Jack (left) and Ralph (right) from Lord of the Flies. (http://lordoftheflies.org/gal/lotf.htm)
1. Chimpanzees will help humans without any reward in return.
Bonobos have been observed aiding injured or handicapped bonobos.
Animals that cooperate are more likely to survive.
Cooperation is a very successful survival strategy.
It has been the basis of all the most dramatic steps in the history of life.
Research by Darlene Francis and Michael Meaney shows that kindly environments, involving hugs and warm touch, make individuals better suited to survival and reproduction.
"Rat pups who receive high levels of tactile contact from their mothers - in the form of licking, grooming, and close bodily contact - later as mature rats show reduced levels of stress hormones in response to being restrained, explore novel environments with greater gusto, show fewer stress-related neurons in the brain, and have more robust immune systems." (Darwin's Touch: Survival of the Kindest Psychology Today )
In his book, The Age of Empathy: Nature’s Lessons for a Kinder Society, primatologist Frans de Waal argues that empathy helps survival.
"The nasty, brutish existence dominated by 'savage competition, ruthless exploitation, and deceit' that Dawkins describes is far from the norm for animals that live in social groups.
"They thrive because of the cooperation, conciliation, and, above all, the empathy that they display towards fellow members.
"The support and protection they receive from living in a group more than compensates for any selfish advantage they might have achieved on their own." (Survival of the Kindest - SEEDMAGAZINE.COM)
So, we should choose leaders who believe, not in bombs, but in kindness and cooperation.
2. In William Golding's Lord of the Flies, we find Ralph, the good guy who favours cooperation.
And we find Jack, the bad guy who believes in survival of the most brutal and devious.
Jack is the bully who tries to get his way by conning people, seducing people, or intimidating people.
Jack is the sort of person who becomes a politician or a spy.
We should choose leaders like Ralph and not leaders like Jack.
3. Jim Kouri is a vice president of the National Association of Chiefs of Police.
Kouri describes the personality traits common to psychopathic serial killers. (Oh-oh! Politicians share personality traits with serial killers: Study)
These traits include superficial charm, an exaggerated sense of self-worth, glibness, lying, lack of remorse and manipulation of others.
These traits, Kouri points out in his analysis, are common to American politicians.
We should stop voting for psychopaths.
In the 1940s, Brigadier Gen. S.L.A. Marshall claimed that only 15-20% of America's World War II soldiers would use their weapons in battle.
The majority of soldiers at that time were not psychopaths. (On Killing, by Lt. Col. Dave Grossman, p. 4 - The Canadian National Newspaper: Twilight of the Psychopaths )
We should not support leaders who want to brainwash our children and turn them into killer soldiers.
5. Psychologist Oliver James, in The Guardian (Guardian Unlimited Special reports So George, how do you feel ...), wrote about George Bush that "The outcome of (his) childhood was what psychologists call an authoritarian personality.
"Authoritarianism was identified shortly after the second world war as part of research to discover the causes of fascism."
We should not vote for people like Bush.
6. Peter Dunn, at The New Statesman (New Statesman - So were the Tories right after all?), wrote: "For several weeks, I have been talking to psychologists and psychiatrists about what drives the Prime Minister.
"One view emerged strongly: there appears to be something worryingly adrift in the mind of Anthony Charles Lynton Blair, a man who doesn't really know who or what he is.
"More technically, he is diagnosed as a psychopath capable of reinventing himself with remarkable dexterity, like an actor...
"Therapists agree that the ability to disassociate yourself from the consequences of what you have done is a classic ingredient of the psychopathic condition.
"Dorothy Rowe, a much-published Australian psychologist, compares Blair's style to that of Michael Jackson, the singer. 'Both are dominated in adult life by fantasies,' she says."
We should not vote for people like Blair.
The Jew who is the chief philosopher of many of the top people is Leo Strauss.
Strauss taught that those who are fit to rule are those who realise there is no morality.
Strauss believed in false flag operations, because rulers have to use deception to achieve their ends.Strauss believed in Fascism.
Strauss believed that a country or Empire has to invent an enemy (such as al Qaeda).
We should not vote for people who are fans of strauss.
anarchore left a comment on this post: Check out the anarchist Piotr Kropotkin, who found that Mutual Aid was the major factor in survival, not competition.