Signs Of Social Insanity Breaking Out Everywhere
By James Donahue
We are sure readers are keenly aware of the
rash of multiple murders and suicides that have occurred in recent weeks, but these events appear to be only the tip of a
global social insanity that reflects a subconscious reaction to a cataclysmic change about to sweep over the planet.
A broad number of messengers, astrologers
and self-proclaimed prophets are talking about an ascension that is about to affect everyone. Indeed, we see a breakdown in
all forms of social order occurring everywhere. The global economic collapse is only part of the insanity. People are just
not behaving in normal ways.
The shooting rampage by Michael McLendon
that left 11 people dead in southern Alabama, and the strange shooting spree conducted by Tim Kretschmer, 17, that left 12
dead in his school in Winnenden, Germany, and three more dead outside the school before killing himself, are cases that have
authorities perplexed. They say the two killers appeared to have had no apparent motive for their actions. Something in these
young men just snapped.
Also Cuban immigrant Guillermo Lopez, 47,
barged into a family gathering in Dade County near Miami on March 15, shooting four members of his family to death before
turning the gun on himself. Police said he had argued with his wife.
And in February, Dannie Baker, 60, went on
a strange shooting rampage against his Hispanic neighbors in a Miramar Beach townhouse. He killed two people and left three
others injured before he was stopped. He called it a “revolution.”
These are among the more violent events that
are making the news. The other signs are either so massive and mixed within the major political, economic and war news that
we can’t see it, or tucked away on the inside pages where they hardly get noticed. The following are three such stories
that caught our attention.
--In Nicaragua, people living in at least
three indigenous communities along the Coco River have been stricken with what local medical people are calling Crazy Sickness.
The symptoms include tremors, shaking, difficulty breathing, falling into a trance or looking dazed and sometimes failing
to recognize where they are. Women and children appear to be affected more than others. Doctors, anthropologists and sociologists
who can find no better explanation are calling it mass hysteria. The locals are calling it witchcraft.
--In Dakar, Senegal, Africa, the government
of Dictator Yahya Jammeh ordered the forced arrests of about 1,000 people declared to be witches. Amnesty International, which
is attempting to stop the foolishness, says most of the people arrested by police and a band of witch doctors imported from
Guinea, were forced to drink an unknown hallucinogen. Jammeh, who took over the country in a coup in about 1994, also claims
he can cure AIDS with a mixture of herbs and other substances.
--Most disturbing of all are the actions
of Andre Thomas, a condemned Texas prison inmate who recently removed his only eye and ate it. He was sentenced to death after
his conviction of the murder of his wife and four-year-old son and ripping their hearts out. He told police God told him to
do it. A Texas appellate court last week ruled that Thomas is not crazy under Texas law and will be put to death.