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Put the psychopaths in charge, they’re smart, logical and articulate

war gamesIn 1982, Hollywood was in production with the film War Games starring Matthew Broderick as a young man who accidentally engages a military computer to start running a thermonuclear war simulation game. He almost launches World War III.

At the same time in 1982, the UK was developing a secret Home Office exercise to test how real people would survive if World War III actually happened. What if 300 megatons of nuclear bombs were detonated over Britain, flattening towns and killing many?

The exercise was top secret. Some of the suggestions were “outside the box.”

According to documents recently released at the National Archives, one such “outside the box” idea was to put the psychopaths in charge.

Jane Hogg, a scientific officer in the Home Office, thought psychopaths would be “very good in crises,” because “they have no feelings for others, no moral code, and tend to be very intelligent and logical.”

The psychopath angle didn’t make it into the simulation, but War Games was nominated for three Oscars.

The nuclear attack on the UK that never happened, from BBC News Magazine.

Story submitted by two Lovefraud readers.



3 Comments on "Put the psychopaths in charge, they’re smart, logical and articulate"

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  1. Some brilliant civil servant thought the psychopaths could be relied upon in case of nuclear disaster because they wouldn’t be emotionally affected by the devastation.

    Maybe not, but they would sure see it as a giant opportunity to take advantage of chaos.

    Psychopaths love turmoil – when things are in flux, they have the opportunity to manipulate the situation to serve themselves.



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  2. Barb says:

    This may not be a direct response to this particular post, but it bothers me tremendously.

    Do you believe in Hell, and if so, why? I forced myself to Google about Hell yesterday and had trouble sleeping. It is inconceivable to me that such a place could exist. The fires of Hell are described as a thousand times worse than the physical pain of being burned on Earth. Why kind of God has Hell waiting for us, even Hitler?

    And sociopaths/psychopaths are born with ‘something missing’…their brains have been proven to be ‘less than’ in that certain area of emotions. They are going to Hell for something they cannot help?

    I need to hear from others and their thoughts on Hell. I was brought up to believe in Purgatory, and now you never hear about that all. It is straight to Hell…one-way ticket…and you never get out.

    My Jesus would not let this happen to anyone.



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    • AnnettePK says:

      Barb,

      Interesting and serious question that many people have had through the ages. Finding an answer is a personal journey, but I’ll share what I have come to believe. I believe the truth is what you say, that Jesus would not condemn anyone to suffer eternally. Ezekiel 18:23 and 33:11 say that God is grieved at the death of the wicked and that He wants them to turn from evil and do good and live and be happy. Romans 6:23 says that the result of sin is death, not eternal torture.

      I believe that the Bible is the truth and the word of God. However, it is widely misunderstood. For example, nowhere in the Bible does it say that people go to heaven, or hell for that matter, when they die. Those are pagan pre Christian philosophies that crept into mainstream Christianity a few hundred years after Jesus’human lifetime. Psalm 37:29 and Matthew 5:5 tell us that the reward of the righteous is on the earth. Revelation 5:10 explains further that the righteous will “reign on the earth.”

      My understanding as to what the word ‘hell’ in the Bible means and what the various Greek and Hebrew words that have been translated as ‘hell’ meant in the original languages is explained here better than I can explain it. http://www.lcg.org/cgi-bin/lcg/studytopics/lcg-st.cgi?category=HeavenHell1&item=1116517642

      I hope this helps a bit to give you a starting point for researching an answer to your question.



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