Lastly, autism, a developmental disability that is characterized by significant deficits in emotion, communication, and social interaction, is approximately four times as common in males than in females. The social and emotional deficits in autism have been speculated to result in part from an altered amygdala function in individuals with autism, partly on the basis of similar deficits that have been observed in patients with lesions to the amygdala (Adolphs and others 1995). The link between the amygdala and autism is further supported by neuroimaging evidence that the amygdala in children with autism undergoes abnormal development (Schumann and others 2004).
Mind control through magnets.
But I would interpret this study another way—modern leftism is a form of brain damage. In order not to see the harmful consequences of mass immigration, you literally have to give yourself a magnetic lobotomy.
That comment is very true. But a question more to the point: ask youself, why was this study done in the first place?
Indeed, one often finds “studies” aimed at controlling “racist” dissent.
Is the System afraid of losing control of the situation?
Of course, unlike the HBDers, I do not propose that these behaviors are purely biologically determined, there are important cultural influences as well. But, there is likely predispositions in different populations to becoming physically addicted to excessive outgroup altruism, and the biological underpinnings of this contribute to the hypothesis presented here.
The author suggests that there are differences in the predisposition to masochism even within Western societies, with the upper classes demonstrating this more than the lower. Again, these differences can have biological as well as cultural explanations: upper class Westerners, as a group, are likely more pacified, outgroup-altruistic, “over-civilized,” etc. compared to the lower classes. Consider the stereotypes of (1) the effete limousine liberal, the SWPL-style progressive upper-class White oozing with concern with coloreds, contemptuous of other Whites, physically non-aggressive; and (2) the lower class blue collar “White bigot” who displays a more healthy attitude of ethnocentrism and a down-to-earth physicality. Which is more likely to be involved is self-abnegating sexual masochism? Which is more likely to be involved in ethny-abnegating sociopolitical masochism? I would suggest that a similar difference in brain chemistry (albeit possibly of lesser magnitude) would obtain between upper/lower class Whites as between Whites and non-Whites: upper class Whites would experience positive mental feelings as a result of ethnoracial-abnegation, while lower class Whites would more likely feel angry, threatened, and otherwise upset and at unease. There must be differences between people beyond ethnicity and class: hence, racial nationalists would be “constructed” to react to ethnoracial-abnegation with anger and disgust, while racial liberals would feel bliss. Whether these differences extend to interpersonal relations and to the sexual sphere remains to be determined.
Indeed, in a perfect world, sufficient funding, coupled to a lack of sociopolitical restrictions, would allow for hard science (not Lynnian pseudoscience) research on neurobiology and biochemical psychiatry to determine the neurological pathways underlying the mechanisms outline here (assuming they exist as proposed). The objective would be to design methods to repress negative outcomes such as excessive outgroup altruism and topromote positive, healthy, and adaptive outcomes, such as increased ingroup altruism, intolerance, ethnocentrism, and racism.