First — it is now possible to objectively/scientifically recognize psychopaths (which will, I’m convinced, support Martha Stout’s scientific estimate of 4% or 1 in 25 being a psychopath, at least). Second — their unhappy response to this, i.e., their machinations to seize power over the rest of us – political, economic, and through surveillance built into the internet of things of great utility and convenience. Surveillance that can close like a vise on any chosen target. We carry our own handcuffs with us.
“If you want a vision of the future, imagine a boot stamping on a human face – forever.” – George Orwell. The Fabian, George Orwell, was a psychopath writing how-to books, as was Aldous Huxley also. H.G. Wells of The Time Machine with the Eloi and Morlocks was also a Fabian and a psychopath. The books seem to understand our plight from our own standpoint but only because psychopaths have something called “cold empathy.” They know exactly how their targets will experience their attacks, it helps them ‘twist the stiletto’.
See the two prior posts (A hearsay tale involving Andrew Cuomo, and Commenter: “To borrow your own phrase, this nonsense has got to stop, one cannot recognize psychopaths by sight” — but, but, what if you are actually doing so without knowing it? (Mark Zuckerberg, in this case)).