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XNews, Gianluca D'Agostino Personal Blog, April 18, 2015. Forget about Left vs. Right, today it's Consciousness vs. Sociopathy
I came across this interesting blog article by Gianluca D'Agostino, in which he deviates from most conventional thinking about what divides America. It's a topic we certainly have thrown around on this website, some with a lot of passion. Basically, instead of left versus right, D'Agostino divides us into the way our brains work. He sees two types of thinking controlling our political discourse: Consciousness versus Sociopathy.
Consciousness is the vital breath that defines everything we perceive with or without the help of our senses. It is perception and creation at the same time, a vision based upon unity and inclusiveness, whose "main implication is that the whole universe is based upon the concept of Oneness."
"Sociopathy, on the other hand, is the Neanderthalian attitude that considers reality as something external from ourselves, as if matter would stand alone or as if it is made of something that doesn't include ourselves and that does instead exist a priori."
"Sociopathy is based upon the concept of division instead of unity. Where you have someone who wants to divide society into categories of any sort you have a sociopath attitude. Meaningless categories like political affiliation, race, ethnic origin, wealth, gender, sexual orientation, nationality or religion were created and are still being propped up in today's world with the only intent of dividing our society in order to better rule it. This is a ruling strategy that the current establishment borrowed from the Romans and which is called "divide et impera" (divide and rule)."
That last statement is so true. It's an interesting take on the Great Political Divide in our country. I might elaborate on that premise by sharing my own belief that much of our divide is pushed and nourished for political gain by plutocrats using fear...the fear of the "other". However, that kind of fear cannot thrive without ignorance. The Republican Party can thus be called the party of fear and ignorance...but now I can also add the word, "sociopaths". That is not a surprise to many.