Stockholm syndrome is a psychological response sometimes seen in an abducted hostage, in which the hostage shows signs of loyalty to the
hostage-taker, regardless of the danger (or at least risk) in which they have been placed. The syndrome is named after the Norrmalmstorg robbery of
Kreditbanken at Norrmalmstorg, Stockholm, Sweden, in which the bank robbers held bank employees hostage from August 23 to August 28 in 1973. In this
case, the victims became emotionally attached to their victimizers, and even defended their captors after they were freed from their six-day ordeal.
The term Stockholm Syndrome was coined by the criminologist and psychiatrist Nils Bejerot, who assisted the police during the robbery, and referred to
the syndrome in a news broadcast.
The captor's name in this game is called 'Economy' and it's pretty much keeping us hostage. it is operating for so very long we think it is a
normal relationship to have and almost forget it is there, ultimately in some way or another controlling your moves.
Even when the economy is stable people are for the greatest part controlled by 'Economy'. If you are pungently rich you still have to keep track of
your money in some way or another or you could get robbed. The list is different for every person of course, but barring a small percentage ( but
growing if you read This
) living off any grid and with as little economic ties as
possible, We all life under the abusive arm of it.
As it is now 'Economy' has an inflated ego, got fed imaginations of grandeur by it's most fervent adepts, is as transparant as a concrete wall and
throws tantrums (resession if you are lucky, depression if you are not and some abusers have it in them to go for the kill, in time) to keep us paying
attention to the big abusive patron. With succes.
When it begins beating you normally feel it in your spending, the luxuries in life go down and stress goes up (with exceptions but talking generally).
It's a double wammy psychologically speaking. It can degrade you if you do not prepare for a global hissyfit. It can even kill you. But we all stay
nice and cosy inside it for protection because everybody else is here, it has got to be good! (myself included
). It are not the politicians, the
arms-dealers, the Wallstreet employees or the CEO's you have to stop for a better situation, it's the invisible but ever penetrating glutton behind
your back just gagging to get your attention and misery.
And we are the LUCKY ones. Look at some other continents, they really got punk'd. The Western world is leeching them dry for our materialistical
gain. I cannot say if my clothes are made by adults getting fair wages or a 6 year old in a sweatshop somewhere. That is bad karma right there without
me even knowing it.
Point is. What is the first thing you say to someone in a bad relationship?
This is pretty hard to do, because 'Economy'is everywhere and nowhere. I do think that in this case we should not leave the economy but shoot it and
if it moves keep shooting until it doesn't anymore (remember, it is not a person, it is a entity. Do not shoot the people envolved in it)
I'm just brainfarting along here so forgive me if i seem a little incoherent here and there
The first step to killing it is to kill it within yourself, emotionally. Make peace with the worst situation because it doesn't make it any better if
you stress out over it. release the emotion and give it the minimum of emotional attention you can. treat it like reading something mundane as
mediocre weather on a workday. Keep informed and ready for another tantrum but when the time comes and there is an opportunity to end it do it. BUT DO
NOT STOP THERE. If the economy stops keep on the ball and create something that serves us as a whole and not a top elite. Make it transparant,
everything from everyone.
Transparancy is key here. it is vital. You can get to know someone when you look at their transactions. It is going to be VERY hard in the beginning
for a lot of people but if we do want to have something similar as 'Economy' (perhaps as a transitional system to something even better and always
in a SERVING capacity) we have to have 100% transparancy so it will be possible for everyone to check the cashflow of a company/peron before you
decide to put money into it/him/her. No economic rules or whatever needed, just total transparancy. (details can be worked out, redundancy of data,
the finer points in the whole thing, it is not the basic point but i got sidetracked)
Whatever the next way to interact with eachother in a non-social manner is, we have to be the ones making it, not some people 'more knowledgable' in
the old ways. Do not put your trust in the hands that put us into this mess, break the abusive cycle and take matter into our own hands.
[edit on 10-10-2008 by Harman]