Tuesday, June 15, 2021

Why Most of us can never understand politicians

June 14, 2021 By Robert Arvay 

By and large, politicians are a very different breed of person from the average voter. This is especially true for those who are dishonest. The most avaricious of politicians are worlds apart from the rest of us. Their avarice is not merely for personal wealth, but for power. They literally lust for it, and not just a little of it. 

Many of them are control-freaks. The worst of them are sociopaths, which may seem like an extreme accusation, but their sociopathy is not that of the serial killer; it is more like that of the lion on the hunt, having no sympathy for the lamb. 

Oddly enough, the case can be made that a certain degree of sociopathy is a useful trait in leaders, even necessary. Consider the military general officer, who must order his soldiers to attack an enemy. As he does so, he is aware that he is sending good men to their deaths. Yet, it must be done. But ask yourself, how easily could you do it?

How much effort would it take for you to visit the troops (as General Eisenhower did on the eve of D-Day), look them in the eye, speak with them, ask about their families, knowing all the while that, in a few hours, many of them will have died, following your order? Our natural abhorrence of doing so is one that must, at least temporarily, be overcome when the occasion requires it............. 

 For some, however, sociopathy is anything but temporary. Witness Hillary Clinton, who brushed off the avoidable deaths of American heroes with such words as, “What difference does it make?” Consider Andrew Cuomo, whose policies killed many hundreds of nursing home residents................They use other people in the pursuit of that power and cold-heartedly discard them the moment they no longer have utility..........To Read More....

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