It feels like there has been a proliferation of leaders with psychopathic personalities in many aspects of our lives since the 1980’s. History tells us they are always walk amongst us. Kurt Vonnegut description of PP’s rings so true as we recoil from many of the actions and words of the current crop of politicians and corporate heads making decisions on the lives of others.
Kurt Vonnegut describes PP’s:
Psychopathic Personalities (PP’s) is a medical term for smart, personable people who have no conscience. PP’s are fully aware of how much suffering their actions will inflict on others, but they do not care. They cannot care.
An American PP at the head of a corporation, for example, could enrich himself by ruining his employees and investors, and still feel as pure as the driven snow. A PP, should he somehow attain a post near the top of our federal government, might feel that taking the country into an endless war, with casualties in the millions, was simply something decisive to do today. And so to bed.
With a PP, decisiveness is all. Kurt Vonnegut 2003/5
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