The dopamine reward system is most activated during the “anticipation” of success, especially when there is an element of doubt, uncertainty, risk, luck or gambling. Damage to the prefrontal lobes (the brain's “executive control” center,) can lead to inappropriate, rule breaking, criminal or risky behavior and lend a sense of compulsion or “out-of-control” drive to gain pleasure from deliberately hurting other people. The morally deficient, prefrontally challenged dopamine addict makes up their own reality composed of a worldview that feeds the fantasy, which creates the anticipation/reward chemistry of power-over. This explains the sociopath, the psychopath, and the fascist cabals that run the world’s economic system. Class in a corrupt society is determined by selective breeding for dopamine addiction and moral insufficiency.
The exploitative strategy of sadomasochism is the giving and/or receiving of pleasure—often sexual—from acts involving the infliction or reception of pain or humiliation. Negative power and power addiction is always sadomasochistic in its energy transaction within the psyche of the anti-social/sub-social individual, and their relationship with the world. Thus the Hindbrain Borg has an aberrant or ire-responsible relationship...both internally and externally. (ire: rage, anger, wrath). The whole phenomena of desiring to hurt others, damage nature or harm life, or not "caring" if you do, arises from the biochemical need for the drug of power (or security). Thus we could say that human individuals or cultures that damage their prefrontal lobes, or retard their development, are power hungry drug addicts. And the modern material fascist culture is perhaps the greatest example of a society that burns the candle at both ends, and disregards expediency and the continuum of life. If there ever was a time that we needed to grow up fast, it is now.
Followers or victims fear success and so they enlist abusers to keep them small, struggling and broken. Growing up to sovereign response-ability means freeing our responses from automated dominant/submission posturing, making us immune to the sadomasochistic thoughts, behaviors, energies and cultural constructs of the Borg. Is shadow infinite, or enlightenment infinite?...I would say yes, because mind is infinite. This is interesting, because you would think that the human species would be more spiritually/morally advanced by now considering our potential. However we have a profound ability to develop or evolve evil and institutionalize it, and normalize it...and thereby create a culture of continual trauma...which is the reductionist, materialist civilization in which we live.
On Youtube see the series by Robert Sapolsky, Human Sexual Behavior I; Human Sexual Behavior II; Human Sexual Behavior III & Aggression I etc….