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Autocracy ⇒ Democracy ⇒ Pathocracy

My thanks to a reader for sending me a definition of a word I had never heard 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 Greek pathos, “feeling, pain, suffering”; and kratos, “rule”

Polish thinker Lobaczewski adopted the term “ponerology”, which is derived from the Greek word poneros, from the branch of theology dealing with the study of evil.

A form of government interesting to ponerologists is one they have called pathocracy, in which individuals with personality disorders (especially psychopathy) occupy positions of power and influence. The result is a totalitarian system characterized by a government turned against its own people.

Soros? The EU elites? The British elites?

A pathocracy may emerge when a society is insufficiently guarded against the typical and inevitable minority of such abnormal pathology. Lobaczewski argues that in such cases these individuals infiltrate an institution or state, prevailing moral values are perverted into their opposite, and a coded language like Orwell’s doublethink circulates into the mainstream, using paralogic and paramoralism in place of genuine logic and morality.

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 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.
6. centralized control.
7. 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, towards the ideals they claim to follow, and towards the citizens they claim to represent.
12. controlled media, dominated by propaganda.
13. extreme inequality between the richest and poorest.
14. endemic use of corrupted psychological reasoning such as paramoralisms, conversive thinking and doubletalk.
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 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 labour.

Are we living in a pathocracy?

Looking at the above definition, there seem to be an awful lot of similarities between what is happening in Britain and Western Europe and a pathocracy:

  • The ruling elites with their pathological obsession with political correctness have turned against the people
  • They are trying to flood our continent with millions of mostly low-IQ, inbred, violent, misogynist, intolerant, unemployable Third-Worlders destroying social cohesion and 2,000 years of Judeo-Christian civilisation
  • Free speech has been crushed by the invention of supposed ‘hate crimes’ which are only used against the indigenous population. So, a bacon sandwich eaten in the wrong place or a sarcastic comment on a bus or in a supermarket becomes a ‘hate crime’. But a bomb exploded at a concert full of teenagers is “just a normal part of life in a big city”
  • While claiming they are short of resources to fight real crime, the police have managed to find the money for 900 officers to spend their days trawling the Internet in search of supposed ‘hate speech’ in order to prevent anyone expressing any views which deviate from those put out by the governing elites
  • The media have abandoned all pretence at independence and now just parrot the views of the politically-correct elites. Anyone who dares to deviate from the politically-correct message is lambasted as a bigot, racist, fascist or whatever and will generally either be forced into a grovelling apology or else have their career destroyed
  • The elites are desperately trying to divert our attention away from their destruction of our civilisation by inventing fake enemies (Russia?). Meanwhile they dance to the tune and the money of West-loathing  billionaires like George Soros who has recently donated $18bn to groups trying to wreck our countries and society allowing the elites to impose totalitarian control – in our own interests, of course
  • Words have come to mean the opposite of their original meanings – grown military-age male economic migrants have become ‘child refugees’; diversity has actually led to isolated mono-cultural communities who refuse to integrate; democracy is when we vote the way the elites tell us – when we don’t vote as our rulers command, that’s ‘populism’ and we’re told to vote again till we give the ‘right answer’; anti-fa (those who supposedly are fighting against fascism) are actually the real fascists as they forbid any views which contradict their own
  • Sweden has already been handed over to the invading millions and Belgium looks like being the next country to surrender

There are many similar indications which suggest that most Western countries have moved from autocracy through a period of democracy and are now entering a period of pathocracy.

It seems that only a catastrophic event – a breakdown in society and extreme violence somewhere – can save us from the totalitarian hell where the elites are trying to take us.

7 comments to Autocracy ⇒ Democracy ⇒ Pathocracy

  • Julia Green

    No doubt about it. Now anyone resisting immigration will come under enormous pressure, watch Hungary etc.

  • Stillreading

    Read “America Alone” by Canadian-born journalist Mark Steyn to see what the future for the Judeo-Christian world will be. Written in the wake of 9/11 and published 10 years ago, what the author then predicted for Europe is already happening, most of it directly attributable to EU policy – or perhaps I should say pathocracy. Not available new in the UK of course! I bought my copy second hand through an Amazon secondary supplier. Should be obligatory reading for every woolly-headed, pro-multiculturalism, pro-immigration libtard. The fact, as many of us already have deduced, is not that we are heading towards a joyous future of mutual tolerance and enlightenment, but are eagerly rushing, lemming-like, to the destruction of more than two millennia of scientific and artistic development.

  • MGJ

    Interesting stuff, thanks for that. I always like discovering new words.

    It looks to me as though we can tick off at least three quarters of the list.

  • Gloria from Victoria

    Very good Mr Craig…..I shall be using this.

  • Dave H

    Totalitarian!lovely word, see David Icke (You tube)he explains very well what is happening in what he calls the Totalitarian tiptoe …. It’s worth a look.

  • Alan Thorpe

    The list of characteristics has a lot in common with the objectives claimed for the Frankfurt School of Philosophy. I understand that the followers were kicked out of Germany by Hitler but increasingly I wonder if their followers are still secretly at work all around the world.

    I am not convinced about the argument that immigration is being encouraged and that it is mainly low-IQ people who are coming. I cannot blame any immigrant for wanting to move for a better life. What concerns me more is the dumbing down of our education system. People seem incapable of understanding any of the issues affecting modern life. One that concerns me is that all the governments of the world have accepted the complete nonsense of man-made global warming. There is not a law of physics that supports this and all the explanations given are based on exactly the opposite of what the laws of physics say. It is astonishing. The same applies to the EU. Most people think it is a free trade organisation, but again it is just the opposite. It is a customs union which protects the EU markets from competition and increases costs for consumers.

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