To what can we Americans attribute the very dire condition we find ourselves in… economically, environmentally, the erosion of our freedoms, so much depravity in the media, hypocrisy in every area of life? Accident? Carelessness? The “inevitable” decline and fall of powerful nations? Careful design?
Could it be we and our “leaders” are playing different games and we don’t know what game they are playing or what rules they play by? We do know that there are those in high places who exhibit traits we don’t find often among our high quality friends:
- glib and superficial charm
- need for stimulation
- pathological lying
- cunning and manipulating
- lack of remorse
- poor behavioral controls
- parasitic lifestyle
- sexual promiscuity
- early behavior problems
- lack of realistic long-term goals
- failure to accept responsibility for own actions
- many short-term marital relationships
- juvenile delinquency
- revocation of conditional release
- criminal versatility
These traits are typical of many politicians and people who hold powerful positions in big business and government agencies. What can we do? Do we just throw up our hands and surrender our country to them? Or do we regroup and find out who they are and what they are doing?
The first step in undoing the world we are beginning to distrust and dislike is to see clearly what is going on. This is not our land of the free, home of the brave anymore, Toto. It’s been taken over by that little guy behind the curtain and his ballsy friends – there are sociopaths and psychopaths next door and in the halls of power. This is why things are so mysteriously “wrong”.