TAKE THE PSYCHOPATH TEST
and find out:
The United States is in a perpetual state of national emergency.
30 of them, in fact.
An emergency declared by President Jimmy Carter on the 10th day of the Iranian hostage crisis in 1979 remains in effect almost 35 years later.
Those emergencies, declared by the president by proclamation or executive order, give the president extraordinary powers:
to seize property, call up the National Guard and hire and fire military officers at will.
"What the National Emergencies Act does is like a toggle switch, and when the president flips it, he gets new powers.
It's like a magic wand. and there are very few constraints about how he turns it on,"
said Kim Lane Scheppele, a professor at Princeton University.
But what does this perpetual state of national emergency do to psyches of the citizens of this nation?
When you have a phenomenon like 9/11, it’s literally a disclosure, which is the Greek meaning of the word.
It unveils an understanding of the world that is beyond what any of us possessed before or could’ve imagined having.
In other words, the end of the world as we know it can show the world as it always really was, beneath the veneer of stability.
Apocalyptic events seriously draw into question people’s taken-for-granted understanding of their worlds.
If you get a little thrill when you contemplate the worldwide obliteration of society in a horrific Armageddon,
have you crossed a line from “person with a guilty pleasure” to “person who is a dangerous psychopath”?
When the apocalypse is in the hypothetical, it’s normal for the excitement to be stronger than the fear.
If it’s not in the hypothetical and you’re seeing the devastation and you’re more excited than distraught,
then you’re in the psychopathic range.
WHAT DO YOU THINK?