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Sociopathic Sadist Bill Schmalfeldt Vows: ‘One Way or Another, They Will Pay’

Posted on | January 7, 2014 | 19 Comments


John Hoge noticed Tuesday that (a) Bill Schmalfeldt is conveying a sense of panic, and (b) Schmalfeldt is claiming that “wingnuts” have damaged his “good name.” This is why he says we “will pay.”

Delusions of persecution  and grandiose revenge fantasies are typical of certain personality disorders and, although I have no specialized training in psychology, I know crazy when I see it.

One of Bill Schmalfeldt’s most noticeable traits is his love of making threats — The Dire Warning of Terrible Consequences — which seems closely related to his sadistic tendency. Schmalfeldt evidently enjoys trying to frighten people and relishes the thought of harming or humiliating others, as Ken White observed:

“Bill Schmalfeldt doesn’t have principles. Bill Schmalfeldt doesn’t have values. Bill Schmalfeldt doesn’t have beliefs. Bill Schmalfeldt has enemies, and then nothing, a black and dank and empty void of sullenness.”

Schmalfeldt is not only sadistic, but also exhibits two key traits of sociopathic personality: Habitual dishonesty, and an utter lack of empathy toward the feelings of others. He is irresponsible, externalizing blame for his failures on scapegoats, and this impairs his ability to avoid repeating mistakes. If you can’t accept responsibility for your own failures — if you refuse to recognize your own self-destructive tendencies — improvement is impossible.

This lack of self-awareness explains Schmalfeldt’s “double down” reaction to every conflict. No matter how clearly he is in the wrong, his fragile ego prevents him from backing away. Instead, he exaggerates (or creates from thin air) reasons to despise his antagonists, so that their wrongness, whether real or imagined, is always large enough in his mind to justify his sense of superiority.

Schmalfeldt’s deliberate escalation of his conflict with John Hoge is the pluperfect example of this tendency. And yet now — some 11 months after the events that started the escalation — Schmalfeldt presents himself as the hero-martyr, the sufferer of injustice, and acts outraged that no one is buying into his victimhood claims.

But why should they? His allies, no less than his enemies, have watched Bill Schmalfeldt boast and bully, threaten others with harm and gloat over their anticipated suffering. And now this tiresome braggart claims that he is a helpless victim? Puh-leeze.

No one could ever pity Bill Schmalfeldt as much as he pities himself.

 


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  • Guy Fleegman

    His “Help Me Get My Good Name Back from the Wingnuts” fund is closing in on its $25000 goal. Only $24,925 to go.

  • Rain

    and $50 of that was from a “friend” of his who was pretty much shamed into giving it….

  • http://wizbangblog.com/ Adjoran

    He may be reacting to the stalking death of a close relative: http://po.st/QbpTVn

  • http://boogieforward.us/ K-Bob

    I’m thinking it’s time for someone to visit the “self help” section of the bookstore.

  • MrSaturn

    King Hippo needs to go back to his Pacific Island.

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  • Jerry Fletcher

    This blog will send him into another fun filled day of
    “I am victim , just look at all these people laughing at me “

  • Quartermaster

    You obviously believe in miracles.

  • Quartermaster

    He was deported and declared persona non grata.

  • Quartermaster

    “And now this tiresome braggart claims that he is a helpless victim?”
    He is helpless. Sociopaths aren’t able to control themselves.

  • http://deadrepublicanparty.wordpress.com/ rmnixondeceased

    He is utterly incapable of “manning up” and admitting to anyone, much less himself, his own failings, reprehensible actions and cruel words. I pity him. I’m sure he will not like being pitied as that goes against his internal vision of himself as a powerful and just hero. Such delusion, such despair, so much to pity …

  • WJJ Hoge

    Stupid Crazy is as stupid crazy does.

  • DaTechGuy on DaRadio

    We all live in Obama’s America, we all pay every day

  • BLBeamer

    Stacy wrote, “No matter how clearly he is in the wrong, his fragile ego prevents him
    from backing away. Instead, he exaggerates (or creates from thin air)
    reasons to despise his antagonists, so that their wrongness, whether
    real or imagined, is always large enough in his mind to justify his
    sense of superiority.”

    Although referring to the No-Necked One, this is a pretty reasonable description of most Progressives, I’ve found.

  • http://ak4mc.us/cms/ McGehee

    I did not trash my reputation.

    Right, Blithering Stool. And denial is a river in Egypt.

  • http://boogieforward.us/ K-Bob

    Heh. I should go write a few self help books. A couple of guys like Schmellfardt would take a whole shopping cart full. Might be a huge, untapped marketing niche.

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