Friday, June 23, 2017

Is Being Evil A Choice?

Imagine a baby boy, a child of loving and caring parents, destroying his favorite stuffed animals and in the following years attacks and hurts his siblings. The parents, desperate for an explanation and a cure seek professional psychiatric help.
After much testing and analysis the parents are informed that their son suffers from a brain dysfunction that causes him to be a psychopath, destined to a life of crime and punishment. Except in rare cases there is no cure for this most difficult of disorders.
What is the best way for a modern society to deal with such people? Kill them in the womb, kill them at birth or kill them as adults following a capital murder conviction?
A better way, in my opinion, is to separate these psychopathic victims from the general population as soon as symptoms appear and hope that modern science can come up with a solution in their lifetimes.

Psychopathy is the most dangerous of all antisocial personality disorders because of the way psychopaths dissociate emotionally from their actions, regardless of how terrible those actions may be. Many prolific and notorious serial killers, including the late Ted Bundy and John Wayne Gacy, and the incarcerated Dennis Rader ("Bind, Torture, Kill" or BTK) are unremorseful psychopaths. Psychopathic killers view their innocent victims as inhuman objects to be tormented and exterminated for their own amusement or even sexual gratification.

Paul Hunter

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