There is a silence in the air as we all go about our lives in the morning of 9/11.
We are reflective, we mourn the ones we’ve lost, we ponder on how our perception of the world changed in one day, and we share our stories of what we were doing that tragic morning.
Regardless if you believe that 9/11/2001 was an act of terrorism with or without all the theories regarding our own government involvement, it was still a massacre planned and executed by a radical mentality that seeks submission from those who do not think as they do.
One would think that after 2001 American Citizens would be even more alert to the possibility of developing radicalism among the followers of Islam, but we’ve seen quite the opposite take place.
One would also think, that those who believe that our government either aided or covered up important information, would be less supportive of the swamp creatures who did it.
How did we go from complete shock in the morning of 9/11/2001 to defending the assailants 11 years later when Benghazi took the lives of an Ambassador and another three brave US Citizens?
I remember watching the news during the Benghazi attack and having no doubt that we were witnessing a well-planned and very intentional attack on US citizens on the 11th anniversary of the largest terrorist attack this Nation has ever experienced. Yet, many were perfectly ok with the clearly false narrative that the attack was spontaneous and the result of outrage from a YouTube video.
Americans have gone out of their way to show they are not bigots!
Since 9/11/2001 we have …
Tripled the amount of refugees from Islamic countries into the Country, had another 8 terrorist attacks in US soil (https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2017/nov/01/america-since-911-terrorist-attacks-linked-to-the-war-on-terror) Lost the first Ambassador in 3 decades due to terrorism. We’ve allowed the government to infringe on our 4th Amendment rights by establishing the Patriot Act, which has done nothing to prevent the 8 attacks on US soil since implemented. We’ve allowed the government to create and give too much power to the TSA, which again, has not arrested even one terrorist since its creation but makes our lives hell at airports.
Government officials clearly lying about Benghazi were given a pass, radical Islamic groups have been ignored. Recently, a judge even dismissed all charges against islamists who killed a child in a ritual and enslaved 11 others … no protests about those injustices, but plenty of protests to keep late-term abortion rights.
All sense of reason and logic have been completely rejected.
Stockholm syndrome maybe?
Stockholm syndrome, psychological response wherein a captive begins to identify closely with his or her captors, as well as with their agenda and demands.
But you would say… Americans are not captive? I wouldn’t be so sure about that.
Under the definition of Stockholm syndrome, Encyclopedia Britannica delivers the following:
“Psychologists who have studied the syndrome believe that the bond is initially created when a captor threatens a captive’s life, deliberates, and then chooses not to kill the captive. The captive’s relief at the removal of the death threat is transposed into feelings of gratitude toward the captor for giving him or her life. As the Stockholm bank robbery incident proves, it takes only a few days for this bond to cement, proving that, early on, the victim’s desire to survive trumps the urge to hate the person who created the situation.
The survival instinct is at the heart of the Stockholm syndrome. Victims live in enforced dependence and interpret rare or small acts of kindness in the midst of horrible conditions as good treatment. They often become hypervigilant to the needs and demands of their captors, making psychological links between the captors’ happiness and their own. Indeed, the syndrome is marked not only by a positive bond between captive and captor but also by a negative attitude on behalf of the captive toward authorities who threaten the captor-captive relationship. The negative attitude is especially powerful when the hostage is of no use to the captors except as leverage against a third party, as has often been the case with political hostages.”
Please read the text above as many times as necessary until you understand the connection to the dysfunctional relationship Americans have developed with its politicians.
How else can you explain not the mere acceptance but border line adulation half of the population exhibits towards a culture that is diametrically opposed to ours?
In 2015 and NY city judge was sworn in using the Quran instead of the Constitution, not one cared that her loyalty was to sharia and not the highest law of the country, and that the two literally do not go along.
Today, we have 50 out of almost 100 Muslims who made it through the primaries, running for office in the upcoming elections. That’s a very odd acceptance of a culture who tried to kill you 17 years ago.
And who are seen as the bad guys? The ones pointing this insanity out like Benghazi survivor Kris Paronto, or former Muslim and anti sharia activist Anni Aynaz Cyrus.
No, we should not be judgmental, and no we should not generalize an entire group of people, balance and reason is important, both lacking these days though.
In the effort to not generalize Americans are over compensating and giving up their culture in the process. We might end up with mayors like Sadiq Khan from London all over America in the next 2 election cycles because half the population suffers from Stockholm syndrome and the other half won’t even bother to get out and vote.
I know this is a very daring thought, but you can both accept other cultures and preserve yours!
When we say Never Forget, mean it!
Jihad could never win a real hand to hand battle inside the US, but they are winning a very patient and controlled battle by changing the political landscape one city at the time while monopolizing on the very convenient guilt half the nation seems to feel towards their captors.
09/11/2001 – 09/11/2012
Fight for them, fight for their memory, fight for our Constitution, fight for our children.
NEVER FORGET and DON’T LET IT BE FORGOTTEN
One thought on “America’s Stockholm Syndrome”
Very true! We let other ideologies creep into our society at our own peril!