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May 18, 2012
"We cause pain and suffering and apologize to no one."
quote from an unrepentant, sadistic serial killer defending his fellow
psychopaths' right to manipulate and exploit others?
Well, if by
psychopathic serial killer you mean someone who kills repeatedly without
conscience or empathy for his victims, then yes.
The quote is an
edited version of a comment to the press by the vice president of the
Montana Trappers Association. The entire statement went: "We trappers do
cause pain and suffering to animals and apologize to no one." Sure, as far
as "sportsmen" go, trappers are the cruelest of the cruel, but this guy must
have one over-inflated sense of entitlement to publically blurt out
something this shallow, narcissistic and utterly absent of regret.
lack of remorse or guilt, lack of empathy, grandiosity and shallow emotions
are all key traits of psychopaths, according to the Psychopathy Checklist,
spelled out by Robert D. Hare, PhD, author of Without Conscience: The
Disturbing World of the Psychopaths Among Us.
If a society were ever
to practice pre-emptive incarceration based on a given person's potential to
do harm to others, trappers would be the first to go.