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The Garden Path to Pathocracy?

IF “pathocracy” means “the type of political system in which psychopaths rule”1 would we recognize it if we saw it? And if we did recognize it, would we do anything about it or would we prefer to affix a label: “conspiracy theory”2 as we continued our stumbling stroll down the serpent-strewn “garden path”3?

Frankly, nigh all of us have been on the garden path for some time; that’s why we are in these dire straits of ignorance, distraction, denial, apathy, and misplaced trust; so here are two short upgrades to our awareness base:

#1: The Psychology of Psychopaths – Predators who Walk Among Us

The Psychology of Psychopaths – Predators who Walk Among Us
(Academy of Ideas | July 11, 2023 | Time 13:43 min.) at or at their website:

In the concluding paragraph, the Academy of Ideas speaker gives this warning (beginning circa min. 11:44):

While psychopaths have plagued all societies throughout history, the problem of their existence is amplified by contemporary trends toward political centralization. Governments are reaching their tentacles into ever more areas of life, global institutions are attempting to place the entire globe under the same yoke of tyranny, and developments in technology are creating the potential for a form of totalitarian rule that is far more invasive than anything that has come before. As psychopaths crave power, as they are naturally charismatic, skilled liars, and unconstrained by empathy, fear, anxiety, and guilt, it is reasonable to surmise that some psychopaths gravitate towards, or are actively established in, positions of political power. In his book Political Ponerology, the Polish psychiatrist Andrzej Łobaczewski proposed the name pathocracy for the type of political system in which psychopaths rule, and unless more people are aware of the threat of this predatory class, this type of rule may become a full-blown reality.

“I shall accept the denomination of pathocracy for a system of government…wherein a small pathological minority takes control over a society of normal people….if an individual in a position of political power is a psychopath, he or she can create an epidemic of psychopathology in people who are not, essentially, psychopathic…Under such conditions, no area of social life can develop normally, whether in economics, culture, science, technology, administration, etc. Pathocracy progressively paralyzes everything.”
Andrzej Łobaczewski, Political Ponerology

#2: SHOCKING: Top 10 Professions for Psychopaths!

SHOCKING: Top 10 Professions for Psychopaths!
(Triggernometry | Feb 14, 2023 | Time 10:04 min) at
Full episode at

Does this list of professions help explain the last three years and the “epidemic of psychopathology in  [other] people who are not, essentially, psychopathic”?

  #1  CEOs
#2  Lawyers
#3  Media (TV/Radio)
#4  Sales people
#5  Surgeons
#6  Journalists
#7  Police
#8  Clergy
#9  Chefs
#10  Civil Servants

By knowing these things, will we be any better prepared for the next double-barreled assault by people without conscience (aided by their naïve or infected acolytes) managing another  “crisis of caring” — a crisis that must not be allowed to go to waste.4

Let us pray (every day, all day) for a great awakening to the reality of our national and global pathocracies.

1. from Political Ponerology, by Polish psychiatrist Andrzej Łobaczewski as quoted in vlog The Psychology of Psychopaths – Predators who Walk Among Us (Academy of Ideas | July 11, 2023 | Time 13:43 min.) at or at their website:
2. Conspiracy Theory
3. • “Garden path” refers to the saying “to be led down [or up] the garden path,” meaning to be deceived, tricked, or seduced.
• lead (someone) down/up the garden path
idiom / informal / : to deceive (someone) : to cause (someone) to go, think, or proceed wrongly
4. Rahm Emanuel?: (see under “Disputed” at bottom of Wikiquote article)