[NetBehaviour] How Societies Regress to Become Pathocracies.
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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