For years now I have been wondering why allegedly intelligent people could have made quite so many moronic decisions. The answer has been found.
Dr George Simon has been investigating and says that these people are damaged. Psychologically.
The Antiwar website has the scoop.
"In reading a number of books on the destructive manipulative behavior of people with personality disorders I became increasingly struck by how the behavior of our politicians and our nation, especially with respect to foreign policy, was so precisely described.
The lesson from this study is not just sobering, but taken alongside the invincible tide of history – the collapse of every empire – the prognosis for our nation is bleak.
The most important book for me was titled In Sheep’s Clothing: Understanding and Dealing with Manipulative People by Dr. George Simon. The title and tactics identified within it accurately describes not only our national leaders, but our national character. Our nation has not just one, but multiple destructive personality disorders.
I do not mean this in the metaphorical sense, but in the direct clinical sense. Dr. Simon indicates that in a repressive Victorian society individual citizens suffer more neurotic kinds of disorders because they have natural human sexual desires that are relentlessly suppressed and vilified, resulting in anguish over reconciling natural human urges with extreme social sanctions against them.
In more recent decades, with the "anything goes" revolution in the 1960′s and onward, the kinds of personality disorders in his clinical work came to be more dominated by the opposite end of the spectrum, known as character disorders. Neurotic disorders are from "too much conscientiousness". Character disorders are from "not enough conscientiousness".
There is more. Follow the link above for the full synopsis of the book.
We now know, beyond a shadow of a doubt, that Gordon Brown has some terrific problems in the head department, but just how many others have this "lack of conscientiousness"?
I suspect it is the vast majority of them. Not just American
God help us.
They are all frickin loonies.
PS-I cleared out my merlot inspired music posts from the wee small hours. I did this because I was not ready for my "Boot Camp" article to slide off the page just yet. It has attracted enormous interest. My apologies to those good people who commented on my music selection. I hope you will forgive me for removing them.