The Source of the Human Problem and Why the Constitution Has Failed

Submitted by Bill St. Clair on Mon, 01 Jun 2009 23:21:33 GMT  <== Politics ==> 

Rocky Frisco at The Libertarian Enterprise - haven't heard from Rocky Frisco in a long time. Glad he's still making music, writing essays, and driving cars, among other things. He has a theory about why government is so bad. It attracts, and creates, psychopaths. Makes sense to me. [tle]

Those humans living today are the descendants of members of hunter-gatherer groups who survived long enough to breed. Modern life has not been around long enough to make any serious changes in the tendencies that allowed our ancestors to survive. The groups who had the best chance of survival were those led by a certain kind of natural leader and composed of those who would blindly follow and obey these leaders. These natural leaders were mostly free from the scruples, morals and twinges of conscience that characterize most humans. They tended to be clever, selfish, vain, suspicious and paranoid. They considered their followers to be property, to be protected, promoted, enhanced and empowered, but only to the extent that they were unquestionably loyal to the leader. The modern word for these natural leaders is "psychopath."

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