November 26, 2012 by Bob Livingston
They lurk! Only a few people are even aware of them and fewer people can spot them. Recognizing them can save you. They exist to feed off society and, especially, unsuspecting individuals.
They constantly seek whom they may devour. Funny thing: If they know that you are alert to them, they will avoid you like the plague.
Many will test you to see if you are a sucker. The minute you spot them, they are gone. There are many people for them to prey on. That vast crowd of people who want something for nothing is easily fooled by sociopaths.
Sociopaths have one overpowering attribute or personality trait. They are insatiably greedy. They want to rake everything to themselves. This is one easy way to spot them.
Following are 10 signs for spotting a sociopath. They come in all sizes, from the everyday charlatan to the Bernie Madoff. Learn them and avoid sociopaths at all costs.
- Sociopaths are charming. They have high charisma and tend to attract a following just because people want to be around them. They have a glowing personality that attracts people who typically seek guidance or direction or need someone to follow.
- Sociopaths are more spontaneous and intense than other people. They tend to do bizarre, sometimes erratic things that most regular people would not do. Their behavior often seems irrational or extremely risky.
- Sociopaths are incapable of feeling shame, guilt or remorse. This allows them to betray people, threaten or harm people without giving it a second thought. They pursue any action that serves their own self-interest, even if it seriously harms others.
- Sociopaths invent outrageous lies about their experiences. They wildly exaggerate things to the point of absurdity; but when they describe it to you in a storytelling format, for some reason it sounds believable at the time.
- Sociopaths seek to dominate others and “win” at all costs. They hate to lose any argument or fight and will viciously defend their web of lies, even to the point of logical absurdity.
- Sociopaths tend to be highly intelligent. Their high IQs often make them dangerous. They use their brainpower to deceive others rather than empower them. This is why many of the best-known serial killers who successfully evaded law enforcement were sociopaths.
- Sociopaths are incapable of love and are entirely self-serving. They may feign love or compassion in order to get what they want, but they don’t actually feel love in the way that normal people do.
- Sociopaths speak poetically. They are master wordsmiths, able to deliver a running monologue that is both intriguing and hypnotic. They are expert storytellers.
- Sociopaths never apologize. They are never wrong. They never feel guilt. Even when shown proof that they are wrong, they will refuse to apologize and instead go on the attack.
- Sociopaths are delusional and literally believe that what they say becomes truth merely because they say it.
Sociopaths are masters at turning one group of people against another group while proclaiming themselves to be the one true savior. Wherever they go, they create strife, argument and hatred. You cannot reason with a sociopath.
A sociopath will usually have a small group of cult-like followers who believe their fictional tales. They invent bizarre tales, never answer facts and always attack the messenger.
Sociopaths love big government and they are attracted to government and politics. They see a lot there to manipulate and steal. This is very easy to see in the way they set themselves up with special privilege and government benefits.
As sociopaths have no substance, they are attracted to and lovers of fiat money systems. Fiat allows them to play “Santa Claus” and dole out special perks and privileges to select constituencies, seemingly without consequences. But the consequences are long-term destruction for short-term gain. They get away with it because the masses and the media have short attention spans.
In his most recent commentary, Shadowstats.com’s John Williams describes the destruction wrought by the sociopaths. Where once Williams predicted a hyperinflationary depression beginning by 2019, he has since shortened the outer timeline to 2014, with 90 percent certainty — 40 percent certainty by the end of 2013.
The shorter timeline results in the actions centered around and since the financial collapse of 2008. The 2008 collapse was the inevitable result of money policies begun decades earlier. Williams writes here (subscription required):
By 2004, the U.S. budget deficit was out of control, it had become unsustainable and uncontainable. Using generally accepted accounting principles (GAAP-accounting), the deficit for just the one fiscal-year of 2004 exploded to $11.0 trillion (versus a headline $412 billion gimmicked cash-basis deficit), reflecting, among other issues, the impact of the overhaul of the Medicare system. Corrected for distortions from one-time accounting changes, the actual, or GAAP-based, federal deficit has run roughly $5 trillion per year since 2004, and likely topped $7 trillion in 2012.
No amount of spending cuts, outside of the so-called “entitlement” programs–that remain politically untouchable–and no amount of tax increases, ever could bring the actual annual deficits into balance. As of 2004, the United States had been doomed to a hyperinflation by 2019, where the U.S. government would have no practical choice but to the print the money it needed to cover its obligations. The U.S. dollar would become so inflated as to be worthless, reflecting a full loss of purchasing power.
The U.S. financial and political system had been running amuck for decades, with the government and consumers living well beyond their means, supported by excessive and unsustainable growth in debt. Faced with structural impairments to individual income growth, the Federal Reserve (under Chairman Alan Greenspan) actively encouraged the excessive growth of consumer debt as a way to support economic activity, continuously borrowing economic growth from the future.
A day of reckoning had to come, and the U.S. financial and banking systems came to the brink of collapse in September 2008. To prevent the unthinkable, the Federal Reserve and the U.S. government created, spent, loaned, guaranteed, and gave away whatever money was necessary, (sic) and otherwise bailed out whatever was needed, to keep the system afloat. Those actions forestalled the systemic collapse, but they did not resolve the major problems. An economic downturn at the time deepened into something of an economic collapse, and, contrary to GDP reporting, there was no subsequent economic recovery.
Those economic and systemic-solvency crises still are ongoing and now are deteriorating anew. The ultimate costs for saving the system in 2008 and beyond, will come down to inflation, eventual full debasement of the U.S. dollar. Accordingly, the actions taken in the crisis containment of 2008, and later, brought the outside timing for the hyperinflation of 2019, into 2014. With 2013 little more than month away, time has run out to avoid the ultimate demise of the U.S. dollar.
While the end of the dollar is near, there is time for the individual to prepare to survive its demise. Accumulate gold and silver (especially) coins as much and as fast as possible. I recommend pre-1965 junk silver coins. This will provide the financial safety net to see you through the coming and inevitable depression.
Also, keep cash on hand. It will be needed initially at the close and collapse of the banking system but will not be available.
Sociopaths won’t tell you this, even as they set themselves up to survive.