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Stockholm Syndrome and the State - Government Denies Knowledge

paleolibertarian:

One of the things most baffling to libertarians of the anarcho-capitalist persuasion is just how people can support the state when it is so obviously immoral and against the best interests of the vast majority of people. One would expect, given all the terrible things that government has done, that people would be far more receptive to the idea of shrinking the size and scope of government, but suggestions of this nature are almost universally met with scorn.

Things like propaganda, forced and compulsory education, and media manipulation can certainly explain part of it. But I’ve always noticed that when I attack the state, most people will respond as though I’ve just kicked their inner child in the balls. To most, the state takes on the role of a father figure, a sometimes stern institution that is fundamentally looking after their best interests. Propaganda in and of itself is simply not strong enough to have this kind of thought-stifling effect.
No, there is something more powerful at work here. I believe one large part of this is a kind of psychological defensive mechanism, Stockholm Syndrome, where hostages come to identify with and have generally positive feelings towards their captors. From Wikipedia:
“Stockholm syndrome, or capture-bonding, is a psychological phenomenon in which hostages express empathy and sympathy and have positive feelings toward their captors, sometimes to the point of defending and identifying with 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.”

by-grace-of-god:

"For the next great heresy in going to be simply an attack on morality; and especially on sexual morality. And it is coming, not from a few Socialists surviving from the Fabian Society, but from the living exultant energy of the rich resolved to enjoy themselves at last, with neither Popery nor Puritanism nor Socialism to hold them back … The madness of tomorrow is not in Moscow, but much more in Manhattan.” - G. K. Chesterton, 1926

by-grace-of-god:

"For the next great heresy in going to be simply an attack on morality; and especially on sexual morality. And it is coming, not from a few Socialists surviving from the Fabian Society, but from the living exultant energy of the rich resolved to enjoy themselves at last, with neither Popery nor Puritanism nor Socialism to hold them back … The madness of tomorrow is not in Moscow, but much more in Manhattan.” - G. K. Chesterton, 1926

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arkaimcity:

Meanwhile in multicultural Europe…
Norway: in the last year 94% of rape suspects overall were “non-Western-looking:”http://www.aftenposten.no/nyheter/iriks/45-av-48-voldtektsmistenkte-av-utenlandsk-opprinnelse—6681203.html
Norway: all assault rapes last 5 years have been committed by non-Western immigrants:http://www.scribd.com/doc/76695373/Excerpt-From-Oslo-Police-District-Report-on-Rape
Immigrants in Norway are a net loss to the economy:http://www.emnbelgium.be/publication/report-norwegian-welfare-and-migration-committee
Immigrants in Sweden are a net loss to the economy:http://www.amid.dk/pub/papers/AMID_48-2006_Jan_Ekberg.pdf
The Average Somali Immigrant Costs Norwegian Taxpayers More Than 1 Million Euros Each:http://www.abcnyheter.no/nyheter/2013/09/07/hver-somalier-koster-staten-9-millioner-kroner
Denmark: In 2010, 51.5% of all convicted rapists had immigrant backgrounds:http://www.bt.dk/danmark/hveranden-voldtaegtsdoemt-er-udlaending
These are disproportionate rates considering the demographics of the Scandinavian countries:86.2% of Norway’s population is of Norwegian descent79.9% of Sweden’s population is of Swedish descent89.6% of Denmark’s population is of Danish descent

arkaimcity:

  • Meanwhile in multicultural Europe…

Norway: in the last year 94% of rape suspects overall were “non-Western-looking:”
http://www.aftenposten.no/nyheter/iriks/45-av-48-voldtektsmistenkte-av-utenlandsk-opprinnelse—6681203.html

Norway: all assault rapes last 5 years have been committed by non-Western immigrants:
http://www.scribd.com/doc/76695373/Excerpt-From-Oslo-Police-District-Report-on-Rape

Immigrants in Norway are a net loss to the economy:
http://www.emnbelgium.be/publication/report-norwegian-welfare-and-migration-committee

Immigrants in Sweden are a net loss to the economy:
http://www.amid.dk/pub/papers/AMID_48-2006_Jan_Ekberg.pdf

The Average Somali Immigrant Costs Norwegian Taxpayers More Than 1 Million Euros Each:
http://www.abcnyheter.no/nyheter/2013/09/07/hver-somalier-koster-staten-9-millioner-kroner

Denmark: In 2010, 51.5% of all convicted rapists had immigrant backgrounds:
http://www.bt.dk/danmark/hveranden-voldtaegtsdoemt-er-udlaending

These are disproportionate rates considering the demographics of the Scandinavian countries:
86.2% of Norway’s population is of Norwegian descent
79.9% of Sweden’s population is of Swedish descent
89.6% of Denmark’s population is of Danish descent

rtrixie:

bella-e-arrogante:

sylvestrium what’s up with the obsession with white people anyways lol i feel like so many american nonwhites have suuuch a victim complex like why

Because it’s profitable. If they keep whining about how oppressed they are, the rest of society will eventually give in and allow moronic things like affirmative action. White Americans and Europeans are the only ones who can successfully be made to feel guilty for things that happened long before they were alive. Arab countries would laugh if African immigrants came and suddenly demanded compensation for the Arab slave trade, yet our countries will apologize when they have nothing to apologize for. iirc Sweden considered paying the Caribbean nations reparations for slavery, despite being entirely uninvolved, and none of the perpetrators nor the victims still being alive.

rtrixie:

bella-e-arrogante:

sylvestrium what’s up with the obsession with white people anyways lol i feel like so many american nonwhites have suuuch a victim complex like why

Because it’s profitable. If they keep whining about how oppressed they are, the rest of society will eventually give in and allow moronic things like affirmative action. White Americans and Europeans are the only ones who can successfully be made to feel guilty for things that happened long before they were alive. Arab countries would laugh if African immigrants came and suddenly demanded compensation for the Arab slave trade, yet our countries will apologize when they have nothing to apologize for. iirc Sweden considered paying the Caribbean nations reparations for slavery, despite being entirely uninvolved, and none of the perpetrators nor the victims still being alive.

A day later, I was in Stockholm, being forcefully reminded what an actual city is like, one designed for human activity, not just some abstract political notion of “mobility.” People live in the center of Stockholm, lots of them, in five and six story buildings that display great variety and conscious artistry within strong orders of architectural unity. The motifs are a northern folkish classicism. The effect is both reassuring and powerfully coherent. You feel civilized. Your neurology is constantly nourished as you walk. Unlike Americans, the Swedes don’t go about in their pajamas. Also absent were cholo caps, team sports toggery, and clown sneakers. How refreshing to see young people aspire to act like grownups instead of the other way around. And, of course, almost no one is supersized over there.

- KUNSTLER (via azspot)

Vote all you want. The secret government won’t change. - The Boston Globe

moralanarchism:

Didn’t expect to see this in the Boston Globe.  

politicalpasta:

CLEAR CHANNEL COMMUNICATIONS (now IHEARTMEDIA) FOUND THEIR MAN….I MEAN “VISIONARY”.
GAYLE TROBERMAN NAMED NEW EXEC VP AND CHIEF MARKETING OFFICER
After being unemployed for 10 months from her job as an “Ideas Officer” for IPG, this family-less, god-less lesbian Jew, will not only represent her LGBT community, but will dictate the advertising you see on Radio, Digital, Outdoor, Mobile, Social and Live Event Platforms across the country and world.
She spoke on panels titled “Here Are All The Black People”, for example, and gladly touts her role to “catalyze change and show what’s possible if we break some rules”…..and create a false vision as to what America’s demographics really are, while furthering her activist agenda.

politicalpasta:

CLEAR CHANNEL COMMUNICATIONS (now IHEARTMEDIA) FOUND THEIR MAN….I MEAN “VISIONARY”.

GAYLE TROBERMAN NAMED NEW EXEC VP AND CHIEF MARKETING OFFICER

After being unemployed for 10 months from her job as an “Ideas Officer” for IPG, this family-less, god-less lesbian Jew, will not only represent her LGBT community, but will dictate the advertising you see on Radio, Digital, Outdoor, Mobile, Social and Live Event Platforms across the country and world.

She spoke on panels titled “Here Are All The Black People”, for example, and gladly touts her role to “catalyze change and show what’s possible if we break some rules”…..and create a false vision as to what America’s demographics really are, while furthering her activist agenda.

neptunain:

there’s an incredibly homophobic and transphobic page on facebook called heterosexuals inspiring pride and they make awful clip art comics that literally make no sense and im laughing so hard

thefuturereigningideology:

neptunain:

there’s an incredibly homophobic and transphobic page on facebook called heterosexuals inspiring pride and they make awful clip art comics that literally make no sense and im laughing so hard

These make a lot of sense, to be honest

otpglobal:

“My Father was Killed by a Computer”, says 7 Year Old Afghan Child 

If Imal were a white American kid, this tragedy would not have befallen his father. Which American would allow any U.S. citizen to be killed by foreign drones?

We would all want to know everything about the possible effects of a drone strategy on our children, especially if our country was the most drone-bombed country in the world, like Afghanistan is.

A Bureau of Investigative Journalism’s ‘Naming the Dead’ report says that fewer than 4% of the people killed by drone attacks in Pakistan have been identified by available records as named members of Al Qaeda. If this is true for drone attack victims in Afghanistan too, then 96% of drone victims in Afghanistan have been innocent civilians like Imal’s father.

In another Bureau of Investigative Journalism report, ‘Tracking drone strikes in Afghanistan’, (July, 2014), the Bureau states that “nobody systematically publishes insurgent and civilian deaths from drones on a strike-by-strike basis. Neither the US nor UK authorities publishes data on the casualties of their drone operations.” So, we are unable to find out for Imal’s mother if it were a U.S./UK drone that killed her husband, and who the drone operator was.