Psychopathy and Political Power

The article is about Johnson’s attrocious behaviour.  But one really does have to wonder whether or not he was some kind of psychopath.

Johnson lived to dominate, and he used crass behavior to bend people to his will. At 6-ft., 3-in. tall and 210 lbs., he liked to lean over people, spitting, swearing, belching, or laughing in their faces. Once, he even relieved himself on a Secret Serviceman who was shielding him from public view. When the man looked horrified, Johnson simply said, “That’s all right, son. It’s my prerogative.” His favorite power ploy, however, seemed to be dragging people into the bathroom with him—forcing them to continue their conversations with the president as he used the toilet.

LBJ: The President Who Marked His Territory – Mental Floss via LBJ liked to piss on his bodyguards – Boing Boing

 

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