And beyond the issue of just mere policy is the issue of behavioral or organizational psychology which ties into Washington ‘groupthink,’ the most authoritative sources for which are Sigmund Freud and Carl Jung. Although Freud asserted the view that the alteration and perversion of “Eros” had more to do with individual and collective behavior than anything else, Jung argued that religious “archetypes” are at the heart of human behavior and identity.
Thus, to understand the “crusade” comment of a U.S. president at the beginning of the 21st century and the clear and concrete consequences which have emerged from such a comment and thought and are evident at the moment, we must look at Jungian religious “archetypes” and how they relate to the modern individuals and group who wielded such a crusader mentality or thought. One of the ways by which the word “archetype” has been defined is “mental facilities which ‘create’ images of certain things.” And as Jung wrote in “The Archetypes and the Collective Unconscious”:
“Since the stars have fallen from heaven and our highest symbols have paled, a secret life holds sway in the unconscious. That is why we have a psychology today, and why we speak of the unconscious. All this would be quite superfluous in an age or culture that possessed symbols. Symbols are spirit from above, and under those conditions the spirit is above too. Therefore it would be a foolish and senseless undertaking for such people to wish to experience or investigate an unconscious that contains nothing but the silent, undisturbed sway of nature. Our unconscious, on the other hand, hides living water, spirit that has become nature, and that is why it is disturbed.”
And at the root of Western subconscious religious archetypes is the paganism which predated European Christianity. Thus, a “crusade” has more to do with pagan roots than with Christianity, given that Christianity was originally an Eastern religion with Eastern roots. Original Christians are Lebanese and Syrians and Palestinians and so forth. Jesus Christ was not blonde or European. And at the heart of pagan archetypes are human sacrifice and the bloodthirst which we experienced in Afghanistan, Iraq, Syria, Libya, Yemen, and so forth.
Thus, the “crusade” comment at the beginning of the 21st century and the eastward movement of the neocon subconscious mind which ensued from that comment was driven by pagan archetypes in a Jungian sense which in turn needed to be nourished by human blood and Afghan food. But crusade and hegemony render a banding together of those who are on the receiving end of such actions and thoughts. Thus, the reining in on the 21st century crusade through different ways and means by Eastern countries and others.
Also, if the war crimes card is being dangled by the international media in regards to Russia, then it should also be dangled in regards to the crusade of the 21st century out of Washington. How a “crusade” can happen in the 21st century and then sustain itself for this long without any accountability or notice is beyond anyone’s comprehension. And that is what everything thus far in the 21st century amounts to in a general sense, namely, a “crusade” and the keeping up of this crusade through American taxpayer money. How a “crusade” can coincide with modernity and the 21st century can only be explained by Jungian psychology. Now, people around the world have to decide whether this “crusade” which is beginning to fizzle out and was driven by blood-thirst and a desire for Afghan food in the neocon subconscious mind was worth the full circle of circumstances and events that have now come to Europe’s doorsteps.