Humanity’s Self-Taught, Eagerly Learned, Yet Forever Denied Sociopathy

[UPDATED August 1, 2017, two links added]

By Kevin Dooley on Flickr – “Corporate Bully”

I’m currently reading “Guilty by Reason of Insanity” by Dorothy Otnow Lewis, MD, and it’s an exercise in fascination as well as irritation. She’s an engaging writer and the knowledge one can gain from her cases is intense, as long as you can overlook her personal boasting and liberal bias. Her accounts are inconsistent. She once again proved to me that even a highly trained psychiatrist is subject to a form of mental illness, and denial of such. Yet I still love reading this book…it is that well written and the cases are that interesting, if highly disturbing, and often left unfinished by her.

For just one example…

She’s proud to be the last woman who kissed Ted Bundy, and survived, as one who did extensive interviews with him on Death Row. Maddeningly, she does not delve into her discussions with Bundy except for brief excerpts that reveal nothing about him except for his great rapport with her, of which she seems proud. Bundy of course was the world famous sadistic rapist and serial killer who years ago was executed for his crimes. He of course tortured animals in his past.

Further, Lewis, who occasionally and briefly mentions the abuse of animals as a disturbing foreteller of violence and murder of humans, fails to make the connection in her own life and habits such as her enjoyment of hearty meat/egg/dairy filled breakfasts and such. She describes a knife used in a heinous murder as one normally used to cut meat, as if human flesh is not also meat.

Also, she apparently approves of animal vivisection. She writes of an example of brain injuries causing extreme violence, citing sadistic experiments on “decorticate” cats where the cat’s cortex is separated surgically from the rest of the brain. That is extreme madness in itself, subhumanly sadistic behavior. The fact that Lewis blithely cites it tells me the woman is unhinged in her own special way. No excuse justifies such things. Human brain research exists proving the effects of brain damage in humans.

But one chapter of Lewis’s book especially got to me…

And that’s the main subject of this piece. It’s the story of Roger, a Death Row inmate there for the brutal murder of a woman, her small child and their sheepdog. Roger could not remember anything about the murders nor about his and his three brothers’ childhood full of torture and rape. Their tortures occurred on an animal farm in Seattle, Washington, the home of “Mother Carry,” a crazed religious zealot, and her 20-year-old son, Hyram. Annoyingly, again, Lewis doesn’t state a timeframe for this case, but I deduced that the farm episode was likely in the 1960s…

Roger and his three brothers had been placed in foster “care” on that farm due to abuse and neglect in their own home. The four brothers were so traumatized by their time on that farm that they all pretty much blocked it out and drank and/or drugged themselves into oblivion regularly if the memories threatened to invade their minds once again. Following is an excerpt from Lewis’s book that details the tortures those four boys endured as well as what those animals endured, on pages 134–135, but Roger’s story starts on page 131:

https://books.google.com/books?id=_JSPxFzNpQEC&pg=PA134&dq=mother+carry+and+son+hyram#v=snippet&q=134

By Stacie on Flickr – “baby lambs”

So, after reading that, among all the other past and current accounts of horrendous tortures occurring in animal “farms,” does anyone still think animal farming and slaughter do not attract, nurture the sickness in, fuel and propagate, as well as create, violent criminals and sadistic psychopaths? If you’re still of that mindset, then you’re horribly mistaken, to put it mildly. Violent human-on-human crime rates including torture, rape and murder are far higher among animal farm and slaughter workers (and other animal abuse industries) than among any other group or among the general population.

Interesting article here: https://www.thestar.com/news/insight/2010/05/14/probing_the_link_between_slaughterhouses_and_violent_crime.html. Please realize, it’s not only the workers who are mentally/emotionally damaged by these violent, ruthless practices…all of us human beings, collectively and individually, are badly affected as well.

“Oh, but I know a guy who works in slaughter and he’s nice”

No, the fact that “most” slaughter workers aren’t violent or murderous against humans proves nothing. A few are decent people doing an ugly job out of desperation (while they could be making plant foods instead, if we were all vegan). One of their stories is here: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/anna-pippus/meet-the-former-slaughter_b_10199262.html. The rest, so well trained in brutality and killing, restrain themselves from violent/sadistic acts upon people, for self-preservation, and others simply avoid culpability by not getting caught. The rest are the ones we hear about in the news.

What are slaughter workers to think when people’s abuse of animals is known as fact to be a disturbing, cowardly, creepy crime committed by those without a conscience, and yet society at large happily (yet quietly and in denial) approves of their daily torture and bloody slaughter of innocent, docile animals? Can people even register the level of sickness and evil that’s been allowed to fester among our species? And for these frivolous desires (like burgers) that have nothing to do with real need and are even damaging to our physical health, aside from the mental.

So if you’re not vegan…

Please rethink what you’re eating and supporting…get honest…then be vegan, for sane ethics and for life. And be smart about it, don’t allow yourself to become an example of “failure” because you only eat pasta and lettuce, or sugary junk foods, or whatever. Study nutrition a bit, using objective sources, not industry propaganda, and eat right and get enough exercise. It’s not so hard.

Anyhow, I’m just sick after reading about “Mother Carry” and her deranged Hyram and that dismal “farm” of theirs. Baby animals tortured mercilessly, that was all vile enough, then there were the boys. There was no followup about them in Lewis’s book (another irritation) and I can find nothing about those two on the web. Apparently they went off scot-free and likely tortured thousands more animals and many kids over the years, as a “foster home” regularly used by the state. Hopefully they died long ago and are in Hell where they belong, despite the mother’s “devotion to Jesus.”

These people lacking conscience have got to stop being used for food production or anything else. They belong in intensive mental health care for life and could be phased out if our species ended its collective dementia, exorcised it at its roots. Then the child abuse, torture, rape behind all violent crime could stop being fed by society’s tacit approval in the form of the psychopathy required for us all to be fed by sadistic people who prey upon the helpless.

First, the denials and glaring hypocrisy have got to be brought into full light, and ended.

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100% of sexual murderers are animal abusers, and what to do about it.

The following is a quote from this article:

http://www.hg.org/article.asp?id=8011

Ted Bundy, animal torturer, prolific sadistic sexual serial killer

Ted Bundy, animal torturer, prolific sadistic sexual serial killer

“The statistics supporting the animal abuse to other crimes connection are overwhelming. For instance, in one twenty-year study, 70% of animal abusers committed other crimes, and 44% went on to harm people. In another recent study, 99% of animal abusers had convictions for other crimes, 100% of people who committed sexual homicide (like Jeffrey Dahmer) had abused animals, and 61.5% of animal abusers had assaulted a human as well. A 1997 study showed that when comparing 153 animal abusers to neighbors of similar age and gender, animal abusers were five times more likely to be arrested for violent crimes, three times more likely to commit drug-related crimes, even three times more likely to get traffic tickets.

images“Many people already know that animal abusers go on to abuse others in their household. There are many statistics out there as well but to summarize, 80-90% of victims of domestic abuse state that their abuser started by abusing pets. Then, an additional vicious cycle often begins because the abused kids, at least 1/3 of the time, according to various studies, abuse animals themselves.”

But we legalize some, and consider others crimes? That is madness…

Particularly interesting is the fact that 100% of “sexual” sadist murderers are also into animal torture. The implications of connecting that fact to the sorts of people society considers “necessary” for our survival…as in slaughter workers, vivisectors, etc., are extremely disturbing. People want to deny society’s fostering of this ruthlessness and blood-thirst…this severe mental disease which chronically infects our species…so deny it they do, and fiercely. Since to admit the truth here would mean admitting to serious and dumbfounding mistakes made by “the greatest species ever,” and working towards a whole new way of life, reconsidering our place in it, and making profound changes in order to be worthy of our title: Human.

Painting by Adriaen Brouwer, c. 1630-1640

Painting by Adriaen Brouwer, c. 1630-1640

Of course, violent crimes including murder, rape, child abuse, domestic abuse, etc., increase dramatically in the vicinity of slaughterhouses and among other communities involved in legalized animal abuse. Slapping a label of legality on what we know is absolutely wrong does nothing to make such workers any less mentally/emotionally disturbed and dangerous…may even make them more so by the disgustingly cruel things they’re paid to do, and by their realizing the severe hypocrisy of the situation.

Just one of many cases in point, briefly, of a murderer who (illegally) tortured animals:

One such sexual fetishist and sadistic murder who honed his skills on animals as a child by hanging dogs and cats in a barn: Dennis Rader, the Bind-Torture-Kill (BTK) killer who indulged in his sadistic murder spree from 1974 to 1991, killing 10 people in the worst, most agonizing ways possible; families with children, women, men…it didn’t matter to him…they all turned him on.

I don’t want to be too “graphic” here, but you can read all about Rader here: http://criminalminds.wikia.com/wiki/Dennis_Rader

I did a YouTube video several years ago on all this; here it is:

So where do we go from here? If I had a say in it…

bd4544ea36b2a9605d235d9e2db3b48dAll of humanity would stop the vicious backlash against veganism and all things related to animal liberation. They’d quickly realize just how wrong they’ve been, as all of us who’ve made the change have realized. No, we’re not perfect and don’t claim to be better than other people in every way…but just in this way, by being vegan and also opposed to all forms of animal exploitation, use, and killing. Other people may be vastly better than us in other areas of life, and I for one can readily admit that. We are human beings, after all, and entirely capable of inventing and utilizing any ways of living that we want.

Which brings us to cultured or lab-grown meat as one possible solution to these problems (REVISED 2/10/2017)…

http://www.new-harvest.org is one of several organizations working on ways to arrive at this far better, much less violent, more loving and peaceful world we all want. But there are problems there as well, since animal exploiters may also be employed in this field. So beware of who you might support. Plant-based replacements for animal products are a far better and easier way (and we already have them, for decades); but since the vast majority of people still reject such vegan products, the “cultured meat” endeavor might still be a viable way to at least get slaughterhouses permanently done away with at some point in the (hopefully near) future. We wait and observe.

Why this obsession with people like me?

Abandoned Ft. Worth TX slaughterhouse by Chris Yetter, flickr

Abandoned Ft. Worth TX slaughterhouse by Chris Yetter, flickr

We want to go to sleep happily at night knowing humanity is on its way to truly loving each other and animals, and thereby on its way to true and lasting peace and a dramatically safer world. We don’t want to live in a world where children (and other innocent/helpless lives) are snatched from their lives to be tortured and murdered. We want all people to have compassion and empathy, and for the murderous hatred harbored by so many to be only a shameful, fading, old memory, represented by the abandoned slaughterhouse above. We want to wake up in the morning realizing that’s really happening, it wasn’t just a dream…as it is now only a dream. And when awakened to reality, again, it feels like a wrecking ball.

We just want everyone to be safe and happy and free…cute-kissing-animals-love-9__880