The Stockholm Syndrome and the Nine Commentaries on the Communist Party
(Clearwisdom.net) "He was a big part of my life." The Austrian girl, Natascha Kampusch, who had been held hostage for more than eight years, cried out when she learned of her kidnapper's suicide.
Natascha Kampusch, the victim in a well-known kidnapping case, has recently garnered many people's attention. She was kidnapped on March 2, 1998, at the age of 10, while she was on her way to school. She was confined in a basement. The kidnapper threatened that he would kill all her loved ones and neighbors if she tried to escape, and she believed him, which made her give up many opportunities to escape. After Natascha finally escaped on August 23, 2006, her kidnapper committed suicide.
Common sense indicates that Natascha should have felt relieved. However, she unexpectedly considered the kidnapper a part of her life. She felt sad and cried in pain. Psychiatric experts at the police department believe that Natascha was suffering from the Stockholm Syndrome.
This psychological response to trauma, identified by the medical community as the Stockholm Syndrome, became widely known and caught the attention of the medical community after a bank-robbery in 1973 in Stockholm, Sweden. Among the four bank employees who had been held hostage by the robbers, two went to court to testify in favor of the kidnapper. One of the female employees even became engaged to marry one of the kidnappers while he was still serving his sentence. She later married him.
During extreme conditions, such as when the victim's life is at risk, a victim who is in close contact with the perpetrator may gradually generate positive yet abnormal feelings toward the perpetrator. This mainly happens because people's strong desire to live has turned into a kind of loyalty to the perpetrator. In this case any slight letting up of the kidnapper's cruelty is imagined by the victim as being favorably treated. Furthermore, the victim may generate feelings of gratitude toward the kidnapper in response to remaining alive. This kind of psychological defense mechanism, which happens to some hostage victims, indicates that the victim has suffered from tremendous trauma.
Unfortunately, this kind of trauma has been widely suffered by people in China. Although many Chinese people have clearly understood the evil nature of the Chinese Communist Party (CCP), and many even hold significant hatred towards the CCP, they still show strong symptoms reminiscent of the Stockholm Syndrome. When it is suggested that they withdraw from the evil party and its related organizations, and/or when they imagine the collapse of the CCP, a couple of common concerns come up: "How will I live after I withdraw from it?" "How would China survive without the CCP?" It seems to them that without the CCP, they would not continue living their lives and China would not continue to function or even exist.
The Chinese nation has been held hostage and degraded by the CCP for over fifty years. Chinese people in the hundreds of millions, both in and outside of China, have been directly or indirectly persecuted during various political movements.
However, just like the Swedish bank employee who actively returned to the "embrace" of her kidnapper, many of the Chinese who escaped from the CCP's control and came to this free world have never mentioned their experiences or their suffering. The Chinese people are exibiting the way of thinking taught to them by the CCP, which always promotes "looking forward." It is this "teaching" which enables the CCP to escape from its past crimes. Some of these overseas Chinese even "embrace" the CCP and then take the CCP, the root cause of their suffering, as their "lifelong reliance." Just as Natascha took the kidnapper as a part of her own life, many Chinese people have unknowingly considered themselves to share the CCP's future. They are worried that China will be in turmoil without the CCP , just like Natascha's being worried that her dear ones and neighbors would be killed.
The CCP has repeatedly claimed that China would be in turmoil without its leadership. However, like the kidnapper's killing himself immediately after Natascha's successful escape, the CCP can only accept its demise after people give it up. China will go toward stability and goodness after eliminating the most evil and destructive factor causing turmoil within it.
On the other hand, those who are unwilling to get away from the CCP, although they are the victims, have unknowingly become the actual supporters of the evildoers' continuing to run rampant. While the kidnappers continue to commit their crimes, think about it, what destinies await those who have suffered from the Stockholm Syndrome and loath to part from the perpetrators? Aren't these people's lives in danger at the hands of the dying CCP?
Of course, what makes the CCP different from the kidnappers is that the CCP is an evil specter existing in another dimension that is fundamentally against humanity and the universe. It controls people's behaviors by controlling people's thoughts. The CCP's members (including members of the Youth League and Young Pioneers) are essentially hostages of the evil specter. Some of these hostages have behaved as "faithful" members of the CCP and actively carry out its bidding. They have become the actual perpetrators to kidnap more hostages. They can hardly run away from the fate of simultaneous demise with the CCP.
If those individuals who have been kidnapped by the CCP truly want to get away from their captors and ensuing danger, they should first get realize that they are suffering from an abnormal psychological condition. The best medicine to cure this abnormality is the Nine Commentaries on the Communist Party.
Once people wake up from the nightmare and truly understand the evil nature of the CCP, who would not be willing to be like Natascha, who finally took control of her own destiny and reclaimed her freedom?
September 14, 2006