A Mockery of Justice

Bandy X. Lee
4 min readDec 28, 2022

Psychopathy Flourishes in a Climate of Judicial Corruption

What kind of father prohibits the mother who gave birth to his young children from seeing or talking to them for over a year, and then would not let them visit for any of the holidays or any birthdays? What kind of “guardian ad litem” stifles the voice of the children she is supposed to speak for, detains them with their abuser, and then turns a blind eye to their suffering?

Unfortunately, this scenario in the Family Court is a more common than not. A jealous father, upon seeing the bond that his children and their mother enjoy, wants to tear apart what he “cannot have.” A “guardian ad litem,” envious of children who possess what she could only dream of — a mother with an impeccable track record, praise for professional achievements, and esteem from other mothers . Together, they can join forces to truncate these children’s lives, as the hired hand has the power to transfer these children wholesale to their psychopathic and criminally abusive father. Then, they can sadistically relish watching the mother grieve as her children languish — this is the function for which Family Courts avail themselves for “hire”.

They are, essentially, fulfilling the father’s sick need say: “I am somebody!”

The father did not know how to make his small children stop begging others: “Please don’t leave us alone with that maniac!” Rather than change his abusive behavior that was the cause of their rejection, through litigation abuse, he could kidnap them, falsely imprison them, and deny their access to any adult who cares about them — and blame everything that happened on everyone else. The “guardian ad litem,” at the bottom of the rung among lawyers, with few accomplishments outside a law degree from a no-name law school, enjoys all the more the illegitimate power she can wield over these youngsters, who dared call her their “enemy”. She has the power to force them into a living hell — and the profit of doing wrong far outstrips any payment for an honest job.

It is a mockery of justice when the Courts, rather than restraining the abuses against the most innocent and vulnerable members of the human family, are employed for their expression. Family Courts — and increasingly Courts in general, without even the U.S. Supreme Court being an exception — have thus become the stomping ground for psychopaths. The father in the above case is a bona fide, duly-diagnosed psychopath; the “guardian ad litem,” deriving pleasure from servicing a psychopath, is probably one, too. Her seeking Court appointment to represent children so that she can prey on them follows the same logic as pedophiles choosing to be camp counselors, killers choosing to be doctors, torturers choosing to be judges, or genocidal schemers seeking to be political leaders; only access and scale vary.

Whereas psychopaths wreak more havoc on society than all other psychiatric disorders combined, they camouflage themselves behind a “mask of sanity.” Society’s inability to imagine how horrific, cruel, and diabolical some personalities can be, and its reluctance even to admit that such extreme evil exists, has permitted an affliction of just one percent of the population to take charge of judiciaries, corporations, and governments — to become an existential threat.

If democracy is to survive, we must first consider the very conservative estimate of 58,000 American children being forcibly placed with their abusers, year after year, through these Courts. They are routinely murdered, driven to suicide, or tormented to the point of becoming murderers themselves.

The children in the above case are intellectual and emotional prodigies who recognized their father’s true nature before any adult. The seven-year-old was the first to ask: “Why does dad have a black heart? Other people’s are either red or pink.” Later, she asked: “It is as if an alien came, put on dad’s bodysuit, and is pretending to be human.” In a single sentence, she has described the singular pathology of psychopathy: having no human core.

The six-year-old said to his distressed sibling: “We know Alan [referring to their dad] is using us. Instead of crying about it, we should use him, too.”

No matter how brilliant these children, how could they withstand the Court’s brutal assaults? Dispatching police escorts if the children refused visits with their father; organizing police raids to tear the children from their mother by brute force; allowing the father to break in against a security alarm to terrorize; permitting the father to attempt to murder the mother by provoking stress-induced medical crises; issuing court orders to arrest the mother for her routine activities at the children’s school; incarcerating maternal relatives for inquiring about the children’s decline; and arresting a forensic professional to prevent any psychiatrist seeing the children, lest their abuse be revealed and exposed — these are only a few examples of this psychopathic duo’s bullying and witness intimidation. Before the Court’s intervention, the mother more or less protected the children from their father; since the father’s employment of the Court, no human strength can match the abuse of judicial authority wielded as a weapon.

The true goal is to break the psyches of the mother and the children. And the more loving and humane they are, the more intent on destruction those with psychopathy become; it is the nature of their pathology.

In the above case, both the father and the “guardian ad litem” knew that the gentle but strong mother had something they did not: an ability to love. Knowing that they are not constitutionally capable of being like her, these individuals have done their best to denigrate, disempower, diminish, and destroy the mother — essentially to bring her down to their level. Ultimately, they have tried to decimate her as a human being.

However, despite their furious displays of “power” — committing every conceivable crime under “judicial immunity” turned impunity — they cannot change the fact that their psychopathy can only destroy. It can neither propagate love nor improve life, and cannot, above all, alter the truth of their hollow souls.

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Bandy X. Lee

Forensic psychiatrist, violence expert, president of the World Mental Health Coalition (worldmhc.org), and New York Times bestselling author.