Schemers, Sabotagers and Psychopaths - What do you do? - Run !
Psychopathy, sin and the deconstruction of the American mind.
Proverbs 8: 36 ”But he that sinneth against me wrongeth his own soul: all they that hate me love death.”
Manipulators scheme. Manipulators sabotage. Psychopaths do both. Psychopaths represent the culture of death.
We come across them all the time. The culture is falling apart. There is a mass psychosis infecting the population. Movies like ‘Joker’ are not far from reality. We see the behaviors of the general public and unfortunately our own family members falling under the categories of modern sociopaths and psychopaths. They think they are normal; they blame us. Not too much a difference between the two but here is a little synopsis.
Sociopaths manipulate to get their way. They are extremely egocentric and narcissistic. Oh, lots of charm, glib in their communication but rarely honest. In order to get their way, they are completely indifferent to the feelings of others. Probably the most pronounced characteristic of a sociopath is his/her impulsiveness. Their thoughtlessness of others and negative emotions propels their behaviors without thinking of consequences.
Matthew 23: 28 So you also outwardly appear righteous to others, but within you are full of hypocrisy and lawlessness.
Further on the manipulative side, interactions with such individuals can lead to a pattern of sabatoge, obstructing your goals to gain their own victory. They must have it their way. Motivated by power and control, it is a political thing with them. They’ll conspire, scheme and put a plan into effect. All sound familiar? We see it everyday on TV; it’s called American political politics. It is this kind of shenanigans that filters into our lives, especially the young. There is a rash of bullying in this country. Where did it come from? It came from the behaviors of political parties, imposing their way onto the populace and the government itself. Adolescents especially get the message, they think it’s OK. School personnel oppose it. National political parties are complicit to it when it involves their agendas, such as the planned riots on Minneapolis, Seattle, Portland.
Psychopaths on the other hand, are more likely to exhibit the violence of their anger. Disinhibited behavior and callousness toward others allows the anger to manifest. They probably had behavioral problems as a child and an ongoing lack of self-esteem. Yet at the same time, a high estimation of themselves. Saying the slightest thing can result in violent outburst. No dialogue with this person. Are the rioters in Minneapolis, Seattle, Portland a bunch of psychopaths? Yes. Who sent them out to riot? Their teachers and professors who fed them a bill of goods but who themselves would not put their money where their mouth was. Also psychopathy. Not crazy or psychotic, just psychopathic, a tendency toward sin.
Galatians 5: 22-23 But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, forbearance, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and self-control. Against such things there is no law.
Ecclesiastes 12: 13 “Now all has been heard; here is the conclusion of the matter: Fear God and keep his commandments, for this is the duty of all mankind.”
Erikson, Thomas. Surrounded by Psychopaths. St. Martin’s Essentials.
Baglino, Michael J. Psychopathy and Liberalism: One Catholic’s View. Catholic365.com