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Is America's youth attracted to destructive cults?

  1. rrhistorian profile image60
    rrhistorianposted 4 years ago

    Do emotions and insecurities of America's youth attract them to destructive cults?

    Is this a result of America's failed education system?

    Effective protection of our youth revolves around these formidable uncertain areas of weakness as clandestine cults prey upon the vulnerable youngsters and young adults in America.

    Our education system managed through the federal and state governments do not appear to teach the youth anything that leads to a viable job, because the primary agenda for our youth is based on grabbing the college ladder to success.  In 2011, 68.3% of high school seniors were enrolled in college.

    At this same time, 25.2% of high school graduates of this same year-group were unemployed.
    That means, the USA only had an estimated 6.5% of the high school graduates employed.  The startling facts are that of the 6.5% employed 4.2% of those were employed in multiple part-time jobs.

    The jobs for college graduates was just as bleak - 37% unemployment.  And, of the 63% employed, 47% were working part-time or not working within their trained educated areas of expertise.

    http://data.bls.gov/search/query/result … igh+school


  2. psycheskinner profile image82
    psycheskinnerposted 4 years ago

    What cults?

    1. rrhistorian profile image60
      rrhistorianposted 4 years ago in reply to this

      here is a start.....you can find more info through any search engine if you are not lazy.

      List of groups referred to as cults or sects in government documents

      http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_gr … _documents

      Members of cults periodically recruit in the Greenwich Village area. They may approach you in your residence hall, in Washington Square Park, or on the streets outside of classroom buildings. In addition to sharing with you the answers they have found to life’s questions, they may seek to enlist your time, energy, and resources in endeavors they believe to be worthwhile. In short, they may ask you to join their group and make substantial contributions of time and money to their causes. Some of these groups may use recruiting tactics that are intrusive, deceitful, manipulative, and coercive. For information on identifying a cult or to seek assistance for you or someone you know who has been victimized, call the Center for Spiritual Life at 212-998-4956 or visit the Student Resource Center.

      http://www.nyu.edu/students/undergradua … .html#cult

      In testimony submitted to the U.S Senate today, the SPLC urged the federal government to place a high priority on fighting domestic extremism in the wake of last month’s massacre of Sikh worshippers and a series of other attacks and plots in recent months.

      http://www.splcenter.org/get-informed/n … -vigilance

      New Intelligence Report Focuses on Possible Border Vigilante Killings

      http://www.splcenter.org/blog/2012/08/2 … -killings/

      PROJECT MEGIDDO, is an FBI strategic assessment of the potential for domestic terrorism in the United States undertaken in anticipation of or response to the arrival of the new millennium.


      1. psycheskinner profile image82
        psycheskinnerposted 4 years ago in reply to this

        So which of these cults do you seriously think the nations youth are joining in huge numbers, without ever mentioning it on their Facebook pages.

        1. rrhistorian profile image60
          rrhistorianposted 4 years ago in reply to this

          all of them -
          one is a huge number when dealing with the risk of terror.
          especially when the government only catches those that they setup.
          the terror may soon be eaqual to that of Greece, Italy, Spain, Libya Egypt, etc.

          1. psycheskinner profile image82
            psycheskinnerposted 4 years ago in reply to this

            I find this implausible.  As mentioned above, I am more worried about gangs than the Illuminati.

            1. rrhistorian profile image60
              rrhistorianposted 4 years ago in reply to this

              extremists motivated by the millennium could choose martyrdom when approached or confronted
              by law enforcement officers. Thus, law enforcement officials should be alert for the following: 1)
              plans to initiate conflict with law enforcement; 2) the potential increase in the number of
              extremists willing to become martyrs; and 3) the potential for a quicker escalation of conflict
              during routine law enforcement activities (e.g. traffic stops, issuance of warrants, etc.).

  3. Mighty Mom profile image91
    Mighty Momposted 4 years ago

    Are we counting gangs as destructive cults?

    1. taburkett profile image59
      taburkettposted 4 years ago in reply to this

      yes - we should because they also will be generating chaos when disaster hits.

  4. Greek One profile image80
    Greek Oneposted 4 years ago

    Yes, yes some are indeed...


    1. MelissaBarrett profile image60
      MelissaBarrettposted 4 years ago in reply to this

      It gets even worse...


  5. Shadesbreath profile image88
    Shadesbreathposted 4 years ago

    Are America's geezers attracted to wheezing out, "Kids these days!" in the perfect echo of their grandparents' complaints and those of the elderly throughout time?