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Andrew M. !obaczewski P O L I T I C A L P O N E R O L O G Y A science on the nature of evil adjusted for political purposes Translated from the original Polish by Alexandra Chciuk-Celt, Ph. D. Corrected by the author in 1998 Edited with Notes and Commentary by Laura Knight-Jadczyk Henri Sy Red Pill Press Andrew M. !obaczewski P O L I T I C A L P O N E R O L O G Y A science on the nature of evil adjusted for political purposes Translated from the original Polish by Alexandra Chciuk-Celt, Ph. D. Corrected by the author in 1998 Edited with Notes and Commentary by Laura Knight-Jadczyk Henri Sy Red Pill Press

First Edition First English publication © Andrew M. !obaczewski Preface, Notes and Commentary © Laura Knight-Jadczyk and Henri Sy ISBN 1-897244-18-5 All rights reserved. No part of this publication may be reproduced, stored in a retrieval system, or transmitted, in any form or by any means, electronic, mechanical, photocopying, recording, or otherwise, without the written prior permission of the author. Translated in 1985 from the original Polish Ponerologia Polityczna by Alexandra Chciuk-Celt, Ph. D. University of New York, N.Y. Corrected by the author in 1998. First Edition First English publication © Andrew M. !obaczewski Preface, Notes and Commentary © Laura Knight-Jadczyk and Henri Sy ISBN 1-897244-18-5 All rights reserved. No part of this publication may be reproduced, stored in a retrieval system, or transmitted, in any form or by any means, electronic, mechanical, photocopying, recording, or otherwise, without the written prior permission of the author. Translated in 1985 from the original Polish Ponerologia Polityczna by Alexandra Chciuk-Celt, Ph. D. University of New York, N.Y. Corrected by the author in 1998.

EDITOR’S PREFACE7
AUTHOR’S FOREWORD27
PREFACE TO THE RED PILL PRESS EDITION30
I. INTRODUCTION3
I. SOME INDISPENSABLE CONCEPTS45 PSYCHOLOGY .....................................................................................49 OBJECTIVE LANGUAGE ......................................................................51 THE HUMAN INDIVIDUAL..................................................................57 SOCIETY .............................................................................................70
I. THE HYSTEROIDAL CYCLE84
IV. PONEROLOGY96 PATHOLOGICAL FACTORS ...............................................................104 ACQUIRED DEVIATIONS ..................................................................105 INHERITED DEVIATIONS ..................................................................120 PONEROGENIC PHENOMENA AND PROCESSES................................144 SPELLBINDERS .................................................................................155 PONEROGENIC ASSOCIATIONS ........................................................157 IDEOLOGIES......................................................................................164 THE PONERIZATION PROCESS .........................................................168 MACROSOCIAL PHENOMENA...........................................................173 STATES OF SOCIETAL HYSTERIZATION...........................................175 PONEROLOGY...................................................................................178
VII. PSYCHOLOGY AND PSYCHIATRY UNDER PATHOCRATIC RULE255
VIII. PATHOCRACY AND RELIGION267
IX. THERAPY FOR THE WORLD278 TRUTH IS A HEALER.........................................................................281 FORGIVENESS...................................................................................289 IDEOLOGIES......................................................................................296 IMMUNIZATION ................................................................................299
X. A VISION OF THE FUTURE303
BIBLIOGRAPHY311

EDITOR’S PREFACE “Aspire to be like Mt. Fuji, with such a broad and solid foundation that the strongest earthquake cannot move you, and so tall that the greatest enterprises of common men seem in-significant from your lofty perspective. With your mind as high as Mt Fuji you can see all things clearly. And you can see all the forces that shape events; not just the things happening near to you.” Miyamoto Musashi The book you hold in your hand may be the most important book you will ever read; in fact, it will be. No matter who you are, what your status in life, what your age or sex or nationality or ethnic background, you will, at some point in your life, feel the touch or relentless grip of the cold hand of Evil. Bad things happen to good people, that’s a fact. What is evil? Historically, the question of evil has been a theological one. Generations of theological apologists have written entire libraries of books in an attempt to certify the existence of a Good God that created an imperfect world. Saint Augustine distinguished between two forms of evil: “moral evil”, the evil humans do, by choice, knowing that they are doing wrong; and “natural evil”, the bad things that just happen - the storm, the flood, volcanic eruptions, fatal disease. And then, there is what Andrew !obaczewski calls Macro-social Evil: large scale evil that overtakes whole societies and nations, and has done so again and again since time immemo-rial. The history of mankind, when considered objectively, is a terrible thing.

8 EDITOR’S PREFACE Death and destruction come to all, both rich and poor, free and slave, young and old, good and evil, with an arbitrariness and insouciance that, when contemplated even momentarily, can destroy a normal person’s ability to function. Over and over again, man has seen his fields and cattle laid waste by drought and disease, his loved ones tormented and decimated by illness or human cruelty, his life’s work reduced to nothing in an instant by events over which he has no control at all. The study of history through its various disciplines offers a view of mankind that is almost insupportable. The rapacious movements of hungry tribes, invading and conquering and destroying in the darkness of prehistory; the barbarian invaders of the civilized world during medieval times, the bloodbaths of the crusades of Catholic Europe against the infidels of the Middle East and then the “infidels” who were their own broth-ers: the stalking noonday terror of the Inquisition where mar-tyrs quenched the flames with their blood. Then, there is the raging holocaust of modern genocide; wars, famine, and pesti-lence striding across the globe in hundred league boots; and never more frightening than today. All of these things produce an intolerable sense of indefen-sibility against what Mircea Eliade calls the Terror of History. There are those who will say that now this is all past; man-kind has entered a new phase; science and technology have brought us to the brink of ending all this suffering. Many peo-ple believe that man is evolving; society is evolving; and that we now have control over the arbitrary evil of our environ-ment; or at least we will have it after George Bush and his Neocons have about 25 years to fight the Endless War against Terror. Anything that does not support this idea is reinterpreted or ignored. Science has given us many wonderful gifts: the space pro-gram, laser, television, penicillin, sulfa-drugs, and a host of other useful developments which should make our lives more tolerable and fruitful. However, we can easily see that this is not the case. It it could be said that never before has man been so precariously poised on the brink of such total destruction.

POLITICAL PONEROLOGY 9 On a personal level, our lives are steadily deteriorating. The air we breathe and the water we drink is polluted almost be-yond endurance. Our foods are loaded with substances which contribute very little to nourishment and may, in fact, be injuri-ous to our health. Stress and tension have become an accepted part of life and can be shown to have killed more people than the cigarettes that some people still smoke to relieve it. We swallow endless quantities of pills to wake up, go to sleep, get the job done, calm our nerves and make us feel good. The in-habitants of the earth spend more money on recreational drugs than they spend on housing, clothing, food, education or any other product or service. At the social level, hatred, envy, greed and strife multiply exponentially. Crime increases faster than the population. Combined with wars, insurrections, and political purges, multi-plied millions of people across the globe are without adequate food or shelter due to political actions. And then, of course, drought, famine, plague and natural disasters still take an annual toll in lives and suffering. This, too, seems to be increasing. When man contemplates history, as it is, he is forced to re-alize that he is in the iron grip of an existence that seems to have no real care or concern for his pain and suffering. Over and over again, the same sufferings fall upon mankind multi-plied millions upon millions of times over millennia. The total-ity of human suffering is a dreadful thing. I could write until the end of the world using oceans of ink and forests of paper and never fully convey this Terror. The beast of arbitrary ca-lamity has always been with us. For as long as human hearts have pumped hot blood through their too-fragile bodies and glowed with the inexpressible sweetness of life and yearning for all that is good and right and loving, the sneering, stalking, drooling and scheming beast of unconscious evil has licked its lips in anticipation of its next feast of terror and suffering. Since the beginning of time, this mystery of the estate of man, this Curse of Cain has existed. And, since the Ancient of Days, the cry has been: My punishment is greater than I can bear! It is conjectured that, in ancient times, when man perceived this intolerable and incomprehensible condition in which he

10 EDITOR’S PREFACE found his existence, that he created cosmogonies to justify all the cruelties, aberrations, and tragedies of history. It is true that, man, as a rule and in general, is powerless against cosmic and geological catastrophes, and it has long been said that the average man can’t really do anything about military onslaughts, social injustice, personal and familial misfortunes, and a host of assaults against his existence too numerous to list. This is about to change. The book you hold in your hand is going to give you answers to many of the questions about Evil in our world. This book is not just about macrosocial evil, it is also about everyday evil, because, in a very real sense, the two are inseparable. The long term accumulation of everyday evil always and inevitably leads to Grand Systemic Evil that de-stroys more innocent people than any other phenomenon on this planet. The book you hold in your hands is also a survival guide. As I said above, this book will be the most important book you will ever read. Unless, of course, you are a psychopath. “What does psychopathy have to do with personal or social evil?” you may ask. Absolutely everything. Whether you know it or not, each and every day your life is touched by the effects of psychopa-thy on our world. You are about to learn that even if there isn’t much we can do about geological and cosmological catastro-phe, there is a lot we can do about social and macrosocial evil, and the very first thing to do is to learn about it. In the case of psychopathy and its effects on our world, what you don’t know definitely can and will hurt you. Nowadays the word “psychopath” generally evokes images of the barely restrained - yet surprisingly urbane - mad-dog serial killer, Dr. Hannibal Lecter, of Silence of the Lambs fame. I will admit that this was the image that came to my mind whenever I heard the word; almost, that is. The big difference was that I never thought of a psychopath as possibly being so cultured or so capable of passing as “normal”. But I was wrong, and I was to learn this lesson quite painfully by direct experience. The exact details are chronicled elsewhere; what is important is that this experience was probably one of the most painful and instructive episodes of my life, and it enabled me to

POLITICAL PONEROLOGY 1 overcome a block in my awareness of the world around me and those who inhabit it. Regarding blocks to awareness, I need to state for the record that I have spent 30 years studying psychology, history, cul-ture, religion, myth and the so-called paranormal1. I also have worked for many years with hypnotherapy - which gave me a very good mechanical knowledge of how the mind/brain of the human being operates at very deep levels. But even so, I was still operating with certain beliefs firmly in place that were shattered by my research into psychopathy. I realized that there was a certain set of ideas that I held about human beings that were sacrosanct – and false. I even wrote about this once in the following way: …my work has shown me that the vast majority of people want to do good, to experience good things, think good thoughts, and make decisions with good results. And they try with all their might to do so! With the majority of people hav-ing this internal desire, why the Hell isn't it happening? I was naïve, I admit. There were many things I did not know that I have learned since I penned those words. But even at that time I was aware of how our own minds can be used to deceive us. Now, what beliefs did I hold that made me a victim of a psychopath? The first and most obvious one is that I truly be-lieved that deep inside, all people are basically “good” and that they “want to do good, to experience good things, think good thoughts, and make decisions with good results. And they try with all their might to do so….” As it happens, this is not true as I - and everyone involved in our research group - learned to our sorrow, as they say. But we also learned to our edification. In order to come to some understanding of exactly what kind of human being could do the things that were done to me (and others close to me), and why they might be motivated - even driven - to behave this way, we began to research the psychology literature for clues because we needed to understand for our own peace of mind. 1 I have never received any academic degrees, so I am not a “professional”, in that respect.

12 EDITOR’S PREFACE If there is a psychological theory that can explain vicious and harmful behavior, it helps very much for the victim of such acts to have this information so that they do not have to spend all their time feeling hurt or angry. And certainly, if there is a psychological theory that helps a person to find what kind of words or deeds can bridge the chasm between people, to heal misunderstandings, that is also a worthy goal. It was from such a perspective that we began our extensive work on the subjects of narcissism, which then led to the study of psychopathy. Of course, we didn’t start out with such any such “diagno-sis” or label for what we were witnessing. We started out with observations and searched the literature for clues, for profiles, for anything that would help us to understand the inner world of a human being - actually a group of human beings - who seemed to be utterly depraved and unlike anything we had ever encountered before. We found that this kind of human is all too common, and that, according to some of the latest research, they cause more damage in human society than any other sin-gle so-called “mental illness”. Martha Stout, who has worked extensively with victims of psychopaths, writes: Imagine - if you can - not having a conscience, none at all, no feelings of guilt or remorse no matter what you do, no lim-iting sense of concern for the well-being of strangers, friends, or even family members. Imagine no struggles with shame, not a single one in your whole life, no matter what kind of selfish, lazy, harmful, or immoral action you had taken. And pretend that the concept of responsibility is unknown to you, except as a burden others seem to accept without ques-tion, like gullible fool. Now add to this strange fantasy the ability to conceal from other people that your psychological makeup is radically dif-ferent from theirs. Since everyone simply assumes that con-science is universal among human beings, hiding the fact that you are conscience-free is nearly effortless. You are not held back from any of your desires by guilt or shame, and you are never confronted by others for your cold-bloodedness. The ice water in your veins is so bizarre, so completely outside of their personal experience, that they sel-dom even guess at your condition.

POLITICAL PONEROLOGY 13 In other words, you are completely free of internal re-straints, and your unhampered liberty to do just as you please, with no pangs of conscience, is conveniently invisible to the world. You can do anything at all, and still your strange advan-tage over the majority of people, who are kept in line by their consciences will most likely remain undiscovered. How will you live your life? What will you do with your huge and secret advantage, and with the corresponding handicap of other people (con-science)? The answer will depend largely on just what your desires happen to be, because people are not all the same. Even the profoundly unscrupulous are not all the same. Some people - whether they have a conscience or not - favor the ease of iner-tia, while others are filled with dreams and wild ambitions. Some human beings are brilliant and talented, some are dull-witted, and most, conscience or not, are somewhere in be-tween. There are violent people and nonviolent ones, indi-viduals who are motivated by blood lust and those who have no such appetites. [...] Provided you are not forcibly stopped, you can do any-thing at all. If you are born at the right time, with some access to fam-ily fortune, and you have a special talent for whipping up other people's hatred and sense of deprivation, you can arrange to kill large numbers of unsuspecting people. With enough money, you can accomplish this from far away, and you can sit back safely and watch in satisfaction. [...] Crazy and frightening - and real, in about 4 percent of the population.... The prevalence rate for anorexic eating disorders is esti-mated a 3.43 percent, deemed to be nearly epidemic, and yet this figure is a fraction lower than the rate for antisocial per-sonality. The high-profile disorders classed as schizophrenia occur in only about 1 percent of [the population] - a mere quarter of the rate of antisocial personality - and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention say that the rate of colon cancer in the United States, considered “alarmingly high,” is

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