**A deeper, more common place understanding of psychopathy is fundamental if our society wants to surpass our current level of consciousness. We must be fully conscious that these beings, with this innate psychopathy, are the ones in fact responsible for the mass murder, the never ending wars, the heartless financial enslavement and subjugation of the planet, and are to be found at the highest levels of government, business, and industry.July 24, 2014 Article from Top Documentary Films
An understanding of this can be the break in the always difficult contemplation of how so much suffering can be allowed to happen (‘surely normal people would never let this or that atrocity happen’). Now we know the answer. A small segment of our species that does not feel emotions. So now we CAN understand how atrocities CAN and DO happen. PSYCHOPATHS!! Only then can we as a society put into place safety measures to deal with this threat that has up until our current day, been by and large, the source of the countless of millions of deaths all around the world. I hope the following documentary helps shed light on this issue. Let’s stop empowering the psychopaths among us. ** — TRp
There are many psychopaths in society, that actually, we virtually know nothing about. These are the psychopaths who don’t necessarily commit homicide, commit serious violence, or even come to the attention of the police. They may be successful businessmen. They may be successful politicians. They may be successful academics. They may be successful priests. They exist in all areas of society. There is a growing awareness that psychopathic behaviour is around us in all walks of life.
According to popular wisdom, psychopaths are crazed and bloodthirsty serial killers. The reality is not so simple. While many psychopaths do commit violent crimes, not all psychopaths are criminals and not all criminals are psychopathic. Psychopaths are found in many walks of life and are often successful in competitive professions. However they are also ruthless, manipulative and destructive. Equinox reports on techniques developed by psychologists to work out whether a person is psychopathic and shows how brain scientists are coming close to mapping the malfunctions in the brain that cause a person to be a psychopath. In Britain one person in 200 is likely to be a psychopath. However psychopaths are thought to be responsible for half of all reported crimes and to make up between 15% and 20% of the prison population.
The programme looks at the most recent research into the brains and behaviour of psychopaths and assesses the prospects for the treatment or containment of this antisocial group of people who create such a disproportionate amount of destruction. Psychopaths who have been convicted of appalling crimes explain with disturbing clarity what motivated them in their violent and destructive behaviour. They speak without shame, guilt, remorse or empathy with their victims.
Though they are articulate and, at times, plausible and charming, they lack the range of emotions experienced by the rest of society. They know the difference between right and wrong but they do not feel it. Robert Hare, Professor of Psychology at the University of Vancouver, has devised a system of assessment called the Psychopathy Checklist. In specialized interviews, psychologists assess individuals on a scale of 0 to 40 for a series of character traits, including callousness, superficial charm, lack of empathy and many others (for more detail look at How to recognize a psychopath). Anyone whose score is greater than 26 is diagnosed as psychopathic.