[LMB] All things are contained in Bujold...

Eric Oppen ravenclaweric at gmail.com
Wed Feb 12 00:53:52 GMT 2020

I don't know if Commander Cavilo would qualify as outright evil.  She
struck me more as sociopathic.  To her, other people---whether it was
Randall (the commander of her force before she usurped power), Miles,
Gregor, her own soldiers---were objects to be manipulated for her amusement
or gain.

I've heard sociopathy described as like being color-blind.  Basically, they
just lack empathy to a scale most people can't understand.  And not all
sociopaths are serial killers.  Far from it.  Cavilo could have been a
high-functioning sociopath all her life.

On Tue, Feb 11, 2020 at 5:11 PM Marc Wilson <marc.wilson at gmx.co.uk> wrote:

> On Tue, 11 Feb 2020 14:32:48 -0500, WalterStuartBushell
> <proto at panix.com> wrote:
> >
> >
> >> On Feb 11, 2020, at 11:40 AM, Matthew George <matt.msg at gmail.com>
> wrote:
> >>
> >> They are the equivalent of people who pretend to slip and fall in
> private
> >> establishments, except it’s not fraudulent.
> >
> >I saw a man backing up a blind corner (one the Cross Bronx Expressway)
> with several people in the car with him.
> >
> >I expect he wanted to cause a collision and collect damages therefrom. As
> the other driver would be found at fault,
> >because the other driver ran into him.
> >
> Known as "crash for cash", it's one of the reasons for the increasing
> popularity of dashcams.
> IMO, cameras should be built into every car as standard.
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