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New World War
Revolutionary Methods for Political Control
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Table of Contents
In this book I’ll be explaining a portion of a concealed system of control that exists in our society. To do this, I’ll be providing evidence that some prominent groups, which are considered to be humanitarian in nature and which influence the direction our society, are involved in repugnant activities that are extremely destructive to humanity, in their quest for power.
A global revolution is now taking place to accomplish this which these groups are controlling. It includes new technology and tactics that are being used on civilians such as psychological operations, as well as electromagnetic and biological weapons.
This revolution also contains interconnected events including: a revolution in military affairs, scientific methods of controlling the public, documented overthrows, an onslaught of repressive legislation aimed at reducing civil liberties, and an expansion of enemies which allows for the targeting of civilians.
In some cases we’ll see the same groups and individuals surfacing over and over again, involved in these events. At a glance these activities, which have occurred over a period of decades, might seem to be unconnected.
But upon closer inspection we’ll find that they are part of the same process. When viewed within the larger context of this global revolution, itself, caused by a need for power by a wealthy few, they begin to make sense.
One of the biggest problems that most people have when they’re told that this is occurring is understanding, why? Why would a group spend an unlimited amount of resources, effort, and time, over a period of at least decades to consolidate control of the planet?
Why would they be pursing a goal that most people would consider unnecessary? And, how could they have kept this concealed for so long?
In order to understand this, as well as how a group can appear to be humanitarian but in fact be vigorously working in multiple areas of society for the single purpose of achieving control, it will be necessary to examine the subject of psychopathy.
In the form of the pharmaceutical complex they influence the medical industry, US government, mainstream media, patient advocacy groups, and organized psychiatry. This has allowed them to disseminate massive propaganda to promote phony mental illnesses to provide complete cover for their policies.
The institutions which influence the direction of our society, which they absolutely control, will regard books like this as conspiracy theories. We’re told, such people don’t exist … such things don’t exist in our world. However, I’ll provide many examples, including historical facts, which will show that this view is illogical.
In some cases I’ve used independent media sources. As an example, the online encyclopedia Wikipedia is considered by some to be less accurate than more traditional reference guides. However, I’ve personally found it to be mostly accurate on basic subjects.
Wikipedia is therefore used as a supplemental source, typically for details and information that is already accepted by the general public. Other sources are derived from independent media, which most researchers who are aware of the current state of affairs would probably consider to be accurate.
However, a majority of the evidence is from official sources. This is particularly the case with subject areas and information that are not generally known and may be difficult to believe.
These sources consist of military and government articles, films, and congressional committee reports. They also include information from government advisory groups, books, mainstream media reports, expert testimonies, and speeches.
For simplification purposes I’ll use plain English in my writing. So my writing style will consist of violations of grammatical codes. For instance, I’ll often write that an article or book mentioned something, when in reality it is the author which made the remark. Or, rather than use the terms he/his or she/hers I’ll use the term their.
One of my goals is to inform you that these wealthy interests exist and are obsessed with achieving power over the entire population of the planet. At times I’ll be repeating the same message in order to get my point across.
I could have approached writing this book from the outlook of separating my personal experience from my research. It could be argued that such an approach is necessary in order to maintain a strict or scientific perspective.
I have chosen not to do that. It is my opinion that such experience brings a critical insight into a matter. It has been said that there is no substitute for direct experience.
Therefore, in addition to the sourced evidence and regular footnotes, I’ll include notes of my interpretation of my experience as a targeted individual. Rather than repeatedly use phrases such as “I’ve noticed,” “In my experience,” or “It seems to me,” in some instances I’ll simply make my point.
This is a subject that most people would probably rather avoid. Writing this book has, at times, resulted in feelings of fear and revulsion. But, beyond that, it has ultimately been inspiring, maybe even liberating.
Some subjects are difficult to explain and understand, partially because words don’t exist which adequately explain them, and our worldview does not contain concepts which allow us to easily interpret them. So I have done my best to explain something which has properties that exist beyond the bounds of language.
Mark M. Rich
In this volume we’ll discover that confirmed monsters exist in our society which attack people at will. They’re referred to as psychopaths. They have been described as intraspecies predators with no conscience that have a need for absolute power over others.
Some of them form associations to establish control over societies. They accomplish this by concealing their goal of achieving power with ideas of a better world to deceive people into supporting their activities. At the same time, they use terror to traumatize people into accepting laws which reduce their civil liberties.
Evidence will show that several closely connected groups have been directing a global revolution to consolidate control of the planet. This involves changing the governing structures of the various countries and merging them into a single world government.
This global revolution contains a revolution in military affairs which is characterized by a drastic change in the methods of warfare. Particularly, it is a transition from major theater wars to low-intensity conflict. And more specifically, it is defined by a targeting of groups and individuals.
This new war-form brings with it new weapons and tactics to be used on civilians. They include high-powered microwaves and lasers, which the public is told are nonlethal weapons, as well as psychological operations. These new weapons, and the military revolution which they’re part of, are helping to accomplish this planetary revolution.
The purpose of the revolution is to make the world a better place. And the new weapons will save lives, we’re told. Military and civilian experts in areas of history, military affairs, and nonlethal weapons are used to promote the revolution and the accompanying weapons to the public.
These leading experts also infer that the groups which are facilitating this transition, and which will be in control of the planet (if it is ever completed), have only the best of intentions for humanity.
To many in the world, America has been a symbol of freedom. But evidence will be provided which illustrates that it no longer exists as it did. As part of this global revolution, its governing structure has been infiltrated by people of wealth who now run it.
We’ll notice, however, that these military and civilian leaders repeatedly praise the symbol, and warn that it is in danger and must be protected. As we’ll see, their solution is an aggressive targeting of civilians with this new technology.
Not only is the solution that these experts offer completely destructive to the values that the symbol once represented, but the values that we’re told are in danger no longer exist. It will become obvious to some readers that these experts are deliberately misleading their audience.
We’ll also learn how dictators in the past have carried out attacks against their civilian populations in order to pass repressive laws. Then we’ll examine some recent tragic events that have resulted in arrangements which further this political agenda.
Other material presented will make it clear that, despite the most humanitarian intentions professed by the groups guiding this revolution, they are psychopathic and intend to reduce the population of the planet to a state of neo-slavery.
The true nature of this revolution will be further revealed in Volume II where we’ll see examples of ongoing efforts to remove civil liberties and expand the definition of the enemy.
Documentation will be given which suggests that elected officials, particularly the US Congress, are aware that this is occurring, are complicit in the process, and are rewarded for their participation. It will be shown that initiatives by Congress are helping the financial elite accomplish their ultimate goal.
Having established a profile of the people steering this revolution and the current state of affairs will give us a better understanding of how the technology will really be used and who it will be used on. Then in Volume III we’ll have a closer look at the weapons of the new war.
How the wealthy elite who are controlling this have been able to get away with attacking citizens with this technology for decades will be revealed in Volume IV.
These new weapons and tactics, which will be discussed here and expanded upon in Volume III, are part of a revolution in warfare. There are various definitions of what constitutes a revolution in warfare.
Some authors have assigned them labels such as a revolution in military affairs (RMA) or fourth generation warfare (4GW). Authors differ in their definitions of RMAs, the number of them that have occurred, and their relationship to society.
The basic theory is that throughout history warfare has developed mostly in an evolutionary manner. However, occasionally, ideas or inventions caused fast and drastic changes. These changes not only affected the application of military force, but changed the larger geopolitical arena to the advantage of those who mastered the technology.
There are two types of RMAs. The first kind is driven by technology and is what most people think of as an RMA. They are referred to more accurately as military technical revolutions (MTR).
Some call them small revolutions. An MTR is the use of new technology on existing strategies of warfare. Examples of this include the invention of gunpowder, the airplane, the submarine, and the Intercontinental Ballistic Missile (ICBM).
Another type, which some suggest is a true RMA, includes an MTR, as well as changes in the organizational structure, strategy, ideology, and training of the military.
This kind of RMA changes not just the way wars are fought, but is accompanied by profound changes in society, in areas such as diplomacy, politics, economy, business, etc. Some wars which occurred during the industrial revolution, such as the Napoleonic Wars, are examples of this.
Warfare is said by some to have been revolutionized when Alexander the Great combined infantry and cavalry forces. Some say the Roman army’s use of arrows, staffs, shields, and precise formations against the more numerous barbarian hordes was an RMA.
The tactic of using a spear on horseback, invented in the 1500s, which joined the power of the horse with the thrust of the spear, is claimed by some to have been an RMA. The invention of gunpowder during the late Middle Ages, which replaced swords and bows, was another.
The German Blitzkrieg, which used radios in tanks and planes to coordinate them in a highly maneuverable way, was an RMA according to some.
RMAs linked to the industrial revolution include the Napoleonic Wars, which, for the first time used the resources of the industrializing nations to equip mass armies, as well as the American Civil War, which used the railroad and telegraph to extend mobility, communications, and logistics.
The invention of ICBMs, which allowed for the destruction of massive sections of a country, effecting not just its military, but its economy, social, and political system, is considered by some to have been an RMA.
But the military revolutions we’re concerned with here are ones connected to massive societal changes. So to simplify matters for the purpose of this study, there have so far been two great military revolutions, both of which have been caused by larger societal changes.1
These military revolutions occur when changes are made in technology, strategy, organizational structure, training, ideology, tactics, and other areas of the military, as well as society itself.
Revolutions, generally speaking, occur when the entire structure of a society changes. This includes civil institutions, families, culture, value systems, and technology. This societal revolution causes an RMA.
A true military revolution occurs only when an entire society is transformed at every level, which then compels the armed forces to undergo a massive change. This societal change causes the true military revolution, which results in a mostly simultaneous change in technology, organization, strategy, tactics, training, ideology, and logistics.2
This change in the military, which is caused by the larger societal change, transforms the relationships between the military, the economy, and society. This is a profound revolution that rarely happens. This has occurred only twice in history. The third one is now beginning.
Although military theorists differ in their beliefs regarding these RMAs, they all agree one is now taking place. It is the biggest in our planet’s history and will massively shift the geopolitical structure.
According to official sources, it will result in the abolishment of the nation-state. Nonlethal weapons, including directed-energy weapons, are said to be at the center of this revolution.
To understand the larger context in which this RMA is occurring, the wave theory of global change promoted by futurists Alvin and Heidi Toffler will be instructive. Even if you don’t agree with their ideas, because of the influence of their work on world leaders and the accuracy of their predictions, it will be helpful to examine their basic theory.
Heidi has been an adjunct professor at the Institute for National Strategic Studies at the National Defense University in Washington D.C. She has multiple honorary doctorates, and has served on the Advisory Board of the US Committee for the United Nations Development Fund for Women.
Alvin has served as a visiting scholar at the Russell Sage Foundation, and visiting professor at Cornell University. He has multiple honorary degrees. He has served on the Advisory Council of the US Comptroller-General and is a member of the International Institute for Strategic Studies.
In the early 1980s Alvin’s book, the Third Wave, became the interest of generals in the US military who suggested it to high-ranking military personnel under their command.
Their books, War and Anti-War, Powershift, and particularly, The Third Wave, have influenced presidents, prime ministers, business leaders, educators, psychologists, and social scientists.
With great accuracy, they have been able to predict future trends in our society, in areas such as economics, social psychology, military affairs, politics, pop culture, religion, etc.
According to Alvin Toffler’s wave theory, there have been several revolutionary changes that have occurred globally. They include the agricultural revolution, the industrial revolution, and the current information/technological revolution. These waves of change have moved at different speeds.
When they occur they cause turbulent forces that affect our planet in areas of work, family, economy, politics, ideologies, etc. In the case of the Third Wave, it is the end of industrialism and the rise of a new civilization. The disastrous forces that accompany these waves may appear to be unconnected, but are in fact part of the larger event.
Understanding these revolutionary waves is the secret to making sense of the conflicts spanning many areas which we see around us, says Toffler. When we understand the wave theory, most of these seemingly senseless and separate events reveal themselves as part of the same pattern, and things become comprehensible.
The First Wave occurred sometime around 8000 B.C., began to lose momentum between 1650 and 1750 A.D., and almost came to a halt in the mid 1900s. First Wave civilizations were attached to the land. They were part of the agricultural revolution, regardless of their language, religion, or belief system.
Most soldiers were farmers who volunteered for combat but also needed to run their farms. Some of them were paid with land for their services.
Prior to the First Wave, most people lived in small migratory groups and fed themselves by hunting, foraging, fishing, and herding. Then, about 10 thousand years ago the agricultural revolution occurred and slowly moved across the planet offering a new way of life. This was the First Wave. It is almost finished. Only a few tribal populations remain to be influenced by agriculture.
Before the First Wave lost momentum, the industrial revolution started in Europe, which unleashed the Second Wave of planetary change. This Wave moved more rapidly than the first across continents. When it occurred, two distinct changes were taking place simultaneously at different speeds.
The Second Wave, beginning somewhere between 1650 to 1750, produced an industrialized civilization which dominated the planet until it also lost momentum. It arrived at different speeds in industrialized nations such as Japan, Britain, France, Sweden, Germany, and the Soviet Union. In America it peaked during the 1950s.
Industrialism included assembly lines, factories, new social systems and family types, machinery, vehicles, appliances, mass media, mass production, mass production, mass destruction, public transportation, etc. Industrialism was a change in economic, political, and social systems, as well as a way of life. It gave rise to the nation-state and its related mentality.
At this time, the Second Wave has already revolutionized Europe and North America in just a few centuries and continues to spread. It has not yet been completed but has lost momentum.
The Third Wave began in the late 1970s. It is basically information, technology, electronics, education, training, and services. But mostly, it is information and technology.
The Third Wave is gaining momentum and will continue to occur over the course of many decades. Toffler says it is the equivalent of the technetronic age described in Zbigniew Brzezinski’s book, Between Two Ages: America's Role in the Technetronic Era.
So, many countries are feeling the simultaneous impact of two or even three different waves moving at different speeds with different forces behind them.
Each time one of these massive global changes has happened there has been a collision of societies, or what some refer to as a clash of civilizations. This includes wars, rebellions, uprisings, overthrows, strikes, and political turmoil.
When this occurs, one civilization relies on an older war-form than another. It has been suggested that the industrialized North defeated the more agrarian South during the Civil War in the US because of this.
A better example of this clash would be when the Meiji Revolution in 1868 caused the industrial revolution in Japan, during which time the samurai were replaced by draftee soldiers. This included new weapons which were used during the 1877 Satsuma Rebellion when the samurai made their last stand against the army of the emperor.
The emperor’s force included some samurai as well as draftees armed with gatling guns, mortars, and rifles. Here, one side relied on a single war-form while the other combined them.
The colonial wars, which were waged during the 1800s and early 1900s, are another example. The Second Wave industrial elites of Europe, North America, and Japan fought First Wave agrarian civilizations in Africa, Asia, and elsewhere.
By conquering these lands the elites gained control over much of the planet. Cecil Rhodes, for instance, seized vast territories in South Africa from tribal groups. During these conflicts the forces of the industrial elites were equipped with machine guns while the tribal groups used edged weapons.
However, they were not successful in conquering these territories just because of the new technology, but because they were the result of a Second Wave society. They were also better trained, systematically organized, and had other advantages.
They were fighting a Second Wave War while their adversaries were using a First Wave War-form. They represented a clash of civilizations, a different way of making wealth, and their militaries reflected that clash.
This occurred in almost every country undergoing industrialization. And, although these conflicts were seemingly unconnected, they were all part of the same global movement.
The Second Wave is instructive to understanding the conflict now taking place globally. Because, according to Toffler, ideologies associated with the Second Wave are the primary obstacle to the creation of a new civilization.
Fundamental changes in the way the US wages warfare are now occurring which has intellectual, social, and technological, ideological, organizational, and operational significance. A reorganization is happening in the military which is centered on the use of this technology.
It includes autonomous robots, tiny robots less than a millimeter in size, nanotechnology such as self-replicating nanorobots, the use of satellites, advanced forms of communication, self-producing intelligent sensors only a few nanometers in size, biotechnology, and nonlethal weapons (NLW).
It also consists of sophisticated remote sensors for surveillance, long-range precision strike weapons, advanced C4ISR systems, UAVs, and intelligence networks, as well as autonomous wide-range, high-speed collection devices capable of identifying specific targets and providing near-real-time information on an adversary. These intelligence systems are terrestrial, aerial, and space-based.
In this new type of warfare, small-scale battles will be common as governments find it more cost effective compared to large conventional forces. Small units armed with advanced weapons that offer precision strike capabilities at great distances will be used.
The DOD’s Quadrennial Defense Review Report of 2006 says that complex covert wars of long-duration will be waged by special forces units of the US military and its allies in multiple countries around the world simultaneously. These wars will include persistent surveillance on enemy personnel, global mobility, and rapid strike capabilities.
These small units, which some call 4GW Forces, act on mission orders to neutralize threats that exist among the civilian population. The Marine Corps Gazette described them as “small, highly mobile elements composed of very intelligent soldiers armed with high technology weapons” that “range over wide areas seeking critical targets.”
These forces are allegedly equipped with advanced surveillance technology which has artificial intelligence. Their targets are mostly civilians.
In his 1970 book Between Two Ages, Zbigniew Brzezinski, co-founder of the Trilateral Commission, described that not only was a completely new arsenal of weapons under development, but the concepts of strategy were transforming.
He says these new weapons included weather attacks, autonomous warships, chemical and biological weapons, and death rays. According to Brzezinski, this technology could be used for conducting “secret warfare” by a small number of security forces.
This new war is basically characterized by small-scale conflicts waged by small units with advanced weapons. Some of this technology, including directed-energy weapons, may be used by the US for assassinations under conditions which offer plausible deniability.
The Omega Research Foundation’s report to the European Parliament in September of 1998, An Appraisal of the Technologies of Political Control, observed that a revolution in military affairs was indeed occurring, and warned that the technology will be used by the security forces of various countries for suppressing internal dissent.
Likewise, the British Society of Social Responsibility in Science (BSSR) issued a similar alert. The BSSR was founded in May of 1969 in response to the use of biological weapons by the US in Vietnam.
In the mid 1970s they conducted research on emerging technology that could be used by the leaders of democratic governments to neutralize their internal enemies. This was described in their 1977 book, The Technology of Political Control.
The technology of political control includes the use of advanced scientific techniques and technology to neutralize a state’s internal enemies. This type of control is directed mostly at the civilian population.
It is not intended to kill but to coerce. It includes advanced methods for monitoring dissent, and devices for controlling protests, as well as new weapons.
The BSSR observed that the history of these military revolutions consists of an uninterrupted process of a small group of ruling elites using new technology to destroy their opposition.
This new technology, they predicted, was to be used by the military, the intelligence services, and the police, to isolate and neutralize people who were most likely to lead widespread political protest.
The technology was to be blended into the existing political conditions of liberal democratic nations. Although proponents of the technology would claim that it was more humane than conventional weapons, the underlying motives for its use would not be humane.
Instead, it would be used to conceal the level of force being applied. And its use would be covered-up.
According to the BSSR, a new group of military strategists, including high-ranking officers and civilian experts on defense subjects, would surface to promote the new technology. These experts would try to convince the public that the technology should be used to counter internal dissent.3
To achieve this, the experts would write articles and give speeches on the subject, with the intention of accomplishing several goals. First, they would provide the technical information on how to deal with counterinsurgency.
Also, they would influence the military command, the government, the media, and the civilian population to gain their support for this technology.
The writings of these new experts would contain omissions and distortions. The experts would also link actual existing threats with internal dissent to justify the use of the technology on civilians. By these efforts, the experts would prepare society for the use of the technology on civilians by the security forces to suppress dissent.
Interestingly, in their influential article of July 1994, The Revolution in Military Affairs and Conflict Short of War, published by the US Army War College, Steven Metz and James Kievit mentioned that in the early 1990s there had emerged an influential group of military strategists consisting of senior military and civilian leaders, which they described as “visionaries” who were promoting this technology.
Also, says Metz and Kievit, the public’s perception of this technology would need to be changed in order to remove significant constraints on its use. According to Metz and Kievit, the American people would not favor the use of the new technology unless they were led to believe that the nation was in danger.
The promotional campaigns for this technology basically began in the early 1990s by the lobbying efforts of Janet Morris and John Alexander through the US Global Strategy Council (USGSC).
These individuals still continue to publish books and articles promoting it as part of a New World Order. Later studies in the mid to late 1990s would be conducted by the Council on Foreign Relations (CFR) to promote its use. Books by the Tofflers, the RAND Corporation, the National Research Council (NRC), and others, continue these efforts.
1 In their book War and Anti-War Alvin and Heidi Toffler state that there have been only two major ones, with the third having just begun. The book In Athena’s Camp: Preparing for Conflict in the Information Age, authored by David Ronfeldt and John Arquilla and published by the RAND Corporation, indicates there have been four so far, with a fifth underway. 4GW advocates also suggest that four have occurred, with a fifth emerging. See the book The Sling and The Stone: On War in the 21st Century, and the article Fourth Generation Warfare Evolves, Fifth Emerges, both by Colonel Thomas X. Hammes, USMC.
2 There are different schools of thought regarding whether these RMAs cause the larger societal changes or are caused by them. According to War and Anti-War by Alvin and Heidi Toffler, and RAND’s In Athena’s Camp, RMAs are caused by the larger societal changes which transform the relationships between the military, the economy, and society. The book, The E-Bomb: How America’s New Directed-Energy Weapons Will Change the Way Future Wars will be Fought by Doug Beason, indicates that these RMAs cause the larger societal changes.
3 Although the BSSR declared that these military theorists would originate in Britain, because they mentioned that the technology of political control was to be used globally, it is inferred that similar experts would emerge in other countries, such as the US This certainly appears to be the case. They also mentioned that the RAND Corporation would be involved.
In future chapters we’ll explore a pattern of activities exhibited by several groups that have been hyperactively establishing control of the planet, as well as a method known as problem-reaction-solution that rulers have used to setup dictatorships.
So, to better understand the ruthless mind-set necessary for such practices it will be helpful to have an understanding of psychopathy.
Psychopathy is a character deficiency that includes traits and behaviors such as: unreliability, failure to learn by experience, lack of insight, an absence of delusions or nervousness, superficial charm, charisma, frequent lying, deceitful and manipulative behavior, and a lack of conscience.
Other traits are: a poverty of general emotions, lack of remorse or shame, incapacity for love and empathy, antisocial behavior, frequent need for excitement, an inflated ego, an ability to rationalize destructive behavior, and a need to have power over others.
It is present in about 4% of the population, that is, one in twenty-five people.1 Psychopaths can be found in every race, culture, profession, and class. The significant amount of damage they cause is common.
Other terms that have been used to describe psychopathy include Antisocial Personality Disorder (APD), Conduct Disorder (CD), and sociopathy. APD and CD are used to describe these character types in the DSM-IV. The term sociopath, although not an actual medical term, is used by some as a substitute for psychopath.
Those who believe the deficiency is caused by environmental factors use the term sociopath, and believers of the biological theory use the term psychopath. Researchers seem to differ regarding traits, terms, and the degree of disturbances that constitute a diagnosis.
However, it is generally agreed that these terms are similar. So for the scope of this study they are synonymous.
It is important to note that psychopaths don’t simply have a diminished capacity for remorse, empathy, or love, but a complete inability to experience these emotions. They have literally no conscience whatsoever.
A conscience has been described as a need to do right or be good. It leads to feelings of remorse, shame, or guilt when people do things that are against their moral values. It also causes feelings of goodness and integrity when we view our actions as correct.
It can be viewed as a result of biological drives that influence people to avoid causing fear and hatred in others. In order to have a conscience, a person must be able to identify themselves with others. They must have empathy.
The exact cause of psychopathy unknown. It appears to be the result of environmental or biological factors. It may be hereditary, although this hasn’t been confirmed. Some types of brain scans can allegedly detect psychopathy by measuring responses to questions which should trigger emotional reactions.
It is usually untreatable and incurable. Therapists will often not work with them due to their pathological lying.
There are social rules that most adult humans learn to live by and follow without thinking because they’re so basic. Human beings automatically trust each other to follow these social rules.
They trust that, despite their shortcomings, they’re all at least trying to contribute to the human race. However, on a fundamental level, some people are radically different. Researchers describe psychopaths as having an empty hole in their psyche where the most evolved of human functions should be.
In his book Political Ponerology: A Science on the Nature of Evil Adjusted for Political Purposes, Dr. Andrew Lobaczewski explains that the reason for this is because these individuals do not have certain information that exists on a basic level, which he refers to as the instinctive substratum.
The instinctive substratum is essentially a set of instructions that is a vital part of the life of individuals and entire societies. It was developed over the course of millions of years as the human species lived in groups. It contains information, wisdom, and particularly, an emotional content that allows people to develop their feelings and social bonds.
The necessity for a social structure and the need to play a worthy role within the structure is encoded at this level. It also has information that counters our self-preservation instinct that compels us to want to contribute to the human race rather than exclusively to our own personal interests.
This common substratum plays a critical role in linking us to society. It enables us to perceive other people’s emotional states. It allows us to detect and understand human customs and moral values.
It has allowed civilizations throughout the centuries to create human, social, and moral concepts that are notably similar. Basically, this substratum is critical for the survival of the human species.
Beginning in infancy, it starts to stimulate activities that allow for the development of higher mind functions, and the formation of our character. A more subtle structure is then built upon this substratum as we grow older, eventually becoming an observable part of our personality.
This common substratum applies to most normal people. However, each society on the planet has a small minority who are not normal. This does not include people who are statistically abnormal, such as those with very high intelligence.
Instead, it pertains to individuals who are both statistically small in number and who contain a defective substratum. These individuals can affect millions of others in negative ways.
Such individuals are carriers of a substratum which contains gaps regarding emotional information that is responsible for the deficits of higher feelings, as well as abnormalities in psychological, moral, and social concepts.
Upon this defective substratum, such an individual’s character develops. As this happens, character defects develop in conjunction with these gaps. The result of the individual’s character formation upon this defective foundation has been called psychopathy.
It is taken for granted and self-evident that underneath it all we’re all basically the same. However, it has been suggested that these people are not quite human as we know it.
A person carrying a defect on this level will be more distinguishable among his own race and time-period than a person with a normal substratum living in a different time-period or culture.
The emotional content which these characters lack on this basic level impairs their ability to self-reflect, which is an important part of personal growth. Self-reflection occurs during disintegrative and integrative periods when we undergo changes caused by life events. These are usually uncomfortable periods.
These events cause us to perform internal inspections of our character. During these times, changes are made to our personalities. Errors are corrected. New outlooks are formed. These changes are then integrated into our personality and help us pass through the disintegrative stage.
Positive feelings which we experience after passing through these stages validate our new outlook. We see things differently. The conditions we survived take on a new meaning. It is a type of purification. We achieve a higher level of understanding of the laws of life. We understand ourselves and others better. Basically, we grow.
High-level emotions play an essential role in guiding us through a normal developmental process. They are responsible for the act of self-reflection and serve as confirmation signals that we have successfully completed a stage of growth.
The combination of emotions such as empathy, shame, guilt, and remorse, as well as a biological drive to do good, are considered a conscience. The conscience triggers the act of self-reflection.
If the issues that led to the disintegration have not been resolved because the uncomfortable feelings were repressed, the circumstances were too overwhelming, we lacked the information necessary for reintegration, or some other reason, then the results are devolutionary.
In this case our personalities contract. We become smaller. This is a type of retreat where our psyche retains the sensation of failure. To compensate, our egos become larger. We become neurotic and more difficult to get along with.
Dr. Lobaczewski mentions that due to the emotional deficiency on a very basic level, psychopaths are unable to access these high-level emotions which are critical for personal growth. They are unable to self-reflect. Therefore, they are unable to grow. They are basically stuck.
It appears that perhaps unconsciously these characters are able to understand that this process is necessary, but are unable to complete its phases due to their emotional deficiency.
The inflation of the ego (e.g. selfishness, a need for power, immaturity, a sense of entitlement, beliefs of superiority) is a substitute for growth. Or, in other words, it is a type of false-self that allows them to consciously deal with their failure.
Psychopaths are completely aware of being different, which is why they go out of their way to conceal themselves. Although they are able to hide their beliefs and traits from others, their psychological makeup is amazingly consistent.
They all exhibit antisocial or aggressive behavior whether overt or covert, they are all egotistic, they all demand whatever they believe they are entitled to, they all appear selfish, they all demand that others respect them or submit to them. And foremost, they must have power over others.
Like normal people, some are lazy, others are ambitious. Some are very smart, others are not. Most are somewhere in between. The less intelligent ones are driven to satisfy basic needs such as food or sex. These individuals may be less charming, they may attempt to deceive in blunt ways, then resort to abusive demands when their tactics fail.
Others have better manipulation skills, using charm and verbal fluency to get others to submit. These individuals may seek high-level positions of power, control, or fame.
Whatever their position, their lives are reduced to an endless game of attempted domination over others. They manipulate and attack others in ways that are often undetectable. They do so not just to accomplish their goals but because they find it enjoyable. It offers them excitement and sadistic pleasure.
Psychopaths view the world much differently than normal people. Researchers vary in their opinions as to whether or not a normal person can ever understand this different world. It has been stated that normal people using the common worldview will not be able to understand how psychopaths view the world.
There are several factors regarding the worldview of the psychopath. First, there is their self-image, next is the way they see others, and finally, the way they see the world.
Psychopaths see themselves as superior to normal people. They see normal people in the following ways: objects, obstacles, targets, simple to deceive, naive, weak, inferior, a separate species.
An important consideration here is that these individuals do not regard normal people as human beings worthy of any compassion whatsoever. They absolutely despise weakness. In fact, they become experts in the weaknesses of normal people.
They are completely aware of being different. They understand that they live in a separate world and must conceal themselves. They are also aware that most people are not aware that this other world exists.
Because they do not have access to certain emotions, psychopaths view the behavior of normal people as curious or silly. The emotional reactions of normal people appear to be strange or even funny to them. They also think that that the emotional life of everyone else is as empty as theirs.
In addition to seeing themselves as superior creatures, they believe their worldview is superior to that of the normal person’s. The worldview of normal humans is considered by psychopaths to be incomprehensible and without justification.
They view the social structure dominated by normal people as a system of force and oppression. They see the customs and ethics of such a society as foreign, silly, and ridiculous. For instance, they see religion as foolish.
They know the difference between right and wrong but don’t allow it to limit their behavior. They can’t understand why so many others are unwilling to deceive people. They even think that others don’t have a conscience and are play acting, and therefore, rationalize that at least they’re being real in a society of phonies.
Psychopaths construct their separate worldview while functioning in a society of normal people and easily perceive the flaws of the common worldview used in such a society. In fact, they rely on these flaws. More on worldviews will be covered shortly.
A conscience allows us to determine whether our actions are right or wrong. It leads to feelings of remorse, shame, or guilt when people do things that are against their moral values. It also causes feelings of goodness and integrity when we view our actions as correct.
It inspires people to avoid causing fear and hatred in others. In order to have a conscience, one must understand that they are the same as others on a very basic level. Psychopaths have no conscience whatsoever.
Psychopaths exist in a primarily cognitive world. They are completely unable to feel high-level emotions such as love, compassion, remorse, guilt, or shame. They are also unable to accurately detect these emotions in others. Psychopathy is basically an emotional disorder.
Psychopaths do experience primitive emotions such as frustration, anger, rage, envy, and hatred, as well as minor hints of depression. They also experience sadistic pleasure and excitement.
Although they don’t experience high-level emotions, they are fully aware that most people have them. Many even take time to mimic them in order to blend in and manipulate their victims better.
During conversations, they avoid words with emotional content because they do not understand them. However, they may deliberately use them if they believe it will advance an act of deception. Trained observers can usually detect this type of acting because the proficiency they achieve in faking emotions is shallow.
Measured by standardized tests, their intelligence is about average or slightly lower than normal. Psychopaths as a group are not highly intelligent. Neither are they gifted artists or craftsman. They also exhibit a lack of wisdom which appears to have no impact on their IQ. Academically, they are similar to normal people.
The common myth of their “genius” (which they like to play upon) is really attributed to the special skills they develop which allow them to deceive and manipulate people.2
On average they are not as goal oriented as normal people. Although, they frequently brag about how ambitious they are. Many graduate from college or obtain other professional credentials, usually by working the system rather than genuine effort. Once in the workforce, they usually avoid tasks that they consider boring or difficult.
Psychopaths function fine as lawyers, doctors, psychiatrists, teachers, police officers, military personnel, mercenaries, business people, politicians, writers, artists, actors, cult leaders, and many other professions without breaking the law.
Their careers, family, social skills, and other circumstances are part of their mask. The true difference between these psychopaths and the ones that end up in prison is that they are better at appearing normal.
Although they may attain positions of high status and success, they are parasitic in nature and prefer to live off the efforts of others. Whatever their job, they engage in repeated acts of deception and manipulation. They manipulate and attack the people around them as often as they can without getting caught. They do this both for personal gain and simply because it gives them a thrill.
Psychopaths have tremendous egos. That is, they have an inflated self-worth or a grandiose sense of who they are. They demand that others respect and submit to them. They are conceited, boastful, and selfish.
The ego has been described as the thinking “I” or the “self” which views itself as separate from others and the world. It is part of the psyche that experiences and reacts to the outside world. It perceives and adapts to reality.
It is the organized part of the personality structure that is responsible for a variety of mental processes such as judgment, tolerance, reality-testing, control, planning, defense, information processing, intellectual functioning, and memory.
Psychopaths exhibit egoism (also called egotism or selfishness) in the extreme. Egoism is the view that morality is ultimately determined by one’s own self-interest. It is the belief that self-interest is the correct motive for all human conduct and that it is the valid end of all actions.
Psychopaths have a need for complete power and domination. Therefore, they are excessively prone to seek positions in society where they can have power over others. All exhibit overt or covert antisocial/aggressive behavior.
They believe they are entitled to demand what they think is rightfully theirs. They think it is their right to take things that normal people would consider a violation of boundaries. This usually makes them appear selfish. They also don’t like to wait for things. They demand them immediately.
They have an ability to rationalize any type of behavior, no matter how harmful, so that it appears warranted. They are able to do this in a manner which can persuade reasonable people that their behavior is justified. They also don’t like to take responsibility for their actions, and may deny them.
Psychopaths exhibit poor behavior controls, frequently expressing irritability and impatience. For instance, they may quickly become angry, then, just as quickly, let it go. During these fits they may use threats or verbal abuse.
They are consistently irresponsible and unreliable, even about important things relating to their situations. They make poor life judgments and a fail to learn from experience. They exhibit a lack of insight concerning themselves.
Psychopaths are deceitful and manipulative. They are known for their pathological lying. They will lie about anything under any circumstances. While lying, they can appear completely sincere as a result of proper body language.
They are perfectly capable of making eye contact and are likely to exploit the widespread misconception that those who make eye contact are telling the truth. Telling lies does not change their physiology.
When they’re caught in a lie they are able to alter the storyline to make it appear believable. Their ability to lie with absolute impunity is incredible. Their lies are said to be so potent that most people instinctively trust them. Their lies often advance a goal.
When most people lie, there is usually an observable reason. Typically, something of value has been gained. However, psychopaths will also lie about things that most people wouldn’t waste energy lying about.
In other words, they will lie when they stand nothing to gain of apparent value. Researchers suggest that this is because they find it pleasurable. Deceiving people gives them a thrill.
Psychopaths require considerable excitement to keep from becoming bored. So they frequently partake in thrill seeking, which may cause them to move from relationship to relationship, or to seek new ventures. It also results in risk taking in social, financial, and legal areas, as well as physical risk taking. In addition, psychopaths will attack people simply because they think it is fun.
Apparently, due to their deficiencies in certain psychological and moral knowledge, they develop what some researchers describe as special abilities which most normal people do not have.
These abilities give them an advantage over most normal people. I’ve categorized these in major areas that include perception, manipulation, attacks, and concealment.
Psychopaths learn to recognize each other at an early age. They develop an awareness of being radically different from those around them. They are better than most normal people at perceiving the intellectual lives of others.
They have a special type of insight into the psyche of others, which allows them to read people and size them up very quickly. This includes the detection of any likes, dislikes, motives, needs, weak spots, and vulnerabilities. This information can be instantly used for manipulation.
Their impression management skills allow them to manipulate people. They appear alert, friendly, and easy to talk with. There is nothing noticeably odd about them. They seem to be happy and well-adjusted people.
They are usually entertaining and are capable of telling fascinating stories that seem believable. They tend not to be delusional, irrational, anxious, or neurotic. Many are quite likable.
Some psychopaths also have what seem to be excellent communication skills, which are enhanced by their tendency to initiate conversations due to a lack of inhibition. During an initial conversation, their speech is characterized by a type of verbal fluency which flows with ease. Their messages are usually filled with jargon, clichés, and other flamboyant phrases.
These communication skills are more apparent than real because the actual content of their message is minimal. In addition, although their use of words appears to be correct, a closer observation reveals that they are used out of the context of normal language.
This may not be obvious to a casual observer because people often pay more attention to the way messages are delivered rather than the content.
Regardless of the lack of content, the messages are delivered in a confident manner. Other attributes which allow them to manipulate people during conversations include charm, seduction, persuasiveness, and charisma.
They can also instantly adjust their con as the situation changes to suit their plan. They are masters of impression management. When interacting with such an individual, most people would not suspect they were dealing with a psychopath.
However, some of the less intelligent ones are not as smooth. They don’t have the social or communication skills to interact with people. Instead, they rely on threats, coercion, intimidation, and violence to dominate and control others.
Like their true personalities, their attacks are usually concealed, causing emotional and psychological damage. Their special insight into the psyche of others allows them to easily terrorize most normal people.
Because they understand that they are radically different, many of their efforts are geared toward creating a mask of sanity. They go out of their way to appear normal and decent. They are also natural actors. Furthermore, because it is assumed that we all have a conscience, it is almost effortless for psychopaths to conceal themselves.
Researchers who interact with them describe them as social chameleons and invisible human predators. They are able to mask not only who they really are but also their intentions. They can carry on this deception for extended periods.
In addition to these abilities, they posses an ability to lie with complete sincerity; an ability to rationalize any type of behavior in ways that appear convincing; and a lack of human emotions such as love, empathy, and remorse which allow them to carry out their acts.
Plus they have an aggressive/assertive personality which allows them to take the initiative in certain environments. Some who are intelligent can also use their mental skills to their advantage.
Their special knowledge, however, loses its influence when normal people learn to understand them. Because the intelligence of normal people is usually superior, normal people can learn to understand how they think and act.
Dr. Reid Meloy explains in his book The Psychopathic Mind that these characters suffer from a type of unconscious inferiority complex, which is obscured from their conscious self. According to Dr. Meloy, their hatred and envy of those they consider superior is the driving force for their behavior.
Dr. Lobaczewski similarly suggests that their hyperactive need to achieve power over others is driven by internal anxieties which are a result of their inability to grow. In his book, People of the Lie, Dr. M. Scott Peck arrived at the same conclusion.
These researchers advise that the extreme egotism displayed by these individuals, with all of its traits (e.g. selfishness, entitlement, need for domination and power, perpetual lying, etc.) serves the primary purpose of fooling themselves rather than others.
Motivated by these internal anxieties, they pursue goals and engage in battles that normal people would consider impractical, immature, or foolish. Normal people observing their behavior might be perplexed.
When a normal person applies logic within the common worldview while determining why a psychopath has committed an act, they will be baffled.
The application of such logic may take the form of statements such as: Why would they do something like that when they have gained nothing? That was foolish. That makes no sense, why would they do that? This type of reasoning is irrelevant when dealing with psychopaths.
Realizing the immaturity of antisocial characters is critical to understanding their behavior. Their chronological age or position in society should not be considered an indication of their maturity level.
Some of their more senseless acts and goals make perfect sense when you adjust your outlook to view them as being perpetrated by degenerate children.
Most psychopaths don’t technically break the law. And most never to go prison or mental hospitals. They lead seemingly normal lives by not hurting people in ways that attract attention. Their attacks are usually covert and subtle.
They are typically not held accountable for the physical, emotional, and psychological damage they inflict. Few victims report them to the police due to the shame they feel for being deceived. Although they usually don’t commit crimes, their behavior is a type of crime within the context of natural law.
As one of their special abilities they can terrorize most normal people, often in covert ways. Just as they are able to mask themselves, they can mask their attacks, which are often psychological and emotional. Their subtle arsenal of tactics are designed to place people on the defensive, make them retreat, or submit—all done while being concealed.
Psychopaths require considerable excitement and like to play games with people. Absent any goal, they will deceive and manipulate people because they find it exciting. They feel sadistic pleasure while mocking and controlling others. It offers them a thrill. To them it is fun.
Many psychopaths focus on a single person at a time because it takes much effort to maintain a facade for multiple different people simultaneously. However, some do enjoy the challenge of running multiple deceits.
Some are opportunistic and will take advantage of anyone. Others are more patient and wait for what they consider to be the perfect victim. Some enjoy the challenge of attacking confident people, while others prefer the weak and vulnerable.
Some may target groups because members usually subscribe to an ideology which is easy to exploit. As long as they can appear to support these beliefs while in the presence of the group, their true motives won’t be discovered.
As we’ve learned, normal growth resulting from self-reflection is not experienced by psychopaths. Instead, their egos become larger. They do, however, engage in a type of ego maintenance, or what some researchers describe as an attack cycle or manipulative cycling.
The manipulative cycling serves two purposes: it protects and enhances the inflated ego. So this is actually a protection mechanism.
Drs. Paul Babiak and Robert Hare provide their version of the process which has three phases, including assessment, manipulation, and abandonment.
During the assessment, psychopaths size people up to determine their usefulness as a source of money, power, sex, influence, etc. As they’re determining if a potential target serves a need, they’re also identifying the person’s psychological strengths and weaknesses.
In addition to selecting people to attack for what they can provide, they also select people they perceive as a threat to their survival. In these cases, they’re not looking to obtain anything from the individual, only to beat them into submission.
Dr. Martha Stout refers to this motive as existential vengeance. Upon closer inspection, we find that this motive serves another purpose. It offers the psychopath the satisfaction of devaluing people they see as better than themselves.
After they have determined that a person will be useful to them, they use impression management skills consisting of charm and deceit to manipulate the individual in order to gain their trust. While this is happening, they’re making a great first impression. Upon this impression, they create a fictitious character, or, a mask.
The mask can vary depending on what they’ve determined that the victim needs to see. For instance, they can appear trustworthy, strong, naive, dominant, honest, submissive, or whatever else will allow them to gain someone’s trust.
The other trait which contributes significantly to their success in gaining trust is their ability to lie with utter conviction. They manipulate the potential victim by giving them carefully tailored messages.
The feedback from these messages is analyzed and adjusted to build and maintain control. They then exploit from the person whatever they’ve determined to be useful.
Because psychopaths view people as objects, their victims only have value for what they can provide. So, once a person has been used, they are discarded. The abandonment may also happen if they are bored or otherwise just through with the individual. It is usually abrupt.
Worth mentioning again is the tendency for psychopaths to select certain people to attack because they see the psychological destruction of them as essential to their survival.
Some specific traits exhibited by those who are identified for such reasons include: those who are morally admirable, classier, better looking, more popular, smarter, more accomplished, etc. Psychopaths are said to derive the most sadistic pleasure mocking, controlling, and humiliating such people.
Dr. Meloy, who describes psychopaths as the embodiment of the hatred of goodness, says that it is their hatred and envy of those they consider better in some way that motivates their behavior. In addition, psychopaths will preemptively attack anybody who they believe has a certain insight into their true nature.
The cycle has been described as a type of purification process for the psychopath. The apparent purpose is to remove value from the targeted person (to devalue them). It appears important to the psychopath that the person is degraded.
This devaluation completes the cycle. It removes the threat to the inflated ego. Most people who are attacked by these characters report feeling drained and bewildered. Some researchers suggest there may even be an energy consumption.
Although psychopaths are able to keep up their facade for extended periods of time, there are situations where certain people are able to get a glimpse of their true identity.3
First, astute individuals who are versed in psychology may spot them. In addition, people who are able to observe them over a long period of time will discover them.
Also, it requires much mental energy for them to maintain their masks. They can’t do it constantly. They need to rest. And they usually do this around individuals who they don’t see as a threat or valuable. Such individuals are in a perfect position to provide normal people with critical insight into their true identity.
In the following chapters we’ll see that the behavior demonstrated by some influential groups is identical to the procedure for dictatorship creation.
To better understand the true nature of what is now occurring, however, some readers may need to slightly alter their worldview. This has already been accomplished to some extent now that we understand that these people exist, and will be expanded upon at this time.
Psychopaths exist in their own world and are able to perceive and function in the other world (the world of the normal people). It has been said that normal people can learn their conceptual language quite well, but psychopaths are never able to accurately understand the worldview of normal people.
Unlike the normal people, however, they are aware that this other world exists. They interact with it daily. And in this other world are the normal people with their silly ideas. While in this other world they must conceal themselves from the normal people who are not aware of their true nature.
They also know that the normal people have these things called emotions which limit their behavior. They understand that they have no such limitations. They see this limitation as a weakness. They also realize how simple it is to terrorize these normal people.
Although they can maneuver in this other world, some of it, such as its customs of decency, is incomprehensible to them. The world of the normal community is morally condemning for them. They despise it. They frequently mock and cheat it. Their world has its own laws and customs.
The common worldview of the normal person cannot conceive this other world. But just as someone can learn and use a foreign language with some difficulty, by replacing their common worldview with a modified version, a normal person can learn to understand this other world. This does not imply that they fully understand it or approve of it.
A worldview is a kind of world perception that individuals and civilizations use as a guide to mentally orient themselves as they interpret and interact with society. It helps them develop and use knowledge.
It includes concepts pertaining to religion, politics, economics, culture, science, values, emotions, and ethics, as well as opinions about what is true and false.
While instincts and other influences affect an individual’s development of a worldview, the family, community, and environment play considerable roles. Worldviews vary according to time, civilization, and race.
Despite the minor differences spanning these realms, a single common worldview exists.4 It is a synthesis of the societal concepts of various civilizations and eras. This worldview is useful because it originated from the natural experiences of societies which were relatively civilized.
However, this common worldview is not complete or highly accurate. It contains flaws. For instance, it is not totally accepted, it lacks data from many individual experiences which are essential, and it is not applicable in certain situations.
Our civilization was insufficiently resistant to evil because it develops beyond the commonly perceivable areas of human consciousness. Specifically, within the common worldview there is a significant distance between what is considered proper thought and psychological reality. Another gap exists between legality and offense. Within these chasms evil is born and thrives.
A careful observation of some factual historical and current events, which will be provided in the chapters that follow, will reveal that the common worldview is unrealistic. It is not consistent with objective reality. It is a fantasy.
Psychopaths are completely aware that society is limited by the common worldview. They count on such naivety. Their activities are made possible by such unrealistic views. Protected by the common worldview, they function freely in society, attacking the naive normal people.5
Based on the evidence in this chapter, for the course of this study it will be helpful to keep the following in mind: Basically, whenever a psychopathic factor is present, the common worldview becomes irrelevant.
A considerable number of people in our society have no conscience. They exhibit a need to have power over others and seek positions in society which they believe will off them this power. They are often successful because of their special abilities which allow them to manipulate most normal people.
They can easily conceal themselves and their intentions. Most of them move freely within society, hidden by the common worldview. They see others as objects to deceive and control. They frequently attack people for no reason other than feelings of sadistic pleasure. Most of their attacks are outside of legal boundaries.
It has been stated by some experts that a lack of conscience is a deep