The thought just occurred to me as I read the posts here, that the Marines are like the manipulative, abusive husband we have all heard so much about.
“You’re nothing without me. You’ll be crawling back to me in a month.”
“I don’t want to do this to you, but you are making me. This is your own fault.”
“Why do you keep making me hurt you?”
“Why do you want to leave? I give you everything! You’ll die on the street if you leave me!”
“If I wanted you to have (insert item here) I would have given it to you. You don’t need it. You only need me.”
“Stockholm Syndrome, or capture-bonding, is a psychological phenomenon in which hostages express empathy and sympathy and have positive feelings toward their captors, sometimes to the point of defending and identifying with the captors. 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. The FBI’s Hostage Barricade Database System shows that roughly 8 percent of victims show evidence of Stockholm syndrome.”
I’m sure I’m not the first to notice this, in fact I’m probably not the first person on this site to put those two together. But it tells you all you need to know about careerists, doesn’t it?