone #AmericanSociopath #LiarInChief…
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Tbh your “analysis” of both Joe & Hillary’s messaging is pretty reminiscent of mansplaining from a cis/het White guy who isn’t reflective of the Democratic base aka marginalized Americans who understand that racism/misogyny/homophobia/greed are America’s moral stains/sins. 😒😷
As if we don’t already know the oppressor doesn’t like messaging that reads oppression for filth...
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Despite COVID-19 deaths topping 10,000 in the U.S and case numbers surpassing 350K+, 79% of Fox “News” consumers who responded to a Pew Research survey believe the media “slightly or greatly exaggerated” the risk of the pandemic. | via @VanityFair 🦊😷… ImageImageImage
How Trump and his gang of intransigent @GOP Governors are fundamentally incapable of managing #COVID19 altruistically b/c their profit motives & false pride take top priority, but Democrats are turning the tide with science & empathy | via @RickSmithShow…
“Two Texas prison units are on a complete lockdown after most of their inmate population was placed in medical restriction for possible exposure to COVID-19...”
| via @HoustonChron 😬😷… ImageImageImageImage
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Why impeachment *doesn't* need to get rid of Trump directly, it needs to uproot out the whole sick system he's advanced--what's known as a #Pathocracy--as @disorderedworld & @yourauntemma explain: 1/15…
What is #Pathocracy? @disorderedworld explains: "a process whereby society comes to be dominated by pathological individuals and groups." Plus, how impeachment highlights the problem: 2/15
The narcissistic leader's hold on his followers is incredibly powerful, "The greater their narcissistic injury, the more grandiose a leader they require to repair it," @yourauntemma explans: 3/15
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Caretakers of young psychopaths experience pervasive depression. It's a micro-model of what's happening in the US under Trump, also seen elsewhere around the world. But it can be overcome: 1/13…
Trump generates so much chaos it's exhausting, impossible to follow much less understand. A clarifying lens is needed, and physician/scholar Fred Burkle gave me one, as he'd done before describing Trump as a schoolyard bully: 2/13…
The new lens Burkle provided, to understand Trump's psychological impact, was the effect young psycopaths have on their caretake families: 3/13
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