The Zero Sum Game of Sociopaths

Sociopaths, once they have power, use it to run the table.   They live in a zero sum world of winning or losing, there is nothing in between.   You can see this with some of our great philanthropist billionaires, people who in most other countries are called oligarchs.  If you go to sleep with a billion dollars, why do you still dream of having two hundred billion dollars?  When a worldwide health crisis hits, use it as an opportunity to distribute $4,500,000,000,000.00 to yourself and your wealthiest cronies.

Of course, it’s easy for me, a pampered man beloved by so many, a guy whose feet never touch the ground (they carry me tenderly from place to place and set me down gently on pillows) to snipe at the world-changing drive of the movers and shakers, dynamic men of vision like Charles Koch, Rupert Murdoch, Mark Zuckerberg, Bill Gates, Jeff Bezos, Michael Bloomberg.   Still– what is their vision?   To have more money and power than anybody in the world.  To WIN.

Then we finally get one as president (though he had a small $400,000,000 head start from his evil father), a compulsive liar who claims to be a billionaire and has an army of lawyers aggressively  hiding all of his financial records.  A winner, a great winner, our greatest winner.  What happens when he is in charge during an emergency?   He is concerned with only one thing — winning.  As for the losers, well, many will die, which, in the end, is probably not such a bad thing, there are too many of us, uselessly eating and using up water and oxygen, ultimately making life harder for the winners.  Having to worry about losers losing is just the burden of being the world’s most powerful super-wealthy predator.   The Guardian beautifully sets out the massive increase of deaths caused by the president’s six weeks of denial before taking action here. 

Wow, this got pasted in here by accident (I’d emailed the link to a friend).  Good for a laugh, I say!

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