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PostPosted: Thu Jun 30, 2011 9:17 pm 

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What Are Aliens

AP reported 12:38 in the morning June 28th: "Jurors liked Blagojevich, but

didn't believe him." That headline and the tone of the story itself may have

frightened one or more pychopaths at AP. How's that? Though never changing

the URL, the newsstory was rewritten several times as the day wore on.

The first paragraph of the 12:38 story:

"Jurors who convicted Rod Blagojevich of corruption Monday said it wasn't that

they disliked the former Illinois governor. They just didn't believe him."

Psychopaths are ever so likable but commit crimes and the greater crimes not

usually called crimes. Bill Clinton's the model.

The 12:38 newsstory reports (paragraphs 13, 14):

Members of the jury acknowledged that it was difficult to convict the chatty

Blagojevich, who they said they found likable.

"He was personable," the bartender added. "It made it hard to separate that

from what we actually had to do as jurors."

And (paragraphs 18, 19):

Juror No. 149, a mother of three, said she struggled with wanting to acquit

Blagojevich, who has two young daughters.

"I had really tried to find everything I could to find him not guilty, but the

evidence was there," she said.


Let's learn more about psychopaths who are NOT ordinary humans and who are

actually alienated from humanity (in short: aliens).

Beginning at page 368 of *The Mask of Sanity*:

The first and most striking difference is this: In all the orthodox

psychoses...there is a more or less obvious alteration of reasoning processes

or of some other demonstrable personality feature. In the psychopath this is

not seen. The observer is confronted with a convincing mask of sanity. All

the outward features of this mask are intact; it cannot be displaced or

penetrated by questions directed toward deeper personality levels. The

examiner never hits upon the chaos sometimes found on searching beneath the

outer surface of a paranoid schizophrenic. The thought processes retain their

normal aspect under psychiatric investigations and in technical tests

designed to bring out obscure evidence of derangement. Examination reveals

not merely an ordinary two-dimensional mask but what seems to be a solid and

substantial structural image of the sane and rational personality. He might

then be thought of, in the full literal sense, as an example of what Trélat

meant to designate by his expressive term, la folie lucide.

Furthermore, this personality structure in all theoretical [verbal] situations

functions in a manner apparently identical with that of normal, sane

functioning. Logical thought processes may be seen in perfect operation no

matter how they are stimulated or treated under experimental conditions.

Furthermore, the observer finds verbal and facial expressions, tones of voice,

and all the other signs we have come to regard as implying conviction and

emotion and the normal experiencing of life as we know it ourselves and as we

assume it to be in others. All judgments of value and emotional appraisals

are sane and appropriate when the Psychopath is tested in verbal examinations.

Only very slowly and by a complex estimation or judgment based on

multitudinous small impressions does the conviction come upon us that, despite

these intact rational processes, these normal emotional affirmations, and

their consistent application in all directions, we are dealing here not with a

complete man at all but with something that suggests a subtly constructed

reflex machine which can mimic the human personality perfectly. This smoothly

operating psychic apparatus reproduces consistently not only specimens of

good human reasoning but also appropriate simulations of normal human emotion

in response to nearly all the varied stimuli of life. So perfect is this

reproduction of a whole and normal man that no one who examines him in a
clinical setting can point out in scientific or objective terms why, or how,

he is not real.

And yet we eventually come to know or feel we know that reality, in the sense

of full, healthy experiencing of life, is not here. Fortunately for the

purpose of this discussion, but unfortunately indeed in any other light, an

objective demonstration is available which coincides perfectly with our
slowly emerging impression. The psychopath, however perfectly he mimics man

theoretically, that is to say, when he speaks for himself in words, fails

altogether when he is put into the practice of actual living. His failure is

so complete and so dramatic that it is difficult to see how such a failure

could be achieved by anyone less defective than a downright madman* or by a

person totally or almost totally unable to grasp emotionally the major

components of meaning or feeling implicit in the thoughts that he expresses or

the experiences he appears to go through. In the actions of his living,

then, he confirms our subjective impression, or it might be said that our

surmise coincides with the objective and demonstrable facts.


* This violent and unfortunate term I use with apology but cannot spare here

because of its clear-cut emphasis.


During my early observation of psychopaths that preceded publication of the

first edition of this book in 1941, I was so much impressed with the degree of

maladjustment in these patients that I felt at the time, and said, they

should be called psychotic. Subsequent consideration led me long ago to

change this opinion and to find myself in complete accord with Richard L.

Jenkins who in 1960 wrote:

"Hervey Cleckley, in The Mask of Sanity, expresses the belief that the

psychopathic personality is a psychosis not technically demonstrable,

maximally concealed by an outer surface of intact function and manifested only

in behavior.

"The disagreement I would express with this intriguing definition is that, to

me, it strains the concept of psychosis past the breaking point. A psychosis

is a major mental disorder. A psychopathic personality shows not a disorder

of personality but rather a defect of personality, together with a set of

defenses evolved around that defect. The defect relates to the most central

element of the human personality: its social nature. The psychopath is simply

a basically asocial or antisocial individual who has never achieved the

developed nature of homo domesticus."

There is another important point against classifying the psychopath's grave

defect with the psychoses. Though I believe he is in degree as maladjusted

for leading an acceptable life as the psychotic patient, I do not believe

there are similar reasons to consider him legally irresponsible or morally

blameless for the frauds he perpetrates and the crimes he may commit.

Let us then assume, as a hypothesis, that the psychopath's disorder, or

defect, or his difference from the whole or normal or integrated personality

consists of an unawareness and a persistent lack of ability to become aware of

what the most important experiences of life mean to others. By this is not

meant an acceptance of the arbitrarily postulated values of any particular

theology, ethics, esthetics, or philosophic system, or any special set of

mores or ideologies, but rather the common substance of emotion or purpose, or

whatever else one chooses to call it, from which the various loyalties,

goals, fidelities, commitments, and concepts of honor and responsibility of

various groups and various people are formed.*


* A vast difference exists, of course, between what various persons regard as

good or beautiful or desirable. John Locke observed that "those who are

canonized as saints among the Turks lead lives that we cannot with modesty

here relate." "An apple by Paul Cezanne is of more consequence artistically

than the head of a Madonna by Raphael," is the initial sentence in a well-

known work on painting. In contrast with all the various diversities of

degrees of conviction found among ordinary people, the so-called psychopath

seems to hold no real viewpoint at all and to be free of any sincere convicton

in what might be called either good or evil.


Such are the psychopaths who are NOT ordinary humans and who are actually

alienated from humanity (in short: aliens).

It follows:









See for yourself:
Jurors liked Blagojevich, but didn't believe him
Updated 12:35 a.m., Tuesday, June 28, 2011 ... but-didnt-

(Seattle Post Intelligencer)

Hervey Cleckley, M.D. 1903-1984

THE MASK OF SANITY ~An Attempt to Clarify Some Issues About the So-Called

Psychopathic Personality

Fifth Edition Copyright 1988 Emily Cleckley

Previous edition[s] copyrighted 1941, 1950, 1955, 1964, 1976 by the C.V. Mosby


The following indicates aliens at work:

"The label 'psychopath' as used by Cleckley had been embraced by popular

culture, and is often applied to serial killers and other violent criminals,

irrespective of whether they qualify (although most serial killers do); for

this reason the imprecise popular use had been deplored. Therefore, although

in popular culture the term is common, it had little relevance to criminology,

forensic psychology or psychiatry."

Just a few of the greater crimes not usually called crimes.

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