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abused victim syndrome 
13th-Dec-2004 03:37 pm
This is Michael Moore's letter he sent out to his list today:


In the meantime, while we reflect on what went wrong, I would like to pass on to you an essay that a friend who works with abuse victims sent to me. It was written by a woman who has spent years working as an advocate for victims of domestic abuse and she sees many parallels between her work and the reaction of many Democrats to last month’s election. Her name is Mel Giles and here is what she had to say…

As victims we can't stop asking ourselves what we did wrong. We can't seem to grasp that they will keep hitting us and beating us as long as we keep sticking around and asking ourselves what we are doing to deserve the beating.

The essay by Mel Giles is a bit long, but it is an interesting take on the psychology of the situation. I wonder if that sort of analysis makes sense at a national level. I think we need Hari Seldon's psychohistory to understand how our country works.
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