Friday, August 25, 2006

Stockholm Syndrome?

Natascha Kampusch was 10 when she vanished in 1998 while walking to school in Vienna.

Yesterday she leapt from a black BMW and ran into a nearby garden....

Police spokesman Erich Zwettler said she seemed to have had "Stockholm syndrome", a psychological condition in which long-held captives begin to relate to their captors.

I don't think that's Stockholm Syndrome. That's being raised from the age of ten -- it's supposed to create a certain amount of affection. And, in this country, end at the age of eighteen. You don't normally jump out of a black BMW, but you can look at that like a metaphor. In fact, the whole thing has 'opera' written all over it.

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