The way the world in general, and our country in particular, suggests that we are headed by people who are decidedly not ordinary.
It is with this in mind that it occurred to me to devote an article to the different types of criminals one would be likely to encounter in times of chaos; Notably the most famous that did not wait to manifest, namely psychopaths .
Given their extraordinary multiplication in recent times, I thought it was important to be able to recognize them. This is to guard as much as possible and not become their victim …
In an urban environment, criminals play the same role as predators in the wild. Except that unlike animals, the strategies used as well as the motivations vary widely from one to the other. To begin with, it is therefore important to distinguish between the various categories.
At the end of the nineteenth century, the sociologist Enrico Ferri had determined five classes of criminals: Insane criminals, born criminals, those acquired by acquired habit, those arising from passion, and criminals of opportunity. Although such a classification is interesting, it could certainly be simplified further. In doing so, one would then realize that there are only two kinds of evil:
The non psychopath
Non-psychopathic criminals are the most familiar to us. For these people, crime is a survival mechanism that sociologists call ” the strategy of cheating .” Such a strategy refers to the benefits that cheating generally provides. For example, a person will work eight hours a day to earn a certain amount of money, another will steal him in just a few minutes. The gains largely exceed the expense, so the thief’s strategy is very profitable.
However, man is a social animal, and cheaters are rarely tolerated in a “win / win” exchange society, where each works for the common good and in return receives equal benefits. To counteract those who do not follow the rules, society has established an institution based on revenge and punishment. While some may cast doubt on its deterrent effectiveness, the fact remains that at the societal level, punishment directly affects the cost-benefit ratio that benefits criminals. If a thief who steals the fruits of the work of others is apprehended and thrown into jail for five years, he will find that the cost of his forfeiture far outweighs the profits he has derived from it, and therefore will be much less prompt To start again.
Crime prevention therefore requires making the cost of cheating greater than the benefits it provides, in order to encourage criminals to work harder. It also requires, At the same time, to increase their chances of being caught, by establishing institutions of prosecution (police) and repression (justice).
Poverty, stupidity, lack of education and especially laziness are the most common causes of criminal behavior. Most of the books dealing with security and personal defense refer to the various types of criminal activity inspired by cheating: protecting oneself from an aggressor, preventing theft, securing the home, and so on. This kind of crime makes sense; A person has something that another person does not have, and that is why she wants to cheat to acquire it. Although the wrong method can be found, one can understand the motivations behind it.
Another category of behaviors adopted by non-psychopaths are crimes of passion . These acts of violence originate in emotional disturbances and primitive instincts. Many ordinary people are capable of committing such crimes in the midst of a fit of rage, including rape and murder, especially when they are under the influence of drugs or alcohol. Although their actions are pathological, such people are not necessarily psychopaths.
In times of chaos, many of the evildoers we face will belong to the category of non-psychopaths. Of all their motivations, two will stand out: These acts of violence originate in emotional disturbances and primitive instincts. Many ordinary people are capable of committing such crimes in the midst of a fit of rage, including rape and murder, especially when they are under the influence of drugs or alcohol.
Although their actions are pathological, such people are not necessarily psychopaths. In times of chaos, many of the evildoers we face will belong to the category of non-psychopaths. Of all their motivations, two will stand out: These acts of violence originate in emotional disturbances and primitive instincts. Many ordinary people are capable of committing such crimes in the midst of a fit of rage, including rape and murder, especially when they are under the influence of drugs or alcohol.
Although their actions are pathological, such people are not necessarily psychopaths. In times of chaos, many of the evildoers we face will belong to the category of non-psychopaths. Of all their motivations, two will stand out: Although their actions are pathological, such people are not necessarily psychopaths. In times of chaos, many of the evildoers we face will belong to the category of non-psychopaths. Of all their motivations, two will stand out: Although their actions are pathological, such people are not necessarily psychopaths. In times of chaos, many of the evildoers we face will belong to the category of non-psychopaths. Of all their motivations, two will stand out:
- Hunger : It is obvious that lack of food in times of scarcity will be the decisive factor that will cause many of the usually honest people to commit criminal acts in order to survive. It will be mainly the looters and marauders that we have talked about many times on the blog. Perhaps we will even be part of these people at one time or another …
- The liberation of the instincts : Another great motivator will be the absence of right and the putting on of the repressive institutions. Crimes that would return to ordinary time in the category of “passionnels” will then experience a phenomenal increase. The instincts usually repressed will be liberated, due to the disappearance of the structures which hitherto permitted them to be retained within a reasonable limit. Rape and murder will become commonplace, increased by the continued collapse of moral values at the will of the republics.
As for this second category of criminals, the underlying motives become almost surreal. Although psychopaths also use the strategy of cheating, it is only rarely in order to survive. A millionaire in this category would be ready to steal a hungry child, or massacre entire populations for mercantile purposes. In this case, it is obvious that the survival factor is not relevant.
There is no obvious logic that could underlie such behavior. This is the reason why psychopaths often manage to escape justice. In criminal trials, the Crown is required to give reasons to the defendant. But the latter are sometimes so bizarre and so foreign to psychopaths that even if the complaining party succeeded in explaining them, most jurors would not even believe them!
Psychopaths can also assault, rape, and murder, but they are rarely crimes of passion; It is a cold and calculated plan that will allow their authors to achieve the goal they have set for themselves. Of all the criminals in society, the psychopath is by far the most destructive, the most prosperous, and the least understood. That is why any self-defense program must begin with its study, since it ranks high on the list of the most dangerous predators on the planet .
Psychopathy infects the entire spectrum of humanity, regardless of race, culture, country, social level or personality type. It is distributed in the population in the same way that one is born left-handed. We see that a person is left-handed when we see him writing or catching a ball. Same for psychopaths; They generally go unnoticed until they are seen to do something that betrays their complete lack of consciousness.
Most people think that a psychopath is a rare creature found only in the lowlands of society. But the opposite is true. They are not uncommon but rather common, and are more frequently encountered in political rallies and boardrooms, Administration than on the other side of the barrier. The reason is simple and is due to the fact that the more competitive the environment, the more ruthless become the strategies of cheating. In the high spheres of power and finance, the absence of pity and remorse is almost a prerequisite for success, and only a psychopathic mentality can provide access and survival . You now understand why the peoples of modern times are governed by these kinds of individuals …
Because of the incredible destruction that psychopaths bring to society, it is indispensable for each of us to be aware of their existence, and To know their main traits of personality.
The key points of psychopathic behavior
A true psychopath shelters in the tortuous corners of his twisted mind very particular characteristics, which it is essential to know if one wants to have the smallest chance to defend oneself.
Among these characteristics, some are determinant and common to ALL real psychopaths. That is what we will be looking at in this article.
– Lack of empathy
This is the first of their characteristics, one of the most fundamental.
Empathy is the ability to experience within oneself the emotions and feelings expressed by another person. It is this that makes us feel what others feel. This is why we are inspired by works of art, music, or poetry. Empathy allows us to experience the greatness of life, the mystery of Creation, and to be truly alive. It is at the very basis of what makes us human beings.
Psychopaths have no empathy of any kind , and therefore are neither wholly human nor truly alive. When they see people “normal” admiring a work of art, Play with children, worry about a domestic animal – or show some other emotional interaction – they can not understand what that means.
Psychopaths realize very early that they are different, and that they have to act like everyone else if they want to be accepted into society. They learn to mimic what others do, but they do not understand why they should do it. Although these are born actors, careful observation will reveal fissures in their facades.
Certainly they know enough to feign sadness when a friend is ill, or joy when he is happy, but in cases where the psychopath has not pre-repeated his actions, His attitude will often reveal a surprising lack of empathy. If he attends a funeral, for example, he will mimic the same expressions of sadness as the participants, but at the same time he will profit from making advances to the widow without even realizing the gross impropriety of his behavior.
– The absence of remorse
This is the second characteristic trait of the psychopath.
Remorse is the expression of the regret that a person feels after he or she has committed an act judged by himself or herself to be shameful or violent. This definition prohibits entry to the psychopath to experience such a feeling. Without empathy, there can be no expression of emotions. Not only will he not feel remorse, but he will not understand that what he does can cause harm to others.
Psychopaths understand when people are angry with them because of their behavior, and can then claim that they are sorry. However, and unlike the majority of human beings, they are not at all tormented by any sense of guilt . Remorse is a powerful negative emotion that causes disarray in those who feel it, disarray that often turns into deprivation or self-destructive behavior. The psychopath may claim to feel remorse, but his true attitude will not have changed; He will continue shopping, having fun in the evenings, and will have no problem sleeping at night …
– Compulsive Lying
To live at the expense of others would be impossible in a rational society. Psychopaths solved this dilemma with their first weapon: Lying .
Lying serves as a cement to the sight they have of themselves, to their private universe, and facilitates their need to live as parasites on the rest of society. Without empathy, shame or remorse, they are free to lie as often and as outrageously as they desire. Most people would blush, swim, or tremble if they tried to distort the truth at such a level. In psychopaths, lying is as easy and natural as breathing. This is the reason why during interrogations, they often succeed in deceiving the detectors of lies.
They are so good at this art that they can trick the best psychiatrists and even other psychopaths. What is important to remember is that depending on the circumstances, they can almost deceive everyone.
Working in conjunction with the psychopath’s extraordinary ability to lie, comes his ability to manipulate others for his exclusive benefit. Having spent their life studying us, psychopaths are masters in the art of manipulation, and experts in the knowledge of “buttons” to operate to use our emotions against us. They use this talent to keep those around them confused, unable to think clearly, and not knowing where to dance.
Psychopaths also learn early on how their personality can have traumatic effects on that of non-psychopaths, and how to profit from them to achieve their goal. Like an eel that stuns its prey with an electroshock,
We have just reviewed the main traits that make psychopaths what they are. What is amusing to note is that the overwhelming majority of prominent political figures and “great” people in this world, in view of their displayed behavior, Perfect to their description!
But it is probable that I am wrong and that all this is pure coincidence …