Heh, mod hat off, tin foil hat on But seriously, I think politicians aren't sociopathic (well some are),
So you call me silly then you agree... cute
[tin foil hat on]
I'm sorry, but if you listen to the doctor's video (from the google search) on sociopaths in high places, it is a problem. there is a higher percentage of sociopaths in high levels of corporations and government than in the general public. it's a process of natural selection because the system favors people of that nature.
Understand that the definition of sociopath defines people that have no empathy; they emulate empathy (badly). I've dealt with a few in my life. The bad ones are obvious, you can definitely tell there is something off especially when they are about to loose their mask. For example George Bush the Second and France's Nicolas Sarcozy are obvious sociopaths.
Most are not obvious. The good ones are charming and popular and you would definitely want to hang around them for a good time (as stated by the experts, I agree). But the moment they smile you can see something there, the emulated smile (to most, an empathic response) has a tangent towards a grin (personal satisfaction) (my personal observation). You definitely don't want to be around them when their little castle falls though (personal experience).
[tin foil hat off]
As far as the general public being stupid 5 year olds, yeah I can agree with that, though. It's amazing how some people are pissed off about the .7 trillion dollar bank bail out and stimulus bills, when a recent audit showed that the federal reserve, which is completely unregulated by the government and yet somehow prints our currency, bailed out rich corporations with 16 trillion dollars, and only one politician running for presidency is even campaigning against the federal reserve. People are incredibly stupid, 5 year old mentality might be a bit gracious.
It's not the people's fault. we have to include ourselves in the mix, even if some of us are (or think are) more aware of what's going on. We all get distracted by the latest drama and forget the rest. We are repeaters of what we think we know, bashers of whoever disagrees, satisfied with what we have, "sociopathic" to the people in need (yep). This is our mess. I only hope we allow ourselves to fix it.
There are rumors of another round of protest against this bill I hear. Will the big companies do the same thing they did for sopa!?? I don;t know, this is rather different as it falls under the "Fatherland" Security Act of 1947. People may be more scared of getting kidnapped by the Gestapo if they oppose this one. It's one thing to oppose the entertainment industry, quite another to step up in front of a tank.