The Psychopath's Bible
Christopher S. Hyatt (2000)
For years the market has been flooded with books filled with "sweetness and light." This is not one of them.
Most people will characterize this book as evil. malevolent, unprincipled, wicked and pessimistic. It is all of thatand worse.
It is an "evil" book with "evil" ideas. This is necessarily so because this book tells the truth. Truth is always characterized as "evil."
In some ways this is a book of social philosophy, in other ways it is a book of technique. Which it is for you may depend more on your attitude than anything else.
The average person will not even finish the Introduction. After a page or two most will put it down and return to the mush of the TV set. We recommend that you do so. This book is toxic! (9)
It is worth noting that some people have suggested that, because we have written about the violent psychopath, we are somehow encouraging such behavior. Nothing could be further from the truth! We wish to make it absolutely clear that we do not condone the initiation of violence to achieve any end, by anyone, at any time, in any place, in any way. For us, the fundamental rule of interpersonal behavior is that it is absolutely unacceptable to initiate violence under any circumstances. (17)
Conspiracy theories appear to appeal to and console the human ego which longs for meaning and purpose and hates to accept that most people really are incompetent. (17n)
This book was written to applaud, encourage and counsel the best among this wretched, sheeplike species called "man." It pulls no punches, it makes no apologies, it minces no words. It applauds the rare individual who writes his own song, plays his own tune and lives his own life. (22)
Like those who seek "enlightenment" we know that very few will "make it." As the wise man said, no more than 5% of you will get anything from it; the rest of you are food. If you dare to spit at the odds come ahead, but we advise against it. We suggest that you get rid of this book now before you are poisoned further. You have been warned. (24)
Numerous professional editors (i.e., for hire) have refused to assist in the editing of this book. I ask myself, why?
Their answer is that by participating in the publication of this book, they would be participating "in dimming the light of civilization." What they really mean is that they are horrified at the prospect of exposing the inherent hypocrisy of most human behavior. (27)
Of course, if I had labeled this book differently and had been indirect in what I said there would have been no problem. This, then, is the first lesson of this book: never say exactly what you mean if you want the cooperation of the coward. No matter how pathetic, everyone is looking out for their best interests. For most people their best interests consist of not being punished. Few play to win. They play to be safe while feeling morally superior to the winners. (27)
The Christian Judaic attempt to make a human out of man has failed. What has emerged are two things: 1. The Web Page (but no matter what one says the Web is still the home of the Spider) and 2. The Manipulator. He is the fetus who refused to abort.
He is about to happen to you. (28)
As you read this book, keep in mind that you are sharing the secrets of the great "bosses" and kings of all time and, while these secrets might offend you, they do control you. So my readerread well. (29)
A Manipulator's task is to always throw a little something into the works. Learn how to help every one achieve what they want. It will, in the end, destroy them. (38)
Used properly, paranoia is an ideal weapon to create false and misleading struggles which burn the energy of everyone involved. Paranoia is a simple misdirection virus. (39)
Remember it is a natural tendency to be dark and self-destructive. The trick is to do it wellvery well.
Help others get what they want. This is the most insidious form of destroying them. It makes them instantly terminal and, in most cases, useless. (44)
For, although people hate the thought of control, most wish to be controlled.
Risk, freedom and power are only words for them. Most are simply weak and cowardly, secretly waiting for some superior force to take them over. The proof is self-evident. Just look at the number of people who seek degrees in sociology and education. (46)
Discord is the politics of mobility.
The more mobile, the more discord you sow. However, it is wise to give the impression of stability and order. This keeps your enemies from controlling you. (47)
Every human life form is totally and completely occupied with itself.
Even if you appear to be the center of someone else's activities, it is still the person and his preoccupations which are the real center. Never forget this, no matter how interested someone seems in you.
They are interested in how you fitor might fitinto their food chain. Never be fooled by people who sacrifice themselves for you. Without their so-called sacrifice, they would be isolated, depressed or feel utter emptiness. (58)
So, if you are strong enough, remember that no one really likes you. What they like is how you make them feel and how well you fit into their resource scheme. (59)
People are always keeping count of what they owe and what is owed to them. Few people are capable of simply taking without its finally having a devastating effect on their personality. However, there are some who are expert at it. (59)
If this is not bad enough, all humans have a collection of traumas and have learned to carry around a backpack of anxieties.
I have often said of the human that he suffers from an auto-immune disease. He desires oblivion while at the same time loathing the idea of losing control and his occasional feelings of integrity.
He can't tolerate his condition, but has no way out short of self-destruction. For man, life is a blind assembly line, Each person thinks he is free while secretly living out the fantasies of his DNA. (64)
One way of counteracting rebellious employees is to give them the opportunity to infantilize someone else or to act in some role of authority. At one time suggestion boxes served this function. However, employers must continually come up with other techniques because employees have a way of finding out how seriously they are taken.
Most people perform so poorly in the role of adult that they rarely get complete satisfaction from this process. They are so contaminated by their infantile roles that they overreact or underreact in the role of authority. The Toxick Magician is well aware of these failures and is aptly capable of taking advantage of them. (67)
One technique that the Toxick Magician uses is making something look harder than it is.
Universities constantly use this ploy and the longer people live the more difficult things will have to be made So, instead of taking three years to learn a skill which should have only taken one year, it will now take five years.
Making things look harder and taking more time allows for better indoctrination and control of the victim who wishes to have a better life for himself by getting the sanction of certain groups.
Most people want to be Certified by someone greater than themselves. The idea of having a life without some form of Certificate will become more and more terrifying as the beast becomes more complex and begins to fall apart. This is when the Manipulator begins to shine. He is always best at"fall apart." (68)
The victim now becomes a true believer as the Toxick Magician manipulates the parameters of fear, failure, reward, punishment and success in just the right fashion.
He knows that people have no direct access to truth, nor do they have the ability to find out what truth is.
Instead they have religions, superstitions, degrees, certificates, test scores, badges, passports, licenses, and, of course, good old-fashioned ancestor worship.
These all have in common the worship of authority and power which the common man attempts to manipulate through gestures (i.e., obsessions), hopes, beliefs and structured living.
For example, she gets her college degree; gets married (which in turn unrolls an entire subset of additional obsessions such as making babies. attending school functions, arranging baptisms, buying houses and selecting furniture); getting a job (which provides its own subset of obsessions such as buying a car, being preoccupied with taxes, looking forward to holidays and vacations, attending office parties, working to improve social status, preparing for retirement); retirement (which brings preoccupation with diseases. leisure. and grandchildren); andfinallydeath.
The truly funny thing about all of this is that each and every person thinks that he is deciding and controlling these activities intentionally and consciously and that they are unique in the history of the world.
In reality, anyone with an ounce of awareness knows that these activities are common, banal, trite, vacuous, insignificant, boring and ridiculousand make for great sport for the Manipulator.
He will often make believe that he takes these things seriously as he disrupts these "unique" social patterns. (68-9)
The normal man can be defined by his repetitive routines. He takes vacations every yearsome even take them at the same place every year. He performs certain behaviors and avoids others on certain days of the week. Humans only have a small set of events to look forward to. How many Christmases can you tolerate!!
If a man sat alone, bought nothing, did nothing but had the physical strength to act, he would either destroy himself or everything about him. The fact that we measure time linearly while, at the same time. the days repeat endlessly until we die attests to the reality of the human condition.
Even the normal man knows, at some level, that all of this is meaningless and empty. Some even respond to this condition by having a nervous breakdown. The cure, however, is fascinating: few psychologists or psychiatrists would propose that the patient climb Mt. Everest, sail across an ocean, quit his job, divorce his wife or abandon his children.
Instead almost all of them will provide the drug-of-the-moment and help the poor schnook return to the very routines which drove him mad to begin with.
Understanding this is an incredibly powerful opportunity for the advanced Toxick Magician. (70)
Every human is a heap of convictions which he uses to assure himself that he exists as a "real" "individual." In fact, this heap of convictions is the entire content of this bag of flesh called the common man, particularly when it is in the presence of others. He babbles on, spouting a fetid, green slime of nonsense syllables which constitute all that he "thinks" and "values" about what should be and what shouldn't be. (71)
Before performing this activity, however, first take dancing lessons. Dancing through the mind of a person is very similar to dancing with your feet. If you can't take lessons, go to places where people dance and learn to watch them.
Also learn to watch people while they are drunk. In fact it is a good idea to get drunk yourself at least once a month. This will give you the opportunity to see how much you are improving in self-control. (74)
Since most people have been in a chronic state of hypnotic trance since childhood, it takes very little to keep them asleep. Thus, it is ideal to promise miracles which are associated with stimuli which remind them to forget the promise when the miracle fails to appear in the form expected. (84)
It is easy to be a miracle worker. Just allow the obvious to happen. Since most people are in an hypnotic trance, if you can just see 10% of the obvious you are a miracle worker. If you can see 25%, you are a God. (84)
I met one man who was so fearful of losing what he had gained, that he simply lost it and immediately felt better. (87)
One of the main themes of childhood is the gaining of information. This is called "learning" and adults do a fine job of making children stupid by their methods of indoctrination. (92)
He knows that the criminalization of human behavior serves one primary purpose: the destruction of the system which defines crime. The more criminals, the more resources necessary to control crime and criminals. The more resources required, the more economic disruption and thus the more criminals required to fill the gaps in the system. (94)
Slavery as we knew it before, for example, the Civil War in the U.S., was a bad thing. It made us aware of something best forgottenuniversal, hierarchical slavery.
When overt slavery ended, we lost our example of what slavery was really all about. Slavery slipped back into our unconscious.
All good Practitioners know how to manipulate the common man's desire to be a slave while maintaining the illusion of being a free person. It is better for the common man to think that he is free as he is held in the arms of his caretaker.
Democracy is the best political system of slavery ever invented. In a democracy, the slaves believe that they are "free" and have a "voice" in their affairs. Thus, they are willing slaves and, as such, the possibility of a revolt is much less than in an overt system of slavery. (95)
One thing we knowvery wellis that most humans have been hired on as extras. They are needed for this scene or that, for a few moments here and there, and then they are gone. In fact, they are not even forgottenbecause to be forgotten you first have to be remembered.
Most people are extras who somehow have become deluded into thinking they are starsalbeit burnt-out ones.
A few people are not extras on the stage but are stunt men, hired to play dangerous roles for the real star. But even stunt men are rare. (98)
It's funny to walk into a bank or a grocery store and watch the tellers and clerks. A good Toxick Magician knows how to watch them and manipulate them. He knows that they feel that they have a little powerand they dobut they are taught not to abuse it, because it is a sign of bad taste.
Just watch them drool as they count out the money or say "no" to someone. Then watch them hang their little heads as they gaze blankly at their paychecks. (98)