We have the keys of our prison cell and the shackles in our hands. We can open the mental locks paralyzing us and walk away. Being cornered we need to realize that there is no other alternative than to fight back. Let's not let them put the noose around our neck, because that would be final.
"Why won’t America stand up for herself? Why is the country, once a country which possessed courage and conviction sitting idly by and allowing itself to be taken to the slaughter without so much as a whimper?
The answer to the above question lies in the psychological concept known as Learned Helplessness as discovered by Martin Seligman.
“Learned helplessness occurs when an animal is repeatedly subjected to an aversive stimulus that it cannot escape. Eventually, the animal will stop trying to avoid the stimulus and behave as if it is utterly helpless to change the situation. Even when opportunities to escape are presented, this learned helplessness will prevent any action.”