So, . . . if I’m waiting in a cashier’s line in a supermarket and I see a shorter line and move to it, does that demonstrate intent to get around the law and is therefore equivalent to felonious line cutting?
The Democratic Party made a gigantic mistake in not making a cause celebré of the political hit, through the legal system, on Alabama Governor Don Siegelman. All are now fair game of this weaponization of the law (of course this can also include Republicans).
Psychopaths have no interest in justice, what’s legal or even in following the law. Their only interest is in damaging those they wish to damage. The law is only a tool for them, if they can get away with it. Being in permanent arrested development they truly believe reality is simply a thing that is imposed by those in authority, by power. “[W]hen we act, we create our own reality. And while you’re studying that reality — judiciously, as you will — we’ll act again, creating other new realities, which you can study too, and that’s how things will sort out. We’re history’s actors . . . and you, all of you, will be left to just study what we do” — the code of the psychopath, childish and arrogant at the same time. Now they apply it to the legal system also.
One of the many psychopathic tells (not sufficient as proof, but worthy of being taken into consideration) is the inability to consider matters beyond their simple narcissistic wishes (the adjective, not the condition). For example, a psychopathic judge or prosecutor can not comprehend the weight of the issues involved in a recusal or discretion decision. To them it would be a joke, ‘you mean I can go to a back room, get a back rub, pretend I’m having weighty thoughts and then come out and say I’m not recusing myself? Bwah, ha, ha ha.” In the Siegelman case, Leura Canary and Mark Fuller come to mind (actually I don’t suspect Leura, herself, of being a psychopath, but the morally corrupt often marry psychopaths forming the phenomenon known as an ‘evil couple’ – it should be noted that she did end up recusing herself officially, but the case was apparently still handled out of her office. Mark Fuller ended up resigning after being arrested for domestic violence, http://www.jdjournal.com/2015/06/01/federal-judge-arrested-for-battering-his-wife-resigns/, http://legalschnauzer.blogspot.nl/2014/09/reporting-accurately-about-corrupt_5.html) . For background and a timeline of the Siegelman case: The Raw Story | Timeline: The political prosecution of Don Siegelman.
We had a U.S. Attorney General who claimed “a vast amount of discretion” in enforcing federal laws. So I guess it was OK, then, to decide banks were simply too big to prosecute (http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/03/06/eric-holder-banks-too-big_n_2821741.html), this was merely his entitled discretion. Now that’s a relief, some might have accused Eric Holder of being the criminal inside-man, or of being the keystone in the edifice of a criminogenic justice system that allowed criminal bankers involved in causing the economic crash of 2008 to walk scot-free (since no criminals were brought to justice which would have persuaded other law breakers to change their behavior and since no systemic changes have been made to the economy, we’re due for another crash right around . . . .), or of being the lynchpin in the machinery running a looters’ economy. A looters’ economy is a contradiction in terms (like a party boat headed for a falls), but this is beyond a psychopath’s ability to reason.
Now Mayor Bill de Blasio is in the cross hairs.
Mayor de Blasio, you need to hire me. I believe the intention is to imprison you, just as they have Governor Siegelman. Also, perhaps you are already aware of the high number of morally defective pre-adolescents in the world, but you don’t recognize them or their strategies in time. Perhaps you are interested in determining which Machiavellians are psychopathic and which aren’t (all psychopaths are Machiavellians but not all Machiavellians are psychopaths). I can help on all of this. Further down the road I might also be useful in recognizing psychopathic prosecutors, judges and possible jurors. Of course many reporters are also psychopathic, pay attention particularly to the arrogant ones, even/especially the subtly but astronomically arrogant ones (this isn’t a contradiction), NY1’s Pat Kiernan comes to mind as possessing these latter traits.
Bill de Blasio, just as an FYI, I’d like to say that I’m a lifelong Democrat, a pro-union, pro-public education, blue-collar FDR liberal. It might be of interest that I was once the treasurer of an UWS progressive Democratic club and a state Democratic committeeman.
You and I are basically of the same cohort. I graduated from Columbia in 1979, but spent a junior term at NYU. In the 1980s I participated extensively in demonstrations against our involvement in the El Salvador. I’m actually quite proud of several demonstration actions of mine.
For example, I played an unheralded role in a famous exchange. When George H.W. Bush said “We tried to kick a little ass last night” after his debate with Geraldine Ferraro in 1984, he was speaking to me through the media (https://www.washingtonpost.com/archive/politics/1984/10/13/bush-boasts-of-kicking-a-little-ass-at-debate/eeb41ba9-3ec1-4f20-961d-79f1ed27099c/). Shortly before, at the Columbus Day Parade, he and I had had an exchange. I showed up at the parade with my Mondale signs. When he went by, I shouted out (and I have a loud voice) “Your boss [Reagan] had his ass kicked in the last debate, Geraldine Ferraro will kick yours, get ready.” He started pointing at me and laughing. So I followed, continuing the heckling. This isn’t really my style, I usually would say what I had to say and then move on, not plague somebody — but he dared me to by the ridicule. We ended up answering each other back and forth for a couple blocks. This continued until a security individual in plain clothes grabbed my sign and ripped it up. The crowd then starting yelling at this individual and then a uniformed cop grabbed me by the shoulders, shaking me back and forth while screaming at me to calm down (all the while I just stood there looking at him calmly) until two other cops grabbed him by the arms and led him away.
Another time that a cop was led away by other cops while threatening me, was during demonstrations before the Iraq War. Bloomberg had illegally and unconstitutionally prevented the demonstrators from assembling and expressing our grievances. They had set up numerous blockades to keep the crowds dispersed. I had four or five successes in breaking these blockades and getting the demonstrators through. The biggest one was on 2nd or 3rd Ave. which was blocked by some 10 to 12 cops spanning the whole avenue. I couldn’t engage any of them in conversation let alone persuade them to lessen the blockade (I always talk to cops at demonstrations — normal, quiet voiced conversations). So I finally said, “OK, we’ll outflank you then.” They were letting people through on the sidewalks, so I walked downriver from them, stepping into the road, calling for the people of the sidewalks to come out into the street. We kept getting closer to the line of cops, making their position untenable, crowded on both sides. The white shirts then called the cops off the line and the crowd burst down the avenue. One cop, about 6′ 3″ with some 50-60 pounds of muscle on me came over and yelled at me to get out of his sight, before he kicked my ass. Other cops then grabbed his arms and hauled him away. I had already shrugged my shoulders and was walking away, I do not engage angry cops. You can always be arrested for ‘resisting arrest’, it’s a catch-22.
What I’m trying to say Bill, is, I’m here if you want my help. I’ve got the knowledge and the spirit. You need the help, I’m sure Don Siegelman thought at first that the legal process would be his friend — it wasn’t.
Of course the legal sphere will be the main arena. However it needs to be supplemented by psychopathy awareness. Your defense should be an offense. Prosecutors, reporters — including editors and publishers (as I’m sure you are aware, this is a PR battle also), witnesses (are they actors in a politically driven setup?), and later possibly, judges and potential jurors need to be studied, their status as possible psychopaths determined. If so, some should be outed. In my opinion all prosecutors and judges should be screened for psychopathic brain structures and functioning prior to employment.
There is, obviously, a bigger picture. They yearn for the corporate ruled globalist world of unfettered greed. This world is currently targeting the American middle class in an effort to reduce America to third world status (through austerity all middle classes of the world actually) — in the globalist world-to-be the elite doesn’t want to have to bring up the living standards of the world’s masses to the American level, they seek to reduce the American level. Further, the elite doesn’t want a middle class politically able to stand up to their predations (see Nigeria and the oil industry). Progressives such as yourself and Don Siegelman cannot be allowed to succeed in defending the American way of life, with the majority being middle class and the masses leading lives of dignity. This isn’t your individual fight, it’s much bigger. You and Don have simply been targeted by the tip of the spear.
Psychopaths want a dog eat dog world, with only rabid gigantor dogs left standing in the end. This is their world, controlled by simple power and foodchain calculations. It’s a game they can play. Further, as part of their devastating personality wide arrested development, they aren’t self referential — they can’t enjoy the caviar, without seeing others eating dirt.
Please do not underestimate the battle you are in.