Saturday, January 21, 2012

The SC Clown Show

It is now Saturday afternoon and the great South Carolina game show called Clowns, Clowns, Clowns, is almost over. I look forward with great interest to see whether the mostly Christian Taliban voting bloc will display its utter cynicism, by voting for Mr. Gingrich, our friendly neighborhood delusional sociopath. Here is a man who changes his religion as often as his wives—presumably when he tires of one or another and looks outward to the multitude of potential wives and religions he has not yet trashed.  I published some time ago a listing of the characteristics of sociopaths. Let’s see, they included:

• Glibness and Superficial Charm 
• Manipulative and Conning  -- They never recognize the rights of others and see their self-serving behaviors as permissible. They appear to be charming, yet are covertly hostile and domineering, seeing their victim as merely an instrument to be used.  
• Grandiose Sense of Self -- Feels entitled to certain things as "their right." 
• Pathological Lying --Has no problem lying coolly and easily and it is almost impossible for them to be truthful on a consistent basis. Can create, and get caught up in, a complex belief about their own powers and abilities. Extremely convincing and even able to pass lie detector tests. 
• Lack of Remorse, Shame or Guilt -- A deep seated rage, which is split off and repressed, is at their core. Does not see others around them as people, but only as targets and opportunities. 
• Shallow Emotions -- When they show what seems to be warmth, joy, love and compassion it is more feigned than experienced and serves an ulterior motive. Outraged by insignificant matters, yet remaining unmoved and cold by what would upset a normal person.
• Need for Stimulation -- Verbal outbursts are common.  
• Poor Behavioral Controls/Impulsive Nature 
• Irresponsibility/Unreliability -- Not concerned about wrecking others' lives and dreams. 
• Contemptuous of those who seek to understand them 
• Does not perceive that anything is wrong with them 
• Authoritarian 
• Paranoid 
• Incapable of real human attachment to another 
• Unable to feel remorse or guilt
• Extreme narcissism and grandiose
• May state readily that their goal is to rule the world 

  Any of those seem familiar???

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