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Workshop Session 12: Pathocracy by the Numbers

Next week: Normal people

Today we finished our discussion of chapter 5 of Political Ponerology, covering the final section, “General Considerations.” Specific topics covered:

  • why this chapter is the centerpiece of the book—everything before leads up to it, everything after it expands on it

  • the predictive power of ponerology, and how Lobaczewski was able to predict important features, phases, and weaknesses in the pathocracy of the time: “Communism”

  • the demography of pathocracy, in which something like 85% of the population can be united against their leadership

  • the 6% “new nobility” and the 12% “new bourgeoisie”

  • the questionable loyalty of the new bourgeoisie

  • psychopathy, while the most important disorder, only constitutes around 10% of the pathocratic leadership

  • how to translate the necessary technical language of ponerology for the general public?

  • similarities and differences between schizoidia and autism

  • response to pathocracy as a holistic response of the human organism

  • the strange predictability and regularity of pathocratic processes

  • the development of a liberal wing in the pathocratic party

Next session we will cover the first half of Chapter 6: “Normal people under pathocratic rule.” This will cover pages 239-252, stopping on the paragraph beginning: “One of the first discoveries made…”

Half-serious meme of the day:

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