This paragraph could be your whole article.
Also, look up the word "neotony". It's not just the psychopathic component, but the childishness components also play in the consumerism/consumptionism/Imperialism realms. Markets are most profitable when the bullies can keep people working for the benefit of bullies instead of their place.
Socialists want to 'equalize' the exploitation of resources, but the anthropocentrism is still psychopathic as far as Nature is concerned. Humans don't add usefulness to their environment anymore.
That's civilization in a nutshell: humans isolate themselves from their risks and responsibilities to their place (Earth) and then create language to live by that supports their selfish and short-sighted exploitations.
Americans aren't the only psychopaths. We just do it faster and make more money at it.