|more eagle face HERE|
And i think that is the level that sociopathy can reach. Inflexibility in the disorder becomes so strong that the constancy and strength of the socipathic traits can make some appear to move into a category of pure socipapthy.
Do you know a woman who simply seems UNABLE to stop gossiping about her "friends", family, or coworkers? Do you know a guy who --no matter how much it has destroyed his life, will still choose to drink beer each and every night? The woman may say she is kind and the guy may say he can stop drinking anytime. Why might or might not each consider asking for help or want to change?
I put this out here to introduce the exploration and dilemma of category versus continuum;
and, that as Cleckly said, "let there be no judgement where there is no compassion."
Back to Animal Cruelty.
Agreeing that cruelty to animals is a Bad Thing, and that we would like to do whatever possible to end it- and hopefully, learn whatever we can from studying the dynamics of it to also find ways to influence the sociopathic person in other areas--i first ask,
What can allow a person to enjoy, let alone sponsor such a spectacle as animals in pain?
terrible picture of Gypsy.
(you can click on any pic on this blog to enlarge it.)
for recovery and rescue.
You can read her Good Stuff
does one move into this, can one move out?
Even many hardened criminals hate this behavior. (Example: There was a case here in Liberty, Missouri, of a man [ Charles C. Benoit] who
Nationally, People were very angry at Michael Vick and his Cohorts. You can read about the details of his operation, the defendants, the deals cut, etc. and the public
They protested at the courthouse,
they protested at the football field.
I did read the legal documents; the evidence,
the descriptions of how the dogs were mistreated and tortured and killed were nightmarish. you can get a glimpse HERE.
Two issues arise for me.
But First i will post some pics below,
and in the next post will take up where this left off.
Mustwatch: Youtube music for change:
beautiful poignant song here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eHH8Ap2Hw9w&feature=related