😅 Nah. Trust, it’s not Stockholm Syndrome my dude.
What we face in this country in no uncertain terms is a damned if you do damned if you don’t dilemma and not only is it here, there and everywhere, it seems to prevail in perpetuity based on how this (majoritative democracy) country was established.
More pointedly, our perseverance under its premises within the colonial sphere of tried and true Americanism is a testament to this dilemma. The politico-nomics at play here obfuscates the matter in ways that we struggle to understand precisely. In more direct terms, the colonizer-colonized dilemma at play here is merely a damned if you do damned if you don’t situation.
So what do we do about this — you and many others may be asking.
Well, I believe heavy doses of psychotherapeutic resistance is warranted which is essentially what you and many others on Medium are doing Sam.
The only solution for alleviating any conflict consists in subjecting the particular actors or group of actors who are misfits in their roles to an intensive psychotherapy. — Remi Clignet
Colonization is not an out of date historic pretense here, it has simply evolved into a distinctive phase and this is not some pseudo intellectual persuasion meant to rally or disarm anyone. Facts: Our colonial situation is both an institutional and cultural one.
Colonization continues to reward the white underclass privileges offered by the colonizer to reduce the tensions of participating in colonial enterprises, which essentially makes them a part of the colonized hierarchically.
Men like Jeff Sessions are merely sociopolitical artifacts of such an institution.
This is why Jeff Sessions and Donald Trump for that matter must remain where they are for the time being. The intensive psychotherapy warranted is a very watchful eye that acts to restrict them, this coupled with a staunch resistance to their deleteriously colonizing efforts serves as civilly appropriate treatment in the meantime.
Apparently for some, and unbeknownst to many, the alternative constitutionally would magnanimously be far worse.
The positives in all of this and trust me, this I had to dig deep, deep, deep down for is that the dilemma we are in actually increases aspects of democratic participation that has essentially been taken for granted for eons now.
Clignet, R. (1971). Damned If You Do, Damned If You Don’t: The Dilemmas of Colonizer-Colonized Relations. Comparative Education Review, 15(3), 296–312. Retrieved from http://www.jstor.org/stable/1187131