Black People : I wonder how many of our pep suffer from Stockholm syndrome?

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  1. warriorprincess

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    In psychology, Stockholm syndrome is a term used to describe a paradoxical psychological phenomenon wherein hostages express adulation and have positive feelings towards their captors that appear irrational in light of the danger or risk endured by the victims

    The following are viewed as the conditions necessary for Stockholm syndrome to occur.

    Hostages who develop Stockholm syndrome often view the perpetrator as giving life by simply not taking it. In this sense, the captor becomes the person in control of the captive’s basic needs for survival and the victim’s life itself.[1]

    The hostage endures isolation from other people and has only the captor’s perspective available. Perpetrators routinely keep information about the outside world’s response to their actions from captives to keep them totally dependent.[1]

    The hostage taker threatens to kill the victim and gives the perception of having the capability to do so. The captive judges it safer to align with the perpetrator, endure the hardship of captivity, and comply with the captor than to resist and face murder.

    The captive sees the perpetrator as showing some degree of kindness. Kindness serves as the cornerstone of Stockholm syndrome; the condition will not develop unless the captor exhibits it in some form toward the hostage. However, captives often misinterpret a lack of abuse as kindness and may develop feelings of appreciation for this perceived benevolence. If the captor is purely evil and abusive, the hostage will respond with hatred. But, if perpetrators show some kindness, victims will submerge the anger they feel in response to the terror and concentrate on the captors’ “good side” to protect themselves.[1]

    In cases where Stockholm syndrome has occurred, the captive is in a situation where the captor has stripped nearly all forms of independence and gained control of the victim’s life, as well as basic needs for survival. Some experts say that the hostage regresses to, perhaps, a state of infancy; the captive must cry for food, remain silent, and exist in an extreme state of dependence. In contrast, the perpetrator serves as a 'mother' figure protecting the 'child' from a threatening outside world, including law enforcement’s deadly weapons. The victim then begins a struggle for survival, both relying on and identifying with the captor. Possibly, hostages’ motivation to live outweighs their impulse to hate the person who created their dilemma.[1][6]

    In many cases, capture may also involve the killing (or threat of killing) of the captive's relatives, thereby isolating the captive. The captive is subjected to isolation and so sees even a small act, such as providing amenities, as a great favour. Such captives may side with their captors while believing their captors have conferred on them great importance and love. Furthermore, captives who perceive themselves as the only members of their group not to have been killed may believe that they have been shown a special interest

    Stockholm syndrome is a psychological shift that occurs in captives when they are threatened gravely but are shown acts of kindness by their captors. Captives who exhibit the syndrome tend to sympathize with and think highly of their captors. When subjected to prolonged captivity, these captives can develop a strong bond with their captors, in some cases including a sexual interest......

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Stockholm_syndrome
     
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    Thanks Clyde,

    Gotta love that search button:) On that note, feel free to close this thread. I read the responses to the first attempt at this presentation, and realize that another presentation would probably not be fruitful.

    Peace
     
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    With all due respect have you heard of Dr Joy Degruy???
    http://www.joydegruy.com/
     
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    With all due respect have you heard of Dr Joy Degruy???
    http://www.joydegruy.com/
     
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    No, but I get it. You think that PTSD is the more applicable. I have heard of both theories and I find them both to be relevant.

    With all due respect.
     
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    In the Spirit of Sankofa and Real Truth!




    You are welcome warriorprincess,

    However, you didn't select that screen name for nothing (warriorprincess), handle your business, it may work this time around...Peace In my sistar friend, for real.


     
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    peace warriorprincess

    I know some will get upset at this but this syndrome to me sounds like and paints a direct picture of the religious mind as all religions main motivational force is FEAR of death if you don't adhere! All the while playing the part of friend, protector and re-birth giver to their victim.

    - the educational system

    - arab & christian slavery, not to mention "Thanks-Giving" where 6,000 "blacks" were nailed to the cross for resisting Christianity!

    - This describes most sports athlete's attitudes towards their coaches and "owners"... & the "good side" would be that paycheck...

    - sounds a lot like the prison system...


    - uhhhhh House N--cas is about the only thing that comes to mind here...though some parts of this description remind me of un-thorough cats who end up snitching in the drug game!





    again, arab & christian slavery!
     
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    Plato described this in his parable of the Cave

    Elijah Muhammed designed a cure.
    and presented it in "Message to the Black Man"

    Psychologist Franz Fanon in "the Wretched of the Earth" described this pathology regarding us

    Psychologist Dr Amos Wilson described the uncle Tom syndrome and designed a cure.Dr joy Degruy has worked on this forthe past 10 years

    So after all of that when do we figure out why complacency is such a thrill,
    and a lack of dialogue about Black Nationalism, seems to be status quo


    After all the warnings about this illness 50 years ago?
     
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    Plato described this in his parable of the Cave

    Elijah Muhammed designed a cure.
    and presented it in "Message to the Black Man"

    Psychologist Franz Fanon in "the Wretched of the Earth" described this pathology regarding us

    Psychologist Dr Amos Wilson described the uncle Tom syndrome and designed a cure.Dr joy Degruy has worked on this forthe past 10 years

    So after all of that when do we figure out why complacency is such a thrill,
    and a lack of dialogue about Black Nationalism, seems to be status quo


    After all the warnings about this illness 50 years ago?
     
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