Over the past few years I’ve been reevaluating my life long views and beliefs that with patience, love, understanding and tolerance the world could change and become a beautiful place.
With the growth of antisemitism worldwide, my mind has been preoccupied with the lecture series I heard on “Genocide and the Holocaust” provided by Professor Emeritus, Leon Stein, while obtaining my undergraduate degree at Roosevelt University.
I am not unlike so many other liberal thinkers who truly believed that as a society, if we learned enough about our past history we would be able to prevent the ugly horrors from repeating themselves. This utopian dream could be a reality, if only there were not so many charismatic, murderous pseudo-Islamic cult leaders –– who use their power and control over their subservients, as Adolf Hitler did during his reign of terror.
There are so many different types of cults that kill, which includes those who manipulate religion to promote the personal agendas of sociopathic cult leaders. One such example is that of Jim Jones, who bastardized Christianity when he murdered his congregants at Jonestown with tainted Kool-Aid.
Unfortunately, when individual’s get involved with dangerous cults, they often lose their ability to utilize their own critical thinking. Cult members are unaware that their minds have been manipulated to the point that they are no longer able to make rational decisions, think for themselves and to recognize the maladaptive influences, motives and or biases their cult leaders may have used to manipulate them. I personally believe this is exactly what is happening with those who are aligning themselves with such hate groups such as Hezbollah, Hamas, ISIS or any of the other radicalized Islamic group out there.
The psychotherapist in me wants to believe that there is hope for those who became subservient to these murderous cult leaders –– who use mind control techniques to maintain their power and control over their followers. I want to believe that those who have been manipulated stand a chance of being deprogrammed, to learn or relearn how to think for themselves –– without outside influence from their cult leaders. I want to believe that these followers of these various contaminated forms of Islam are capable of feeling remorse –– for the horrendous crimes they have been committing.
Just as in the case of Adolf Hitler, these newest version of murderous cult leaders have a team of marketing experts. The have learned from history that by creating hate aimed at the State of Israel and blaming Jews for the worlds problems, that the likelihood of other hate groups will join forces will increase.
What most people don’t understand who are buying into this anti-Israel propaganda, they are opening the flood gates for horror stories like we have never seen before.
So many individuals really want to believe that the solution is to just put daisies in the ends of assault weapons, yet the reality is that with these radicalized Islamic brainwashed terrorists, daisies won’t work. As much as I’m against war and the murder of innocent people –– if we don’t all join forces and stand behind Israel the rest of western civilization will end.