No, that headline is not from “The Onion.” Groundbreaking research suggests scientists have discovered a new way to force people into tolerance: DRUGZ. Well, hormones. The hug hormone – Oxytocin – to be exact. Join me as we dive into The Twilight Zone.
Neurobiological evidence informing about strategies to reduce xenophobic sentiment and foster altruistic cooperation with outsiders is scarce.
Pause. That’s because science experiments have no business entering into natural human behavior as defined by “I don’t know who these outsiders are, ergo I’m going to act cautiously around them.” See also parents teaching their children about “stranger danger.”
In a series of experiments, we tested the propensity of 183 Caucasian participants to make donations to people in need, half of whom were refugees (outgroup) and half of whom were natives (in-group).
Participants scoring low on xenophobic attitudes exhibited an altruistic preference for the outgroup, which further increased after nasal delivery of the neuropeptide oxytocin. In contrast, participants with higher levels of xenophobia failed to exhibit altruism toward the outgroup. This tendency was countered by pairing oxytocin with peer-derived altruistic norms, resulting in a 74% increase in refugee-directed donations.
So, in short, they used the love drug to make people want to donate more money to refugees. Is that you, Linda Sarsour? This sounds like something she would do to rake in more cash for her activist cause.
Obviously there’s something creepy and, dare I say it, racist about all this. After all, the experiment specifically targeted white people to drug into submission. Sounds rather Hitlery. But hush now, just snort the happy gas and hand over the money. Everything will be alright.
This specific study may have focused on race, but it goes far beyond just that. The real objective of this type of experiment is to force people into accepting a certain of set beliefs, which is what leftism is all about these days (see WHOA! Completely Insane Radical Liberal Justifies Violence Against ‘Fascists’ to Tucker Carlson). Social justice turd patties are happy to censor and beat their assumed foes into cooperation by any means necessary. Drugged up coercion is sure to make the list.
Incidentally, this kind of plot device is most commonly used in science fiction stories. Sure he’s a sexist pig, but in Joss Whedon’s film Serenity (starring our friend Adam Baldwin), it was revealed the Alliance government drugged the populace of the planet Miranda to “weed out aggression” and make people more compliant. Spoiler alert: it didn’t end well.
Well, now we have a real world example of the populace actually being drugged to test a theory on how they treat people. This is scary stuff. It’s the kind of thing we all say “Oh, that would never happen.” But is actually happening.
Some people hoped we would have flying cars by the year 2017. No flying cars yet. Just this and blue-pitted swamp heifers.