A characteristic of sociopaths is charm. They instinctively find the right buttons to push and flatter, ingratiating themselves.
It's different from normal healthy folks. We seek to encourage, to emphasize positive qualities, so we can grow and inspire to do the best.
Sociopaths stuff people full of false dreams so they can further their own agendas.
As well, we admonish people, giving them an opportunity to right wrongs. We are supposed to learn from our mistakes. That means we make something better. Of course, there is a dark side reversal.
Sociopaths seek to cover up. If they make a 'mistake', they have been caught destroying. Then they lie and diffuse, causing more pain.
I had a close friend in Hollywood. He was brilliant at what he did. Besides, he was a decent human being. But he was liberal in our modern sense. I think it was because he wanted to actually help people. Bur he chose the authoritarian/state led method. They know better than we do what we need etc.
We were having lunch and it was just after the Gubernatorial election in Indiana. I mentioned how so many loathed the Republican candidate they jumped to the Democrat. Btw, that man had integrity and was burdened especially after 911. I could sit in his office with my gun on. Then he died suddenly while out of town. It's a story unto itself.
My friend brightened up and mentioned the Clintons. He said they were great folks and asked if I ever met them. I smiled and said no. I didn't go further. It would have been fruitless. When someone's mind is made up, the facts would have had no effect.
Another time his wife asked me to call back once when the DNC convention was about to introduce Kerry. She asked me to call back because HE was about to speak.
These are cases in point how people are horn swoggled. The enemy panders to their hope that they can make it all better.
I simply refuse to buy the poopy sandwich or drink the kool aid. That is what we must do. Just say no as it were lol.
Charm only works as long as folks buy it. Wear that away with truth.
Some will always buy it. Some can be turned to the truth.
Find a way to do what you can to make the true flavors come through in all their bitterness.
Now more than ever.
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