Criminal Commonalities, Lie la lie lie la lie…

Opinion: with optional video soundtrack.

Ft Collins, CO –-(

“Now the years are rolling by me
They are rockin’ evenly
I am older than I once was
And younger than I’ll be; that’s not unusual
Nor is it strange
After changes upon changes
We are more or less the same
After changes we are more or less the same” ~ From “The Boxer,” written by Paul Simon in 1969. The most famous rendition was Simon and Garfunkel’s, from the same year

On violent criminals/sociopaths, from a friend in the system:

“In interviewing hundreds of violent, convicted felons over a period of several decades, a pattern of dark behavior and attitude becomes obvious:

1) All view their lives as minute-by-minute. There is seldom any planning, even so far as the following day. They see no point in living, and are fully persuaded that they have no future and thus no fear of imprisonment, nor violent death. They are convinced that they have nothing to lose, and they are right.

2) All are incessant whiners. They use the word ‘unfair’ constantly when rationalizing their sociopathic behavior.

They never accept personality responsibility, for anything.

They all insist that their ‘felon status,’ ethnicity, religion, ‘disability,’ disease, etc forever precludes any chance for conventional success/achievement, so there is no point in trying.

That’s always their excuse.

3) All have embraced non-productivity as a permanent lifestyle. None are interested in working at anything legitimate, nor trying to find a real job. They are unchangeably non-productive, non-contributing, non-tax-paying, unemployable societal parasites. They insist every bit of social welfare that comes their way is ‘owed’ them.

4) They thrive on squalor! Though they whine about places they stay, you’ll find them all living in filth and sordidness, by choice. They are uncomfortable in any kind of decent, orderly world.

5) All indicate they have absolutely no compunction about engaging in criminal violence. They all harbor a condescending disdain for their victims. They are completely unrepentant and never express the slightest regret, nor concern, for pain and suffering they cause.

6) All articulate utter contempt for middle and upper-classes. They are thus very sensitive to being ‘disrespected.’

7) Every one is extremely dangerous! None are particularly brave, but all, under the right circumstances, will murder and maim as casually as if they were muffling a sneeze. With them, impulsive behavior is not held in check, as it is with the rest of us. They don’t worry about consequences, nor any other aspect of the future.

And, they will never change!

‘Rehabilitation’ is a word we’ve invented to describe a non-existent phenomenon. There is no such thing, and never has been.

Those who naively claim to believe in ‘rehabilitation’ are well advised not to bet their lives on it!”


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Criminality is not a “disease!” It is a personal choice, that quickly evolves into a “way of life.”

Criminality is not a “disease!” It is a personal choice, that quickly evolves into a “way of life.”

And, it is all “one-way.” There is no going back, as my friend noted.

The preceding, though true, is not accepted, nor even talked about, in most of “polite society,” because they are afraid.

Operators, however, who are not afraid, must face the truth squarely. And, we need to understand that whatever protection from these predators we may enjoy, we will provide for ourselves.

Sometimes “force,” including lethal force, though regrettable, is acutely necessary and justified in order to preserve innocent life. At times, to save a life, you must end a life. It’s a bitter circumstance, but sometimes you will have no choice.

I wish there were another way of putting it. Lie la lie lie la lie…

“Truth must essentially be regarded as in conflict with this world. The world has never been so good… that the majority will ever desire to hear it” ~ Kierkegaard


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Buck Cassidy

Sorry Mr. Farhan, I became somewhat confused as I read your article. I initially thought you were talking about Stalinists, marxists, social democrats, demoncraps. Then I discovered you were talking about criminals. Hey, wait! I wasn’t as confused as I thought! Good article!


This one quote sums it all up.
“Sometimes “force,” including lethal force, though regrettable, is acutely necessary and justified in order to preserve innocent life. At times, to save a life, you must end a life. It’s a bitter circumstance, but sometimes you will have no choice.”

It’s the absolute truth.
Remember there are those that are innocent and those that do not return however small or large.

Wild Bill

@Nottinghill, Ok, but … what is the regrettable part?

R. Lee

I concur with the article, based on my 30+ years of law enforcement experience and my personal contact with violent predators as a major crime detective.

Timothy Votaw

Generally, the descriptions Farnam uses are accurate in the majority of the cases I’ve been involved in where drugs are are factor, whether the manufacture or the end-user. The euphoria, the “rush”, the high, almost always gives way to lethargy, sloth, depression, and those pendulum swings that result in criminal behaviors. Whether for acquiring the means to obtain more drug by such acts as larceny, robbery, and violence, or because the effects of those drugs lead to those actions, the circle is a vicious one, addiction is a by-product, and civilized behavior is either non-existent to begin with, or adopted… Read more »


“Rehabilitation” is a great way to give, and make Felons really pay, a “debt to society” . When they hit the system CHARGE them for everything. Why do they get processed for free, i.e.”booking”, when a Carry Permit owner has to pay hundreds of dollars for the exact same processing? Food, clothing, living space, start running a tab, and don’t release them, till it’s P A I D. THEN, they will have “paid” their “debt to society”. Why should they impose an additional burden on taxpayers? Taxpayers didn’t commit their crimes. Allow release only contingent upon learning a new high… Read more »

V. R. Lackore

This is not new. The individual cannot be “reformed.” He/she needs to be Redeemed. Biblically based born anew into the Family of the Living God. The individual is then recreated in Christ Jesus and fully changed. This message of salvation has been outlawed by liberals for good reason. The redeemed individual will no longer be controlled by Evil, but seek to serve their Redeemer, Almighty God.


“Cc: all”

I love when the articles drift from news, and analysis into arbitrarily contrived postulations, and baseless existential claims.
It’s nice to just pretend for a moment that life isn’t at all complex, and that every person in every situation can be grouped into one of 2-3 neat little boxes.


A changed heart (in Jesus) cannot be argued with.

Roy D.

To “rehabilitate” means to restore to a former place. The thing is, there was never a “former place” in these people’s lives worth restoring them to. I have read many, many presentencing reports about the lives of Federal prisoners. Many of them never stood a chance as children. Just as you have to get a drivers license to drive the public highways, perhaps there should be a license required to engage in procreative activities.


The “great society” has born this fruit, destroying the nuclear family and absolving responsibility.


Antifa beware/we are armed to the teeth,, and loaded for Bear


No truer or more accurate words have been written Mr. Farnam, you are 100% correct.

That Farmer.... again

“The Culture of Poverty” I don’t have a copy of the original but this article would makr an adequate synopsis of the culture of the poor.

The culture of the middle class and wealthy should be juxtaposed for reference.

“Rich people have large libraries and a small television. Poor people have a large TV. “, “Poor is a mindset”. Dairyhack


The Across the U.S. & the World. the Unimpeded Use and The Massive Implementation of Advanced Technology & Social Engineering.
Robert Welch – Truth In Time (1966)

Denise M.

The article is dead on (pun intended). As one who’s been in the battle politic for over 25 years, read Gary Kleck’s weighty tome, Larry Pratt’s excellent book and followed Birch Society articles along with numerous articles about gun control and the budding dictatorial wave that has been washing over our nation for years…it can be summed up in relatively few words. The globalist wannabe dictators can not tolerate a society that can fight back. It interferes with their grandiose plans of a “peaceful” society; IE: WE rule, you genuflect. A couple of years back after two excellent cops were… Read more »