Evil & the tapping foot d'amour

The latest Republican "I'm not gay, I'm just drawn that way" silliness has lead me to review some key ideas in M. Scott Peck's work "People of the Lie" in which he examines human evil. He describes the characteristics of an evil person thusly:

*Projects his or her evils and sins onto others and tries to remove them from others
*Maintains a high level of respectability and lies incessantly in order to do so
*Is consistent in his or her sins. Evil persons are characterized not so much by the magnitude of their sins, but by their consistency
*Is unable to think from other people's viewpoints.

Sounds like most "leaders" in DC don't you agree?

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