Re: Sociopaths (was Re: Reforming Education)

Michael S. Lorrey (
Mon, 11 Oct 1999 16:01:15 -0400

Patrick Wilken wrote:
> > to follow this path of inquiry a little more, is it not lead-pipe blunt
> > honesty to openly treat people as objects to be manipulated? and how,
> > exactly, is 'treating people as other living beings like oneself'
> > incompatible with 'treating people as objects to be manipulated'?
> What's honest about it? You either treat people as objects
> or you don't. Some people do some people don't. I am not
> even sure choice comes into to a large degree.
> The way you describe yourself does make you sound like you
> would be classified as having one or another of the personality
> disorders as defined by DSM-IV. Of course Aspergis (high-
> functioning autistics) also tend to treat people as if they
> were objects.
> Its a logical falicy to believe that acting in one's own
> interests also implies that you must treat other's as
> objects to be manipulated.

Ah, but by the definitions presented, it is self evident that the government, the major media, and the major mercantilists are all quite sociopathic, and they are the one's in charge.... as they treat all people as mere objects to be manipulated....

Mike Lorrey