Reblogged on kommonsentsjane/blogkommonsents.
Amen! They are both.
“POLITICIANS ARE MORE LIKELY THAN PEOPLE IN THE GENERAL POPULATION TO BE SOCIOPATHS. I THINK YOU WOULD FIND NO EXPERT IN THE FIELD OF SOCIOPATHY/PSYCHOPATHY/ANTISOCIAL PERSONALITY DISORDER WHO WOULD DISPUTE THIS… THAT A SMALL MINORITY OF HUMAN BEINGS LITERALLY HAVE NO CONSCIENCE WAS AND IS A BITTER PILL FOR OUR SOCIETY TO SWALLOW — BUT IT DOES EXPLAIN A GREAT MANY THINGS, SHAMELESSLY DECEITFUL POLITICAL BEHAVIOR BEING ONE.”—DR. MARTHA STOUT, CLINICAL PSYCHOLOGIST AND FORMER INSTRUCTOR AT HARVARD MEDICAL SCHOOL
Twenty years ago, a newspaper headline asked the question: “What’s the difference between a politician and a psychopath?” The answer, then and now, remains the same: None. There is no difference between psychopaths and politicians.
Nor is there much of a difference between the havoc wreaked on innocent lives by uncaring, unfeeling, selfish, irresponsible, parasitic criminals and elected officials who lie to their constituents, trade political…
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