Jack D. Douglas
by Jack D. Douglas: Petraeus
and the Fierce Struggles for Imperial Power
We have known
since the ancient world that all great power drives human beings
insane with hubris so that they are blinded to the dangers their
powers produce and to the total moral blindness that engulfs their
minds and hearts – sociopathy.
Greeks thought of this catastrophic madness overwhelmingly in terms
of political and military power because hubris is most obvious in
those realms and has always led quickly to the destruction of those
blinded by it and their armies and states, if the people do not
first overthrow the blinded sociopaths.
But vast power
is also bestowed by vast wealth, fame, and sexual prowess and these
also trigger soaring hubris and its blindness and sociopathy.
we see all of these sources of hubris at the extreme in the first
truly global empire, in the world-destroying nuclear and bio-chemical
weapons, in the vast concentrations of wealth at the top, in the
vast fame of the global media, and in the sexual revolution and
all the drug and beauty industries supporting it.
the Church as its vast powers and wealth grew over the centuries.
But all concentrations of power, wealth, fame and sexual prowess
were small and local compared to the explosion of all of these at
the top of the U.S, global empire in this past century.
And, of course,
hubris has totally engulfed everyone at the top of the immense U.S.
system. Our rulers are so totally blinded by hubris that they cannot
even see the obvious fact that America has become a travesty of
the original land of Constitutional freedoms and the land of the
brave defending those. The shining city on a hill that inspired
the world with hope has become a vast, totalitarian police state
and murderous empire loathed by all of mankind except other sociopaths
wanting to share in the immense plunder and power and by those too
ignorant to see that the once shining city has become a terrible
black hole of debts and atrocities.
not only the political and military rulers, but also the big corp.
rulers and even big science in the past 65 years as the "famous
scientists" became the high priests of government weapons industries
and the absolutist proclaimers of media truth. The Los Alamos scientists
fought against this sociopathic "science" at first, but they died
away or joined the political empire and went on to help produce
more world-destroying weapons, such as hydrogen bombs and bio-chemical
dooms-day poisons, viruses and bacteria.
Now the big
bio-scientists are powerful, famous, rich and the absolutist proclaimers
of truth, so they are engulfed by hubris and sociopathic blindness
to their dangers to mankind. They cannot see that they have become
Frankenstein pseudo-scientists and death.
No human society
can survive long when ruled by totally blinded sociopaths. They
quickly destroy themselves, as we older people have seen over and
over again in our own lives if we have closely studied what has
been happening around the world. The Soviet Sociopathocracy lasted
only one long lifetime and then destroyed itself, imploding from
the inside. The Nazi Sociopathocracy grew into a totally blinded
empire far faster than the Soviets and lasted only about fourteen
years. The American Sociopahtocracy grew slowly for most of the
last century and then began soaring from the victories of WWII.
It took many more decades for the rulers at the top to get total
control of our society. They have had that total control for only
the past few decades. They are now destroying themselves and their
vast, totalitarian system at a soaring rate. Their immense black
hole of bad debts alone is swallowing up America at the rate of
many trillions more in bad debt every year, much of it hidden by
the sociopathic lies broadcast by the sociopathic Republicrat media
to the American slaves.
D. Douglas [send him mail]
is a retired professor of sociology from the University of California
at San Diego. He has published widely on all major aspects of human
beings, most notably The
Myth of the Welfare State.
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