I think it’s high time we grew up and demanded proper MRI scans to test leaders for signs of sociopathic tendencies BEFORE they get into power, and start wrecking the planet. Their massacres and wars and torture operations would speak volumes later, but let science step in and give an opinion first.
The attempt to eliminate smallpox, polio and malaria saved many hundreds of thousands of lives. But sociopathy, in the unfeeling brains of charismatic leaders who launch wars and massacres, who lie and cheat their way into power, who stay there long after the chance of fulfilling their promise to do good has gone, directly cause the deaths of tens of millions, and indirectly – through neglect and slick-witted “spin” of global tragedies like starvation – millions more.
It’s unbelievable how before hiring a clerk we investigate their honesty and references when the worst they could do is steal a stamp or insult a client, but we gladly let someone we hardly know act so recklessly that our whole country becomes a target of worldwide loathing – to such an extent, we now need to surround the Olympics with missiles! None of this was even a vague possibility before Blair hooked us up to fellow sociopaths Bush, Cheney & Rumsfeld. It’s incredible! And now he’s come back with a big grin to do more damage!
And what a farce, when after a single murder, we leave no stone unturned and rush around in all directions until the culprit is found and placed where he is no longer a threat, after which we all breath a sigh of relief on a job well done, but give a man a nice suit and a beaming smile, and although he has already shown his eagerness to order the deaths of hundreds of thousands of people – including our own young soldiers – we shrug, grin knowingly, hand him tens of millions of our taxes and say, “ah, politicians – what can you do?”
What indeed? Mandatory testing: these people can be highly dangerous. Of course, if they have nothing to hide, they have nothing to fear.
The following pictures, from the BBC website, show servicemen and women who died in Afghanistan since 2008. Hundreds more have died in Iraq, and in the years prior to this, since war was declared over faked evidence, in order to build a stronger military presence in the Persian Gulf.
Apart from these deaths, more than a million civilians are estimated to have been killed in Iraq and Afghanistant, although figures are hard to ascertain because they are generally not considered important enough to count.
Various estimates of deaths in Iraq cuased by the invasion: a further one million children died from sanctions insisted on by America and the UK.
|Iraq Family Health Survey||151,000 violent deaths||March 2003 to June 2006|
|Lancet survey||601,027 violent deaths out of 654,965 excess deaths||March 2003 to June 2006|
|Opinion Research Business survey||1,033,000 deaths as a result of the conflict||March 2003 to August 2007|
|Associated Press||110,600 deaths||March 2003 to April 2009|
|Iraq Body Count project||105,052 — 114,731 civilian deaths as a result of the conflict. Over 162,000 civilian and combatant deaths||March 2003 to January 2012|
|WikiLeaks. Classified Iraq war logs||109,032 deaths including 66,081 civilian deaths.||January 2004 to December 2009|