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We Cause Pain and Suffering With No Apology

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Jim Robertson

May 18, 2012

"We cause pain and suffering and apologize to no one."

Another 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.

A 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.

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