Many years ago, I asked one of my “spiritual guru’s” this question. “If I was on a boat in the middle of the ocean and I fell overboard and eaten by sharks, does that mean sharks are bad?”. Even though some people have tried to equate animal behaviour to that of humans, which of course is ludicrous, the definitive answer is NO! Why? Because that is what sharks do. (This is actually slightly misleading as there is debate over whether shakes actually like human flesh. What is not debatable is that they, sharks, only kill around 10 humans per year, whereas humans slaughter between 20 and 30 million of them.) If we now replace sharks with psychopaths, can we claim the same thing, that they are simply acting on instinct?
Although my original question was innocent and possibly naive, the principle is really the same. If you don’t want to be eaten by a shark then don’t fall off the boat and if you don’t want to be slaughtered by a psychopath then don’t engage with them either.
We continuously seek permission from our jailers and captors, the very same psychopaths that incarcerated us. Isn’t this a form of Stockholm syndrome? Does this not smack of psychosis? We have elections coming up shortly in both the United States and Canada and there was a provincial election held in Ontario in June, 2014. Although these three are vastly different in their scope and importance, they do share the same common denominators. Corruption and deceit. Why is our trust and complacency so mind-bogglingly rampant? Why do we elect criminals, liars, misfits, over and over again? In Ontario, the incumbent Liberal party had squandered billions of tax-payers money and this was well known by all. When it was time to elect a new party what did Ontarian’s do? They voted the same people back in again. Current prime-minister Steven Harper’s federal government is mired in scandal. It supports the genocide of Palestinian’s by Israel. It supports the fake war on terror and wants to introduce legislation to persecute alternative-believers and opposition under Bill C-51. It is supporting the bombing of Syria and elsewhere. It has juggled the books to make the deficit go away. It has sold off Canadian natural resources to foreign corporations and governments. The Tar Sands have destroyed thousands of acres and is basically a boondoggle. It is headed by a crazed Christian-Zionist fundamentalists egomaniac who believes the Universe is 6000 years old…and yet, there is a great chance that they will get voted back in?
In the United States it is even worse. Best described as a combination of a Barnum & Bailey three-ring-circus meets the Marx Brothers….it is a scandalous farce of criminality passed off as democracy. Demented raving loons such as Michel Bachmann, Sarah Palin and Ted Cruz are offset by members of Congress that are certifiable if not criminal. A litany of psychopathic nut-jobs such as Hillary Clinton, Jeb Bush, Lindsey Graham and Rick Santorum that posses the ability to run a country by reading the tea-leaves in the button of a china cup. Barking mad whores who supply one simple function. They lubricate the collective public anus so that the mega-corporations and Ruling Elite can jam their combined multi-national phallus’s as hard and as far as possible. And they get paid handsomely for this “service”. Nothing that they say or do is in the genuine interest of the American People. And yet, the theatrics continue unabated. So who exactly is the psychopath, them or us? -The Warrior
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