I became a psychologist to understand the origins of cruelty. When we consider the behavior of other animals, none come close to the depravity of the human species. Of course, none have a brain as developed as ours, but whereas I once attributed evil to psychological and/or biological abnormalities, today my view includes spiritual pathology.
I believe God is real and that we are battling spiritual as well as mental disease. The extent of human evil is too extreme and pervasive to be attributed solely to psychological and biological abnormalities. Crimes committed against children, for example, and crimes against humanity seen on a global scale, are so unfathomably evil that it boggles the rational, scientific mind. For this reason, I believe traditional psychodynamic principals and spiritual concepts are both essential in the understanding and healing of those who are afflicted.
‘For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places.’ (Ephesians 6:12)
Years before I earned my doctorate in psychology I worked for the Simon Wiesenthal Center for Holocaust Studies, where I was immersed in the subject of mankind’s ultimate evil. Members of my own family were among the millions murdered by the Nazis and their co-conspirators.
Later, my work to raise awareness about cruelty in animal-based industries was another immersion into socially-sanctioned, legalized torture.
Today, seeing willful suppression of medical treatments that have resulted in needless suffering and death, in order to usher in The Great Reset—One World Government—New World Order—I’m reminded that this degree of evil can only be the result of those who are not only devoid of a moral and ethical compass, but who are also possessed of a diabolical nature that for all intents and purposes is at odds with the human species.
Whereas I once attributed crimes against humanity to the mental and biological pathology of the sociopath and psychopath, I now believe that such evil is also a sign of spiritual pathology.
On the other end of the spectrum, I observe how God imbues certain individuals with extraordinary gifts of ability, resilience and grace, enabling them to achieve what others cannot. While it’s true that such individuals are endowed with psychological health that is typically the result of nurture and nature, it’s also my contention that faith is a factor.
Helping each other
Trying to make the world a better place by ending the suffering of others is important to me. Animals. Children. Those without a voice who are oppressed and victimized by corrupt, powerful systems.
We may feel helpless in the face of evil but I’ve seen how even the smallest act of kindness can make a difference to ease another’s pain. If such acts are multiplied and exponentially increased, one can envision how they have the potential to help heal the world.
I find it clinically significant to observe the epidemic of “selective empathy” — namely, those who speak out against the mistreatment of one demographic but remain silent about the abuse of another, who claim to champion human and civil rights yet who cheer when their opponents are censored, marginalized and stripped of their freedom of speech. Regardless of how much I may loathe someone’s point of view or political perspective, I defend their right to be heard. The First Amendment is sacrosanct and anyone who doesn’t uphold it is either corrupt or uneducated.
In every country that has fallen to totalitarianism, loss of free speech and the right to bear arms – our Second Amendment – are the first freedoms to be revoked by those in power.
Medical tyranny is another tool of totalitarianism, as it was during the Nazi era, which led to the Nuremberg Code — the prohibition of medical experimentation without informed consent. Yet today humanity is again the victim of medical tyranny, now on a global scale.
We are witnessing history unfold as millions are awakening to unfathomable evil and corruption that have created a literal hell on earth for billions of people. Who among us could have imagined what is now being revealed?
God put each of us here for a reason. May we understand and fulfill our role brilliantly and bravely, whatever it may be. There are more good and decent people than not, and our destiny – in His name – is to prevail.