Socialcide: How America is Loving Itself to Death
By Leo J. Battenhausen
Book Synopsis: What happens to a society when common courtesy, values, morals and kindness are not merely disregarded, but considered old-fashioned and outdated? Why are more and more children being diagnosed with social and emotional disorders today than ever before in history? When has true face-to-face communication become unwanted and obsolete? Where has America’s sense of decency and honor gone over the past 35 years? Why do we find humor and entertainment at the expense of others’ dignity and innocence? The words “narcissism; “sociopath” and “psychopath” are thrown around on television daily in describing those responsible for heinous acts of school shootings, murder, rape and child abuse. ‘Narcissist” is currently one of the most searched words on the World Wide Web. Meanwhile, the field of Psychology wants to eliminate “Narcissistic Personality Disorder” from its references. When children are becoming less willing to leam, work or take responsibility for their actions, and parents are “too busy” to enforce morals and consequences when raising their children, we have a social problem. Socialcide is destroying families, marriages and true love. The media manipulates us, technology corrupts us, and spiritual warfare remains undetected to the naked eye because of it. America is Loving Itself to Death and Socialcide explains why. “The truth is that, if America continues to ignore the evil behaviors of so many, we risk losing everything that brought us together in the first place,” explains Battenhausen. “We urgently need to return to a culture of dignity and respect, while being aware that the technology apparently taking us into the future is actually causing us to regress.” Continuing, “It’s also time that we regained our confidence in spirituality and the existence of a higher power. It appears that we can’t just look after ourselves.” Early reviews for the book have been extremely positive. New York Times bestselling auth or, Shanna Hogan, comments, “In Socialcide author Leo J. Battenhausen has put together a compelling examination of the American epidemic of extreme narcissism that has invaded society. Battenhausen’s engrossing account of this dangerous trend is thought-provoking and paints a scary picture of the impact of the trend. How dangerous is America’s obsession with self-absorption? Perhaps “selfies” are just the latest example of how full of one’s self one can get.” Dr. Edward M. Merski adds, “A relevant and realistic connection between the fields of psychology and theology. Some personalities fall short of scientific explanation or reason. Battenhausen combines the spiritual and psychological to effectively explain America’s growing love of self, its dangers and where it has come from.”
Author Bio: Leo J. Battenhausen is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker, Licensed Clinical Alcohol and Drug Counselor, Certified Relationship Specialist, Certified School Social Worker and an Employee Assistance Program Director in New Jersey. He has directed several mental health programs, worked in a state psychiatric hospital and a New Jersey State prison, and has presented numerous seminars, training programs and lectures regarding mental illness and its treatment. Battenhausen has been in the field of Clinical Psychology for more than 22 years and is featured regularly on nationally syndicated radio stations and shows discussing the social and psychological issues affecting Americans today. His first book, Defeating Depression: The Calm and Sense Way to Find Happiness and Satisfaction has won many awards in the categories of Self-Help, Psychology and Family Care, and it continues to help many people since its publication in 2011. Today, he directs a private practice in New Jersey, where he resides with his wife, Cori, and their 4 Saint Bernards.
I find it QUITE interesting that Bob Dylan began singing about being “born again” and the significance of GOD in our lives for a brief spell, then had no media support or “record sales” until he stopped and began singing secular music again, and claiming to have “found a new and magical way to play guitar” which brought him many awards, a presence with Barack Obama and “new found fame!” How does this happen? His Christian music was GREAT for some, but highly rejected by the MEDIA and those “powers that be!” Could he be too influencial for “them?” Could he have “sold his soul to the devil” like he TOLD ED BRADLEY? Of course!!!! Just like one of Dylan’s early and BEST songs, HE is “only a pawn in their game.” What a shame!
What will it take to cause America to wake-up and really understand what is happening to their minds? Perhaps a better question is where have the minds of American’s gone? They are going EXACTLY where today’s media and “powers that be” want them to go, away!
We have all heard of “conspiracy theories” and most of the advocates of such theories are made to look like lunatics, Star Wars fanatics, or 50 year old men who live in their mother’s basement. How convenient! Of course those “in control” want nothing more than making the “Truth Seekers” look like freaks-of-nature! Are they? Really?
Perhaps some are, but more realistically, there are people “out there” that see the corruption, manipulation and lies that we as Americans are being fed on a daily basis to keep us all dumb and dumber! To BELIEVE that all the world and life itself is a huge PARTY to do what you want, when you want and to whoever you want!
Has anyone heard about MK Mind Control? Look it up! Beyonce, David Chappelle, Bob Dylan, Bob Hope, Britney Spears, Madonna, Johnny Depp, Justin Timberlake and the list goes on and on! These “role models” and multimillionaires have something in common! They have been “programmed” into SUPER STARDOM to make money! LOTS OF MONEY! AND to influence Americans into the lie that Life is one big party!!! Sex up! Drug up! Be ignorant! It’s ALL GOOD!!!
One Hollywood personality of high caliber has come forth to expose this lie! Roseanne Barr. She speaks intelligently and logically about how celebrities become huge ones, and even how America is being manipulated by Wall Street and our government. I recently watched one of her interviews on You Tube and could have SWORN she was doing a review of my new book, Socialcide: How America is Loving Itself to Death.
As we become less intelligent, apathetic and unaware of the world around us, we become more and more subject to being placed in a trance or having our minds manipulated in order to serve a huge purpose that I’m still trying to figure out. Is it in order to make more money for the “government, Hollywood or someone else?” Or is it to leave our belief or even fear of a God that wants nothing more than for us to be willing to believe in Him and treat each other as He would treat us? Perhaps they are mixed together.
Money is the root of all evil, no matter how you look at it, and humans that have no soul or no belief in God will utilize evil means to get more and more of it, no matter what it takes! However, our SOULS have no price, and we need to understand that!
There truly is no where to get reliable news anymore! Those that do their homework, so to say, and report on REAL ISSUES and REASON are often considered lunatics. But that’s “they” want it too! “Eat what we feed you and BE what you eat!” We are what we eat, aren’t we? Wake up America!!! Get back to human basics!!! Raise your children right! Think, think and THINK about how you got here and what’s in the bigger picture for you!!!
Check out these links I’ve provided, and THINK!!!
In my practice, I’ve had the opportunity to work with many law enforcement personnel, police officers. Black, white, etc.. we discuss countless issues they encounter on a day-to-day basis both on the job and off. Not once has any one of them discussed a desire to kill anyone. Most cops never even use their guns in the line of duty, and they want it that way. All these guys want to do is go home at the end of their shift, and if anything threatens that, they will use force to fight. Woudnt you? So if we are all categorizing cops as vengeful racist killers looking for victims to kill, we have all lost our minds. Sure there’s rogue cops as sure as there are thugs who do not value life. But from my stand point, I’ve never met a cop who wants to have any violent confrontation on the job. Further, the disrespect they receive from the public today as compared to say…30 years ago is reprehensible.
Civilians have no idea as to what police officers have to deal with every day they work. The public is very quick to file complaints about officers at an all time high! Just for traffic tickets! I don’t know about you, but when a cop pulls me over, I am on my best behavior! Yes sir! No sir! Here is all of my paperwork sir! You have no idea how many people DO NOT RESPOND LIKE THAT TODAY!
If a civilian gets pulled over by a cop, and even THINKS they are “disrespectful” (whatever the HELL THAT MEANS!) to them, they file a complaint. Even if the officer is not, complaints get filed. And today, each and every “complaint” must be investigated! This creates such a waste of tax dollars, and contributes to more time law enforcement is not able to do their job, like fighting crime, protecting the public, and keeping the peace because the officer has to report and deal with their supervisors to figure out what happened. REALLY happened.
The public will file these “complaints” frequently to get out of paying a fine. Unbelievable! It’s remarkable to me how police officers DON’T lose their patience when they have to deal with this disrespect everyday doing a thankless job that keeps them under a microscope more than ever before! These guys CANNOT get into ANY fights or altercations OFF duty as much as ON duty! They are ALWAYS being monitored and have LESS rights than the common criminal! Think about that!
Police officers can be our SAVING GRACE in certain situations, or a “nuisance” to your needs if you are texting while driving, turned ‘right on red’ when you shouldn’t have, double-parked illegally or robbing a convenience store. If you are not breaking the law, you have nothing to worry about. If you do, and are caught by the police, do what they say and accept responsibility! But today, accepting responsibility for anything is becoming more and more a fairy tale.
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Socialcide™: How America is Loving Itself to Death wakes up America – CBM
New Jersey, USA – Leo J. Battenhausen, with over 22 years as a Licensed Clinical Social Worker, has many talents: Licensed as Clinical Alcohol and Drug Counselor, Certified Relationship Specialist, Certified School Social Worker and an Employee Assistance Program Director in New Jersey and author of Defeating Depression: The Calm and Sense Way to Find Happiness and Satisfaction and Socialcide: How America is Loving Itself to Death, Battenhausen is well qualified to present America’s inner-workings from a social, psychosomatic and spiritual perspective.
This fascinating presentation sheds light on America’s decline as a nation under God to a godless nation. With soft heart and great concern for the youth of our country, Battenhausen gives understanding to the plight of our nation – making sense of a complicated array of reasons that offer firm analysis from many years as a clinical social worker. From immense moral decline to murders in our society, Battenhausen explains there are reasons why our country has taken such a “nosedive” spiritually and morally. The facts support his analysis: the family unit and God have slowly dropped from the radar. This lack of family and God in our values, beliefs and actions has caused a fall in society as the new “millennials” (kids born between 1980 and 1995) experience less and less of God. Coupled with a lack of parenting skills, the downfall of families, divorce, etc., the author also gives understanding to the spiritual realm. This is a must-read for those that have ever wondered, “What has gone wrong with our country?” And for those that “think” that everything is okay, this book will be an eye-opener.
Yet, there is hope….an antidote, return to God before its too late. Informative, insightful, this book is worth the read!
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‘Socialcide: How America is Loving Itself to Death’, hopes to restore the rattling foundations of American society
Mental health expert and award winning author exposes shocking facts
NEW JERSEY, 28TH NOVEMBER 14’: The dark cloud of narcissism hovering over the American society is expanding ready to swallow everything in its way. While this sad reality continues to exist, Americans are dangerously unaware of its potential repercussions. ‘Socialcide: How America is Loving Itself to Death’, by Leo. J. Battenhausen is a book exposing readers to a problem that is eating away the values that were once the foundations of the society.
Battenhausen’s new book is about helping Americans understand the seriousness of the issue at hand and what they can do to reverse it. The problem of narcissism and self-love that seem to drive us away from the morals and values set by our ancestors are leading us, the society as a whole, towards destruction and dissolution.
Battenhausen has given Americans a close look at what the problem is and how it took birth but, more than that he has given his readers an opportunity to be the change they wish to see and to start helping the society rebuild its strength and its meaning.
Through his amazing narration of how the problem is engulfing the belief system, he has given readers a good look at what they face and how this can be the turnaround point to stop the epidemic of self-obsession.
‘Socialcide: How America is Loving Itself to Death’ is already receiving positive response from readers and critics as it continues to make headlines.
Some of the expert comments on the book feature Dr. Edward M. Merski’s who says “A relevant and realistic connection between the fields of psychology and theology. Some personalities fall short of scientific explanation or reason. Battenhausen combines the spiritual and psychological to effectively explain America’s growing love of self, its dangers and where it has come from.”
About the author:
Leo J. Battenhausen is an expert in the field of Clinical psychology. With his remarkable experience and expertise in the industry conducting seminars and training programs in addition to leading many initiatives for schools and health institutions, he has penned two critically acclaimed books, Defeating Depression: The Calm and Sense Way to Find Happiness and Satisfaction and, ‘Socialcide: How America is Loving Itself to Death’ which is currently available at