The sociopathic need for movements

Liberty is the word of the decade, it has been thrown about to such an extent that it no longer has any real substance when used. Much like using the words, Anarchist, Libertarian, Liberal, Conservative, Believer, Christian, Muslim, Terrorist and more. Responses to the use of any of the above words depending on context is often met with virulently defensive verbal-isms often extending to physical aggression. Mainstream Media

A common alternative seen often in the “liberty movement” is the absolute worship some individuals will show for another individual, usually a popular (at least in their own minds) speaker or writer. While having favorites in any number of areas is not bad by itself, it can easily become negative when that hero worship leads to the discarding of facts for the fiction presented. Unfortunately, it is those who desire the role of messiah or leader to the point where they easily discard anyone who does not agree wholeheartedly with those around them that reflects the very nature of a sociopath. Sociopath behaviors are easily understood with some extremely simple steps.

  1. Superficial charm, easy to like them, and intelligent.
  2. Unreliability, regularly breaks commitments for other supposed commitments. liar
  3. Lack of remorse or shame for actions seen as wrong by many in the social grouping they are apart of, for instance the avid physical or verbal support of their role as civilian military contractor, military or law enforcement if they call themselves anarchists is a great sign.
  4. Pathological egocentric behaviors, I for one believe quite strongly in ego as it is commonly defined, however, NEVER at the cost of others.
  5. Failure to commit to and follow goals verbalized or physically undertaken, job hoppers or someone who continuously makes claims and never follows through.

The funny part of this is, we all know someone who may fit one or all of these areas. What is important is that sociopaths are ALWAYS unreliable, they will ALWAYS pick and choose with whom they keep their word and they will NEVER publicly or privately admit to feeling bad regarding wrong action.

Most importantly is understanding WHY humans tend to gravitate into groups. It is sociopathy, that is the key, understand the sociopaths and you will understand the driving force behind government. You will also understand why people follow, lead and pursue that to their own detriment or in some rare cases betterment.There is a sociopathic desire to lead among some, and a desire to be apart of something larger then themselves for others that creates the followers. Combined you will always see a dangerous reaction occur, without fail, historically this is the case in EVERY major movement of any kind. copy-cropped-monkeys-fist.jpg

The reaction that will occur can be broken down in yet more steps.

  1. Enigmatic person creates shallow friendships and forges seemingly strong bonds with the weaker minds among them while coercing or promoting their approach to everything throughout life.
  2. The friendships morph into a group approach, the weaker minds are almost always the most vocal in forming the group, the sociopath is careful to avoid the limelight at least in the beginning.
  3. The group begins to cherry pick with whom they will associate and will always base it in relatively minor nonsense, for some it is location, others their approach to interpersonal relationships, sex, women, men or food.
  4. The danger occurs directly following step 3, the group begins to close ranks against all outside input regardless facts supporting that input.
  5. Now to enter the group you are carefully chosen not based on what you can bring to the group but rather, do you think as they do, act as they do and will you support the chosen one, their messiah for the moment.
  6. In its last stages violence committed by members of the group will become regular or possible. Again, with most groups the original leader will almost always avoid committing any themselves, a perfect example was the Manson family and any number of radical cults over the years including but not limited to major movements and even governments.

Look around you, do you find that you agree without question when in your designated group of friends, social circles and more? Sure, it can be very refreshing to be with those who agree with you. However, does constant agreement or as I like to call it, mental circle jerking each other, allow growth or cause decay. The later is most likely and historically always happens regardless nature of group formed. Governments rise and fall, religions rise and fall and groups of all names and types rise and fall constantly. The only real constant in any of this is the individual, alone, stalwart and with a rational thought process.

As it applies to myself, As a free individual I detest followers and often challenge those I speak with regularly, this of course has led to some simply discarding our friendship, with others it has led to a greater bond of real friendship. My true friends know that I keep my word and that this alone is most important in my life, they know I refuse to lie to others when questioned directly. Though I ALSO refuse to disclose things told me in confidence AS LONG AS THAT person does not cause me harm through their actions. I enjoy the feeling I get when I am walking and someone calls my name and says, hey I read your writing! I am quick to respond to those in person and via digital means, what questions do you have and why? You see, I do not know everything, though I know much, I do not understand all, though I understand much. Rather, I want to learn and continue learning until I die. If I become that person who cannot bear to be questioned or refuses to admit wrong, I will welcome someone calling me out.

Free the mind and the body will follow


About Jesse Mathewson

Jesse Mathewson is the author of the popular blog, and provides commentary to many varied places based on a background that includes education in criminal justice, history, religion and even insurgency tactics and tactical training. His current role in his community is as an organizer of sorts and a preacher of community solidarity and agorism. He also runs Liberty Practical Training, a self defense school specializing in the practical applications of defensive approaches versus the theoretical. As an agorist, voluntaryist and atheist his life is seen as crazy and wild by many, though once they get to know him most realize he is a bluntly honest individual who will give you the shirt off his back if he believes it is necessary to help you. Very simple, "That which is voluntary between all individuals involved is always right, if it is not voluntary, it is always wrong."
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4 Responses to The sociopathic need for movements

  1. conelrad says:

    I have many acquaintances and about 5 friends.


  2. cavpatriot says:

    Thank you brother. I am also fortunate. 🙂


  3. cavpatriot says:

    Jesse, the reason i continue to read your writings is that they challenge me and always make me think. I’m not blowing sunshine up your ass when i tell you that you are one of the very few people that I respect. Truly respect. I am not perfect, but I am not a sheep. I follow your writing because you are not one as well. I know I have not said this enough, but you are always welcome at my hearth, wherever that may be brother.


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