Collective Trauma.

Recent events in Brussels and Paris are difficult to understand. In trying to understand the motivation of terrorists, one is tempted to venture to places that are beyond comprehension. Ideology. Religion. Neither, in any shape or form, prescribe killing others to achieve heaven and immortality. Brainwashing and fanaticism? Mix religion with a messianic world view, add a form of brainwashing that encourages fanaticism. Present these to the aimless and disaffected in society and we confront young men and women willing to kill innocents and themselves. Will terrorism be one of the hallmarks of our time?