"They are elected officials who wreaked havoc on innocent lives by uncaring, unfeeling, selfish, irresponsible, parasitic psychopaths who lie to their constituents, trade political favors for campaign contributions, turn a blind eye to the wishes of the electorate, cheat taxpayers out of hard-earned dollars, favor the corporate elite and spare little thought for the impact of their thoughtless actions and hastily passed legislation might have on defenseless citizens.
Pat McCrory, Phil Berger, Jon Hardister, John Faircloth, John Blust and Trudy Wade have a tendency to be selfish, callous, remorseless users of others, irresponsible, pathological liars, glib, con artists, lacking in remorse and shallow.
A few Trudy Wade Campaign Contributors who haven't asked for their money back as far as I know
Charismatic politicians, like criminal psychopaths, exhibit a failure to accept responsibility for their actions, have a high sense of self-worth, are chronically unstable, have socially deviant lifestyle, need constant stimulation, have parasitic lifestyles and possess unrealistic goals.
...Political psychopaths are all largely cut from the same pathological cloth, brimming with seemingly easy charm and boasting calculating minds. Such leaders eventually create pathocracies—totalitarian societies bent on power, control, and destruction of both freedom in general and those who exercise their freedoms.
Bigots; North Carolina State Senators Trudy Wade and Phil Berger; Bigots; NC Representatives John Blust, Jon Hardister and John Faircloth
Once psychopaths gain power, the result is usually some form of totalitarian government or a pathocracy. “At that point, the government operates against the interests of its own people except for favoring certain groups,” author James G. Long notes. “We are currently witnessing deliberate polarizations of North Carolina citizens..."
In other words, electing a psychopath to public office is tantamount to hara-kiri, the ritualized act of self-annihilation, self-destruction and suicide. It signals the demise of democratic government and lays the groundwork for a totalitarian regime that is legalistic, inflexible, intolerant and inhuman.
...The willingness to prioritize power above all else, including the welfare of their fellow human beings, ruthlessness, callousness and an utter lack of conscience are among the defining traits of Pat McCrory, Phil Berger, Jon Hardister, John Faircloth, John Blust and Trudy Wade.
When our own government no longer sees us as human beings with dignity and worth but as things to be manipulated, maneuvered, mined for data, manhandled by police, conned into believing it has our best interests at heart, mistreated, jailed if we dare step out of line, and then punished unjustly without remorse—all the while refusing to own up to its failings—we are no longer operating under a constitutional republic.
“We didn’t see this coming,” Republican House member John Hardister told Triad City Beat." after voting for HB2, which Brian Cleary didn't mention in the article
...What we are experiencing is a pathocracy: tyranny at the hands of a psychopathic government, which “operates against the interests of its own people except for favoring certain groups.”
...“[T]yranny does not flourish because perpetuators are helpless and ignorant of their actions. It flourishes because they actively identify with those who promote vicious acts as virtuous.”
People don’t simply line up and salute. It is through one’s own personal identification with a given leader, party or social order that they become agents of good or evil.
...The goal of the modern corporate state is obvious: to promote, cultivate, and embed a sense of shared identification among its citizens. To this end, “we the people” have become “we the police state.”
Greensboro's News and Record covering for John Blust and John Hardister who voted for the anti-gay North Carolina legislation
We are fast becoming slaves in thrall to a government machine that relentlessly erodes our freedoms through countless laws, statutes, and prohibitions.
Any resistance to such regimes depends on the strength of opinions in the minds of those who choose to fight back. What this means is that we the citizenry must be very careful that we are not manipulated into marching in lockstep with an oppressive regime.
...While psychopaths may not care about how their actions harm other people, notes Beauchamp, “they very much do care about being able to hold on to their positions of power. A system that actually holds people accountable to the broader conscience of society may be one of the best ways to keep conscienceless people in check.”
That said, if we allow the ballot box to become our only means of pushing back against the police state, the battle is already lost.
Resistance will require a citizenry willing to be active at the local level.
...until we can remind our fellow Americans what it really means to be a free American, and until we can learn to stand our ground in the face of threats to those freedoms and encourage our fellow citizens to stop being cogs in the machine, we will continue to be treated like slaves in thrall to a bureaucratic police state run by political psychopaths like Pat McCrory, Phil Berger, Jon Hardister, John Faircloth, John Blust and Trudy Wade."
Did the State of North Carolina just eliminate Greensboro's LGBTQ ordinances with HB2?
Did North Carolina HB2 just get rid of Greensboro's MWBE program?
Joan Monaghan Williams to Nancy Barakat Vaughan; March 25 on the Transgender issues