February 24, 2006

The Seared Conscience of the Sociopath - Part 2: His way of life

It is my personal belief that a sociopath starts out pretty early in life. From my experience, I have noted that they start dishing out trouble and misery to others while they are relatively young and this continues throughout their lives.

Young sociopath's will often pick on and mistreat their younger siblings. This characteristic bullying only gets worse as the years fly by. Take extreme care and be sure to never leave any child or teen alone with one of these people. Many sociopath's will sexually abuse young children and teenagers. Many, but not all pedophiles are sociopath's.

Many sociopath's will harm and kill animals and insects.

The reason why they do this is because it gives them pleasure! They will derive relief from boredom as well as pleasure from tormenting and killing god's creatures. We as sane individuals WITH a conscience, have to struggle to understand how anyone could not only do these things, but gain pleasure from doing them. Here is a few scriptures that you need not neglect, they go right to the heart of the sociopath and his actions:

The Reprobate Mind:

Romans 1: 28 And even as they did not like to retain God in their knowledge, God gave them over to a reprobate mind, to do those things which are not convenient;

29 Being filled with all unrighteousness, fornication, wickedness, covetousness, maliciousness; full of envy, murder, debate, deceit, malignity; whisperers,

30 Backbiters, haters of God, despiteful, proud, boasters, inventors of evil things, disobedient to parents,

31 Without understanding, covenant breakers, without natural affection, implacable, unmerciful:

32 Who knowing the judgment of God, that they which commit such things are worthy of death, not only do the same, but have pleasure in them that do them.

Titus 1: 15 Unto the pure all things are pure: but unto them that are defiled and unbelieving is nothing pure; but even their mind and conscience is defiled.

16 They profess that they know God; but in works they deny him, being abominable, and disobedient, and unto every good work reprobate.

How well the above scriptures describe in very clear terms the personality and characteristics of the sociopath.

A Seared Conscience

The seared (burned) conscience means that they do not let things get to them. They do not feel shame, guilt and a myriad of other emotions as those of us who do have a healthy conscience. How could this be?
I believe through years of systematic selfishness and cold-heartedness they have been building what in the end turns out to be a frozen heart, lacking empathy and compassion for others.

They are altogether a whole other creature.
The sociopath seems to fly by the seat of his or her pants through life. They are good-time Charlie's, relying on the good will and natural kindness of others - that which they do not possess themselves, they rely on and look for in others. They have a very keen eye toward picking out people who can be used or conned by them. The gullible, and especially the elderly are quickly taken advantage of and when the sociopath's victims finally are clued in to the fact they've been taken for a ride, it is often too late to recover from agreements broken, savings lost, property taken, etc.

Hustlers, Gamblers and Risk Takers

Sociopath's are hustlers and can con you out of the shirt off your back as well as the cash in your pocket! Sociopath's love to have fun! Gambling is only one pastime they are fond of. They do well at adapting to new surroundings. To the sociopath, nobody is a stranger, but rather a potential supplier to fill their needs. They go through dry spells and suffer lack pretty well if forced into the situation. While experiencing lean times they truly believe that they will be back on top of the mountain tomorrow. They always believe that good times are waiting to be had by them and are right around the corner calling their name! In all their pursuits and schemes, if one falls through, the sociopath seldom if ever sulks or worries about it. In my experience they NEVER worry. They are much too busy in planning their next conquest, whether it be sexual, financial or otherwise. The sociopath's motto is "survival at all cost" and "I'm looking out for #1" and "what have you done for me lately". These people are easy to spot because when they recognize you looking at them, they will put on the smile, charm and more charisma than 30 Hollywood actors possess!

Spending Time with a Sociopath

The sociopath's I have known were very bright and somehow could recognize what you wanted to hear. They will spend time with you at first, getting to know your likes and dislikes. Keep in mind this is IF you have something they need. Getting to know you by spending time with you helps them know how to work and maneuver you in the future. Over time they become aware of what your sensitive issues are and will not press these issues or push your buttons unless you have nothing to offer them or you become their enemy. If that day ever comes, they seem to take an evil pleasure in creating pain in your life by saying hurtful things to you and cutting you down to the quick.

February 21, 2006

Crazy Making in Washington: Ports, Borders and Fighting Terrorism

The policies our Government is trying to implement are beyond belief to the average American. The recent decision to give control over to Dubai Ports World of our six major American ports is only the most recent example. Our President along with Michael Chertoff have both given their seal of approval on this ridiculous move. There is no way for the American citizen, regardless of their political affiliation to look the other way and to conclude all is well after finding out about this. We as Americans have to conclude that there is without a doubt something rotten afoot within Washington.

Have we allowed the Fox to guard the hen house?

What is the Administration's view on this? Read on.
White House defends ports takeover stance :"The White House is embarking on a vigorous defense of its decision to approve Dubai Ports World's £3.9bn (€5.7bn) takeover of P&O, the UK ports operator, in the face of mounting congressional opposition to the deal".

and here's another bit from the same article :

" The Bush administration will also call on State and Defence department officials to persuade legislators that the US has a "long-standing" and "good" relationship with the United Arab Emirates".

We will see where this goes. I believe this proposal will be approved because the Powers that be desire it. They care nothing about the average American citizens opinion on this most serious matter of national security. Just as they've cared nothing on numerous other security decisions that will effect our way of life and safety. Homeland Security is a joke at this point.

Our Government is very serious about tapping our phones without our knowledge and would go to great lengths to see that legislation is approved for measures such as this. Funny how these legislative measures seem to benefit anyone BUT the American people.

Borders Wide Open, Eyes Wide Shut

Our border policy is another joke. While thousands illegally cross our borders every day, this administration's stance is certainly not busying itself with passing legislation in favor of stronger border policy. Why isn't American taxpayer money being thrown at this serious problem? There is plenty of money for the unjust war in Iraq, yet our own nation is desperately under funded when it comes to securing our borders.

February 15, 2006

Rising tide of border crime and violence Brazen drug criminals now smuggle people.

HOUSTON – "First came an armed standoff between Texas lawmen and drug smugglers disguised as Mexican soldiers. Next, federal officials seized a stockpile of heavy-duty weaponry - assault rifles, hand grenades, and improvised explosive devices - along the Rio Grande. Then a Mexican police reporter was critically wounded after intruders fired more than 60 rounds into the newspaper's offices. These three incidents in as many weeks dramatize the rising violence along the US-Mexico border. Drug traffickers are becoming more brazen and expanding their operations to include smuggling people. Even as President Bush proposes to beef up border security, these attacks are renewing the debate over how best to keep criminals - perhaps even terrorists - from crossing into the United States".

We have serious border problems. That problem is not only shrugged off as nothing, but now our Government proposes that we turn over the controls of our ports to Dubai? Something certainly does not add up here folks. While our Government is pressing more in favor of stifling the average American citizen's rights, they show no interest at all in doing the essential things necessary to protect our borders and now what do we find out is next?

Our ports!

What will we be left with?

This administration will be leaving our nation in a horrible mess upon their departure. We now have the mile-high deficits and the sky rocketing job losses to contend with. Am I the only one who feels that we are experiencing what in the end will amount to a raping and pillaging of our nation?This nation will be left with a mess I do not believe we can recover from after they're gone. Big money for defense has been given top priority, as has been tax cuts for the most wealthy of Americans. Friends, I adjure you to pray like you have never prayed before for our nation. Those in power who have taken these actions are the ones to be held accountable. We may never know why they have done what they have done. In years past I have written about an economic downfall with decline of our currency and other matters that I have felt we cannot escape from. I do believe as I have said in related articles, that we are in for dark days ahead. But just remember that if you have your faith in God, the God of the Bible, you will not be abandoned nor ever suffer his wrath.

More on the insecure state of America to come!