Re: Stockholm Syndrome Info

From: Michael S. Lorrey (
Date: Mon Oct 16 2000 - 10:32:56 MDT

ankara wrote:
> Hi Mike,
> Thanks so much for your post. You speak with an authority that can only
> come from experience - I thank you for your openess.
> I've not been able to unearth much regarding the Stockholm Syndrome - I am
> very interested in its effect (eg. PTSD and 'multiple personality'). Can
> you recommend your source material?
> My interest is in the adapting and coping skills of babies taken from
> mothers at birth.
> Thanks again Mike

In 1973, four Swedes held in a bank vault for six days during a robbery became
attached to their captors, a phenomenon dubbed the Stockholm Syndrome.
According to psychologists, the abused bond to their abusers as a means to
endure violence. The most notorious instance came when heiress Patty Hearst was
kidnapped by the Symbionese Liberation Army, and after some months,
re-christened herself "Tanya" and joined their ranks. "Get down or I'll blow
your motherfucking heads off," she shouted while robbing a San Francisco bank
with fellow S.L.A. members in April, 1974.
<< Stockholm Syndrome is common in survivors of humanly perpetrated trauma,
particularly battering (emotional, mental or physical), sexual assault,
kidnapping, ritual abuse, and govt. mind-control experimentation and slavery.
Stockholm Syndrome develops when a victim is in a situation where he or she is
in the presence of -- and cannot escape -- a person who is at least temporarily
stronger or more powerful, and seems or is threatening. The victim has no choice
but to focus on the face, voice and mannerisms of the captor or abuser. The
victim begins to find ways, at least on a subconscious level, of pleasing and
appeasing the captor or abuser. The victim does this as a natural, inbred means
of surviving the trauma, with the hope of not being hurt. The victim, by
focusing on the captor or abuser, begins to find and focus on "good" things
about the perpetrator. This is also called "identification with the aggressor."
In extreme cases, the victim may develop alter-states that are based on the
captor's or abuser's face, voice and mannerisms. While focusing on the captor or
abuser, the victim avoids his or her own pain and terror, by trancing and
thereby dissociating from
these unpleasant sensations and emotions. Dealing with Stockholm Syndrome is a
problem when a victim becomes a recovering survivor. He or she may still be
sympathetic towards, or may still identify with, the perpetrator. If the
survivor has M.P.D. (Multiple Personality Disorder) or D.I.D. (Dissociative
Identity Disorder), he or she may also discover that he or she has perpetrator
alter-states based on the former captor's or abuser's perceived personality. >>

Its rather evident that this is pretty standard trauma psychology. Knowing this,
its also rather evident that the media and politicians, who DO know about it, do
not call this spade by its name and dismiss the anti-liberty policies that are
generated with the support of so many people suffering from Stockholm Syndrome
in society because they wish to use this phenomenon to extend their tyranny.
Government by insanity is a definite threat to the republic.


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