The secret almost nobody will tell you
".......Which are a mix of genetics and trauma inflicted during childhood", so true. Hello. I was led here by Christopher Cook. I was meant to stop reading for the night, but oh well. We have been suffering from their machinations for a long, long time. Part of this new era is correcting that. This is our legacy. We have a lot of work to do. Every action and every word spoken on the subject builds momentum. So, thank you.
In my research, psychopaths are 1–2 percent of the population. That is a small percent, but it produces a very large raw number when you take it as a percent of a large population. Three million psychopaths is a lot. As you note, you generally have to add in childhood trauma in order to get the serial-killer types, but even without that, they can still do a lot of damage.
I think it is more true when it comes to politicians, people working in intel, and really huge CEOs. I think it applies to some cops, though I wonder what percent. It is obviously unscientific, but the cops I have know personally have not been psychopaths. However, I think there is a set of other incentives that make cops dangerous anyway, which I lay out in part here: https://christophercook.substack.com/p/whos-right-about-copsconservatives
My last comment for this article is that bullies I knew at school most that were likely psychopaths did evil for its own sake. Me and other people that were bullied by the bullies would often make excuses for why they did things. But that comment by George Orwell was that they wanted power for its own sake. The object of persecution is persecution. The object to hurt someone is just to hurt someone. The object of power is just power. They weren't politicians but they had the same mindset. When I later fought back they left me alone. They just bullied for its own sake and all the reasons they gave were just excuses for sadism.
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