165: The Essential Ingredients of A Psychopathic Society

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Cory, Osborne and I discuss a new documentary film about psychopathy, power and society...

"Every meaningful change starts with awareness. In our culture, we not only praise psychopaths in the highest positions of power, but in many cases, they became our role models. Challenge your beliefs! We have delved into the world of psychopaths and heroes and revealed something crucial about us." - I Am Fishead, documentary film

About I Am Fishead:
It is a well-known fact that our society is structured like a pyramid. The very few people at the top create conditions for the majority below. Who are these people? Can we blame them for the problems our society faces today? Guided by the saying "A fish rots from the head." we set out to follow that fishy odor. What we found out is that people at the top are more likely to be psychopaths than the rest of us.

Who, or what, is a psychopath? Unlike Hollywood's stereotypical image, they are not always blood-thirsty monsters from slasher movies. Actually, that nice lady who chatted you up on the subway this morning could be one. So could your elementary school teacher, your grinning boss, or even your loving boyfriend. The medical definition is simple: A psychopath is a person who lacks empathy and conscience, the quality which guides us when we choose between good and evil, moral or not. Most of us are conditioned to do good things. Psychopaths are not. Their impact on society is staggering, yet altogether psychopaths barely make up one percent of the population. Read more...

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"Halo/Walking On Sunshine" Glee Cast

Look Closer:
Hare Psychopathy Checklist
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hare_Psychopathy_Checklist

Psychopathic boldness tied to U.S. presidential success
http://esciencecommons.blogspot.com/2012/09/psychopathic-boldness-tied-to-us.html

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  1. Hi Brett, where can I find Jason Osborne.
    I want to relay some perspectives with him.
    He knows (His) stuff.

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