The Stockholm Syndrome and the Socialist Nightmare

Socialism! Ahhhhhhh, you said the S word! Don’t say
such terrible words to us, we’re capitalists, we’re Americans, we don’t believe in socialism. And not the Stockholm syndrome either, whatever that is.

I’m not sure what it is about that word that makes people hid beneath the covers and pray to Jesus for absolution, but Americans, especially those neo-conservative ones, think socialism is akin to the devil. Maybe an exaggeration but according to our friends at Fox News, not really.

Bill O’Reilly: Do we really want to change America into Sweden?
My answer: No, because then we’d lose all those beautiful blond girls and tall Swedish boys.

The Road to Socialism


Did you hear that? Nazi Germany had National Socialism, ergo if we have socialism, the world will end!

And that’s why I love the pundits over at the Daily Show. They are a hodgepodge of completely insane people who have completely rational thoughts. Without further ado, and it’s a month late so you better see it now before it becomes so outdated, Sweden’s Socialist Nightmares.

The Daily Show’s Socialist Nightmare, Part I

The Daily Show With Jon Stewart M – Th 11p / 10c
The Stockholm Syndrome
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The Daily Show’s Socialist Nightmare, Part II

The Daily Show With Jon Stewart M – Th 11p / 10c
The Stockholm Syndrome Pt. 2
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* If you are wondering what is the Stockholm Syndrome, it is a real phrase. In 1974, bank robbers took control of the Kreditbanken at Norrmalmstorg in Stockholm for five days. The hostages, while victims of the ordeal, became enamored by their hostage takers. When released at the end of the standoff, many tried to protect the robbers. Psychologists call it the Stockholm Syndrome when a victim supports the victimizer because they empathize with their problems.

Truly, Swedes are crazy; hostages falling for hostage takers? Only in Sweden can you do that.