[NetBehaviour] How Societies Regress to Become Pathocracies.

marc garrett marc.garrett at furtherfield.org
Thu Apr 17 19:09:45 CEST 2008

How Societies Regress to Become Pathocracies.

A pathocracy is a social movement, society, nation, or empire wherein a 
small pathological minority takes control over a society of normal 
people. The pathological minority habitually perpetrates evil deeds on 
its people and/or other people.

Almost everyone knows that pathocracies have been responsible for 
tremendous death and destruction throughout history. What less people 
are willing to acknowledge is that pathocracies continue to perpetrate 
death and destruction today. Billions of people throughout the world 
live in perpetual poverty and hunger or lack access to safe water, 
despite the fact that the resources exist to provide adequate food and 
safe water to all of the world's citizens. Millions of others are 
perpetually exposed to the horrors of war.

Therefore, it would behoove us all to understand how pathocracies 
develop and perpetrate their damage, and how to recognize them. A book 
on that subject, titled Political Ponerology - A Science on the Nature 
of Evil Adjusted for Political Purposes, was written by Andrew M. 
Lobaczewski. Lobaczewski, a psychiatrist, began the research that 
eventually led to the book more than half a century ago, in 
collaboration with other researchers, all who are all now dead. The 
research was conducted in secret, as the researchers were all victims of 
Joseph Stalin's totalitarian regime, which obviously provided fodder for 
much of the book's content.


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