Let us do the homework and select political leaders who will know where the country is and what it needs; who will be surrounded by exceptionally well-qualified associates; who will diligently work to create a worldview vision for the country; and who will lead the development of the policies and plans to evolve this country toward the vision for Americans. To wet your reflection juices, the Jeopardy question is who most likely fits this profile: …………………. is a low functioning, sociopath who is racist and who is protected by political party sorted, power worldview associates of the Federal government institution he has been chosen to deconstruct and destroy.
A low-functioning includes persons who “… do not exhibit polished and polite behaviors as a mask for their manipulations…may lack the education or interpersonal skills to control and deceive. Instead they might use threats, coercion, or intimidation to achieve their desired outcome.” (Source: Dr. Timothy J. Legg, “What Is a High-Functioning Sociopath?”, 5-28-2019, https://www.healthline.com, 1-3.)
This is one form of antisocial personality disorder and is the result of environmental factors such as a child or teen’s upbringing in a negative household that resulted in physical abuse, emotional abuse, or childhood trauma. Some of the manifestations are as follows:
(Sources: Mary L. Trump, Too Much and Never Enough, 2020, Simon & Schuster; https://psychcentral.com, Dr. John M. Grohol, “Differences Between a Psychopath vs Sociopath,” 5-20-2020, 1-5; Dr. Tarra Bates-Duford, “Psychopath vs Sociopath: 16 Key Differences,” 9-7-2018, 1-3; https://www.health.com, Rosie McCall, “9 Ways to Spot a Sociopath,” 10-4-2019, 1-7.
A person who shows or feels discrimination or prejudice against people of other races, or who believes that a particular race is superior to another.
The concept of politically protected connotes a politician who is aggressively and passionately defended, at all cost, against damage caused by opposing political forces.
Political party sorted associates
Lilliana Mason offers, “The social sorting of American partisans has changed the electorate into a group of voters who are relatively unresponsive to changing information or the national problems. The voting booths are increasingly occupied by those who fiercely want their side to win and consider the other party to be disastrous. This effect exceeds that of bias based on partisanship alone. As long as a social divide is maintained between the parties, the electorate will behave more like a pair of warring tribes than like the people of a single nation, caring for their shared future.” Rachel Kleinfield and Aaron Sobel, USA Today, write, “Democrats and Republicans used to disagree on policy issues. That is the normal, useful tension that drives democracy. Today, each side fears the other will destroy the nation if they achieve power. Partisanship is equated with patriotism, and destroying the other side becomes the ultimate goal. This is how democracies fall apart.” (Sources: Lilliana Mason, Uncivil Agreement: How Politics Became Our Identity, 2018, University Press, 141; USA Today, Friday, July 24, 2020, “7 ways to reduce political polarization,” page 7A.)
This worldview is conservative, traditional, religious, and ethnocentric (tribe, clan, nation, group) and sees itself as the center of its own hero’s quest that includes powerful gods, goddesses, people, and forces with whom to be reckoned. Life is a wild jungle with predators and prey. To avoid threats and survive, this worldview exerts its own power or seeks to align with a powerful leader. This worldview lives and dies by the “survival if the fittest” maxim of the jungle. Intimidating and dominating others is how this worldview gets things done. But if you are a weaker individual or group, it often serves you better to submit to the warlord or chief, accepting your place in the dominating power structure in exchange for protection and a share of the spoils. There may be threads of: 1) “Order and goodness depend on laws, strong police, and soldiers.” And 2) “Safety and security are sought by bonding together and identifying (fusing) with a tribe in order to persevere and protect against outsiders.” (Wilber, Patten, Leonard & Morelli, Integral Life Practice, 2008, Boston, MA: Integral Books, 92-93.)
Federal government Institution
A Federal government institution is a political institution that is one of a multitude of the world’s countless intertwining systems that enmesh to form society’s infrastructure that profoundly affect our lives and development in countless ways. These systems include extensive networks of communication—distribution mechanisms, mass media, book publishers, cell phone networks, television systems and the internet—political systems, legal systems, economic systems, businesses, and non-profit organizations. These systems expand from the family system to the neighborhood to the city to the country to the planetary hemisphere to the earth to the solar system to the Milky Way galaxy to the entire universe. (Source: Wilber, Patten, Leonard & Morelli, Integral Life Practice, 2008, Boston, MA: Integral Books, 35-36.)
Let us do our homework and select leaders who will right the ship and get us steaming into a future which sparkles and puts America at the leading edge of civilization.