We need some adult-talking time here. I remember being at an Association for State Drinking Water Administrators and seeing how starry-eyed certain officials became when talk turned to taking the tour of the Clinton Library. I probably should have gone as well, but for different reasons than paying homage to the agents of New Camelot. We should be forever grateful to Julian Assange for the heroism and influence for the good that he has manifested in bringing to light many of the hidden corruptions of our recent history.
Government bureaucrats–from managers down to clerks, especially law enforcement, legal and juridical actors–have large numbers of extremely corrupt players, and the cowards that support their nefarious game, as I have painfully concluded in the last 18 months.
These are People of the Lie, to borrow Scott Peck’s phrase and book title. Quoting him:
“necrophilia to include the desire of certain people to control others—to make them controllable, to foster their dependency, to discourage their capacity to think for themselves, to diminish their unpredictability and originality, to keep them in line.”
― M. Scott Peck,
Many in government gravitated there because it is the best job with benefits that they imagined that could get. A subset of these have a desire, subtle or otherwise, to control others. It would be an interesting study, indeed, to examine with scholarly rigor the relationship of sadistic disorders and the prevalence of the same–on some scale or in some space–intersecting with the personalities of abusive government officials.
In addition to the power of blackmail, it appears that pedophilia and child murder may be not and insignificant feature within the world of the international and national power elite. Perhaps this feature is extending tap roots deep into regional and local governance, religious bodies and some business circles as well. The teams in nefarious games need their farm clubs just as do sports organizations.
Again, it would be an worthwhile endeavor for scholars to examine these phenomena for commonalities and ontologies.