It is interesting how so many people get fixated on what many of these murderous sociopaths are thinking and want to understand them at a core level. Just as often, many are quick to justify how these people are ‘disenfranchised’ and ‘misunderstood’ and as such, do these horrendous acts that could have been avoided, had the ‘bad’ society simply treated these people better and ‘understood’ them. There is more effort put into trying to make sense of the senseless than in working towards real solutions that will solve many of these problems on a long term basis.
Before I proceed on, I need to be clear that I will be describing sociopaths and their behaviors, but that is very distinct from ‘understanding’ them. And I can also assure those who would want to know, that had the average person heard the myriad of stories I have heard over the years in working with many sociopaths, their reaction would be to either lock these people up for life or do some ‘heavy metal’ therapy on them. There isn’t a need to ‘understand’ a sociopath, there is only a need to effectively deal with them where they do not cause harm to others.
Sociopathology, like all the personality disorders is measured on a continuum of acuity. There are many people who have some of the traits of a sociopath, but would not be considered a sociopath. And of those who are bonified sociopaths, the majority of those are non-violent and tends to keep their destruction in a controlled and narrow band due to fears of punishment or negative consequences. However, the violent sociopaths look to use any means necessary to intimidate and control those in their sphere of influence or victims they may be targeting.
One of the main features of a sociopath is their inability to have empathy for their fellow man. When a person has no ability to relate to common experiences of others, there is no amount of medication or therapy that can change this person, and the vast majority of the time, the sociopath has no interest in changing, as they do not see themselves as the problem. A person who is empathetic cannot even begin to imagine how a sociopath can constantly scheme and plot destruction without any remorse or any sense of what is right and wrong. One cannot also understand how a sociopath can navigate society in which they really do not contribute any positive change to, but are constantly ‘conning’ those around them into believing that they are in fact great agents of change (many in the current government are like this). One cannot understand or even fathom the deep emptiness and lack of meaning in their lives and how their only positive sense of self is to destroy those who appear to be happy or are at least bringing value to society.
This is why these sick bastards target women, children, the weak and the defenseless. They know they can intimidate and ‘own’ these groups, and they also know their violence will have maximum impact on society, whether it be a grade school in Connecticut using a gun, or a brutal rape and murder on a bus in India using a four foot iron rod. The violence of the sociopath goes beyond what even many of the horror movies (the supposed non sociopaths flock to) dare to show. This is the embodiment of evil, and these people are evil. Those who don’t believe it or live in some liberal land fairy tale better get to know and accept this fact real soon or they, in their ‘compassion’ will find themselves on the wrong end of a shovel, axe, chain saw, machete, sword, bomb or whatever ‘assault weapon’ the sociopath decides to use.
In all the years I’ve been doing therapy, I cannot say with any confidence that I understand these people any better than when I studied abnormal psychology in graduate school. The stories I’ve heard would make the most hardened non sociopath cry, and would bring out a homicidal rage to kill these sick bastards right on the spot. Yes, you liberals, and especially you, the British national asshole Piers Morgan, there are people so evil and so bent on destruction that they will use any means necessary to wreak as much destruction onto the most vulnerable in the most horrific ways just to let you know they hate everything that is good and want to cause maximum terror and intimidation for the sake of inflicting their own form of hell onto the general society.
These people don’t need to be understood, or studied, or rehabilitated; they either need to be locked up in the darkest places to never interact with society, or be shot on the spot and disposed of with as little fanfare as possible. The only language the violent sociopath understands is knowing he will pay the ultimate price for acting out and it will need to be immediate and overpowering. That is all we need to know about the monsters that walk among us and virtually spend every moment of their pathetic lives planning and plotting ways of destroying lives around them. These are very sick bastards and it is high time we acknowledge as a society the existence of evil people, and the need to either lock them up or exterminate them.