The difference between objects and people is superficial. People - and that includes me - are basically objects. No matter how much we like to tell ourselves otherwise, objects is basically all that we are.
This is not an uncommon notion among psychopaths, and it is a very central theme in the discussion about the "Psychopath Problem".
It is up to us to decide how we want to treat objects, and that includes seemingly inanimate matter.
This is central to the problems man has created for himself. By thinking we're different from and more than not only inanimate objects, or from Plants, but also from animals, we've started a fundamental segregation that has pervaded everything we do and think. It has lead us to not only create global pollution and multiple variations of holocaust, it has lead us to even distinguish among ourselves, calling some people better or worse, more or less humane than the rest.
We're distinguishing between Good and Bad, where Bad has become Dark, Evil, Demonic, Night, Black, non-Christian Religions, Foreign Cultures, and latest: Psychopaths.
What I see is an ongoing gradual extinction of ourselves. And psychopaths weren't the first 'Demons' or 'Witches', we weren't the first to be given the role of 'Evil' and therefore the reason for all bad which must be eliminated or assimilated before Good can prevail.
We weren't the first, but what's more important: We won't be the last!... There will always be the next "mal-functioning" minority.
Hell, I can even predict who will be next! First, of course, it will be the Antisocial Personality Disordered, and then the Sociopaths (maybe both at once; they'll be attempted dealt with together with the psychopaths). But after that it'll be either the Borderline Personality Disordered or the High Functioning Autistic, especially those with Asperger's Syndrome.
With a way of thinking that distinguishes between Human and Inhuman, or Living Beings and Inanimate Objects, or Good and Bad or Evil, there will be no end until the last difference has been eliminated. And that can only happen by wiping the whole universe out, for as long as there is Life, so long will there be variety and differences.
So you see, that first seemingly innocent and self-given truthful statement is not as innocent after all. It makes the very basis for the progressive destruction of our globe which we're witnessing.
What makes it even more sad is this: The distinction between Humans and everything else is not a universal idea. It's religious. Furthermore it's Christian. That makes it slightly absurd that people take this idea for granted, while at the same time most don't believe in the Christian religion anymore. They may say they do, but in reality very, very few believe. It has become a dogmatic set of mores that nobody really know the origin of, but which they take for granted.
And that is the mores and the way of thinking that is behind the present debate about how to 'deal with' psychopaths.
I can't help but make the conclusion that the present craze about blaming psychopaths for everything - like thinking we're to blame for all the economical scandals, which is just an example - is basically a reminiscence of a 2.000 years old religion, and it's an excuse being used by the majority because they are emotionally dependent on 'feeling good about themselves'.
The irony is that they're succeeding in dividing those who might otherwise rebel, by painting the minority which are their present Scape Goats in the blackest of colors. Just like the Witches and Demons before us.
But let me end with going along with the idea that psychopaths are the source of all evil and not really human:
"Let those who have understanding count the Number of the Beast... for it is a Human Number! The Number is 666!..."
Personally I like to turn things upside down!...
And I prefer 999 by far!...