The parasite is merely possessing an evolutionary niche. If there was not an ability to thrive in that niche, it would not exist. The same can be said with psychopaths. Whether our existence serves an evolutionary purpose or not, does not matter. What does matter is that in a prosocial world, a relatively small demographic dedicated to gain by any means necessary can thrive. Just as the mosquitos of the world fill a niche, psychopaths do the same. However, there is no sympathy for those products of nature that are seen as unclean or parasitic.
It is interesting to see what groups in the world are deserving of the empathy of the neurotypical. I’ve written innumerable times about the selective empathy of the neurotypical. Those that are most like her get her empathy. Christians are empathic toward other Christians; the poor lack empathy for the rich; the rich lack empathy for the poor; so on and so forth. What is interesting is that there is a universal lack of empathy for those without. Given that new research continues to suggest that psychopathy is genetic or heavily influenced during the formative years, it is hard for me to imagine how there couldn’t be empathy for the psychopath. People with Downs Syndrome or Multiple Sclerosis are deserving of empathy for their differences, why aren’t psychopaths?
This may seem like a silly observation, but that is the point. I do not mean to paint psychopathy as a mental illness worthy of sympathy as I am completely content being psychopathic, but I do mean to point out that neurotypicals are often contradictory by being sympathetic to some mental abnormalities but not others. Depression is better received than Bipolar Disorder or Schizophrenia. Everything is more well received than psychopathy.
I’d be fine with this if the neurotypical were merely honest with this difference of thought. Instead they state logical fallacies attacking us for our usual callousness and our complete lack of empathy. They proclaim themselves to be actual or theoretical victims of the psychopath; they fail to acknowledge their own biases.
I am not suggesting that the neurotypical should treat the psychopath with sympathy. There is something about coddling wolves that does not sit well with me. However, the neurotypical must acknowledge that they consciously choose to disparage and disregard those that fill a certain niche all too well enjoyed by bloodsuckers.