Posted: October 9th, 2010 by Militant Libertarian
The refinement of tyranny and control into a science is the dream to which the 21st century scientific dictator aspires. The study of human nature, psychology and biology aid him in his pursuit. What you will read here is a small window into the dark mind of a scientific dictator. In combination with increasingly centralized power and rapidly advancing technology, the ability of smaller and smaller groups to exercise power and effect greater numbers of people is a real danger. C.S. Lewis wrote in 1944, “The real picture is that of one dominant age… which resists all previous ages most successfully… Man’s conquest of nature, if the dreams of some scientific planners are realized, means the rule of a few hundreds of men over billions upon billions of men.”
“…the biological, psychological, moral, and economic destruction of this majority of normal people is a “biological” necessity to the pathocrats…”
Within the field of political science is a study called political ponerology, the study of evil applied to politics. Every time a society falls into the hands of a brutal dictator, nearly identical patterns can be observed. The scientific dictatorships of today and those that may come in the future will follow in the same vein. This is not by accident. Andrew M. Lobaczewski’s ground breaking 1998 book entitled Political Ponerology (A Science on the Nature of Evil Adjusted for Political Purposes) discusses in depth the nature of psychopaths and their exploits when in positions of power.
The image of psychopathy that Hollywood has imposed on society is that of a crazed axe murderer, an easily identifiable enemy. While psychopaths do sometimes manifest themselves in this way, there is another more sophisticated type that has not received as much attention. Psychopaths are exceptional at climbing the rungs of power because of their lack of empathy and remorse. Back stabbing and manipulation are done without effort, all the while putting on a front of surprisingly convincing charm. When these individuals gain control of corporations, government institutions and the very foundations of society, millions of people are psychologically and physically destroyed. Lobaczewski calls this group the “Pathocracy”. He writes,
“Pathocracy is a disease of great social movements followed by entire societies, nations, and empires. In the course of human history, it has affected social, political, and religious movements as well as the accompanying ideologies… and turned them into caricatures of themselves. That explains why all the pathocracies of the world are, and have been, so similar in their essential properties”
“The following question thus suggests itself: what happens if the network of understandings among psychopaths achieves power in leadership positions with international exposure? This can happen, especially during the later phases of the phenomenon. Goaded by their character, such people thirst for just that even though it would conflict with their own life interest… They do not understand that a catastrophe would ensue. Germs are not aware that they will be burned alive or buried deep in the ground along with the human body whose death they are causing.”
“The actions of [pathocracy] affect an entire society, starting with the leaders and infiltrating every town, business, and institution. The pathological social structure gradually covers the entire country creating a “new class” within that nation. This privileged class feels permanently threatened by the “others”, i.e. by the majority of normal people. Neither do the pathocrats entertain any illusions about their personal fate should there be a return to the system of normal man.”
“Thus, the biological, psychological, moral, and economic destruction of this majority of normal people is a “biological” necessity to the pathocrats. Many means serve this end, starting with concentration camps and including warfare with an obstinate, well-armed foe who will devastate and debilitate the human power thrown at him…”
“Any war waged by a pathocratic nation has two fronts, the internal and the external. The internal front is more important for the leaders and the governing elite…”
This abhorrent element of humanity seeks to spread their disease to the wider society, because as Lebaczewski states, “normal man” represents a grave danger to their pathological system. The scientific dictatorship is an attempt at the “ultimate revolution“, an assurance of domination for the Pathocracy.
H. G. Wells and the Men of the New Republic
“…They will have an ideal that will make killing worth the while…”
The drive for social control and eugenics was largely responsible for the emergence and growth of the scientific study of molecular biology. This came about when large foundations, primarily the Rockefeller enterprises, set out in the United States in the early 20th Century to engage in a massive research campaign to discover the inner workings of man and in turn devise methods of social-biological control. Thus the United States became the 20th Century progenitor of eugenics.