>From: "Michael S. Lorrey" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
>Subject: Re: Sociopaths (was Re: Reforming Education)
>Date: Mon, 11 Oct 1999 21:10:54 -0400
>Patrick Wilken wrote:
> > >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....
> > The government and major media are not people. You might as well say a
> > stone is catatonic.
>They are made up of people, and as entities do not take any action that
>is not action decided on by individual people. "Government" and "media"
>are merely smokescreens to allow individuals to get away with actions
>that they could not effect if they acted as private individuals. It is
>the best refuge for the sociopath to lead a productive life. As Dogbert
>said, in describing jury duty,"what other job allows you to decide the
>fate of other people's lives?"
Then there is that book describing the study of the sex lives of wealthy men, based on interviewing $300/hr.+ prostitutes. The private managerial types preferred normal "meat and potatoes" sex to a man. The state bureaucrats and politicians, in stark contrast, almost invariably went in for weird S & M control trips.