Four years ago, when I left the psychopath, I went to talk to his friends and minions. Many were forthcoming with information. One of them told me, “Spath said he was really bummed out about being old, fat and bald because he said it was harder to ‘get’ young girls.” That would be a problem for a psychopath: a shrinking pool of victims. But one thing I’ve noticed about the psychopaths is that, they like to kill several birds with one stone. When they have a problem, they focus on making it an opportunity to do more evil to as many people as possible.
Today, I realized how the psychopath “solved” the problem of being old, fat and bald: He simply recruited handsome, young men to “get” the young girls for him and he supplied the date rape drug. This way, he could not only violate his victims, but he had the opportunity to slime young men with complicity in gang rape. As Rene Girard explains, when two or more rivals form a bond by attacking an innocent victim, they become more like each other, they imitate each other. It’s not uncommon for psychopaths to bond their minions by polarizing all their hatred on a scapegoat.
I had read somewhere that narcissists are sexually attracted to people of their same gender, who look like the narcissist looked in his prime. Then I remembered that, in his teens, the psychopath was skinny, with long blonde hair –and throughout the 25 years I knew him, he always had at least one, skinny, bleached blonde, male minion, either gay or straight. Since the psychopath is sexually attracted to young males as well as females, he liked to watch his young doppelgangers gang raping, as much as he liked participating.
These minions could later become patsies if someone had to get thrown under the bus, since they were the ones actually reeling in the girls. The criminal bond further makes them loyal to him if he needs them to do something else for him.
He had once mentioned how “easy it is to find guys willing to rape a girl if they think she’s drugged”. Years later, I found a bottle of rohypnol, a date-rape drug, hidden above the water heater in my cabin. It was empty.
In essence the psychopath solved the problem of being unattractive by using proxies. In the process, he took the opportunity to turn those proxies into shameful, evil beings like himself.
An Opportunist Psychopath Never Misses a Chance to Use the Pity Ploy
The psychopath also can’t spell which is an inconvenience sometimes. He said he was dyslexic, so people felt sorry for him and tried to help him with any writing or testing he was required to do. But the real test, was on their boundaries of responsibility. How far would they go for a dyslexic friend who is just trying to get his pilot’s license, so he can earn a living and feed his sick wife? Would they falsify log books? Would they hire him to fly commercially and illegally? Would they refer him to their friends and associates? No license means no insurance. Would they take that risk? They did and they still do. Now he has them ensnared in his illegal behavior. What else will they have do to protect their own reputations, families and finances, now that they’ve taken the first step down the slippery slope? They’ll have to protect the psychopath first. What they, and I, failed to consider is that the pilot’s license tests are MULTIPLE CHOICE. To take the test, you don’t have to know how to spell. And the psychopath reads just fine, he reads the maintenance manuals for keeping his aircraft airworthy and does the work himself. Duped again.
The psychopath’s dyslexia may seem a disadvantage, but in a 180 degree maneuver, he uses it as part of a pity ploy, asking people to make exceptions for his disability –and nice people do. They expect gratitude but they will get the opposite. He will use this favor, that you did for him, to slide into your circle of trust. From there he might offer to work on your aircraft or car to show his appreciation. He’ll make you feel safe. Then he’ll sabotage you. Ted Bundy used a fake cast, but this psychopath uses his real disabilities. It doesn’t matter if it’s real or fake, since they both work equally well, in the pity ploy.
I’ve noticed that psychopaths rarely have just one goal. They layer their goals. The first step is always to gather minions who will do their bidding. Whether the psychopath wants sex, money, power or just needs drama, he will bring his players together like a conductor at a symphony.
They usually also plan an exit strategy, but it’s not very well planned because they don’t think they will lose.
For example, the psychopath became friendly with the cops in three counties and with homeland security. But he forgot the FBI. That was a chink in his armor. He also thought I wouldn’t figure out that he was planning to kill me, another mistake.
The last big mistake that all psychopaths make today, is to underestimate the power of the internet. Once everyone learns to recognize their behaviors and strategies, they can’t hide and there will be nowhere to run –except off an ice shelf in the arctic.