In 1973, the world was stunned to learn of the strange behavior of the hostages in a brutal bank robbery in Stockholm, Sweden. After the police captured the robbers, all the hostages defended the bank robbers and even refused to testify against them in court, despite having been tortured. This deranged behavior was dubbed the “Stockholm Syndrome.”
Many professionals have tried to analyze and understand this pathological behavior. Some believe it is a coping survival mechanism. We know for instance of the phenomenon that a surprisingly high percentage of rape victims report that they achieve orgasm during rape.
It has been speculated that through eons of tribal warfare, the winning tribe killed the men of the rival clan and raped their women. Those women who resisted were killed, while those who accepted the rape and bonded with their rapists were allowed to live and pass on their genes.
Academics have speculated that the Stockholm syndrome may be related to this disturbing response to rape. Others dismiss the whole syndrome altogether as hogwash.
Is It Just Sweden?
In recent years, an increasing number of people have started to use the term Stockholm syndrome to describe what is going on in Sweden culturally and politically. The Swedish elite seems determined to eradicate the Swedish people and culture in a suicidal embrace of multiculturalism.
The former leader of the social democrats Mona Sahlin has in respect of Islam appeared in hijab when talking to Muslims, and she has told immigrants in Sweden that she believes that Sweden has no culture or history and that Swedes are lucky to have immigrants who bring with them real culture. In a television interview, she said that “we the white majority are so many, and we must understand that we are the problem and we must change the way we are.”
In a recent public speech, she stated that anti-racism was synonymous with the eradication of the Swedish people and that this was “not a problem.”
Despite the frequent observation of this mental disorder in Sweden, it is peculiarly absent in most of the rest of the world. In fact, at the moment, we have a natural experiment to test its existence. ISIS has been taking hundreds of thousands of people as hostages and mistreating them in Syria and Iraq. When they are freed, none of them show any sign of the Stockholm syndrome.
Could it be that the academics were too quick to universalize the phenomenon? Based on the faulty assumptions that all people are the same, they concluded that the Stockholm syndrome should generalize to the whole world. But what if it is a peculiarity to Swedes? Or perhaps to whites of northern European descent?
It’s a tantalizing theory that could explain why people of European descent seem to be the only ethnic group in the world that is actively and eagerly working to replace themselves. No other people in the world embrace multiculturalism like whites. Maybe it is no coincidence that the Stockholm syndrome was first observed in Sweden? That country today is the epicenter of what author Douglas Murray has called “The Strange death of Europe.” If so, that may not bode well for the future.