Daily Kos: The Rise of the Sociopathic Right
No one realized that we were slowly creating a nation of near sociopaths. Or that those with the strongest sociopathic tendencies would be the most likely to rise up in the new corporate system. But that is exactly what we are becoming. A sociopathic nation.
To be sure, much of the financial support of the libertarian astroturf movement comes from men who are only concerned with their profit. Are the Koch brothers ideological sociopaths or are they just plain old sociopaths motivated by greed. Who knows? But within that movement are true believers - people who have convinced themselves, or allowed themselves to be convinced, that caring about, feeling sympathy for, or concerning oneself in any way with their fellow man is not only unnecessary, but actually a bad thing. An almost religion based on live and let die.
The result of this new religion, the worship of greed and selfishness, is the imminent breakdown of American society. We are watching unravel every day. As it must. A society based on the social code of every-man-for-himself cannot survive. Nor would we want it to.