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Originally posted by hadriana
I would think, on a fundamental level, that those groups appeal to people that feel persecuted, and mental illness itself makes one feel that way often. The groups come together and have a target for their angst - a scapegoat.
Originally posted by FailedProphetBut why are all these loons drawn to the same small set of seemingly very specific ideas? I would expect more variety from broken minds. If you break a vase the pieces end up in different places, scattered chaotically. But broken minds seem to end up in similar places, time and time again. Why is this? Is it something about the nature of the mind, the ideas, both, or neither? And why so specific. Help me to understand, ATS.