Are we brainwashed to admire psychopaths?

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“One phenomenon all ponerogenic groups and associations have in common is the fact that their members lose (or have already lost) the capacity to perceive pathological individuals as such, interpreting their behavior in fascinated, heroic, or melodramatic ways.”

Andrew Lobaczewski

See also:  Political Ponerology

POLITICAL PONEROLOGY: THE GENESIS OF EVIL

THE GENESIS OF EVIL 1. Ponerogenic Associations 2. Ponerization 3. Pathocracy The ultimate cause of evil lies in the interaction of two human factors: 1) …

Ponerogenic Association – Cassiopaea Glossary

We shall give the name “ponerogenic association” as referring to any group of people characterized by ponerogenic processes of above-average social intensity …

Ponerology: The Science of Evil – SystemsThinker.com

Discover the general laws of the genesis of evil, also known as ponerogenesis, at all levels of human systems – from the family, group and societal levels to the …

Ponerology – definition and meaning – Wordnik

Club B started out explicitly as a group of scofflaws, thus it fits Lobaczewski’s ( “Political Ponerology”) definition of a primary ponerogenic union: one that starts …

The Ponerology | Marian Wasilewski

But only some of them, relatively few, can be characterized as ponerogenic, meaning that they can be harmful to people around them or to society in general.

Political Ponerology Part III – Fried Green Tomatoes

We shall give the name “ponerogenic association” to any group of people characterized by ponerogenic processes of above-average social intensity, wherein …

“One phenomenon all ponerogenic groups… – Dumbing …

One phenomenon all ponerogenic groups and associations have in common is the fact that their members lose (or have already lost) the capacity to…


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$460 billion per year—the cost of psychopathy

Psychopaths are estimated to make up 1 percent* of the population but constitute roughly 15 to 25 percent of the offenders in prison and are responsible for a disproportionate number of brutal crimes and murders. A recent estimate by the neuroscientist Kent Kiehl placed the national cost of psychopathy at $460 billion a year — roughly 10 times the cost of depression — in part because psychopaths tend to be arrested repeatedly. The societal costs of nonviolent psychopaths may be even higher. Dr. Robert Hare, the co-author of “Snakes in Suits,” describes evidence of psychopathy among some financiers and business people; he suspects Bernie Madoff of falling into that category.

* Opinions about the percentage vary. 1% is the most moderate estimate.

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Psychopathy is the greatest obstacle…


Psychopathy is “the greatest obstacle in development of personality and social groups”.  “The general inability to recognize the psychological type of such individuals [i.e. psychopaths] causes immense suffering, mass terror, violent oppression, genocide and the decay of civilization… As long as the suggestive [i.e. hypnotic, charming, “spellbinding”] power of the psychopaths is not confronted with facts and with moral and practical consequences of his doctrine, entire social groups may succumb to his demagogic appeal”.

Kazimierz Dabrowski (1902–1980)

Political Ponerology

Political Ponerology

Reflections on Political Ponerology

By Jose Gude for The Corbett Report
6 July, 2009

position of powerAfter reading the incredible book Political Ponerology: A science on the nature of evil adjusted for political purposes by Andrew Lobaczewski http://ponerology.com, I had a transcendental moment of realization (sort of a “Eureka!” moment). I have to conclude that ponerology and psychopathy are two significant concepts that best explain the sorry state of human affairs in this world which continue to negatively impact on our society, our lives, and our future. No, I don’t think it has anything to do with “greed” or even “moral weakness” (however you define it). It has to do with psychopathology and its influence on the nature of evil in society.

People in positions of power that systematically perpetuate evil behave as if they were a different human species; a ‘para-Homo sapiens,’ if you will. No matter how much good will there is in the world, there continues to be much war, suffering and injustice. It doesn’t seem to matter what plan, ideology, religion, or philosophy great minds come up with, nothing seems to improve our lot.

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