By now, you have likely had your fill of commentary on the attack on French satirists that have sparked outrage and mourning across the globe. Chalk it up as one more ideological act of violence. One worldview lashing out in savage violence that both appalls and enrages any civilized person. “How does this happen? We live in the 21st century! This simply cannot go on! It must stop! What has happened to the world we live in?!” All of these and more are repeated in response to every occurrence of violence around the world–each one seemingly more savage than the last. The worst news of it all is this: Not only will this pattern of violence continue, but the continuation of these violent terror-tantrums are actually the only rational outcome of a situation that was created more than a century ago with the rise of relativism and subjective reasoning.
The consensus among child-psychologists today is that temper tantrums in children begin when a child experiences frustration over not getting what they want, and then not being able to communicate properly about the matter. As I am sure you can imagine, if every 14 month old could communicate to his or her guardian that they simply did not require a nap today due to the fact that they slept in late that morning and planned on turning in early that night, there would be no need to violently protest the matter in what we commonly know as a temper tantrum. A responsible parent, when confronted with a temper tantrum, should use the opportunity to help the child communicate without hurling objects and screaming at the top of its lungs. The opportunity and ability to communicate effectively tends to cease these temper tantrums and results in what we know as “growing out of it.” I tell you that it is the same effect being witnessed here in the world today. Terror attacks are a result of the built up anger and frustration with the inability to discuss topics of important or deeply emotional impact to the group or individual committing these acts of violence. And I squarely blame proponents of Postmodern philosophy for setting the stage and then fanning the flame for this increasing trend of violence by these ideological groups.