October 23, 2014
In a world where the mentally ill, often substance abusers, and in general lost souls, feel they have nothing to live for - yet are programmed to "make a difference" - media self-radicalization is creating a new set of terrorists. This is not new, but as everything in our reality merges (back to zero) - this is becoming a global situation. Male and female - they are stepping into the limelight often to make a name for themselves as some sort of martyr for a cause they believe in though may not understand. With suicide rates rising, medications for mental illnesses often failing, and older generations not always the best role models, young adults seek answers that make sense based on their programming. Many are abused - not able to find their way out - so why not do something radical. Dealing with one's issues was foremost in the past but now people are rethinking the endless effort it takes to get there if ever. Not everyone who goes into the world of therapy and healing will make it out as a functional person. Define functional?
Radicalization is a process by which an individual or group comes to adopt increasingly extreme political, social, or religious ideals and aspirations that reject or undermine the status quo or reject and/or undermine contemporary ideas and expressions of freedom of choice. For example, radicalism can originate from a broad social consensus against progressive changes in society. Radicalization can be both violent and nonviolent, although most academic literature focuses on radicalization into violent extremism (RVE). There are multiple pathways that constitute the process of radicalization, which can be independent but are usually mutually reinforcing. Radicalization that occurs across multiple reinforcing pathways greatly increases a groupÕs resilience and lethality. Furthermore, by compromising its ability to blend in with non-radical society and participate in a modern, globalized economy, radicalization serves as a kind of sociological trap that gives individuals no other place to go to satisfy their material and spiritual needs. Read more ...
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