An accurate analysis for the reactions of so-called “Ethnic and Religious Minorities*”, together with the industrial and economic lobbies which are reuniting to form what the revolutionary forces baptized “Al Foloul” (a term defining the interest groups supporting the previous order and who are reorganising their ranks and are militating for the Military Dictatorship resurrection); show a denial and rage behaviour patterns towards the “Revolution” and its social, political, economic and cultural repercussions, manifesting a clear case of “Stockholm Syndrome”!
*Sinai Bedouin tribes, eastern and western deserts Bedouin tribes, the Nubian population, the Copts, the Shiites, the Jews and other Egyptian citizens from different origins like Greek, French, Italian, and Armenian.
Technically that syndrome can be defined as “the psychological phenomenon in which hostages express empathy and have positive feelings towards their captors, sometimes to the point of defending them. These feelings are generally considered irrational in light of the danger or risk endured by the victims, who essentially mistake a lack of abuse from their captors for an act of kindness”.
Stockholm Syndrome can be seen as a form of traumatic bonding, which does not necessarily require a hostage scenario, but which describes “strong emotional ties that develop between two persons where one person intermittently harasses, beats, threatens, abuses, tortures or intimidates the other”.
That’s the only accommodating explanation I’m able to introduce for clarifying the factual paradox that a good portion of these minorities - though being the ones who mostly suffered the painful bruises caused by the iron hand of the Military Order Dictatorship and its continuing abusive practices and unjust/unjustifiable squashing of them outside the margins of citizenship and human rights – are blindly, and without the slightest hesitation, following and supporting the economic and industrial lobbies, who in their turn proved to be the cause for these Minorities’ aches while accumulating fortunes from the widely spread grey area of corruption which qualified the Military Dictatorship rule over the past six decades.
These minorities were the ones weeping and crying before the court the day the verdict was pronounced..
The ones who were committed to vote for an icon of the Military Dictatorship in the presidential race..
The ones rallying all over the country in order to echo like parrots sermons about the glorious future awaiting the nation under the Military Dictatorship..
The ones who filled the TV screens with unfounded arguments about the lost values after the fall of the “Régime”!!??!!
That mix in values and qualities, uniting the poor to his hustler, the sick to his virus, the ignorant to his manipulator, the robbed to his robber, the tormented to his tormentor, and the tortured to his torturer; is what makes my Stockholm Syndrome Theory not only plausible, but very true.
Now applying the same view over the wider scope of the Arab Nation’s States westward from the Atlantic Ocean and spreading eastward till the shores of the Persian Gulf; we will realise how that Syndrome have infected these populations’ collective intellect and common sense.
Constant and persistent hard work of self teaching and educating our children, friends and neighbours so that hopefully we can heal the Syndrome and overcome the ordeal through a one generation time frame!!
And never surrender to despair thinking that Stockholm Syndrome can inverse into “Lima Syndrome”, where the abductors develop sympathy for their hostages. It will never happen for the simple reason that the abductors in question suffer from a chronic Narcissism alimenting continuously their hunger for power and wealth at any cost.
If each and every one of us would be able to recollect his or her inner will and unite together our efforts to make of this plan the only imperative long term priority and patiently adopt it as our “Strategic National Project”; then we may have more than average chance to make that giant leap needed to take us out from our present Mediaeval Age’s darkness into the bright lights of the actual 21st century today representing an unreachable far ahead future even while we’re living it day after day in what looks to be our damnation to live such an endless parallel controversy.
Pass On The Word.