Persistent shunning is effective when a psychopath tries to treat you as a slave. Is this cruel? Not at all, you are actually helping them. You are sharing the virtues of your conscience. By isolating them from risky social situations, you are helping them to avoid the long term social risks they cannot weigh subconsciously. More so than than the empaths who are oblivious to their exact disorder, you are acting as their guardian.
Without compound emotions, psychopaths can’t feel fear like we do, only despair. Human fear is despair imagined in the future. Fear requires imagination. Imagination is not just visualization, but subconscious immersion with emotional context. You could argue that animals display fear, but they are strictly reacting to an occurrence now. I argue fear indicates a future time component. Animals are reacting to something they associate with attributes of a past pain, or the basic attributes of danger (a loud noise for example.) Remove the stimulus and the despair will retract at a predictable pace. Not necessarily true for a human. An empathic human will also react to perceived future risk. Depending on the circumstances, possibly as long as the rest of their life.
Since first putting together the civilization gene theory, I’ve been haunted by the question. Will the shunning be relentless? Perhaps not. Psychopaths have a choice. Any particular psychopath could decide operate in the open with the logical tools they do have. If a psychopath were to openly acknowledge civilization as their master, they would then have a framework for treating other humans as peers.To be clear, a psychopath can offer a slave like submission on an individual or small basis, but this is a risky proposition for the propositioned empath(s). The societies around them and civilization itself are not aware of their psychopath nor in some cases that such a person can even exist. So when such an agreement is challenged, the psychopath can simply lie and say no agreement existed. Further they can lie and say they never displayed the negative behavior that brought the agreement to bear. That is the likely choice to be made by someone driven entirely by selfish logic. With near certainty if they perceive a golden opportunity.
A zero trust network is needed. Science is possibly the first such information classification system. First information is proposed. Then tests are formulated by someone with both the means and the interest. Finally the results are verified by anyone with the means to do so. The cheaper information verification is, the better the system works.
Traditional science has huge barriers to entry for some scientific verification. Enormous grants are needed to build extravagant machinery and hire vast staffs to perform multi-year experiments that are then locked behind large paywalls guarded by minimally staffed scientific journals. But more recently open source software has catapulted computer science to the fore with a barrier of entry to one computer, internet connection and food, clothing and electricity for a staff of one. Just now (in history) Bitcoin and it’s ilk have further scaled the zero trust (scientific) method down to a mere single statement with instant verification on a global scale.
Psychopaths now have simple mechanisms to commit themselves to the greater good. They simply need a cell phone with a small piece of free software and a golden opportunity that drives them to use it. They simply need to state under the rigors of vetted mathematics, that they are indeed a sociopath and are prepared to submit to civilization itself.
What does it mean to be part of this commitment to humanity? Both a commitment to those empaths who have not grown beyond their default state of trust, and to psychopaths who recognize they are being offered assistance navigating or even conquering the oddities of a world built on irrational compassion. It would looks like this.
- Dedication to logic.
- Admit to sociopathy.
- Admit civilization and society as your master.
- Admit a lack of conscience creates social problems.
- Openly establish trusted sources of criticism (empath sponsors.)
- Accept criticism from your sponsors.
- Demonstrate implementation or dismiss feasibility of criticism.
- Psychopaths must admit that empathic sponsors are capible of Kohlberg’s post conventional thinking.
- Vigilence. Sponsorship means always being prepared to revert to shunning.
- Psychopaths have no singular authority over data.
- Psychopaths have no direct reports.
- A commitment to a reasoned approach to inclusion baring violation of the above.
- Sponsors must understand that Kohlberg’s conventional stage is the final moral destination for psychopaths.
The essence of this system is for empaths to lend, and verify the reception of, the post conventional properties to the conscience to sponsored sociopaths. In return the psychopath can enjoy more (though obviously not limitless) social freedom. The ability to move freely around people who will shun rather than punish or attack them for missing some ‘common sense’ about long term risk. Who instead of condemning them for not displaying a behavior they simply can’t display, will lend their abilities to navigate day to day risks. Instead of doubling down on social pressure (more importantly the consequences of not complying) allowing the sociopaths isolated downtime to logically asses their environment and subsequently control their mood swings.
While this will likely fail for any psychopaths in narcisistic or ASPD stage (described in ‘psychopath labels’) there is real promise for assisting an intelligent logical sociopath into a sponsored conventional stage. This would be both beneficial to psychopath and to society as a whole as the long term risky behaviors are reduced.