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    It's really hard to capture the zeitgeist that describes them in properly pithy fashion without being extremely offensive. I suppose the closest I can come to describing it politely is calling it akin to Stockholm Syndrome.

    Stockholm syndrome can be seen as a form of traumatic bonding, which does not necessarily require a hostage scenario, but which describes “strong emotional ties that develop between two persons where one person intermittently harasses, beats, threatens, abuses, or intimidates the other.”[4] One commonly used hypothesis to explain the effect of Stockholm syndrome is based on Freudian theory. It suggests that the bonding is the individual’s response to trauma in becoming a victim. Identifying with the aggressor is one way that the ego defends itself. When a victim believes the same values as the aggressor, they cease to be a threat.[5]
    It's amazing how many Republican principles have some element of hate, fear and abuse at their core these days.

    "No special skill, no standard attitude, no technology, and no organization - no matter how valuable - can safely replace thought itself."

    by xaxnar on Tue Jul 09, 2013 at 03:09:10 PM PDT

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