Over the past week or so I've been updating pages and links on our psychopathy section of the websites. Part of this labor includes not only going finding new material, but going to all the old linked articles to make sure the links still work and seeing what is new, who we want to support by sending traffic their way and so on.
Well, it turned up some interesting things.
First, there is the Narcissism Support Group run by someone called "Invicta" who may also be "Nicky Skye." This is located here: http://groups.msn.com/NarcissismSupportGroupMoralandSpiritualStruggle/home.msnw
If you go to this page, what do you see right at the top?
Why, a copy of the Hervey Cleckley "Mask of Sanity" that QFG worked on for almost three months getting it word perfect. What you do NOT see is a link, a thank-you, or a "how de do" to QFG.
The link to "their" copy of Mask of Sanity is here:http://www.angelfire.com/md3/undergroundmind/sanity_1.pdf
and the link to ours is here: http://www.cassiopaea.org/cass/sanity_1.PdF
Now, since I am the one that edited the scan, and nearly went blind doing so, that DOES bug me a bit. Even Robert Hare wrote to me to ask for details about the pdf before snagging it.
But that is not all. The next thing I noticed on this Narcissist Support group was a "Warning" list of sites to "question." This can be found here: http://www.angelfire.com/zine2/narcissism/narcissism_caution_internet.html
We go and read this list and find that Sam Vaknin and "Femfree" are the "baddies". Femfree is bad because she steals other people's work and presents it as her own. Hmmmm.....
At the bottom, we notice more links including one to an article entitled "InnerLandscape of the Socialized Psychopath" which can be found here: http://www.angelfire.com/zine2/narcissism/Cleckley1.html
At this point, it is not a surprise to discover that this is taken directly from my transcription from Cleckley's book which I published here: http://www.cassiopaea.com/cassiopaea/innerpsycho.htm
Then we see "Case Study: "The Psychopath as Physician" here: http://www.angelfire.com/zine2/narcissism/CleckleyPsycho1.html
which is half of my transcription here: http://www.cassiopaea.com/cassiopaea/sanity25.htm
The second half of it is posted as "The Psychopath as Psychiatrist" here: http://www.angelfire.com/zine2/narcissism/CleckleyPsycho2.html
What we notice, of course, is that other than the transcriptions I made myself, this website has no other material from Cleckley to offer.
The fact is, I put the material up on the website to help people and if there are individuals who snag it and use it and it helps someone, that is fine by me. But it does make me question this "Invicta" person when I read here:http://groups.msn.com/NarcissismSupportGroupMoralandSpiritualStruggle/femfreetheplagiarist.msnw
What she is saying about other people "lifting" her work:
I placed this post on this site at the beginning of its inception, which was in March 2002.
Now "femfree" has just posted "Grieving the Loss". Do you see similarities? In rhythm, in content? IMO, Nicky Skye has been ripped off. Intellectual property has been stolen, plagiarised. Paraphrasing is not originality. Should you trust a person who does this? This is a person who trolls this site and board for what reason? She has 4 other boards to manage. ....
Btw, I have to add this: she writes- Our awareness of our susceptibility in having our blessed, wonderful nurturing characteristics turned against us by this disordered person.
Well according to everything she has written this makes us co-dependent. We are excessively nurturing and therefore weak and a "target". I wish she'd get her story straight. Many, many links are offered about co-dependency- pathologising us, in effect, and surely making people doubt themselves and their strengths.
***Now imagine if this plagiarist rationalised her duplicity and thievery by saying that the original author stole it herself, so Femfree was justified in using it without honouring copyright. So, in effect, she would not only be "smearing" the author, but also justifying her own actions with the logic that '2 wrongs make a right'. And one would have to wonder, if she knew it was stolen, then why not give credit to the original source? Imagine if this were true. [Said article is now embedded in heavily disguised form in Survival Skills II]
Do we see a bit of the pot calling the kettle black?
There's more. If you go here: http://groups.msn.com/NarcissismSupportGroupMoralandSpiritualStruggle/links.msnw
you will see a list of sites they DO link to and/or recommend. You will notice my transcriptions listed there again, but another thing you will see is this: "Cults and Brainwashing" with a link to that psychopath posing as a cult-deprogrammer, Rick Ross; pal of Vinnie Bridges and the rest of the cyber thugs.
So, it looks like the whole psychopathy/narcissism issue is now the purview of narcissists and psychopaths out there doing what they do best: twist, distort and confuse.