Obviously he was enabled and protected by others. I’m sure this included otherwise noncriminal psychopaths. Protecting other psychopaths (from the empath world) is almost their prime directive — second to protecting themselves of course, but just barely, they take huge risks for each other. . . . But, but . . . are these really risks if no one ever recognizes what the enabling psychopaths are doing?
How could he think he could get away with this, I? Should psychopaths be considered psychotic as well as congenitally morally insane? . . . But, but . . . if he got away with this so long, is it still psychotic of him to think he could? Who’s more psychotic, psychopaths or those of us operating from ingrained assumed normalcy/similarity bias? Doctors aren’t supposed to be this aberrant, thus many wouldn’t/didn’t even entertain the possibility.
How could he think he could get away with this, II? Psychopaths are in a state of personality wide arrested development. Time doesn’t go by for them. They are all Peter Pans. Only outside forces would cause a change of behavior. As far as he was concerned he had a winning system.
Where was the press prior to 2016? I’m getting more and more convinced that the protection of psychopaths, that the hiding of the true number of psychopaths is not a passive failure of the press, but an active, purposeful effort.
If the press had done it’s job maybe some of the adults told would have thought, “well that’s a very strange story, doctors aren’t supposed to be that aberrant — but perhaps Nassar’s a psychopath,” and pushed for a criminal investigation. Assumed normalcy/similarity bias assumes there are limits to human behavior. Psychopaths cross that limit all the time. A favorite phrase of psychopaths that one comes across all the time (I once heard it directly from a psychopath in a joking situation): ‘go ahead and tell, no one will believe you anyway.’
Several of the young women giving victim impact statements described how Larry Nassar stared at them during the whole testimony and how surprised they were. As a psychopath Dr. Nassar felt no guilt, no bad conscience — there was no reason for him to look away. Or perhaps he was trying one last pity play, a nonverbal pity play that wasn’t even received due to the fury of the testifiers. Or perhaps he was hoping they would remember the ‘good times’, when he would be supportive of them, even giving them food against the rigorous training rules.
Larry Nassar’s behavior led to suicides, Kyle Stephens’ father and Chelsea Markham. Kyle Stephens: “You convinced my parents I was a liar”. Victim of ex-USA gymnastics doctor says abuse led to dad’s suicide. Unintegratable psychopathic interference (that blows others’s worlds apart) in other people’s lives is absolutely one of the main causes of suicide. The article also brings up the suicide of one of the victims.
Larry Nassar should not be considered a normal human ‘who went wrong.’ But rather as an emotional/reality illusionist human alternate. You and I can carry out two, maybe three, mental tasks at one time — psychopaths probably five or so. Think of the effort it took for him to molest his charges while talking calmly to their parents who were on the outside of the curtain. They have different brains from us. Larry Nassar is a pseudo human, a nonhuman human.
The judge, Rosemarie Aquilina, should order that his DNA be sequenced and released publicly.
The Larry Nassar saga represents a massive failure of adults, of adults failing to live up to their adultness. I’m sure Dr. Nassar considered the parents too stupid to catch him.
On a personal level I’m still totally amazed by this. 20 years of adult failure. All of the parents allowed the ‘dry reasoning of the mind’ to override their reading of their daughters’ (and now we know, not surprisingly, sons’) emotional turmoil?
I have no strategy that could have reached them. In this blog, I think I will simply eschew strategy and simply call ’em as I see ’em. Obviously, readers can take it however they wish.
It took twenty years to control Larry Nassar. NYC doesn’t have twenty years to control John Miller of the NYPD. The presence of a congenitally morally insane individual as Deputy Commissioner of Intelligence and Counter-terrorism must be in contravention of the city charter and the oaths sworn to by the mayor and police commissioner. I’ll front a lawsuit pro se if any attorneys wish to join me in advisor capacities (I couldn’t be disbarred or punished in other ways).