Stockholm Syndrome is a psychological phenomenon usually attributed to a person or persons who have been taken hostage by one or more people, and during the span of time held hostage, becomes sympathetic and attached to his captor to such an extent as to form a bond or devotion to the perpetrator. This is a mental affliction that could be based on many factors, including when discussing collective societies, due to political repression or religious persecution. Voluntarily accepting the aggressors and seeing them in a positive light, whether criminals, authority figures, or a tyrannical government, is a way to cope with the threat and confusion in order to avoid facing it. This is an act of mental cowardice, that can only lead to servitude.
Hostage or slave of the state matters not, as both are based on submission and compliance. Becoming a hostage is initially a matter of force, and becoming a slave to the state can be due to voluntary acceptance or force. To become a victim of either, one must acquiesce to some ‘authority,’ whether voluntarily or due to physical entrapment or kidnapping. However, both situations require a giving up by the victim, or in many cases, to assume a loyalty to his captor to such a degree as to result in a master/slave type relationship. This is exactly what has happened with the American citizenry, as most have succumbed to the abhorrent ideology of nationalism, which rests on the worship of the state as a god, regardless of the tyranny present.
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