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The art of lying and the rise of the psychopath

 June 13, 2022

By  Lorhainne Eckhart

There are more psychopaths and sociopaths running businesses and in politics than ever before, but if you try to explain that to the average person, they will not see it. Think about it for a moment: what makes these people so dangerous? For one, they tend to have the type of personality that makes people like them and admire them, or they have so much frickin’ money that people admire them for their wealth, or they know how to play on others’ emotions. Why? Because they are masters at knowing how to present themselves as your friend, with their winning smile, their charm, charisma, ideas, and savior personality. When they speak, they reach you on an emotional level so you really believe they have your best interests at heart, and they always say those famous words, “Trust me!”

As actors, they are really good and know exactly how to manipulate the average person, the reason being because the majority of the population never looks past the surface of a person and his or her public persona, often presented by really good high-priced media and marketing firms. Even our kids today have been groomed by a fascination and admiration of Hollywood stars, the political elite, and the rich and famous.

People love people who look good, talk well, and are charming. The skilled psychopath knows this. It’s that charm, charisma, and polished, winning smile that helps them rise in popularity. More than anything, this happens when people are looking for someone to rescue them or are so unhappy with their lives that they want to copy an image of fakery. Be very careful, because although the average person doesn’t walk around making up lies about his or her qualifications or ability to do something for you, sociopaths and psychopaths are adept at boasting about how fucking amazing they are.

They never hesitate to lie about their achievements and qualifications. They even go so far as to create problems (real or fabricated) so they can be the hero. They always present themselves as heroes; they and only they are looking after your best interests and are the only ones who can fix a problem, your problem, for you and for your children. Anyone who speaks out against them is the enemy. And they know how to get you to believe that those dissenting voices are the ones responsible for your misery. Those people are the ones destroying your life or responsible for your suffering. In turn, too many people willingly hand their power over to sociopaths and question nothing.

I know I’ve said this in other blog posts, but never, ever hand your power over to anyone. Exercise free will and discernment, do your own research, and take only what resonates with you, leaving the rest. Don’t follow the pack. Get out of that crowd and start asking questions. Another thing is that psychopaths and sociopaths do not like people who dare to question their narrative. They will go after you and silence you. What else are they good at? Gaslighting. They know how to spin a lie and create an enemy out of anyone to get what they want. Anyone who speaks out against them, these monsters, puts him or herself in the line of fire. People find their lives suddenly turned upside down and find themselves targeted. The majority of people too easily believe the psychopaths’ and sociopaths’ lies.

“Liar, liar, pants on fire!” Yes, they really have mastered the art of the lie, so much so that the average person never sees it. Lies spin off their tongues so easy. They lie without breaking a sweat. But if you really pay attention, the problem with lying is that it’s difficult to remember the lies you’ve told. When a sociopath is caught, this is where his or her story changes. They say you’ve misunderstood, or, like many people who don’t pay attention to details, they say that whatever they said was taken out of context. If they are in power and the spotlight is shining on them and people are starting to figure out or question one of their many lies, in comes another emergency. Remember Wag the Dog? The ongoing script seems to be constantly running. Oops, look! We have a war, a fire, a tragedy.

But back to the liar, the psychopath, who is so convincing that, believe it or not, it is possible for him or her to pass a lie detector.

Now, many of you can say, “Oh, I would never fall for that.” But I guarantee you every one of us has over the years, the decades and decades. So have our parents and other family members, and we didn’t even know it. Many still are.

Here is a quick list of some of the characteristics of these individuals and their charming personalities that draw you to them:

  • Manipulation: They know how to get you to do anything for them and to get what they want.
  • They never take into consideration how their actions hurt others. You’re inconsequential collateral damage, and so are your kids, your pets, and your bank account. They will lose no sleep over your suffering or injury.
  • They believe they have more rights than you, that they are better than you. To them, you and I are nothing more than useless eaters.
  • They never feel guilt or remorse over anything they’ve done. It’s always, “Well, it didn’t work,” or “It was a failed experiment,” or “We need to learn from our mistakes and move on, but we’ve figured it out now, and this, over here, will work.”
  • They are not capable of love, of feeling it, giving it, or receiving it, or of having those very real and needed human emotions of brotherhood, empathy, sympathy, and compassion. They don’t care about people living on the streets, veterans whose lives have been destroyed, or any human suffering.
  • What they actually thrive on is suffering and the negative emotions of others, pushing fear.
  • Then there are animals. Sociopaths often hate animals and are capable of torturing them, either by allowing it to happen or by making someone do it. If you need an example, think back to how dogs in labs have been tortured, tied down, squealing, bitten over and over. What was it supposed to be for? Right, science.
  • They are never faithful to anyone. They are promiscuous, depraved sexual deviants, or pedophiles, definitely on the Epstein list of elites that has become a closely guarded secret.
  • They always cheat to win, whatever it takes, and if you call them out for cheating, they’ll turn the tables on you.
  • They are authoritarian, and they will manipulate and cheat and steal until political power rests solely in their hands.
  • They are really good at exploiting others, and if you dare to question their motives, challenge them, expose them, or call them out, they turn nasty and become contemptuous of you. Ever heard someone use the phrase “those people” and realized, “Oops, his mask slipped for a moment”?
  • They know how to divide people, to get you to hate your neighbors and family members, your father, mother, children, sisters and brothers.
  • They will wreck your life and your children’s. They don’t care about the devastation they cause because you and I are irrelevant.
  • They are so adept at manipulating people, the majority who are looking to be rescued. They know how to manipulate their target victims into breaking friendships and ties with family, then isolating them so they have no one to turn to. Doors suddenly close.

But what do you think happens to these powerful psychopaths and sociopaths when the public starts to question them? They hire high-priced marketing firms and political consultants to rebrand themselves, pulling out all the marketing stops and big guns to adeptly manipulate the minds of the people. All of a sudden, they start a big charity and hold press conferences to talk about all the good they’re doing in the world, helping some impoverished group. Then they get you to donate to them. Don’t take anything at face value! Do your research, and this does not mean turning on the lying mainstream media, which, by the way, in case you haven’t figure it out yet, these sociopaths own.

Just remember, only you know what is best for you. Free will is free will. Don’t give it to anyone. Never be afraid to speak up even though you may be criticized, ostracized, or cast out. Be courageous. Question everything, and if what someone is saying doesn’t feel right to you, then listen to that gut feeling we all have. No one has the right to tell you how to think or what to feel. We all have that gift of discernment, but very few use it, having been brainwashed in schools and families and society into believing that there are people out there in power who know more than us and are so-called experts.

No, they don’t. Only you know what is best for you.

Remember, if you are looking for someone to save you, you will be an easy target for one of the many psychopaths and sociopaths who know exactly what to say to get you to believe they know what is best for you. And what will follow are demands that you hand over your rights and your free will, that you follow their rules and never, ever question their motives.

If all else fails, go back to this checklist of the two wolves. Think of a person and what he or she says and does. Which of the following is this person encouraging and pushing?

Good

or

Evil

Joy

Love

Hope

Serenity

Humility

Friendship

Respect

Sharing

Kindness

Benevolence (expressing goodwill)

Empathy

Generosity

Truth

Compassion

Faith

Fear

Anger

Envy

Jealousy

Regret

Greed

Arrogance

Self-pity

Guilt

Resentment

Inferiority (I’m better than you or more important than you)

Lies

False pride

Superiority

Competition

Ego

Seems pretty simple, doesn’t it? Except when these sociopaths have the people on their side, believing their version, their story, people don’t like the person who steps out of the crowd of followers and stands alone to call bullshit, creating discord and dissension. Why? Because it’s easier to believe a lie you’ve heard a hundred times before than a fact you’re hearing for the first time.

As Mark Twain said, “It’s easier to fool people than to convince them they have been fooled.”


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