Psychopathy & Our Children
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Individuals with psychopathy tend to victimize and manipulate others for their own gain and pleasure. Often for the mere purpose of feeding feelings of superiority, teaching a lesson, a need for power, venting jealousy, or satisfying a perverse addiction.
This simply does not work in society. Society has norms and rules. Those tend to be congruent with our morals, therefore we usually know them without much teaching or guidance. Norms, morals, and rules help to make our environment safe. However, when a psychopath has embedded himself or herself within that environment, many of the normal rules of society (and safety) are gone. As a result of the psychopath’s overwhelming desires and urges to experience a specific quality of life, they can cause immense suffering and pain to their victims.
[•Abduction, Kidnapping, & Sexual Assault of a child mentioned]
Let’s take a look at the Jaycee Dugard case. She was abducted at the age of 11 years old and raped/abused for 18 years by Philip Garrido. He impregnated her twice; her children are now teenagers. This horrific and heartbreaking story highlights the pain and damage psychopaths cause when they troll/hunt to satisfy their desires. This case is one of many such abductions where the psychopath keeps the child for several years locked in their home and use them (as an object) to satisfy their perverse sexual addictions.
The Garrido’s plead “Not Guilty”, however they were convicted for their crimes. At the sentencing of Philip and Nancy Garrido, Jaycee Dugard had her mother read the following statement:
“… What you and Nancy did was reprehensible. You always justified everything to suit yourself but the reality is and always has been that to make someone else suffer for your inability to control yourself and for you, Nancy, to facilitate his behavior and trick young girls for his pleasure is evil. There is no God in the universe that would condone your actions. To you, Phillip, I say that I have always been a thing for your own amusement. I hated every second of every day of 18 years because of you and the sexual perversion you forced on me.” Jaycee Dugard
[•Abduction, Kidnapping, Imprisonment, & Sexual assault of children mentioned]
Amanda Berry, Gina DeJesus and Michelle Knight | Castro Case
The abduction and sexual assault of Amanda Berry, Gina DeJesus and Michelle Knight also demonstrate the heinous level of crimes committed by those with strong psychopathic traits. Ariel Castro held the three women captive across several years. Fathering a child with one of the victims. Like most psychopaths, Castro was able to blend into the environment and function like the average guy next door. Sadly, these women will not get the justice the law provided, as Castro committed suicide approximately one month after being sentenced to life. He controlled the situation to the end.
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