Suzanne Coleman, MD
What do you guys think about Rahm Emanuel, the mayor of Chicago, a public servant, telling his motorcade to repeatedly run thru red lights as if the law doesn’t apply to him? Is he a sociopath? Let’s think about that.
According to Chicago’s ABC news and the “Chicago Tribune,” as of April 15, 2015 Emanuel’s drivers were found to have run red lights a total of 29 times. Wow. Twenty-nine times.
When Emanuel was caught the first time, his attitude was like “So what? We’ll pay the tickets.” Um, dude, that isn’t the point.
And then, he did it over, and over again.
This behavior shows no respect for the law, nor for other people who could be injured by the running of the red lights. This is the kind of behavior you see in a sociopath. In their delusional minds they believe that the laws and the rules of society just don’t apply to them. They also believe that they can do whatever they want and get away with it. And, they often do. They also have no empathy for other people. They literally don’t have the ability to care.
This red-light-running behavior is also narcissistic. In these cases, the person who runs the red light is saying “It’s all about ME, I‘m in a hurry, I shouldn’t have to wait. I‘m SO very special! I‘m more important than EVERYONE else.” Notice the use of a lot of the word “I”…
If these behaviors alone weren’t bad enough, which they are, you need to figure in the fact that Emanuel has repeatedly forcefully said to the public that the red light cameras are there “To make the city safer,” “To stop people from running red lights; it’s so dangerous.” I mean, seriously. Can you say HYPOCRITE? I can.
In addition to the above behaviors, Emanuel has been outright dismissive and abusive to other people on several televised interviews. These are also behaviors you will see in a sociopath.
I will bet that most of you didn’t know that approximately one out of every 75 men is a sociopath, and one out of every 300 women. While it’s currently legal for psychopaths and sociopaths to be mayors, governors, senators, representatives and even presidents in this country, I think that it is in our people’s best interest to pass laws to prevent this from happening. We need all political candidates to be screened to make sure that they are not dangerous or incapable psychopaths or sociopaths before they are allowed to take office, and those that are already in office must be screened as well.
A sociopath is by definition a person who behaves in a way which is against the best interests of society. No normal person would want someone like that running their government. No one. The only people who would benefit from that are other psychopaths and sociopaths. [Which is what we often see in today’s government…]
Many people are calling for the removal of Rahm Emanuel as the mayor of Chicago, maybe this is the time for that to happen. If so, there needs to be a qualified and sane candidate to replace him. Can we find one?
Do you want a sociopath running YOUR city? Let me know what you think in the comments below. For more information search “sociopath” on this blog for two additional articles with examples of this type of abnormal behavior.
[Note that the words in quotes attributed to Emanuel are paraphrasing his statements to the public.]