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In psychology, Stockholm Syndrome is an apparently paradoxical psychological phenomenon in which hostages express empathy and have positive feelings towards their captors, sometimes to the point of defending them. These feelings are generally considered irrational in light of the danger or risk endured by the victims, who essentially mistake a lack of abuse from their captors for an act of kindness. The FBI’s Hostage Barricade Database System shows that roughly 27% of victims show evidence of Stockholm Syndrome.
are the people that support anyone but Ron Paul experiencing some type of stockholm syndrome?
Do they somehow believe that the government wouldn't throw us under the bus in a heartbeat if it served their purpose?
Could this be a sign of the times, the blatant manipulation of an entire country?
Originally posted by coyotepoet
Basic human psychology says that everybody wants to support a winner and nobody wants to support a loser.
Originally posted by JibbyJedi
Nothing new really, this manipulation of the population has been going on for 1000s of years. The names and faces change, but the main theme always remains the same, suppression of the under classes so as to maintain the hold on power.
This isn't entirely true. Take sports for an example. People get really worked up over the "under dog". Of course everyone has their own reasoning behind why they think whatever team is "better" so that point might be moot. I'll mill it over and come up with a better example.
Originally posted by OutKast Searcher
reply to post by litterbaux
What is your end goal in a thread like this? All I see you trying to do is insult people that don't support Ron Paul.