Stockholm Syndrome Society

1 August 2008 by Mike Gogulski
Posted in mind control, people, prison | 4 Comments »

A splendid breakdown of how the Stockholm syndrome model may be applied to various aspects of human society from Strange Blue Planet, reacting to a blog entry by Mattias Jenny preparatory to his essay “Diffusion of reaction and obedience to authority” that I reacted to here:

Experts may argue over if the Stockholm syndrome really exists. One needn’t go to the experts to ascertain a plainly visible phenomena. Human beings tend not only to accept life within oppressive social structures, but to love and cherish it. They invent fanciful reasons justifying their subordinate position and go to the extent of punishing those who refuse to accept their assigned position. Such a person is generally considered “well adjusted” in human society. Human society as we know it is Stockholm syndrome at a gigantic scale.

Well worth a read, and even more so for the Cthulhu bonus.

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  1. 4 Responses to “Stockholm Syndrome Society”

  2. By Tejaswi on 11 July 2011

    This summer, I had come up with a theory that likened ‘wanting governance’ to the psychological condition of stockholm syndrome. I had been telling my roommate about the possibility all day and night and had been reading up a lot of psychology and politics to get my facts right. And then i come by this, and so many other libertarian blogs. and i see these blog quoting the strange blue planet blog. but it turns out, it’s invite-only and i can really figure out no way to contact the author. any help? thank you so much!

  3. By Mike Gogulski on 11 July 2011

    The author of Strange Blue Planet goes by “MCLA007”. A google search turns up a twitter account, at least.

  4. By Tejaswi on 12 July 2011

    thank you SO much! 🙂

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