posted on May, 10 2013 @ 03:40 AM
reply to post by tetra50
First of all, psychological pre-disposition to a certain set of behavioral patterns is generally learned in youth, a response to stimuli in ones
formative years. Also, it is not accurate to say that two siblings exposed to the same stimuli will learn the same behaviour from them. Nor is it true
to say that one generation of a family will have similar political attitudes to the one previous, or indeed the one before that.
For instance, say a mother and father are politically active. Working toward the goals set by the political organisation to which they belong, will
keep them from being as active in thier childrens lives as they might have wished. This can result in some deep differences coming to the fore,
between the adults that the children will become, and thier parents. On the other hand, such things can result in the opposite, clingy behaviour
bought on by abandoment issues. Further to that, the children might come up with coping mechanisms which produce any number of responses between those
two positions, including a respect for, but a total seperation from, thier parents political ambitions and ideals.
Cause and effect are not always as simple as one would like them to be. In this case, it appears that Shabazz the younger, was effected deeply, not
by his forebares desires for political change, or thier activism, but by the brutal response to it, the interferance of authorities in his life, and
that of his family as a whole. In all likelihood, it is these factors which informed his particular attitudes toward government and law enforcement,
and caused him to act out in the manner to which he was evidently accustomed.
If he had been adopted and had never known his link to his family, it is highly probable that he would have developed a different series of
behaviours, linked to his new life. Perhaps they would have been positive, or perhaps they also would have been generally negative, and lead to a
similar fate to the one he has apparantly fallen victim to. No one can really say. All one can say, is that only the very rarest of psychological
conditions pass from elder to younger. Most are a result of input in childhood, rather than pre-established genetic influence on ones behaviour.