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“Whoomp! (There it is)” again: Political Correctness as Pathocracy


Definition of Pathocracy

Definition: pathocracy (n). A system of government created by a small pathological minority that takes control over a society of normal people (from Political Ponerology: A Science on the Nature of Evil Adjusted for Political Purposes, by Andrew Lobaczewski)


from Greek pathos, “feeling, pain, suffering”; and kratos, “rule”

A totalitarian form of government in which absolute political power is held by a psychopathic elite, and their effect on the people is such that the entire society is ruled and motivated by purely pathological values.

A pathocracy can take many forms and can insinuate itself covertly into any seemingly just system or ideology. As such it can masquerade under the guise of a democracy or theocracy as well as more openly oppressive regimes.


  1.  suppression of individualism and creativity.
  2. impoverishment of independent artistic values.
  3. impoverishment of moral values; a social structure based on self-interest and one-upmanship, rather than altruism.
  4. fanatical ideology; often a corrupted form of a valid viable ‘trojan’ ideology which is perverted into a pathological form, bearing little resemblance to the substance of the original.
  5. intolerance and suspicion of anyone who is different, or who disagrees with the state or ideological agenda.
  6. centralized control.
  7. rampant and widespread corruption.
  8. secret activities within government, but surveillance of the general population. (In contrast, a healthy society would have transparent government processes, and respect for privacy of the individual citizen).
  9. paranoid and reactionary government.
  10. excessive, arbitrary, unfair and inflexible legislation; the power of decision making is reduced/removed from the citizens’ everyday lives.
  11. an attitude of hypocrisy and contempt demonstrated by the actions of the ruling class and/or elites, towards the ideals they claim to follow, and towards the citizens they claim to represent.
  12. controlled media, dominated by ideological propaganda.
  13. suppression of wealth, extreme inequality between the richest and poorest.
  14. endemic use of corrupted psychological reasoning such as paramoralisms, conversive thinking and doubletalk, (e.g. newspeak).
  15. rule by force and/or fear of force.
  16. people are considered as a ‘resource’ to be exploited (hence the term “human resources”), rather than as individuals with intrinsic human worth.
  17. spiritual life is secularized and restricted to inflexible and indoctrinare schemes. Anyone attempting to go beyond these boundaries is considered a heretic or insane, and therefore dangerous.
  18. arbitrary divisions in the population (class, ethnicity, creed) are inflamed into conflict with one another.
  19. suppression of free speech – public debate, demonstration, protest.
  20. violation of basic human rights, for example: restriction or denial of basic life necessities such as food, water, shelter; detainment without charge; torture and abuse; slave labor and serfdom.

An edited repost from The Pathocracy Blog (Notice! This site may contain a potential clickjacking script)

Accessed 28 May 2017


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See Also

From Democracy to Pathocracy: The Rise of the Political Psychopath

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