Ever wondered why some people are sociopathic? Implicit in that question is the secondary question, or wish, that they could change for the better. If you believe that, I have a bad news-
A dodo cannot stop being a dodo, a virus cannot stop being a virus nor can a bunch of cancer cells stop being cancerous.
Similarly a MBA cannot stop being shortsighted, a businessman cannot stop being a CONman, a doctor cannot stop being a delusional control freak, a politician cannot stop lying, a police cannot stop being a petty tyrant, a professor cannot stop exploiting his students, a lawyer cannot stop suing and a CEO cannot stop looting.
They will keep on doing what they do till they are dead, from “natural” or unnatural causes.
The road towards a somewhat better world has to be paved with the bones of those who oppose it. There is no room for mercy, compromise or understanding because those who are blocking your path don’t see you as a human anyway. Why not return the favor?
Some of you might say- but doesn’t that lead to many unnecessary casualties?
My answer to that objection is- IF you feel that you have been wronged to a level and extent that is not redressable by the system, you have no reason to continue playing nice with it and its supporters. At some stage all widely held concepts of ‘right’,’wrong’,’fair’ or ‘unfair’ can become meaningless and the everything and anything is justifiable.
Do you really think that CEOs will stop looting the system if you pass new laws? Do you really think bad laws can be changed through the legislative process? Do you think that professors will become less petty when confronted by reality? Do you think that cops will willingly give up the perks of being a petty tyrant? Do you think that better people will ever enter politics? Do you think physicians will develop a moral compass? Do you think businessmen can stop cheating and screwing their customers? Do you think that MBAs are going to be able to appreciate the benefits of long-term thinking?
Even non-violent movements require a very real threat of violence to make them work. MLKs non-violent struggle for black civil rights succeeded because the alternate option was so much worse for white america. The new deal reforms and socialism for american whites occurred because the alternate option was once again worse for the ‘elites’.
However there are occasions when sociopaths are so detached from reality or so full of themselves that they ignore the obvious and dare the other side to act- and that is when things get interesting.