Sunday, January 27, 2008

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Stockholm Syndrome

by Akiva at Mystical Paths

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 the hostage has been placed. Stockholm syndrome is also sometimes discussed in reference to other situations with similar tensions, such as battered person syndrome, sexual assault cases, child abuse cases and bride kidnapping.

Loyalty to a more powerful abuser — in spite of the danger that this loyalty puts the victim in — is common among victims of domestic abuse, battered partners and child abuse (dependent children). In many instances the victims choose to remain loyal to their abuser, and choose not to leave him or her, even when they are offered a safe placement in foster homes or safe houses. This unhealthy type of mental phenomenon is also known as Trauma-Bonding OR Bonding-to-the-Perpetrator.

Welcome to Stockholm Syndrome Israeli style, bonding to your attacker and murderer...

(YNetNews) - Dozens of buses carrying a thousand leftists arrive at Erez crossing to bring food, humanitarian aid to Palestinians in Gaza Strip and to protest blockade on enclave. MKs from Balad and Hadash, youth from Sderot take part...

Shir Shodzik, 17, a resident of the battered town of Sderot also took part in the demonstration in order to express her opposition to the Israeli-imposed sanctions. Despite the fact that Shodzik's aunt and cousin were injured in a Qassam rocket attack in Zikim, the teen wanted to express her dissatisfaction with Israeli government policy vis-à-vis the Gaza Strip.

"I came to show my identification with the Palestinian people. There is no need for violence or (the use of) force in order to solve this situation," she said.

Shodzik added that she "knows it is absurd that I am taking part in this protest," but explained that it is the path she has chosen.

Tehillim (Psalms) says, "They place their faith in chariots and horses...", yet here we see they've dispensed with the chariots and horses and just place their faith in the idea of the New World Order, where all is peace. Unfortunately, to hold that position right now is a PERVERSION of the idea from the time of Moshiach and AFTER the Geulah, when the lion will lie down with the lamb. But we place our faith in HaKodesh Baruch Hu, the Holy One, Blessed Be He, and His Torah. And the Torah directly instructs us how to act in this time, in this world.

And empowering your enemy who's perpetrating evil on you daily ain't it. Even among the nations, it's considered a mental illness.

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