Unfortunately, when one is unencumbered by morality or concern for one’s fellow humanbeing, it is easier to lie and obfuscate to rise to the top of any Organization. As one walksinto any Corporate office or Boardroom, or saunters along the Halls of Congress, one willfind that instead of 1 in 100 being a Sociopath, the number rises to perhaps 1 in 10 or even1 in 3.
The Corporate Profit Machine
Most Sociopaths in high positions are intelligent, Charming and even Charismatic. Theybecome “Successful” because they have learned to pretend that they care. As these non-empathic, selfish and greedy individuals rise, they also gain more and more power. Thatpower is brought to bear AGAINST anything and anyone who attempts to block their owngoals and ambitions.Giving a Sociopath a position of power with no checks and balances – no matter howbrilliant and effective in the role they choose to play – is not unlike giving a spoiled 2-Year-Old an Automatic Weapon and an unlimited supply of Ammunition.
From Bombing Foreigners to “Bombing” U.S. Citizens
In the Summer of 1945, a Boeing-made B-29 Superfortress – a massive “Derivative”of earlier, smaller Aircraft designs - dropped an Atomic Bomb on Hiroshima, Japan:
It cost about $25 Billion to develop and build 4 Bombs (2010 Dollars)
It cost about $32 Billion to develop and build 4,000 Bombers (2010 Dollars)
In the Summer of 2008, our own Banksters “Bombed” us with their own “Derivatives”,which Warren Buffett called: “Economic Weapons of Mass Destruction.”
It cost them almost nothing to design, “build” and sell millions of them.
Their profits were measured in Hundreds of Billions or Trillions of Dollars
The monetary cost to the U.S. and the rest of the World exceeds $100 Trillion.
The emotional cost to homeowners & small-business people is immeasurable.
Wealth, Profit and Perpetual War: 1776 – 2011
Internal United States trade disputes among the States in the early 1800s would later set thestage for the U.S. Civil War of 1861-1865. It was a lot more about Trade, Import Tariffs andCotton Exports than it ever was about Slavery.For 130 Years, until 1913, Taxes (Tariffs) on Imported Goods paid off all our debts andprovided over a Century of Rising Wealth for all of our Citizens to share.But by 1886, Steel and Railroad Empires and the Sociopaths who ran them becameMonopolies. Not content with good and reasonable profits, they hankered after ObsceneProfits.Starting in 1913 and ending (temporarily) in 1929 under FDR, the Economic Policies of theUnited States Government were being re-designed and implemented to build wealth andprosperity for the few at the expense of the many.
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