Via Sackerson, written up at Orphans and quoting Jesse, the following is my definition of Them and it’s gone into my pages as such.  To me, Jesse here sums up everything this blog was set up to oppose.  Sackerson himself it was who asked me to define Them and I’ve struggled to do so ever since.  Now, here it is – Them:

Not all sociopaths wield knives and knotted cords. Some wear suits, and are exceptionally intelligent and articulate, obsessively driven, and are able to use and undermine the law and the rules for their advantage, like weapons.

It is never about the win, never about the money. It is about the kill, the expression of their hatred, about elevating themselves with the suffering of others.

Bind, torture, kill. Not only with ropes and knives, but also with power and money, and the subversion of law. Lawlessness is their addiction, their will to power.

In the end what they want is to fill the hole in their being, which has tormented them from childhood, by destroying others, and to differentiate themselves from all those other lower being whom they hold in contempt.

They find no commonality with human happiness and the normal life, because of the hatred they have for themselves, and their sense of alienation from all that is human.

Their compulsion is to rape and destroy.

When societies become lax and complacent, these sociopaths can possess great political power through great amounts of unprincipled money.

And over time they become almost anti-human, destroyers of all that is good, all that is life, all that offends their insatiable sickness with its goodness.

They twist the public against itself, and turn a broad sweep of society into their killing grounds.

This is the undeniable lesson of the last century. There are monsters, and they walk among us.

This blog is implacably opposed to Them. If only I could explain how close I came to being one of Them.  I shudder.

2 comments for “Them

  1. The Underdoug
    June 29, 2011 at 20:48

    “If only I could explain how close I came to being one of Them…”

    Seems to me there’s a post going begging there…

    The old adage of religion being ‘better caught than taught’ indicates a worked example might help here…:-)

  2. June 30, 2011 at 16:47

    I never had the chance.

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