hat causes a person to have no conscience? That is not to say that they lose consciousness, but they lose the sense of reality, of whether something is good or bad. How does someone get to that point?
" Conscience ability or faculty that distinguishes whether one's actions are right or wrong. In plain English, it is a person's inner sense of what is right or what is wrong morally. It leads to feelings of remorse when one does things that go against his/her moral values, and to feelings of rectitude or integrity when one's actions conform to our moral values. It is also the attitude which informs one's moral judgment before performing any action. The extent to which such moral judgments are based in reason has been a matter of controversy almost throughout the history of Western philosophy." -- Wikipedia
One instance is that of Casey Anthony. Have you see pictures of her darling daughter Caylee?
A little about Caylee Anthony's life...
Currently regarding the DNA testing confirmation...
Note: The DNA came back today and is confirmed to be that of Caylee Anthony.
Now, I know that Casey Anthony is innocent until proven guilty, however, who could do something like that? Not only was that done, but then she goes and plays head-games with the officials and her own parents about it. Obviously, there is something very wrong with Casey Anthony. I believe that there is also something wrong with her parents for not questioning the whereabouts of their grandchild until a month or so later. What is wrong with people? It seems that there is no respect for life anymore!
"The term "psychopathy" is often confused with psychotic disorders. It is estimated that approximately one percent of the general population are psychopaths.
The psychopath is defined by a psychological gratification in criminal, sexual, or aggressive impulses and the inability to learn from past mistakes. Individuals with this disorder gain satisfaction through their antisocial behavior and also lack a conscience." -- Wikipedia
Then, there is Governor Rod Blagojevich. Now, no one should doubt that Chicago has had a corrupt government for decades. However, for him to state today that he is not guilty of any wrong doing...that is insane! He is known for fighting and that is probably what has gotten him this far in his career.
His most recent press conference...
Now, here is another take on the story...
What is truly insane is that the Feds have him on tape and have been investigating him for years and yet he still denies any wrong doing. At this point, with all that has been made public, what is the guy thinking? He has always had the demeanor of "high-and-mighty", or "elite"...but, come on Blago…it's time to give it up!
"Narcissistic Personality Disorder...a pervasive pattern of grandiosity, need for admiration, and a lack of empathy.... The narcissist is described as turning inward for gratification rather than depending on others and as being excessively preoccupied with issues of personal adequacy, power and prestige. Narcissistic personality disorder is closely linked to self-centeredness." -- Wikipedia
Another person who must have a screw loose is Bernard Madoff. By now, you have probably heard that Madoff was a guy who performed a $50 billion ponzi scheme over years and years. Not only that, but rumor has it that the SEC knew he was involved in this type of activity and didn't do anything about it.
"Within hours, investors who had trusted the 70-year-old Madoff for years - including the owner of the New York Mets - were reeling at charges that one of the most trusted names on Wall Street was a full-time fraud.
Manhattan federal prosecutors disclosed a long-running scheme that may have resulted in $50 billion in losses - perhaps the biggest scam in Wall Street history.
The one-time Nasdaq chairman, investigators charged, operated a classic Ponzi scheme, paying off early investors with funds from subsequent clients to keep the illusion of profit alive." -- NY Daily News
The only way the dominoes started falling was that, "Last week, the truth began to emerge as investors, spooked by the battered economy, decided to pull out their money." and he didn't have it. Long-story-short, "When the agents showed up at his apartment, Madoff admitted he'd "paid investors with money that wasn't there," was "broke" and knew "it could not go on." What was he thinking? I guess there are some silver linings to this bad economy after all.
There are so many examples of people who have no conscience and who still get by in this world. The list is huge. In fact, there are probably many, many who we don't even ever hear about. That is a scary thought!