Sunday, 15 December 2013

Psychopath 'Warrior Gene' Bullshit Again

Interesting dialogue from Kira Young's excellent 'Psychopaths in Charge' blog with Prof. Kevin Dutton following broadcast of the first episode of Channel 4's Psychopath Night

Kira Young: Well they certainly were not card-carrying nor would they ever admit to being psychopaths either. I have also had experiences with people diagnosed with the other personality disorders you mention and I can see the differences. I do, however, agree with Thomas Sheridan that many female psychopaths are misdiagnosed as BPD because they are better at pretending to be victims of their targets because we are trained to see women as victims. I also think we can look at psychopathology on a scale, from NPD all the way to serial killer. I work for a government agency which is rife with psychopaths and my experience as a target of one of them was so stressful that it almost killed me and certainly almost destroyed my career (the jury is still out on that). I have read every book I can find on psychopathology and I believe that targets have insights and wisdom that researchers need to look at to fully understand psychopathology, especially the consciousness and spiritual aspects of it. 

The on-going obsession with the hereditary "Warrior Gene" ignores other potential causes of psychopathic behaviour in political/business groups, cults and organisational structures. For example: human brain waves synchronise when in close proximity (even on Internet message forums). So an 'evil' place can breed an 'evil' culture. 

We also can't rule out the possibility of there being a virus or fluke, or even a Ophiocordyceps-like fungi in the brain which produces these traits in otherwise decent people and that contamination could take place at conferences, religious gatherings, shareholders meetings, inside flying saucer cult compounds etc. That the fMRI-determinable pure psychopaths might then be considered much like the primary carriers, and they may unconsciously (or consciously for all we know) contaminate others. Hence why my own No Contact Ever Again position with psychopaths currently makes more good public health sense than 'embracing your inner psychopath' which Prof. Dutton is eagerly promoting (would this also include embracing one's 'Inner Jimmy Savile' who was also a psychopath?).

There is no hard proof of a Psychopath Gene, so everything is still to play for. This is currently an undeniable fact at this point in time and wishful thinking, along with James Fallon 'Scan-a-Rama' Road Show simply does not make it so. If at any point in future hard proof came along that psychopathology is indeed a result of genetic pre-disposition then, of course I would accept it. 

Right now, invoking epigenetic 'faith' won't cut it. It also takes the focus away from looking for other potential causes/reasons - something I find more than a little worrying.


  1. In addition to what you pointed out about Dutton basically admitting to there not being proof "yet" of genetic predisposition to psychopathy, I also found it interesting that he tried to steer the conversation into the multitude of different personality disorders while simultaneously implying that we can only truly know a person is a psychopath is they are "card-carrying." In other words, we can only trust what hack like him tell us about who is and is not a psychopath. That is just silly on the face of it.

  2. How about elites interbreeding? Can it cause mental problems?

  3. Let me ta-ta you, honey!

    Nothing wrong with being a bliss-bunny! (Unless BLISS IS long, long devotion to the divine most Hight. HAH!)

    It is impossible to fake it! You only make it if you belong to the right party. It is as easy like that!

    Jesus Christ! I shit my pant now! Cause I'm laughing soooo hard because...

    ...well...just because....


    Oh...oh...oh...knowing vs. knowlegde... WE go!

    Only JOY is fun... the long run!



  4. I was interested to hear your interview in DoomWatch via UK column . -- You said it would be an attempt at normalizing psychopaths
    I have now ( I really need to ) point out that it was far more than normalizing - but actuality prompting ---that these people are better than us -- and the ending of the programme resulting in the assumption that we envy then for their lack of empathy .

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  6. I was interested to hear your interview in DoomWatch via UK column . -- You said it would be an attempt at normalizing psychopaths
    I have now ( I really need to ) point out that it was far more than normalizing - but actuality prompting ---that these people are better than us -- and the ending of the programme resulting in the assumption that we envy then for their lack of empathy .

  7. "Glory, glory hallelu-YAH...since I laid my burdon down!...

    ...My friends don't treat me like they used to since I laid my burdon down...

    ...glory, glory hallelu-YAH....

    ...since I laided my burdon down...

    ....nobody do me like Jesus...since I laid my burdon down...

    ...glory, glory...hallelu-JAH...

    ...since I laid my burdon down!"



    Big G!

    That's what I AM!!!



    Gabriel is blowing HER golden horn...right here...right now...

    (Di-da-da-da-di-da-da-da-di-da-da-da-di-da-da...and so on...)

  8. "Oh when the saints...oh when the saints go marching in....

    ...I wanna stand up....stand be counted with that glory number...

    ...oh when the saints...when the saints go marching in..."

    Either you stand or you don't. Impossible to fake it. Either you are IT or you don't. Nothing can be more easy than that. You are THAT all along. (Or you don' depends.)

    Either you stand or you don't!

    "Oh when the wicked...oh when the wicked...oh when the wicked cease to roam!"

    Right here...right now...they (the wicked) turn into dust. (Like they must!)

    It was all written long, long time ago. The "movie" is running now and nothing can stop it. Amagedion is nothing that "will" is what is happening here, in this realm, for a long, long time anyway. And amagedion is the vision of a sick mind.

    So...don't worry...don't take your mind is just the deluded vision of a fool who can not stop his foolishness because that is all he is. Nothing wrong with that...unless you take it seriously...unless you think it has any value or meaning.

    The saints have been here all along too. But you do not notice them. You do not see them. You do not value them. Why? Because you are a fool. Fooled and guided by your own missunderstanding. Only the heart knows.

    But without the mind the heart is blind also. Therefore "making the two into one" is the solution. Mind only: delusion! Heart only: suffering!

    Make the two into one and you are free. Ride the tiger! Don't let the tiger ride you!

    Care for your brother. Don't let your brother care for you!

    Know yourself and be free.

    Know yourself and be a jerk because you came to the conclusion you are a heartless bastard. At least you are honest! So clean up you act!

    Know yourself and be (or become) a lover.

    Know yourself to be a mindless fool who follows the deluded satan worshippers who don't even care for themselfs propperly. (Out of egotism they thing they they do but they don't!)


    All is perfect all the time...if you know yourself. If you know you served the right party all along.

    All is in vain all the time...if you don't know yourself.

    But...anyhow...take the fast train and enjoy the ride!

  9. I panicked after my last encounter with a psychopath that I would become a psychopath myself!! After spending most of my adult life with toxic people it is understandable that I would be worried about this. Their influence is very pervasive. But I realise now that my depression and anxiety shows I'm not a psychopath. Some people who do get influenced by psychopaths may already be halfway there through a dampening of their emotions and moral sense.