posted on May, 30 2013 @ 09:55 PM
reply to post by purplemer
I think it's related to low self esteem and a need to be the center of attention or make it about themselves.
The world moves so fast and life is so easy for many that their insecurities play out this way. I think often they don't even know much about their
cause or what they are being fanatical about.
I've seen this with a few people I've known throughout my life and even participated in the early 1970's. Most of us outgrew our hormone driven
activities and need to establish our own identities in our early twenties; some however seemed to never develop critical thinking skills. That's
where I think the other issues that cause radical behavior come into play.
What drives people to act foolish, ignore reality and even go to violent extremes for causes often based on nothing more than lies they tell
themselves, is probably unique to each person. In the end though it's about saying look at me
I doubt it's any more prevalent now than in the past. With our instantly available News sources and information overload, we just perceive it's
If it is on the rise and I don't see it being any worse now than in the 1960's, it most certainly has something to do with how easy life has
That church that protests at funerals though and some others
I think it's more sinister. A charismatic person using fragile, mentally ill people
for whatever their reasons are.