Philosophy of a Psychopathic Society & Template of Conformity
Mike Cross, author of Freedom from Conscience - Melanie's Journey discusses psychopaths and their relation to politics, society and personal relationships. Mike, a former Oregonian now a resident of Stockholm, teaches psychology and international finance. We begin the first hour commenting on the Nordic model of government and society. Mike talks about how conformity within a society is an ideal system for the psychopath. We'll also discuss how a "reverse Freud" is used to overthrow tradition and create revolution. Then, we'll discuss repression within a society, which creates a sort of schizophrenia. Later, Mike tells us about the psychopath within government. He compares the politician's psychopathy to arrested development. In the second hour, we'll begin discussing why the individual is turned on by the psychopath in film, politics, personal relationships and real life. More and more we see this fascination within society. Mike incorporates Jungian themes to explain why. Entertainment, as the modern day shaman, is also becoming saturated with psychopathic leading characters. Mike explains why he thinks this is both a conscious conspiracy and an unconscious desire. Then, we'll discuss the political psychopath's paranoia, therefore passing laws to keep themselves protected. Later, we converse about the template of conformity within humanity, creating the psychopath's utopia. This brings us into a deeper exploration of the Nordic model of politics and society, which fosters crab mentality and dire consequences for the people. In the psychopath's utopia one is ousted for being different or striving for more.