Mark Passio and Jodorowsky
I saw the most marvelous meme with a quote from one of my greatest idols, Alejandro Jodorowsky, the awesome genius who created El Topo, my absolute favorite film. I love this meme. “Birds born in a cage think flying is an illness.” How wonderful that this great man, Alejandro Jodorowsky, made such an observation. But the first sight I had of that meme, was on the cover of a video by one Mark Passio and it’s all about psychopaths. I can see applying Jodorowsky’s insight to the subject of psychopathy. Yes, the “normal” folk think our “flying” is an illness. They do, indeed. The freedom from conscience we enjoy is analogous to flying. The metaphor works very well.
I found it odd that Mark Passio could choose this meme for his video which is a total statement of hatred for psychopaths. How he interprets this quote is a mystery to me. I have seen the video several times and there is no explanation. Never-the-less, the video has many “interesting” ideas to be explored. Mr. Passio says, as does Thomas Sheridan, that psychopaths are not even human. We belong to another species. How members of a separate species manage to breed and get born to human beings is a biological mystery that Passio and Thomas have yet to unravel.
We are “animals.” The fact that humans are also a species in the animal kingdom seems to elude our good man. But he seems to be one of what I will call a “specist.” You know what a “racist” is. So the meaning of this term should be obvious. White people tend to be prone to racism as the dominant race, many whites believe that they should rule over lesser “races.” Similarly, many humans believe humanity is the non plus ultra of existence. Human life is special. It’s in a separate category from all lesser species. They are animals. Just calling someone an “animal” is condemnation enough. Specism is an ideology that has enabled so-called empathetic humans to subject other animals to unspeakable cruelty. That cruelty has been well documented elsewhere. I won’t belabor my point.
We psychopaths are, therefore, not human beings. We are animals, and, therefore, inferior. Furthermore, we are not even mammals. We are some kind of reptile. (Makes it even more problematic how we manage to breed with humans.)
I wrote a comment under his video which was responded to by a human: