Barcelona, Orlando, Paris, Manchester, Mumbai, 911; the terrorist mind and the extremism of pathological anger.
The research says that the terrorist mind does not reflect any consistent form of pathology. That’s not true, they just don’t know where to look.
It’s an attachment trauma pathology moving through generations, similar to the pathogen creating AB-PA, but with important variations. The pathogen creating AB-PA results in the child’s “alienation” from a parent, created by the actions of the other parent. The pathogen creating the terrorist mind triggers in adulthood and results in the adult’s “alienation” from society – and at a deeper level, from the self.
They are both pathogens of “alienation” – and both are created in and expressed through a profound absence of empathy. A trauma pathogen, created in generations past and moving from attachment system to attachment system – like a computer virus – across generations.
Remain hidden. Seek allies. Attack perceived threats with great viciousness.
I know this pathogen’s structure. The AB-PA pathogen and the terrorist mind pathogen are different, but they are variants of a basic core trauma pathology moving through generations. There are a few key structures in the pattern of damaged and broken information structures creating the terrorism mind and the extremism of pathological anger that I’ve yet to work out, but I recognize the core structure.
In Charlottesville, militant White supremacists and neo-Nazi’s marched in open provocation – look at me – pay attention to me – I’m special – I’m provoking you to anger. Stop me or I will destroy you.
Hundreds of attachment networks infected with a particular set of damaged and broken information structures, linked into a common group-mind by the pathogen. But only one activated into an act of terrorism. But the potential is there in all of them. Which one will activate into violent action? And when?
Diagnosis. In my literature review on the terrorist mind the extremism of pathological anger, the research says there is no pattern of psychiatric disturbance. Nonsense. They’re simply not looking in the correct place. An assessment first needs to know where to look, and what to look for.
In working out the diagnostic indicators for AB-PA, I began by first working out the structure of the pathogen, and I then identified the most parsimonious, distinctive, and definitive expressions of the underlying pathogenic structure. We first need to work out the structure of the pathogen so we know where to look and what we’re looking for.
From what I see, there appears to be two gender-linked strains, a male variant and a female variant, with the male variant being more malevolent. Within the male variant strain there also appears to be two severity-strains, one leads to an inspired-inflation leadership mindset (the Kahlied Sheik Mohammed mindset; the organizer, the leader) while the other leads to the righteous-soldier mindset.
What I still need to work out is the righteous-holy-warrior structure of the terrorist mind, Himmler’s obsession with religious symbols, the KKK and the burning cross, the holy jihad of Muslim extremism.
The attachment system is a primary motivational system in the brain. Other types of pathology have their origins in other parts of the brain. ADHD is a pathology in the regulatory systems of the brain for impulse control, attention regulation, and behavioral regulation. Autism-spectrum pathology emerges from hardware malfunctions. Attachment-related pathology, on the other hand, is a pathology in the love-and-bonding system of the brain, a primary motivational system of the brain. Pathogenic structures in the attachment networks have access to motivations. They act with intent.
Cruel intent, the intent to cause suffering. Alienation forming a bond through creating suffering. Distorted, damaged, broken information structures in the love-and-bonding system of the brain.
The absence of empathy. Trauma.
Attachment trauma moving through generations – hidden – until it emerges as traumatic suffering intentionally created.
The terrorist mind and the extremism of pathological hatred ultimately ends in self-destruction after causing its burst of immense suffering in others – the Nazis leading Germany into self-destruction following the immense cruelty of the holocaust – the suicide end of the 911 terrorists in the cruelty of their terrorist act. Self-destruction. Self-loathing. Primal self-alienation.
Remain hidden – seek allies – attack perceived threats with great viciousness. I know this pathogen.
There are four primary emotions; anger, sad, afraid, and happy.
Professional psychology is aware of and is actively addressing pathological sadness – depression and suicidality. There are DSM diagnoses for pathological sadness. Professional psychology is aware of and is actively addressing pathological anxiety – panic attacks and phobias. There are DSM diagnoses for pathological anxiety. Professional psychology is aware of and is actively addressing pathological happy – the mania of bipolar disorder.
But there is no DSM diagnosis for any type of pathological anger – for the intent to be cruel – for the intent to create suffering – for pathologies of love-and-bonding in which creating suffering in others alleviates alienation and serves as a perverse-bond.
Professional psychology is currently far to indolent and ignorant regarding pathological anger. The defensive structure of the pathogen is to remain hidden. Pathological anger has shrouded our observation of it by a veil of concealment. I know this pathogen.
I have had several clients with the extremism of pathological anger. I have unlocked key components. Working with the pathogen of AB-PA has also taught me a lot about this pathogen’s structure. But to unlock the final set of key structures, particularly surrounding the righteous-holy fervor, I still need to sit in the same room with it –with the terrorist mind of extremist pathological anger. I need to speak directly to this particular variant of the pathogen, let it speak to me, let it tell me about itself.
To assess and diagnose, we first need to know where to look and what to look for. The terrorist mind is an attachment-related pathology – a pathogen in the love-and-bonding system of the brain. I know this pathogen, but I need to speak to it directly to unlock a few key features.
If there’s any doubt that I can unlock the pathogen of the terrorist mind and the extremism of pathological hatred, simply look at what I did in unlocking the pathogen of “parental alienation” (AB-PA) in Foundations when I was able to speak to the pathogen directly. With the pathogen of the terrorist mind and the extremism of pathological anger, I know exactly where to look and I know what I’m looking for, I just need to talk directly to the pathogen.
The really challenging part will be the treatment. Catalytic transformative meme-structures that extract trauma pathogens may be helpful… Dorcy? APA, learn what Dorcy is doing, how she extracts the pathogenic structures of trauma. It’s as different from psychotherapy as a silicon-based life form is from our carbon-based life forms.
But just like the Center for Disease control begins by first unlocking the structure of the virus, which then leads to the construction of the anti-pathogen treatment, we also need to begin by unlocking the “viral” structure of the pathogen creating the terrorist mind, the pathogen structure that is creating the extremism of pathological anger, with its the intent to be cruel, its purposeful intent to create suffering as a perverse-bonding in its attachment networks to satisfy its “alienation,” a comfort for its deep-level suffering, its self-loathing.
But first things first. We first need to end the pathology of “parental alienation” (AB-PA) for all children everywhere.
But once it’s solved…
Barcelona, Orlando, Charlottesville, Paris, Manchester, Mumbai. Variants of an underlying pathogenic structure creating the extremism – the cruelty – the violence – of pathological anger.
The attachment system is the brain system for love-and-bonding. The terrorist mind and the extremism of pathological anger is a pathology in the love-and-bonding system of the brain. It is an attachment-related pathology – the trans-generational transmission of attachment trauma – a “computer virus” in the attachment system created in trauma and being passed from generation to generation.
The attachment system is a primary motivational system of the brain. Pathogens in the attachment system have access to motivational networks. Pathogens in the attachment networks act with intent – the intent to be cruel – the intent to creat suffering.
The Childress, Institute is more than AB-PA. But it starts with AB-PA, and with solving AB-PA for all children and all families everywhere. There are two more announcements coming in the comprehensive solution to AB-PA.
Once AB-PA is solved for all children and all families everywhere – and it will be solved – then we’ll turn our attention to other matters of importance.
Craig Childress, Psy.D.
Clinical Psychologist, PSY 18857