Peace activist Valerie Morse talks with Lisa Er on the upcoming weapons conference, warship visits and why this is bad for New Zealand and the rest of the world.
This November, coinciding with the New Zealand Navy’s 75th birthday celebrations, is the annual NZ Defence Industry Conference and Arms Expo, that includes approximately 500 international weapons companies.
The Navy "celebration" is a stage-managed marketing event to secure public support for future ties with the US, sanctioning wars, with ever-increasing budgets, and the recruitment of young men and women who are asked to fight and die.
This is proposed for 16th and 17th November 2016 in Auckland, sponsored by the world’s largest weapons manufacturer and maker of nuclear weapons, Lockheed Martin. Also sponsoring are Thales, Babcock, ThyssenKrupp, and Cubic Defence (all in the top 100 list of international arms companies), along with the NZ Defence Industry Association, itself an industry trade promotion group consisting of another approximately 60 members involved in weapons and military-related production.
Lockheed Martin currently has a $446 million contract with the NZ Navy to upgrade New Zealand's two frigates, Te Mana and Te Kaha; boats the Government has already indicated it plans to replace as part of its $20 billion boost to the NZ Defence Force, announced as part of the Defence White Paper released earlier this year. This enormous injection of cash into the military is happening despite the NZDF's own evidence that "the country does not face a direct military threat in the foreseeable future".
The New Zealand military has been continuously at war in Afghanistan alongside the US for 15 years; it is conducting regular training with the US Marine Corp, and it participates in the largest maritime war games in the world, the US-led Rimpac.
The NZ Defence forces original deployment to Iraq was aimed at helping a broader coalition, headed by the United States, to defeat Islamic State and reduce the threat politicians say it poses to New Zealand. Now the deployment has been extended.
New Zealand has clearly come under pressure from the US to stay on in Iraq. It is not just about the extra resources, it's about having more countries in Iraq as part of the coalition, giving greater legitimacy to the US-led "Operation Inherent Resolve."
Valerie says, “We’ve had enough of the politics of fear and austerity. We aren’t going to stand by while those who profit from misery, murder and repression meet to make new deals and congratulate themselves on their successes. We need YOUR help to blockade the weapons conference and to create a peace flotilla on the water to resist the warships.”
To get involved, see the link to Auckland Peace Action below.
Valerie Morse is a writer, librarian, peace activist and anarchist. She is the author of two books: “Against Freedom: the war on terrorism in everyday New Zealand life”, and “The Day the Raids Came: Stories of survival and resistance to the State Terror Raids”.
She has worked on a range of grassroots community issues including war, arms dealers, climate justice, prison abolition and public transport. She loves to garden, and pet fuzzy animals.
Valerie is passionate in her opposition to war. She writes - “There are two broader interconnected issues that arise in opposition to the Weapons Conference. First, if there is a military, it needs weapons. Therefore, the issue of the Weapons Conference goes to the heart of the military project in New Zealand.
Does New Zealand need a standing army? The peace movement with a long trajectory back to the First World War would say no. Contemporary academics and commentators reject the very idea of the “Defence Force,” instead decrying New Zealand’s history of offensive engagement in foreign wars of empire and conquest.”
Both journalist Nicky Hager, and Russell Norman of Greenpeace, agree that New Zealand’s Nuclear-Free Act will not be threatened by the US Navy bringing a warship to be part of the NZ Navy's 75th birthday in November. Oh really? Think again! The US position on neither confirming nor denying whether its war ships are nuclear powered or nuclear armed remains the same. What has changed is the position of the New Zealand Government. It is now perfectly happy to use what is publically available and known as to the ships background, and so it is not going to ask anything further!
This is the first time in 32 years the US has been invited to send a warship to New Zealand. This event is the culmination of many years of work by those who wish to bring the New Zealand military back into the fold of US empire.
The New Zealand government has signed both the Washington and Wellington Declarations in recent years, re-committing the country to joint military cooperation, and conveniently side-stepping the nuclear-free issue altogether.
We as a country need to decide who we are. Wellington was declared a nuclear free zone on April 14 1982 and 40 local authorities in total had declared themselves nuclear-free by the end of 1984.
It is an affront to this country’s nuclear-free status that a naval exercise with United States ships will be taking place in the waters of the Aotearoa New Zealand this November. Are we a country that sits under the US military and nuclear umbrella, supporting foreign wars that have nothing to do with us; or are we going to stand up for our own sovereignty declaring that war is never a solution, and that we will insist on staying nuclear free.
Here is a link to Auckland Peace Action Group where you can get involved! https://aucklandpeaceaction.wordpress.com
Link to Valerie’s article “New Zealand’s Homegrown Military-Industrial Complex” http://www.converge.org.nz/abc/pr/50/pr50-005.html
Link to Valerie’s book “Against Freedom - The War on Terrorism in Everyday New Zealand Life”.
This interview is sponsored by The Awareness Party
I have just finished a grassroots interview with Niki Harre, a leading academic at Auckland University - involved in psychology and sustainable ecological solutions. During this interview, we talked about how she enjoys her immersion into evolving positive change with her local community at the Point Chevalier Transition Towns group, where she finds an active group of localised participators intent on walking their talk.
Because, she sees that there is a movement happening - one without a capital ‘m’ but, it’s a fundamental movement all the same.
For example, they have the following active sub-groups up and running: The Old Homestead Community Garden with the Dignan Street Community Garden Hub, and the Bulk Purchasing Group.
Then there is our Resource Pool for community members who would like to borrow mulchers, hoes, juicers etc.
They also have set up recycling for soft plastics at Pt Chevalier Primary School, Te Ra Road - to avoid this going into landfill - as well as a social calendar, that includes local areas in the larger community.
However, as an academic at Auckland University it is in the strategies as well as the processes that are enacted that Niki finds fulfilling, because she sees that there is a stirring within localised community a movement of connection happening - one that involves the neighbours like as mentioned before yet, without a capital ‘m’ but, it’s a grassroots movement all the same.
It’s when we act in our daily lives, whenever we’re doing things alone or are members of organisations following an evolutionary pathway that; just as when cells come together in greater self organising numbers be it growing from clusters of cells and evolving organs to bodies right up to organisations, when we are involved be it politically or not - ‘at every single level - we are creating the world.’
Like every morning, we wake up we start creating the world - such as how we get to work, how we interrelate with our colleagues, how we relate to our children - the party we vote for, wherever or not we go out and clean the local street - all of it, is part of creating the world.
So Niki is wanting to know how, in our efforts do we - become more integrated as possible - from the depths of our heart as well as acting in the political realm even at a localised level - and how do we recognise the actions that are beneficial and those that are problematic - it’s a hard task but to Niki it’s the task of being an activist.
And at a collective level, she considers the conversation we need to engage in - like what are we exactly endeavouring to do or create? That most people are recognising that ‘ecological and human flourishing’ are the twin pillars that go absolutely hand in hand - so the focus is really coming back to ask - how do people work and play together in the spirit of life?
Then, when she asks herself what are the key critical features to this quest?
They are - individual expressions which leads to diversity, which is giving of our best selves - giving of our peak essence and the other part is ‘community and cooperation.’
Just like when seeing a forest - it will have many, many species, and be very diverse at every level of biota, yet all those species will be living and doing in a form of co-operation, whilst all their different actions work towards having all the other species flourishing as well.
Each species ‘having its niche’ and fitting in.
It’s all about relationship.
Which leads her to explore the ‘Infinite and the Finite Games’ - as put together by philosopher James Carse.
Life is comprised of at least two kinds of games. One is finite games, in which the object is to win and the other is infinite games in which the object is to keep the game in play. Finite games have boundaries, include only select players and have rules that must not change for the duration of the game.
In contrast, infinite games have horizons that move as the player moves, welcome everyone into the game and the rules must change over time or the game will cease. In fact, when infinite players sense another player is about to lose, they attempt to change the rules to prevent this. Would you like to play?
To look at things in another way:
When parents bring children into the world, their babies are their treasures. Mum & Dad will do their utmost to make sure that their little ones are loved and cared for with totally, dedicated mindfulness.
Yet, to fulfil these aspirations, in most cases they have found themselves as the proverbial ingredients in a sandwich - that to survive in our Neo Liberal economic game plan, certain sacrifices have to be made.
When seen in this context - the tragedy of our time isn’t just all the damage we are doing to each other and our planet, it is that we aren’t even having much fun doing so. We’ve become stuck, too busy winning to listen to our hearts and each other.
Nevertheless, today we are witnessing new ways of doing and living that are now finally being articulated from that of a perceptive, psychological understanding. It is clearly showing us positive options that enhance relationships, pull the strands of community closer and enable us to strategize a way of resolving the challenges of survival.
Most of all, it is empowering us to involve ourselves into a new paradigm of ecological sustainability, peace and goodwill, and that which we at heart - all aspire to.
For it is now possible for us to change. The infinite game is right here, almost within our grasp, and everyone is invited.
If you want to play the infinite game or learn more go to www.infinite-game.net.
If you wish to listen into an ebullient an engaging conversation of emancipative possibilities and reinvigorating your life and your community - this intelligent and encouraging discussion with Niki, may very well stimulate you to take another step further. To really let you know that within your community, there are many unique and exceptional people plus prospective friends expressing their virtues in a way that is making the world and that of our children a place where we can find happiness, security and connection.
Have a listen as to how we can join the dots to a positive and fulfilling life.
Niki Harre, is an associate Dean of Sustainability from Auckland University and has been involved in innovative ways to enable people to become engaged in the process of taking care of our common future, especially from the point of view of sustainability in an ecological context and in particular that which promotes human well being .
However, as an Associate Professor in Psychology - she is also very much involved in firing up one’s imagination so to enable people to realise that we can be the change in the world that we want to see. That we can shape our world in a positive way - if we all work both individually and together in community for the betterment of the whole.
Her book Psychology for a better world gives us insights and encouragement to become involved in our future, both on a local and a global level. It can also be downloaded for free.
Our guest today is Makuini Ruth Tai. I first met her as Ruth Tai. She is happy to be called either Makuini or Ruth, because she knows and honours the source of both her birth names.
Some two hundred years ago, the word Maori was not used as an identity term, It was only when the European landed on the shores of Aotearoa that a shift happened. When Ruth was young - she identified more with her whanau (immediate and extended family) and her hapu (sub-tribe or clan). The use of Maori as an identity label is fairly recent.
Ruth asserts that Maori was not just an oral language, it was also recorded. However, the European translators did not recognise the graphics as a written language. REO means language and voice. Every design, every pattern is the voice recorded/written in graphic form. Ruth is committed to decoding REO through the Rich Earth Oratory of the old time Maori, who understood the power of the voice and its varying tones. They didn't just 'talk', they also intoned or chanted and sang and were very passionate orators.
Decoding REO Maori (Maori Language) in esoteric terms is extremely illuminating. This unveiling will resound throughout the Maori world and beyond - unfolding a renaissance in all things Maori and how we see and relate to existence in a 21st century setting.
It appears that British colonialists interpreted the Maori language incorrectly. That there was another esoteric level encoded in the resonance of the sound of REO. The evidence points to this.
In the 1800’s when the European colonised Aotearoa a land they called New Zealand, their mindset was of the Industrial revolution - being mechanistic - as well as of Victorian values - of the church - (and yes there were pioneers and adventurers). Essentially that was the level of language and understanding at that time.
That was the degree of ‘consciousness’ they brought to the actual translation of REO - into English.
The translators knew nothing of the pulse and resonance or the real depth of what was embedded in the language - especially that of the messages that were encoded within ‘every single word’.
Thus, they misconstrued the hidden elements.
Whereas Maori, who navigated the vastness of oceans by the stars, yet were equally at home in the density of the bush/forest - (that virtually covered the whole of Aotearoa NZ) - had indeed a language of immersion into nature itself. And Ruth in her personal research over many years, realised that we have not been able to factor in the depth of REO, so she has focused her life on recovering and unfolding it for a new paradigm that we are entering.
Ruth, unpacks the word Maori
ma translates as clear, clean, pure, white light. Ori is vibration, energy. When we see the word Maori with these insights we have a totally different translation.
We can see that the word Maori codes an origin from light and sound and today quantum physics speaks to this …
The words clear, clean, pure, white light, vibration or energy - do not speak of identity . Thus Maori describes who we are within ourselves - our state of beingness.
Kia Ora is usually only thought of as a greeting.
Kia is pronounced Key-Ah -
This one little word packs a lot of power.
Kia is the verb To Be, To Do, To Have.
Ora pronounced Aw-rrrah also refers to ‘wellness’ and ‘of Light and Sound’. Thus, to use the greeting Kia Ora you are in fact saying, "Greetings O Being Of Light and Sound. Be well, Do well and you will Have wellness".
Ora means receiving the light of that divine source - to bring us into wellness and we know in todays world via our technical knowhow, light and sound travel together. But in the early 1800’s the translators did not understand the higher dimension of both electricity and sound.
Kia Ora becomes more meaningful when you greet with this intention, when you greet each person as a radiant being of light and sound.
When mentioning Ra and the Egyptian connections - Ruth says Ra is also inner light, it is not always an outward projection.
When travelling to the US and spending time with first nation peoples, she noted a certain similarity of resonance or vibration as to how they spoke and voiced words… and how she perceived language to be. She recognises that first nations connect with nature and cosmos as first teachers - they sink into mother earth and are receptive to all that pulses. - such as star light and Matariki the Pleiades.
She mentions that the word mother and father used to describe Earth Mother and Sky Father - as terms of endearment are lovely really, but their personified names of Rangi and Nuku (Papa-tu-a-Nuku) convey an even truer meaning…
Cross over-words that are also in the universal field like tapu and taboo - how do they come about? Pu is always about the source - puna. It also means spring (where water emerges).
In this interview, Tim who was brought up in a rural area surrounded by Maori community that was impelled to speak English, mentions how he communicates to foreign visitors what Kia Ora means and in particular how to remember this important word.
Tim’s version = key - aura Kia remember as a KEY to open up something and ora is an aura - we all have an AURA or an energy field surrounding our body.
Ruth ' s understanding of Aroha
aroha is unconditional love
aro is a word for thought - how we breathe that thought - how we emote that thought - will either bring it to life or if we do not breathe it deeply if we do not emotionally involve ourselves around it - it just sits there.
aro is thought - also to intend and also to pay attention
ha is the life force - it’s the breath - or even the love force - the love behind the thought
She says that aroha is also obedient … it obeys everything - it is the unconditionality of aroha of love - that is its nature. So where we put our intention and our focus, that is what we are bringing into reality - we are moving the force of aroha to have it express itself in the here and now.
Thus, aroha becomes very extensive and all encompassing. It is having thought and breath unified - to become and to mean LOVE in all of its unconditionality… and to love wisely, which Ruth says is very important as our intent is critical. Where you put your focus you are going to get it - that love will always obey and always deliver. So it is how conscious we are in the moment - we need to be very mindful - our thoughts can be empowering or dis-empowering - the choice is always ours and ours alone, because we own the thought.
When it is all put together Ruth says it describes our aroha birthright
The interview covers tapu and the way seeds grow as well as introducing Rupert Sheldrakes morphic resonance into the idea that tapu may feed into the localised field, when the the tohunga (seer, expert) sets the intention for a tapu to be activated. Where a death occurs in a specific area, or that a crop or fishing area not be entered maybe because it was not the season.
The interview covers the historical setting.
We have to always remember that over the centuries the old time Maori had embedded a totally different wave length of thinking and being - and when the European came to NZ, they too had a very different wave length of thinking, too.
Europeans came from the industrial revolution and some were of peasantry or serfdom and escaped as described in William Blake’s song about ‘the dark satanic mills’ of England. Basically they landed in a country covered in jungle (bush) right down to the waters edge. Most of the new settlers had lived outside of the deepness of ’the nature’ - of really embedding themselves in the pulse of life that vibrated when you are surrounded by virtually no humans at all, other than the sounds of birds and insects plus the wind etc. The landscape was on occasions very still. The trees sighed, the creek murmured, the wind intoned, and the rocks smiled … and everything pulsed from sun up to sundown and throughout the evening of darkness and star light … This is what the old time Maori experienced and revered.
The Early settlers were strangers in a strange land… and had to make everything up usually individually or in tiny groups as they went along toiling, cutting, digging erecting involved in makeshift - many experienced hard learnings on the way.
Indigenous people are the nature people - they are the ones with their conscious connection to all the subtle and not so subtle movement that surrounds them, and through living and working in a group or community setting, they had their finger on the pulse of the environment that enveloped them.
Whereas as when the colonialist leaders landed, they were an expression of the corporate language that made their beachhead here in Aotearoa, and in doing so took away, or lost the heart connection …and turned it into something that distanced us from nature and today we have ended up with a language that has a hardness to it - in the sounds …
The interview moves on to cover:
Karakia is prayer - to bring thought into reality - to bring the sacred light into form.
The fact that Ruth can decode REO and divine a totally deeper level of being that has been slumbering for too many years - it’s like finding an esoteric pathway, when in fact we have in some ways been walking an exoteric path thinking that we had the Maori language sussed.
In Ruth’s words… with the decoding of the actual words as spoken by the old time Maori, we now have a window into the ancient language and she says that with the language of quantum sciences that we have at our disposal today, we can now comprehend the mother tongue, that Maori already knew and lived the science - way back then…
We spoke of Tane god of the forest, Tangaroa god of the sea and god of the weather Tāwhirimātea.
Plus the hongi and what it is as a greeting - 3rd eye to 3rd eye, forehead to forehead and sharing breath. That in many ways we are not today realising it as a sacred act - there is too much chatter and we are being casual about it, when it is actually a sacred act of connection, a special time to heal, to clear, to cleanse, to transform to transmute all of the ancestral lines.
That Maori always have their sacred connection to the Land - their local mountain, their river, their lake or spring - this extension of them, this connection is that these physical manifestations are seen as the elders.
In ceremonial greetings the women are the ‘first callers’ of welcome and greetings. They chant their oratory and weave all the elements and invisible forces of life into a coherency that connects all people to the occasion of unity.
There is also a plethora of female goddesses, but these were missed out by the early translators of maori myth and legend ... they are making a comeback today.
Finally, when European set foot on Aotearoa - Maori described them as pakeha
pa is to connect
ke is different
ha is breath
People of a different breath
This is only half of the interview. You can download the transcribed conversation in full and listen to the audio. It gifts us a very profound understanding of a people who have inhabited this land for at least centuries and some say since the beginning.
To reiterate - this language of a different frequency was not available to the early settlers, explorers and missionaries in the 1800’s. It was lost in translation.
This new rendition - throws light on a whole new way of: allowing, being, doing, seeing and understanding.
This is why Maori today are driven to protect and encourage all to learn REO Maori (Maori Language).
Connect with Makuini Ruth Tai at REO Communications on Facebook.
Listen to a medical doctor who also specialises in Eastern Medicine & Acupuncture talk about the challenges we face today.
Today I learn that doctors are having to deal with many variants of mental disturbances. That the art of listening is extremely important so as to gain trust and be sensitive to the many needs of a society that is becoming increasingly stressful.
From empathy, compassion and nurturing, to the challenges of abandonment, abuse and separation, to betrayal, sociopathy and psychopathy.
In identifying the darker side of the human character we learn that there is a certain percentage of people who show no signs of connection, compassion or empathy, but instead climb the ladder of the proverbial power structures to embed themselves at the top, or at a critical nodal point or as a gatekeeper.
Yet, the challenge for all of us is to become whole - whilst living in a society that has many dysfunctionalities and fragmentations. That people wanting to become more fulfilled, but lack a moral or ethical compass - instead, fill themselves with distractions and indulgences and get caught up - by becoming addicted to so-many fixations and obsessions, in an effort to fill this emptiness and lack of wholeness.
However, the only thing that you can really fill this emptiness, is love and joy - that which we cannot hold in our hand, being non material - like creativity, art, music, dance, fun and most of all of connection and warm and heart filled relationships.
By being mindful and empathic - it will take us into a realm where healing can take place.
In his practice as an MD, self compassionate people come to see him who are struggling with looking after themselves - 'as an act of compassion.’
Many are women which is probably why women suffer from chronic illness the most, because they care too much and become affected too easily. This being due to their sensitivity as their given role has been to nurture others and not necessarily themselves. Robin sees his role is to engender within them - self regard and self compassion - and to validate and empower them. (and there is much more to it, than this).
This interview also looks at identifying the darker/shadow side of the human character.
Though he does not often come in contact with this, in his own work or in family and community settings. He is however, noticing that patients are coming to him, and though not dark themselves have been affected by the dark side of others, be it in relationships or at work, be it abuse, bullying or more subtle signs of verbal abuse - even silence can be very abusive.
Also, some people can suffer early in life from abandonment or abuse and the result is that later in life certain genetic memories can be turned back on and the body, because it is older is less able to cope with it - and can switch on not only emotional conditions like depression and anxiety, but physical conditions as well - this is actually the epi-genetics of illness.
Covering abandonment and the feelings of separation - and abuse, plus betrayal - that some young people find that their spirituality was taken away from them as well - their innocence and purity gone and so is their sacred purpose - this is why the wounds and hurt goes so very deep.
In Robin’s practice he said it’s most important to really listen - that there is no separation and that connection is imperative. Especially, when dealing with cancer sufferers who are in a terminal situation - leading to the end of their lives.
He endeavours to always gather a team around that person, if they don’t already have a team - so that, that patient is then nurtured and feels supported by being part of a community. Also, Robin too can be part of that community and having the next door neighbour being part of it as well. They have to choose to have this close community that may include doctors, specialists and the home helper and the family.
Robin sees that abandonment is one of the greatest issues that we face because it creates a feeling that we are separate yet this is a false feeling - a falsity. We function best with more joy - with other people - and with their team around them thaey feel validated and you just love them for who they are.
We cover the topic of empathy - with sitting with someone - where you yourself remember in previous times in your own life, when you felt that lonely or alone. When with a patient you don’t straight away try a fix them or come out with a solution - you listen. Robin says there is a lot of talk about energy medicine - and he states that in this case too - being able to listen with an open heart is imperative.
As an acupuncturist, Robin is also able to tap in and listen to the many invisible signals that are within our body. That every organ in our anatomy has a different pulse or signature and he can quickly adetermine the health of any one of the particular organs. He does this by feeling the numerous differing pulses on the inside of the patient’s wrist. He can determine their strength and or weaknesses of any particular organ and then by using acupuncture needles he can bring about balance - by opening energy flows throughout the body resulting in integrating them into the wellbeing of the ‘whole body’ - as one, integrated system.
Also, that our society suffers in many ways, due to many of its dysfunctionalities and fragmentations - and while we have people wanting to be more whole, often they lack a moral or ethical compass, and instead, fill themselves with distractions and indulgences and get caught up by becoming addicted to so many fixations and obsessions … dope, booze, sugar, and also materialism - all to fill this emptiness and lack of wholeness.
And we are encouraged to fill this whole, because we are embedded into a consumer society who wants us and encourages us, to buy stuff and to buy it often. But, not only that, we are filling it with busy-ness - by always being busy .… and not centered.
However, the only true thing that you can fill this emptiness with, is with love and joy - that which we cannot hold in our hand, being non material - like creativity, art, music, dance, fun, but especially connection and being supported. (And heaps of hugs help too!)
Now all humans have this emptiness as we are born into it and during the course of our existence we fill this with the love of our parents and families and community - and that we embed - usually by osmosis - principles, values, morality, ethics from the family and the community that surrounds us.
Many people fill their emptiness with relationships that are not real and not loving and that too has its challenges. That when this subject comes up in a doctor patient scenario they start to cry and touch on this emptiness and sadness and one of the unique things about this outpouring of heartbreak is that the body appreciates this - there is no real damage done to our body - because of this recognition - healing can take place. The next step is to start filling that hole and that self esteem needs to be built up, especially with loving relationships - communing with nature and visiting lovely places. This leads to how they can fill themselves from within, with a reality that can make their life whole and meaningful.
Robin mentions that sadness can be passed on over generations - and this is particularly noticed if there has been a lot of generations having gone off to war. Yet, women too have inherited generations of repression and this also needs to be acknowledged and healed.
This interview covers many aspects of healing and how we listen is a most important component.
We also covers a deeper understanding of narcissism and when it becomes malignant narcissism and the shadow around that subject - that in turn leads to sociopathy and psychopathy and how we are now finally realising what these are and finding them at younger ages so as to engage remedial action before much societal damage occurs.
One of the traits of sociopaths and psychopaths is that they lie and then fully believe their own lies.
Robin introduces the unique book written by Paul Levy ‘Dispelling Wetiko’ It states: There is a contagious psychospiritual disease of the soul, a parasite of the mind, that is currently being acted out en masse on the world stage via a collective psychosis of titanic proportions. This mind-virus—which Native Americans have called "wetiko"—covertly operates through the unconscious blind spots in the human psyche, rendering people oblivious to their own madness and compelling them to act against their own best interests.
That 99% of the human race are salvageable and will see the light, but there is a certain percentage who are unsalvageable - this new knowledge is as a result of more recent data and research.
Robert Hare is most probably one of the world’s experts in all things psychopathic having written a book - ‘Snakes in Suits’ and he says that the capacity for corporations with these type of individuals in power to be one psychopathic monster - is huge. https://www.amazon.com/Snakes-Suits-When-Psychopaths-Work/dp/0061147893
Gas lighting comes up too. It’s based around how to manipulate (someone) by psychological means into doubting their own sanity: in the first episode of the movie, Karen Valentine is being gaslighted by her husband - from the storyline of the film Gaslight (1944), in which a man psychologically manipulates his wife into believing that she is going insane.
This too is how a psychopath can manipulate people. So we have to identify these traits written above and act - and it is slowly happening.
In regard to Corporate Psychopathy they will lie, they will deflect, they will speak over others and they will belittle them - and the need for public education around this is urgent - but we must be very careful as we could very well call out the wrong people - yet Robin states that this is a lesser problem - we just have to become far more aware …
Don’t purchase shares in their companies, don’t vote for them … be more conscious of your choices.
The more information we have the better the chances of remedial action so as to make a better more caring world for our children and grandchildren.
An engaging interview.