Thursday, July 20, 2017

O.J. Simpson gets parole

There is something fitting, in this era -- or is "epoch" a better word? -- of Donald Trump that former football star O.J. Simpson should be granted parole after eight years of a 33-year prison sentence. If there ever were a man likely to fit into a growing pantheon of sociopaths that counts Trump as its emperor, Simpson is the man.

But of course he is chastened and reformed and ... all the other blah-blah that frequently attends sociopaths' activities.

Even at 70, I doubt that Simpson has what it takes not to seek out the limelight, even if it includes criminal activity.

Of course, I could be wrong. He was acquitted of killing his wife and did his time for a stickup in Las Vegas ... stealing back what he called his own stuff.


  1. I wonder if the big brain hasn't evolved from burgeoning intellect to giant ego. Meet supersapiens.

  2. Seems to me that they gave OJ the 33 year sentence _because_ he was acquitted for the murder not for the gravity of that particular robbery. I didn't care for, but understood that violation of due process.

    Regarding the "Epoch of Egomania," there must be books or sets of series of scholarly papers dispassionately dissecting the connections among self confidence, success (by some definitions), and personality disorders.

    Off hand, I hypothesize that certain personality disorders are not incompatible with certain forms of success. We don't have to like it, and we have every right to despise some the successful misanthropes, and the right if not the duty to rid ourselves of them using due process and using the political process legally and judiciously.