Wednesday, February 1, 2012

Imagine if Charles Sobhraj was your father

I was watching the above interview with Charles Sobhraj's wife. And I was thinking, where there is a wife, children are sure to follow. Since Charles Sobhraj's wife is a Nepali, his children would be Nepali. What would the life of a child be that has a sociopath for a father?

I was thinking of a movie that I watched a couple of years ago: 'The Departed.' If you've never watched it, I highly recommend it. It's an excellent movie.

Jack Nicholson plays the role of a sociopath with an adopted son. The adopted son is played by Matt Damon. By the end of the movie it is not clear who is more of a sociopath, Jack Nicholson's character or Matt Damon's character.
I don't think that is uncommon. It would take a pretty strong child to choose their own way despite their parent being a sociopath.

I was thinking about the Washington DC 'Beltway Sniper Shootings' that a father and son team conducted. They weren't biological father and son. But more played that part. The two were Lee Boyd Malvo and John Allen Muhammad. Sociopaths live to make their victims emotionally dependent on them.

A child is naturally dependent on their parent. Can you imagine how much a sociopath like Charles Sobhraj would take advantage of his position as a father? What would the fate of such a child be? How would they survive? Would they become stronger as a person from surviving a sociopath like Charles Sobhraj? Or would they be crippled and crushed?

I read Charles Sobhraj's biography: Serpentine.

Recently I was reading this article. In his biography Charles Sobhraj shows that he has every quality mentioned in this article. 

One of the things that really struck me was how far he was willing to go to profit from victimizing someone. This guy maintained an apartment in Bangkok with his girlfriend. He would come across tourists that were sick. Pretending to be a friend in need, he would bring them back to his apartment. In the name of giving them medicine, he would give these tourists drugs that made them sicker. So these 'patients' of his got sicker by the day taking Charles Sobhraj's concocted medicines. Medicines designed to make them more sick. Why did he do this? Because he charged them for rent and 'medical fees' for the poisons that he was feeding them in the name of medicine. As long as he could profit from them, he had not problem keeping them in a vegetated state, sick from his poisons. 

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