The Cancer of Violence


It has been some time since the psychologist found her motivation as noted in the theme of my last posts about motivation. Yes indeed, I have found my motivation to continue writing in my Blog with the recent violence that is enveloping us. I was motivated enough to send this piece to my local newspaper to be published in order to have others, especially the politicians, hear my voice !

As a local therapist, psychologist and cancer survivor, I am profoundly shocked and significantly effected by the rage and destructive behavior of our young people inflicting violence upon innocent victims!

Such dysfunctional actions effected and caused by both genetics or environmental causations are relevant factors precipitating violent actions. These horrific perpetrators are motivated to kill, injure and traumatize their victims  by their abusive and painful social histories, their past. Most of these enraged people  have been physically and emotionally victimized themselves by caregivers and entrusted individuals in their past life. Their extreme rage is displaced upon others who, in their distorted minds, are representatives of their painful memories and suffering.

These mentally ill and destroyed minds are numerous and found throughout the world, not just in our country . In the media each day, we are presented with irate young people beheading, bombing and torturing innocent victims including beautiful and innocent young children. Some of the political leaders in the Middle East are themselves afflicted with mental illness rooted in their early years of childhood abuse and the absence of love with role models of violence. All of these lost souls or thugs in gangs entitled ISIS , Taliban, Hamas and Al Queda are lead  by maniacal devils who’s are filled with rage and retaliation for their lives of poverty  and the absence of love  and nurturance. Such rage is directed at innocent victims  such as Americans as reflected by 9/11. Within our own country and regions , we continue to witness this tragedy and rage as demonstrated by college massacres, the Baltimore riot in April which resulted in fires, police and firemen assaults and destruction to businesses and the livelihood of innocent people by disturbed people.

Our country, our world as in my analysis,this a cancer of violence precipitated by the suffering and death of innocent people including the perpetrators. All of the proposed interventions such as gun control will not end the growth of this cancer that surrounds us. The only prescription in the termination of this disease is to treat the dysfunction that is plaguing our world . Our government needs to become proactive and increase our Mental Health programs and initiate early intervention in childhood and identify and treat these potential terrorists who begin to displace their misguided rage and anger in nursery school before they move on to the college campus. Parents are, indeed, the first and only “first responders” who need to honestly observe , accept and acknowledge the behaviors of their precious angels and report such unusual and inappropriate behaviors to trained clinicians. These fallen angels need immediate treatment before they develop into candidates for the welcoming hands of the ISIS gang or their local gang of violent “family” members of disturbed peers.

Parents need to closely monitor their children with an acute awareness of their child’s  behavior pattens, media influences and questionable role models. Knowledge is power! Do contact your representatives NOW!

Please do let us hear your voice on this post and tell us what’s your feeling.