Saturday, June 20, 2015

Child Abuse, Root of All Evil.

Child Abuse is the Root of All Evil, not money.

The development of human children precedes through stages which at about six the child has a sense of what its place is regarding their environment, particularly their family. The vulnerability to radicalization of individuals also depends upon the track of development going up through the rest of life especially puberty.

Socialization of the individual outside the family and into the larger community starts in earnest at puberty in what is today's high school and junior high school. If the individual has suffered extensive physical or emotional abuse before six, the rest of development is honed through the "high school" stage.

It is at this time that specific themes and symbols are associated with ANS inputs that freeze the belief structures of the young adult. Only about a third of those over 21 will make serious changes in the structure of perceptions (ideologies).

Certain beliefs known as True Beliefs provide the individual with the kind of inputs that were frustrated in the growing up process. The high school period tends to sharpen the distinction once the cut and thrust of sports and dating goes viral.

Those left out in the High School phase, often spend the rest of their lives trying to plug the gap. Ethnocentric outbursts by those in the High School Phase is the substance of what is burning now on the streets. Those most active as terrorists or other really bad people often come from severely damaged families and suffered extreme parental abuse. What psychology called crazy is often a normal reaction to a crazy world.

Hitler, Saddam and Stalin were abused by male parental figures. The leading terrorist of late often came from shattered families and neighborhoods, with the local brand of terrorism being a "natural" outlet for sense damaged in crazy childhoods.

IMHO, the root of all evil is not money, it is child abuse.

Gordon S Fowkes