American society is designed to enable and empower monsters
I love your psychological analysis of the dark triad. Thank you for delving into that psychotic space that explains so much about the human race!!!
So, I don't think it's a long-shot to assume there's a familial pattern to this Triad. But I wonder, how strong is the genetic component that drives the narcissism?
It is amazing and stunning to me that there has been so much railing about the role of government in our lives yet so little acknowledgement that billionaires are sucking the well being out of millions of citizens.
The stats you quote about the distribution of income, wealth and how we collect taxes should make most Americans furious.
But we hear crickets. We should be hearing the shouts of demonstrators. We should be in the midst of a redistribution revolution.
Why aren't the working poor upset with the uber rich? I just don't get it.
Is it that the masses are sedated?
I like Mark’s question about the genetic component of narcissism. I have (unfortunately) met more than one person in my life who wreaks havoc on a whole family and the ONLY thing that ends or will end the chaos is their death in old age. I have seen this in my own family and in my husband’s as well. They are unable to change as far as I can tell. Our families are small and not wealthy. I wonder if those people had access to more power what it would mean for the larger community. Luckily their power is only within our small families. No office holders or CEOs. If they had more power and wealth their destruction and control would have had consequences for a lot more people.