The Liminalist # 125: A Psychopathic Spectrum (with Emerald Gould)

Part one of two-part conversation with Emerald Gould, on what a psychopath is or isn’t, is Travis Bickle a psychopath, interior vs. exterior definitions, celebrity psychos, a psychotic episode, a psychopathic spectrum, sociopathy, MKULTRA programmed to kill, Blue Velvet’s Frank Booth, TV’s definition of psychopaths, We Need to Talk About Kevin, a neutral psychopath, caught inside a moral program, a budding psychopath, Ted Bundy’s illustrious career, 12 Bundy biographies, compassion for the psychopath, Taxi Driver as corrective for Dirty Harry, the violent man, Anthony Perkins’ Norman Bates, the line between alienation & psychosis, Leon & hitman ethics, suppressing conscience, the Chris Cronk dialogues, confessions of a Hell’s Angel collector, A Clockwork Orange’s Alex and the psychopath as sadist, sadism, rage, powerlessness, rage turned inward, Seen & Not Seen and the erotic charge of power.

Songs:  “The Kommema and his Religion” by SunWalker; “You Against Me” by Emerald Gould  and Tom Kennedy; “Barbed Wire Explosion in the Kingdom of Atlantis Medley,” by Richard Youngs.

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  1. Zappa
    Posted August 31, 2017 at 2:26 am | Permalink

    Emerald has a fine voice, good song, very good.

    A lot of dependency on naivety here as a means to feel involved in any number of psychological shapes. Puss was saying ‘much of this is unnecessary’ language manipulation to form a personal consensus in the face of true fear. She or he deserves a saucer of milk for a distinct contribution. Danger always in trying to understand horror by using intelligence and emotional empathy to not be afraid. All the screen characters mentioned are eventual robotic slaves to sexuality and violence. Hollywood fodder. No conscience, echoes of mind control, Hollywood harvesting, planting and fertilising. Lying is at the heart of all complexities; once in command it is the match that lights the ‘inferno’.

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