12.29.2009

Are People Broken? Why We've Stopped Fighting Back Against the Forces of Oppression

· A psychologist asks: Have consumerism, suburbanization and a malevolent corporate-government partnership so beaten us down that we no longer have the will to save ourselves?
http://www.alternet.org/healthwellness/144529/are_americans_a_broken_people_why_we%27ve_stopped_fighting_back_against_the_forces_of_oppression?page=entire
Are we broken? - www.alternet.org
Can people become so broken that truths of how they are being screwed do not "set them free" but instead further demoralize them?
Do some totalitarians actually want us to hear how we have been screwed because they know that humiliating passivity in the face of obvious oppression will demoralize us even further?

What forces have created a demoralized, passive, dis-couraged U.S. population?
Can anything be done to turn this around?

Can people become so broken that truths of how they are being screwed do not "set them free" but instead further demoralize them?

Yes. It is called the "abuse syndrome." ...
Does knowing the truth of their abuse set people free when they are deep in these abuse syndromes?

No. For victims of the abuse syndrome, the truth of their passive submission to humiliating oppression is more than embarrassing; it can feel shameful ...
Do some totalitarians actually want us to hear how we have been screwed because they know that humiliating passivity in the face of obvious oppression will demoralize us even further?

Maybe. ...
What forces have created a demoralized, passive, dis-couraged U.S. population?

... today, most U.S. citizens are broken by financial fears. ...
We are also broken by a corporate-government partnership that has rendered most of us out of control when it comes to the basic necessities of life, including our food supply. A few examples:
  • Schools and Universities
  • Mental Health Institutions
  • Television
  • Commericalism of Damn Near Everything
I Shop... - www.alternet.org
Can anything be done to turn this around?

When people get caught up in humiliating abuse syndromes, more truths about their oppressive humiliations don't set them free. What sets them free is morale, -the immobilized need a shot of morale.
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