New Scientist considers the nature of evil in Laura Spinney’s article, Is evil a disease? ISIS and the neuroscience of brutality. Some scientists view it that way.
They have listed the seven symptoms of evil as Syndrome E:
The idea that evil is a disease is predicated on the observation that mass killers share some common traits:
Compulsive repetitive violence
Rapid desensitisation to violence
Flat emotional state
Separation of violence from everyday activities
Obedience to an authority
Perceiving group members as virtuous
Doesn’t it sound a lot like Syndrome Q that affects those involved in ISO quality inspections? Its genius is that it was designed to be transmissible to the victims too. It’s enforced mainly by the British state and the European super-state (EU), not the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL).
Syndrome Q – that specific variant of Obsessive Compulsive Personality Disorder (OCPD) showing that ISO quality inspection is a disease is predicated on the observation that quality personnel share some common traits:
- Compulsive repetitive creation and collection of mostly irrelevant data
- Obsessive beliefs
- Rapid desensitisation to waste
- Flat emotional state
- Separation of inspection from everyday activities
- Obedience to an authority
- Perceiving accredited group members as virtuous
- Hyperactive pursuit of unnecessary tasks
- Permanent stress
- Fantasies that something might go wrong and inspection will prevent this
- Believing that quality is created by inspection
- Accepting this ideology without evidence that it works
How does accreditation draw in those that should know better through their yearning for adventure, glory and significance? It’s been partially described before. But a lot more neuropsychiatric study is needed on the perpetrators of ISO quality inspections and their victims.
Corporate insanity is real.