That’s the wacky shit we sociopaths do. After getting away with raping, torturing and murdering someone life gets dull very quickly. Taunting the family of your victim adds a little spice to life again. Telling them that you hope they’ll read your book (knowing full well they know you murdered their daughter) – wow, just wow, I am a sociopath and I’m impressed at her chutzpah. You go girl! Then saying you’d like to visit her grave, rubbing salt in the wounds of Meredith’s loved ones. Awesome stuff. As Amanda’s crime was a sex crime, I believe she would actually get a kick out of this. How could you not? I love the way she also toys with the prosecution by saying she’s mulling over the prospect of returning to Italy and certain jail – Um yeah, Amanda, like hell you would but you sure are having a ball at the moment, what with all those interviews and book promotions and what not. Dead housemates? Yucky!
Treni, stranieri e sesso – Trains, strangers and sex. Today I want to talk about Amanda’s promiscuity. from Dr. Hare’s checklist:
11. PROMISCUOUS SEXUAL BEHAVIOR — a variety of brief, superficial relations, numerous affairs, and an indiscriminate selection of sexual partners; the maintenance of several relationships at the same time; a history of attempts to sexually coerce others into sexual activity or taking great pride at discussing sexual exploits or conquests
Why do we do it? The thrill, the buzz. The hunt, weaving our magic web of bullshit, charming and spellbinding, playing the game, saying all the right things, hearing the same responses – I don’t usually do this on first dates – “me neither but I feel a special connection”, bla, bla, bla, the frisson that we might be unmasked, until the conquest, the validation of our right, our superiority, overcoming and taking our dues. Within hours of arriving in Italy Foxy had made her first sexual mark. It usually takes me the whole day and night, if not an entire weekend, to make contact in a new town. As a man, however, it is harder, so I don’t give Amanda too much credit. Doing it on a train thrills the sociopath because it says fuck you to conventional society. On public transport, with a middle-aged man (fuck you mom, fuck you pops) risking disease, assault, public opprobrium, gee, what’s not to love about that? This behaviour conforms to other traits of the sociopath such as impulsiveness (#14), thrill-seeking behaviour (#3) and lack of control(#10). Perhaps you could add in irresponsibility (#15) but I just don’t get the concept of responsibility. Responsible to what? To whom? Why? Lame, just lame. what a drag.
You’ve got to admit it, this blog’s theme is very cute. The writer of this blog must be a cuddly, caring, warm person, right? Wrong. I am a sociopath. Getting people to to think we are normal, well-adjusted human beings is what we do. How else can we blaze a trail of mayhem for so long and get away with it. Playing cute is easy. It’s all part of the game. Nothing personal. Don’t feel hurt, abused or humiliated because people like me don’t care unless we want to hurt you. Then it’s fun.