Here’s My Read On This Economic Disaster

….the crooked politicians and their malevolent friends partying below in a ‘golden gondola’, meet the description of 'Profile of the Sociopath' – below. The many crooked politicians friends, self evidently, including the heads of Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac; all of them are and were appointed by and from the Clinton administration and also lots of the democrats in congress.

You and I and the rest of us poor, now poorer, ‘targets’, were way below that government sanctioned swindler infested gondola. The crooks weren't satisfied with the heights to which they'd flown, so they turned up the heat. The balloon, which was filled with prodigious amounts of political rhetorical helium, rose. But then it kept on, grotesquely, expanding until it finally burst. The gondola started to fall and it would've crushed some of us, but more importantly, the crooks would all die. But wait! No! ‘They’ couldn't let this happen! So, the president and the gov-ment (all of the sociopath [1] Washington crooks) cried out to ‘We The People’ for the very shirts off their backs, so that those shirts could be collected and a grand patch could be sewn together to save the great balloon, and their co-conspiratorial greedy gluttons laughing in their golden gondola. That way, the balloon might rise again and the party could go on. So, the crooked vermin employed in Washington decreed that we would not only give up our shirts, but those of our children as well.

Now, it is important to note that after the great cloth patch is sewn in place, the people may not immediately be crushed, although they will be shirtless. The party will go on in the golden gondola, except some of the dirty rats, who personally inflated the balloon, took away with them a great big pot of the ‘targets’ gold and parachuted to safety. (Scurry!, Scurry! Flee!, Flee!) A new set of rats will man the fire bottles that inflate the bag and the great balloon will once again rise. However they will again, inevitably, apply too much heat, spoiled by their own evil greed and corruption. The balloon will once again burst and the cycle may go another round or two. But eventually, We The poor People on the ground will have no more cloth to offer: because they will be shirtless, pants-less, asset-less and so bankrupt. The great balloon will plummet down upon the poor, now naked, serfs. The difference is that it will have further to fall, will hit harder, and none will escape devastation. Sadly, it will be the end of the party.

[1] Profile of the Sociopath : This website summarizes some of the common features of descriptions of the behavior of sociopaths.

· Glibness and Superficial Charm

· Manipulative and Conning

They never recognize the rights of others and see their self-serving behaviors as permissible. They appear to be charming, yet are covertly hostile and domineering, seeing their victim as merely an instrument to be used. They may dominate and humiliate their victims.

· Grandiose Sense of Self

Feels entitled to certain things as "their right."

· Pathological Lying

Has no problem lying coolly and easily and it is almost impossible for them to be truthful on a consistent basis. Can create, and get caught up in, a complex belief about their own powers and abilities. Extremely convincing and even able to pass lie detector tests.

· Lack of Remorse, Shame or Guilt

A deep seated rage, which is split off and repressed, is at their core. Does not see others around them as people, but only as targets and opportunities. Instead of friends, they have victims and accomplices who end up as victims. The end always justifies the means and they let nothing stand in their way.

· Shallow Emotions

When they show what seems to be warmth, joy, love and compassion it is more feigned than experienced and serves an ulterior motive. Outraged by insignificant matters, yet remaining unmoved and cold by what would upset a normal person. Since they are not genuine, neither are their promises.

· Incapacity for Love

· Need for Stimulation

Living on the edge. Verbal outbursts and physical punishments are normal. Promiscuity and gambling are common.

· Callousness/Lack of Empathy

Unable to empathize with the pain of their victims, having only contempt for others' feelings of distress and readily taking advantage of them.

· Poor Behavioral Controls/Impulsive Nature

Rage and abuse, alternating with small expressions of love and approval produce an addictive cycle for abuser and abused, as well as creating hopelessness in the victim. Believe they are all-powerful, all-knowing, entitled to every wish, no sense of personal boundaries, no concern for their impact on others.

· Early Behavior Problems/Juvenile Delinquency

Usually has a history of behavioral and academic difficulties, yet "gets by" by conning others. Problems in making and keeping friends; aberrant behaviors such as cruelty to people or animals, stealing, etc.

· Irresponsibility/Unreliability

Not concerned about wrecking others' lives and dreams. Oblivious or indifferent to the devastation they cause. Does not accept blame themselves, but blames others, even for acts they obviously committed.

· Promiscuous Sexual Behavior/Infidelity

Promiscuity, child sexual abuse, rape and sexual acting out of all sorts.

· Lack of Realistic Life Plan/Parasitic Lifestyle

Tends to move around a lot or makes all encompassing promises for the future, poor work ethic but exploits others effectively.

· Criminal or Entrepreneurial Versatility

Changes their image as needed to avoid prosecution. Changes life story readily.

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