Oxytocin promotes patriotism

It is the love hormone because love also means protection.

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3029708/

“Grounded in the idea that ethnocentrism also facilitates within-group trust, cooperation, and coordination, we conjecture that ethnocentrism may be modulated by brain oxytocin, a peptide shown to promote cooperation among in-group members.”

Have we found the hormone for the k-selected?

The higher oestrogen of women (general finding) depresses amygdala (stress) activity (this is written up on wikipedia if you want to link-follow) but oxytocin release increases amygdala stimulation over the top of the oestrogen signal, which is otherwise fine and generally neuroprotective (presumably so we don’t miscarry when a shadow looks like a guy).

So maybe the way to get women caring less about the ‘refugees’ and remember their personal safety is now their job, not a husband, is to pass out free oxytocin nasal sprays?

Or put it in the water supply?

I’m kinda serious. It’s crazy enough to work.
Compassion fatigue already set in years ago, ride the wave and reduce the maternal clucking of middle-age Boomers.

I wonder if military service induces oxytocin release for male-male bonding?

“Results show that oxytocin creates intergroup bias because oxytocin motivates in-group favoritism and, to a lesser extent, out-group derogation. These findings call into question the view of oxytocin as an indiscriminate “love drug” or “cuddle chemical” and suggest that oxytocin has a role in the emergence of intergroup conflict and violence.”

K-shift…?

Dare I dream?

It doesn’t mention that when ANY ingroup meets ANY outgroup, the natural result is competition because Darwin.
It isn’t a choice or a value judgement. War happens constantly, it is the norm. When modern food supply runs low, it’ll come back, roaring back, bigger and badder than ever. We’re in the experiment.
Race to survive, anyone?

You might remember there was a BS flurry in the MSM about a chemical that reduces ‘racism’ – this was it.

It doesn’t – because ‘ingroup preference’ (the positive social term, along with the lesser known and more genetic genophilia) is totally natural. They stupidly assumed they could extend the ingroup to literally everyone in the whole world. The brain resists this, that’s why they haven’t drugged us all by now.

 

Since among other findings;

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4122242/

It increases patriotism for one’s culture and love of one’s family.

It changed freedom of association to genetic kin and love of the flag but not corporations.
It studies Asians which is a hiccup but hormones tend to have broad effects.

The men of society love strength in their social group of other men.

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/25193946

It also leads to monogamy and fidelity – in MEN.

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/23152592

Ding ding ding K-type central.

“Together, our results suggest that where OXT release is stimulated during a monogamous relationship, it may additionally promote its maintenance by making men avoid signaling romantic interest to other women through close-approach behavior during social encounters. In this way, OXT may help to promote fidelity within monogamous human relationships.”

I would bet that sluts, the promiscuous with higher and higher N counts, with damaged pair bonding, release less.

More studies on whites and women needed but otherwise, great work.
Nature is literally against these ‘social engineers’, too kind a term, for penpushers and petty meddlers.

New fave GIF, will get a lot of use.

BTW the primary source of oxytocin in humans would be ..the nuclear family. You’d have to knock that out to bring multiculturalism in.

Link: Compassion fatigue and the limits of caring

http://nautil.us/issue/35/boundaries/no-you-cant-feel-sorry-for-everyone

Empathy is as limited as attention.

Does “raising awareness” make more sense in context?

Altruism must be goal-directed (result-oriented) because resources are finite.

I’ll repeat for the dumb kids in the back: resources are finite.

I mocked an SJW here for saying we need to spend more money on gay charities. Not even HIV, but platitude propaganda to prop up their egos. I pointed out we already spend between 3-6% of charity money globally on this non-existent problem. Why? They can get therapy themselves (assuming the SJWs don’t block it). That money could have gone to worthy causes, there is a direct deprivation.

In short, first things first. You tackle the hardest problems first as a society, because they will require the most time, money and effort. It doesn’t mean that other people aren’t suffering, but it involves this little thing called perspective that requires you burst your little bubble of solipsism for five frickin’ minutes and see The Most Important Problems don’t come second to the Most Individual Problems.

Empathy has the same capacity limits as attention and worse, it’s emotionally draining, with chronic health effects. Charity workers/propaganda can become verbally abusive in the way it guilt trips, blackmails and antagonizes people into anger like a gaslighter, an abusive partner, which society would never stand for. Yet “for the starving children” and it’s suddenly OK? B.S. I don’t expect to see a study on this but I know what it would find. In this country at least, begging is illegal. Unless you have a tax-free number…
They don’t really want you to care anyway, they wanna pick your pocket. It’s emotional extortion. It isn’t even honest and annoying.