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    Might is right, maybe, but only if people are first so convinced through loyalty or fear as to tolerate institutions marching over stranger or neighbor or their own self.  The success of brute force has prerequisites that enable force to be the authority, including a sensible aversion to pain and death.  If might was simply right, then there would be more overt institutions, instead institutions operate more covertly.  Fear, whether of information or might, is what really captures.   Might is right only when accompanied by fear, otherwise might, might get a fight.      


"Relativity applies to physics, not ethics."
Albert Einstein


    Societal Stockholm Syndrome is one side of the fence, and many develop it.  Others, without resources or opportunity, people who are locked in without a provider, develop violent behavior, West Bank Syndrome.   Instead of developing affinity for one's captor one develops   

    Such forms of control are backward, a mix up of Dr. Jeckyll and Mr. Hyde.  The institutions that have done so much for people have also prevented people from doing more for themselves.  They provide material, information and circumstance to prevent interruption of the dream or the nightmare, whichever the case may be.    

"It is necessary to note that opposite things work together, even though nominally opposed."


   Societal Stockholm Syndrome is manipulated through a good cop - bad cop routine, at times coordinated by different institutions and other times by the same entity.  Societal Stockholm Syndrome takes place within a group reacting to the experience of extreme polarizations.   Beatings and rescue occur, creating a dependency on the protector from the aggressor, both wear the same uniform, or are one and the same.  The attack takes place in a coordinated fashion by both the good cop and the bad cop, for it enables both.

    Societal West Bank Syndrome is put in place when a group of people are imprisoned and left without a provider or benefactor.   It's a bad cop -- bad cop routine if you will.   People in the West Bank are essentially imprisoned in a military camp and are not provided for.   They are not provided enough food and they are not provided adequate opportunity.   Anyone put in that position is going to develop, through shock, West Bank Syndrome or Stockholm Syndrome to one degree or another, because we are all human.     
    All war and exploitation since the time of Socrates has required the indoctrination of some sort to induce Stockholm Syndrome, where the captor is the benefactor, or West Bank Syndrome where the captor is the aggressor, in one form or another of severity.      




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