Pathologial Altruism goes mainstream

Maybe “pathological altruism” is the root of “ethno-masochism.” As MindWeapon says, liberalism is a form of White Supremacy, another version of the “White Man’s Burden.”
http://mindweaponsinragnarok.com/2013/06/12/liberalism-is-white-supremacism-picture-proof/

Occam's Razor

Many readers here are already familiar with the concept of pathological altruism because of Barbara Oakley’s book Pathological Altruism (Oxford University Press, 2012), which is positively reviewed by Jared Taylor at American Renaissance.   But outside HBD blogs, most people are probably unfamiliar with the concept.

That may be changing.  From the Wall Street Journal:

Pathological Altruism

A simple concept that could revolutionize scientific and social thought.

By James Taranto, WSJ, June 14, 2013

We don’t think we’d ever heard of Oakland University, a second-tier institution in suburban Rochester, Mich., but Barbara Oakley, an associate professor in engineering, may help put the place on the map. Earlier this week Oakland’s Oakley published a fascinating paper, “Concepts and Implications of Altruism Bias and Pathological Altruism,” in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.

The paper is a concise summary of an innovative idea that informed Oakley’s two…

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5 thoughts on “Pathologial Altruism goes mainstream

  1. For various reasons i think empathy and altruism work by compulsion i.e. the body generates chemicals that *force* people to act in certain ways. If so then the possibility of pathological altruism naturally follows.

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      1. I may have followed the link from mindweapon. I’m not entirely sure though. I go on random surfing safaris now and then.

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  2. “As MindWeapon says, liberalism is a form of White Supremacy, another version of the “White Man’s Burden.”

    I would make a revision to this statement: Liberalism comes from the same psychosocial root as White Supremacy. But it’s not White Supremacy, it’s White Anti-Supremacy (there really doesn’t seem to be a good antonym of “supremacy” in the English language). The former holds that “white” folks are a unique force for good in the world and have contributed most if not all positive contributions to mankind. The latter holds that “whites” are a unique force for evil in the world and have contributed most if not all negative contributions to the world. But the definitions of who is “white” are basically the same…

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    1. I’d agree it comes from the same psychosocial root as White Supremacy; whites are either the Ultimate Good or the Ultimate Evil, the ethno-masochism is expressed by the Good Whites taking on the moral agenda of the non-whites against the Bad Whites. Either way, it’s white vs. white; whites are the actors, the primary force, for good or ill.

      As for the definition of “whites” it’s useful just to use theirs. Is this person given white privilege by society? Then they are white. The future movement will move on to genetic testing, that’s in our lifetimes.

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