We have the dynamic of kids of privilege deciding they want to embrace the romanticism of revolutionary spirit. Sort of like Les Misérables, but without any Christian redemption, morality, or grace (think of terrorists Bernardine Dohrn and Bill Ayers, or college poster child and sadist, Che Guevara). What I would like to see is how these kids went wrong.
Then I saw this story about how bullying is the mechanism for terrorists finding and recruiting suicide bombers. That is probably a different dynamic than the story above. But it is obviously an important one to understand.
And it also seems to be a big factor in youth shootings here in the USA. It was reportedly a factor in 12 out of 15 school shooting cases in the 1990s.
We have our work cut out of us in 2013!
The Other McCain notes this has to be blamed on sneaky Tea Party extremists! Did anyone blame George Bush yet for this?
Ace of Spades notes the boyfriend/father of her child wanted to blow up the Washington Square arch in NYC