It should be no surprise by this time. Paris, Orlando, Ft. Hood, France, California, Belgium, Turkey, Charleston, the common factor is sociopaths.
When an ideology supports the minds and behaviors of sociopaths, massive murderous events are the result. Nobody today on cable TV or elsewhere is talking about the personality disorders and characteristics of terrorists, which are the basis of murderous behavior. They maybe using ISIS as a format, which would fit their psychopathy perfectly. But the fact remains that they are murderous people.
If I were unfortunate enough to have a member of my family join ISIS, I would be terrified because it would send up a red flag that this is a person without conscience. Who joins a murderous organization like that? This maybe my son, daughter, husband, nephew, cousin, brother? How could this be? Religion? I don’t think so. We would say in defense, we are a peaceful family, and where did this evil come from?
Fact is, people without conscience are grandiose and are fearless of murderous behavior. They look for national and international attention. They want to impact society for what purpose? He or she is not new to your family. He or she has no emotional involvement; does not fear death, or killing.
He or she is in many families but they don’t necessarily turn into murderers. They create incredible havoc, kill spouses, children, police, national leaders. Sociopaths only work to support their dysfunction. He or she knows they are not within normal society. They lash out in anger. They know they are different. They lash out in divisiveness, divide families, manipulate financially, and destroy whatever comes in their path.
Not having a conscience, this person seeks sensation to feel. They care only for themselves. They don’t get a high on love or death because without conscience, they don’t feel emotion. They get their kicks on huge events involving deception and terror. In most cases he is a failure and they don’t fit in.
This person has a trail of social behavior outside the realm of society.
Sociopaths seek recognition, political polarity, devastation, hate, fright and anything that supports their sick pathology. Recognizing the characteristics of a psychopath is new to Americans. It is not new to the mental health world. It is about time that we know what we are dealing with here in the United States. Anyone who inspires hate, separation, discrimination, isolation and fear is to be watched carefully.
Twisted mentality is not a Islamic problem. Today, it is a social problem which has manifested itself in fundamental Islamic law, which is brutal. It also manifests itself from homophobia to strict Christian theology. It happens to be a convenient focus at the moment.
Sociopathic persons hell bent on demonstrating their twisted, perverted minds want to excite and disturb and frighten to support their sick minds. Doesn’t this sound like Dylann Roof? They love to create tension, isolation, havoc and to destroy. That was Roof’s intent. Roof loved the headlines. How best to demonstrate his power, which he did not have elsewhere in his life?
Do we govern by this perversion? No. Recognize it. Yes. Deal with it intelligently? Yes. Politicize it? No. And finally, in a country with the Fourth Amendment that requires probable cause, it is up to families, friends and associates to report people who are dangerous.
The writer lives in Myrtle Beach.