Science shows we're controlled by psychopaths
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Author:  Ed [ Sun Apr 06, 2008 11:03 am ]
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This is what wikipedia says about the second episode "The Lonely Robot" of the documentary series The Trap: What Happened to Our Dream of Freedom, by Adam Curtis:

Curtis's narration concludes with the observation that the game theory/free market model is now undergoing interrogation by economists who suspect a more irrational model of behaviour is appropriate and useful. In fact, in formal experiments the only people who behaved exactly according to the mathematical models created by game theory are economists themselves, and psychopaths.

What does it say under psychopathy?

It is estimated that approximately 1% of the general population are psychopaths. They are overrepresented in the prison system, at the top ranks of corporations, in politics, law enforcement agencies, law firms, and the media.[4][5][6]

So when people might call people like the neoocons or other powerful people psychopaths, there's probably some real scientific truth behind it!!

Author:  Ry [ Sun Apr 06, 2008 7:35 pm ]
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wiki is as reliable as spin the bottle.

Author:  Ed [ Sun Apr 06, 2008 8:10 pm ]
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Ry wrote:
wiki is as reliable as spin the bottle.

very true. good analogy.

Author:  Liszt [ Mon Apr 07, 2008 4:33 am ]
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wiki is shit of course.

But the fact remains, 1% of the population does indeed display psychopathic tendencies...and they are disproportionate in both government/media and the prison systems - sometimes both at the same time (Lord Archer, Conrad Black, haha).

It is our basic problem, and the reason why never, in history, a dictator has willingly stepped down.

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