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Re: Oppose me

Postby Meno_ » Tue Aug 20, 2019 7:19 pm

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Re: Oppose me

Postby promethean75 » Wed Aug 21, 2019 12:27 am

They are not really social mammals. Not in the full sense.


i'd argue that sociopaths/psychopaths... let's just generalize and call em all 'anti-social' for convenience sake... aren't suffering from what the folk psychologists of the herd like to call an affliction; it isn't necessarily a weakness of character to be discriminatory toward people you associate with. but this pop psychology you find in the DSM narratives is already ambiguous, not to mention influenced by the pervading spirit of the over-socialization encouraged by the western world and lifestyle. ergo, if you ain't hanging out with all kinds of people and out spending money and shit, you must be sick.

but think about this, maybe. perhaps it's just that for the anti-social person, interest is more easily and quickly lost in people. the public becomes an amorphous blob of identical people and anomie sets in for the anti-social. but put him in the company of someone who stands out, who's unique, and his interests are stoked. it's like drugs, man. anti-social people develop tolerances for people just like drugs. they need something stronger because they've developed a tolerance. you put a ted bundy in a room with nine out of ten people and the greater percent of his interaction is going to be on a trivial level. the public person in him will play he expected role; hey how ya doing, nice weather, etc., etc. but the private person has absolutely no interest in those people beyond their use to him. but wait. is that because ted's 'anti-social sickness' prevents him from experiencing genuine congeniality, or because those people simply aren't interesting to him? and if the latter, who's fault is that? but you put me in a room with teddy and i'll have that fucker wanting to go bowling with me in less than five minutes. provided that the sociopath has some degree of intelligence and is able to respond, he has the capacity to be intrigued. you just gotta know how to do it. you gotta be fantastic enough to be interesting to someone who's normal emotional character is a general malaise in the company of others.

i think rather most people aren't fantastic enough to draw the attention and interests of those who we like to call 'anti-social', that's all. and because it hurts the feelings of ordinary people to know that a sociopath somewhere doesn't attribute any more value to them than he does to a monkey, they get together and agree to call him 'sick'.

and check this out. search terms 'i am a sociopath' on youtube and look at the results. none of those clowns are real sociopaths. to them, its just a fashion statement, some obscure shit they read somewhere that felt empowering, so now they play the role as if it were some kind of game. lol. sociopaths don't make videos explaining that they're sociopaths. that was the first give-away.
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Re: Oppose me

Postby Karpel Tunnel » Wed Aug 21, 2019 6:21 am

promethean75 wrote:
They are not really social mammals. Not in the full sense.

if you ain't hanging out with all kinds of people and out spending money and shit, you must be sick.

I don't think even the dsm is that bad and I hate the dsm. And I agree that psychopaths and sociopaths are not sick. But they are partially human. They do not have a disease, but they are partial people. And if they have power, it is a problem for full people. And a lot of the power positions are held by these people, in part because emotions and giving a shit has been pathologized. In part because we are taught to hate out intuition - so we pretend these people are whole and also fail to notice the emptiness behind their facades.


but think about this, maybe. perhaps it's just that for the anti-social person, interest is more easily and quickly lost in people. the public becomes an amorphous blob of identical people and anomie sets in for the anti-social. but put him in the company of someone who stands out, who's unique, and his interests are stoked.
Sure, and that's no a psychopath, who might find someone interesting like that, but would not give a shit about them except to the extent he could use them.

i think rather most people aren't fantastic enough to draw the attention and interests of those who we like to call 'anti-social',

This is some other issue you're running. A lot of these psychopaths in power today look quite social. They can, precisely as you yourself described, play the game.


that's all. and because it hurts the feelings of ordinary people to know that a sociopath somewhere doesn't attribute any more value to them than he does to a monkey, they get together and agree to call him 'sick'.
And they don't do this for people who are exceptional either except as tools You're conflating two differnt things.

and futher, you are justifying, implicitly a failing. If they are so damn exceptional, they can find other exceptional people and be social with them. Yes, the group you are talking about may have less contacts and friends. But they will not be or look anti-social. They may not like parties and small talk, but they will have a group of friends and they will have acquantances who they will care about, just far fewer. If they don't, well, guess what, they are probably not as exceptional as they think and their feeling of superiority is a defence mechanism. sure, they may be smart, but the reason they are mostly alone is because they have problems. And you wouldn't believe how manyo f these people come to philosophy forums and pronounce their greatness and then take their smugness and half-lives to the grave without solving their problems. But they are hot psychopaths. They could care about people, but pride and fear are keeping them from getting enough intimicy in their lives.

and check this out. search terms 'i am a sociopath' on youtube and look at the results. none of those clowns are real sociopaths. to them, its just a fashion statement, some obscure shit they read somewhere that felt empowering, so now they play the role as if it were some kind of game. lol. sociopaths don't make videos explaining that they're sociopaths. that was the first give-away.
Of course.
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