Friday, March 5, 2010

Psychopaths With Occam's Razor

New World Notes News
Vol. 3, No. 10 -- March 5, 2010

This Week in New World Notes, radio program #105, March. 9:

Psychopaths With Occam's Razor

Exeutive summary

Hierarchies (government, military, & Wall Street) become top-heavy with psychopaths--all of whom are capable of harming others without feeling the slightest guilt, empathy, or remorse. The Official Explanation of each outrage they commit is always convoluted. The principle of "Occam's Razor" posits that (all else equal) simpler explanations are more likely to be true than explanations worthy of Rube Goldberg. An example of the latter is the Official Story of why there was no air defense on 9-11-2001.

Here's a simple, Occam-friendly explanation of U.S. foreign policy since 1990: The psychopaths are running the show for their own benefit.

In this program, various observers discuss the decade-long genocidal sanctions against the Iraqi people (1990s, mostly under Clinton), Jewish Nazi-collaborator George Soros, 9/11, and General S.L.A. Marshall's groundbreaking discovery of soldiers' extreme reluctance to kill other humans, even "enemy" troops.

We even end on a note of hope and optimism. After all, the normals still outnumber the psychopaths 20-to-1, and the psychos haven't yet succeeded in grabbing complete control of the Internet!

Top: The Anti-occam: Rube Goldberg (1883-1970)
Bottom: Goldberg's soup-cooling machine

And the winners are . . .

Rube Goldberg Award-winning byzantine Official Explanations include

  • How 2 airplanes caused 3 steel skyscrapers to collapse, each onto its own footprint, at near-freefall speed, while mimicking every characteristic of a controlled implosion
  • Why, on 9-11-2001, there was no air defense of "the Homeland" and no missile defense of the Pentagon
  • How giving a trillion dollars to private Wall Street corporations--no strings attached--will create jobs and reduce home foreclosures
  • Why U.S. forces are killing people in Afghanistan

Notes and credits

Thanks to James Corbett ( -- episode #113) for the audio on George Soros. Thanks to Tereza Coraggio ( for the article by Dr. Kevin Barrett, "Twilight of the Psychopaths." Regular podcasts by both Corbett & Coraggio are archived on

New World Notes is produced under the auspices (Latin for "counter") of WWUH-FM, a community service of that beacon of light in darkest Connecticut, the University of Hartford. Feedback to kdowst at hotmail period com.

See last week's installment (#104) for more on psychopaths in power (and the predictable results).

On the show I've condensed--and in the process toned down --Kevin Barrett's essay, "Twilight of the Psychopaths." Here's the full text (in .pdf).

As Clinton's Secretary of State, Madeline Albright (then a brunette) famously
defended, on TV, the Administration's murder of 500,000 Iraqi children by
its oppressive regime of sanctions. The equal number of adult civilians
murdered didn't bear mentioning. Here, in February 2004, she arrives in
Berkeley to plug her published memoirs. And no, the sign on the window
isn't exaggerated, inflammatory rhetoric. Even so, the buck stops with her
boss, the Psychopath-in-Chief. Apologies to Sassacus, Black Elk, & Sitting Bull.

Coming Soon

  • March 16 -- The Second Coming (in American imagination & popular culture)
  • March 23 -- Airport Security & Other Scams

Catch New World Notes (all times Eastern):

Could a teenaged Jew in Hungary, ca. 1944, actively assist the Nazi
Occupiers in robbing other Jews of their wealth and shipping them off
to extermination camps . . . and--decades later--feel not the slightest
guilt or remorse? Easy as
goulash to a psychopath!

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