Stockholm syndrome is a psychological response. It occurs when hostages or abuse victims bond with their captors or abusers. This psychological connection develops over the course of the days, weeks, months, or even years of captivity or abuse. With this syndrome, hostages or abuse victims may come to sympathize with their captives. This is the opposite of the fear, terror, and disdain that might be expected from the victims in these situations.
"In Die Antwoord’s Pitbull Terrier video, Ninja represents mankind’s animal side (and, as symbolized in the form of the devil kid, an animal side led only by its basest impulses), chomping at the bit of repression and completely uncontrollable. The only way to control him (and really, the only way the animal masses of humanity are controlled) is by hypnosis and symbols. In this way, mankind’s animal side can be “initiated”—symbolically slain and resurrected, as in the myth of Isis and Osiris—and redeemed into an at least halfway-human state."