For me, the most frightening thing in George Orwell’s Nineteen Eighty-Four (1949) isn’t the “men in black uniforms” mercilessly beating Winston Smith in the Ministry of Love with “fists,” “truncheons,” “steel rods,” and “iron-shod boots.” And it isn’t the silent machine that allows the inquisitor O’Brien to “inflict pain on” Winston “at any moment and to whatever degree” he chooses. No, it’s something that Winston doesn’t find painful at all:
Two soft pads, which felt slightly moist, clamped themselves against Winston’s temples. He quailed. There was pain coming, a new kind of pain. O’Brien laid a hand reassuringly, almost kindly, on his.
“This time it will not hurt,” he said. “Keep your eyes fixed on mine.”
At this moment there was a devastating explosion, or what seemed like an explosion, though it was not certain whether there was any noise. There was undoubtedly a blinding flash of light. Winston was not hurt, only prostrated. Although he had already been lying on his back when the thing happened, he had a curious feeling that he had been knocked into that position. A terrific painless blow had flattened him out. Also something had happened inside his head. As his eyes regained their focus he remembered who he was, and where he was, and recognized the face that was gazing into his own; but somewhere or other there was a large patch of emptiness, as though a piece had been taken out of his brain. …
O’Brien held up the fingers of his left hand, with the thumb concealed.
“There are five fingers there. Do you see five fingers?”
And he did see them, for a fleeting instant, before the scenery of his mind changed. He saw five fingers, and there was no deformity. Then everything was normal again, and the old fear, the hatred, and the bewilderment came crowding back again. But there had been a moment — he did not know how long, thirty seconds, perhaps — of luminous certainty, when each new suggestion of O’Brien’s had filled up a patch of emptiness and become absolute truth, and when two and two could have been three as easily as five, if that were what was needed.
“You see now,” said O’Brien, “that it is at any rate possible.”
“Yes,” said Winston. (Nineteen Eighty-Four, Part 3, ch. 2)
It wasn’t “a new kind of pain,” but it is a new kind of horror: the idea that the state can get inside your head and directly interfere with your mind. When Nineteen Eighty-Four was first published in 1949, that idea was only a literary nightmare. But every year that’s passed since then has brought Orwell’s nightmare closer to reality.
And be in absolutely no doubt: there are totalitarian people in Western countries today who would be delighted to use a mind-alteration machine against thought-criminals like those who write for and read the Occidental Observer. In fact, I came across one of those totalitarian folk just the other day. She’s a social psychologist called Amy R. Krosch, she works at Cornell University, and she’s recently been “designated” a “Rising Star” of the American Psychological Association (ASA).
The sickening souls of wicked Whites
Krosch’s Twitter page announces that she is “Queer” and prefers the pronouns “her or they.” She’s also married, with a “wife and bulldog.” American psychology has come a long way: from classifying lesbianism as a mental disorder to designating a lesbian fanatic as a “Rising Star.”
And Krosch is a fanatic, I’d say. An anti-White fanatic, to be precise, and that’s undoubtedly why the ASA is so proud of her. Krosch doesn’t agree with some famous words attributed to Queen Elizabeth I of England (1533–1603): “I would not make windows into men’s souls.” Amy Krosch does want to make windows into people’s souls. Just so long as they’re White people’s souls, that is, and just so long as Krosch can use what she finds to encourage hatred of Whites:
Discrimination may happen faster than the blink of an eye, especially during periods of economic scarcity, according to a new study from Cornell University. “Scarcity mindsets can really exacerbate discrimination,” said Amy Krosch, assistant professor of psychology at Cornell. “We show that tiny shifts in the processing of minority group faces under scarcity could have downstream consequences for inequality.”
In the first experiment, 71 undergraduate psychology students from a private university — none of which identified as black or African American — were asked to look at pictures of white and black male faces on a screen. Participants then awarded each face up to $10 based on “subtle perceptions of recipients’ deservingness.”
A control group was told $10 was the most each face could receive. But members of the experimental group believed they were randomly assigned only $10 out of a possible $100 to give away each time — a difference that imparted a sense of scarcity.
Scalp electrodes measured the time each study participant took to perceive recipients distinctly as human faces, a subconscious process linked to activity in the fusiform gyrus that is known to take just 170 milliseconds, or less than two-tenths of a second.
Within the control group, test subjects took about the same amount of time to process faces of either race, and distributed money to them evenly. But in the group that perceived resources as scarce, participants took “significantly longer” to process black faces than white faces on average, the study found. The researchers also showed that these perceptual delays related to anti-black bias, in which participants allocated less money to black faces.
“It’s taking them longer to see a black face as a face, and the extent to which that’s happening then predicts how much they discriminate against that black individual,” Krosch said.
Krosch’s team ran a second set of experiments that imaged brain activity to test whether the “impaired” visual processing of black faces was linked to a devaluation of faces and then to biased behavior.
The scans revealed dampened activity in the striatum, a brain region involved in valuation and reward processing. That suggested that test subjects may have devalued black faces they saw as “less face-like” or, in a sense, less human. Dampened fusiform and striatum activity correlated to less money given to black recipients. This study was funded by the National Science Foundation. (When money is scarce, biased behavior happens faster, ScienceDaily, 29th October 2019)
That’s a report on Krosch’s paper “Scarcity disrupts the neural encoding of Black faces: A socioperceptual pathway to discrimination” (written in collaboration with David M. Amodio of New York University). And this is an interesting part of the report: “…undergraduate psychology students from a private university — none of which identified as black or African American…” Krosch didn’t want to find anything untoward in the brains of Blacks, so she excluded them from her study. I think her research was (and is) motivated by hostility towards Whites and intended to encourage more of the same. And note the phrase “none of which,” presumably the wording chosen by Krosch or one of her collaborators. The phrase should be “none of whom,” because the students are human beings, not animals or inanimate objects. Does the use of “which” mean that someone in “Krosch’s team” was “devaluing” the students and seeing them as, “in a sense, less human”? Quite possibly.
Punims on Parade
And if you’d like a look at Krosch’s team, here’s a selection of progressive punims (Yiddish for “face”) posted at Krosch’s Social Perception and Intergroup Inequality Laboratory, or Krosch Lab for short:
Punims on Parade: Members of Krosch Lab
Ms Krosch herself is on the far right (photographically speaking, I hasten to add), but her punim deserves a closer look. Here’s another photo of this fascinating scholar:
Amy Krosch, Rising Star of the American Psychological Association (with Greta Thunberg for comparison)
Krosch has a broad, testosteronized punim like that of the fanatical Swedish climate crusader Greta Thunberg. Now, I was rebuked in the comments to my last article at TOO for “draw[ing] attention to minor deficiencies in [the] physical beauty” of the journalists Stephen Daisley and Tanya Gold, but I don’t think the rebuke was valid. As the great Chateau Heartiste has often pointed out: “Physiognomy is real.” The ugliness of leftism as an ideology is often reflected in the ugliness of leftists as people. I also agree with a fascinating article at National Vanguard arguing that “Jews themselves are an unattractive and, on average, ugly people” and that “Jews, as a group, oppose beauty.” In fact, the Talmud advises Jews not to regard physical beauty as important in marriage: “For ‘false is grace and beauty is vain.’ Pay regard to good breeding, for the object of marriage is to have children” (Taanith 26b and 31a).
The full spectrum of human diversity
Is Amy Krosch Jewish? I haven’t been able to find proof that she is, but I’ll adapt what I said about the journalist Stephen Daisley in “Jeremy’s Jackboots.” One thing is sure: she behaves as though she’s Jewish, with unfailing anti-White hostility and insistence that White prejudice is to blame for all non-White failure. And Ms Krosch has obviously been recruiting people for Krosch Lab in the same White-hating mould:
Our lab respects and values the full spectrum of human diversity in race, ethnicity, religion, gender identity and expression, sexual orientation, body type, socio-economic background, age, disability, and national origin. We strive for inclusion and diversity in achievement and sustained excellence through our research, training, and outreach, and actively seek to promote people underrepresented in psychology. Students of color, women, first generation students, and other underrepresented folks are strongly encouraged to apply to join the lab. (Social Perception and Intergroup Inequality Laboratory / Krosch Lab, November 2019)
No, it is not true that Krosch Lab “respects and values the full spectrum of human diversity”, because it’s clearly hostile towards Whites in its research and towards men in its recruitment. Does anyone look at that photo of “Krosch’s team” and think that the punims belong to sane, objective scholars who are conducting a disinterested search for truth? I hope not, because to me they don’t appear to be objective or truth-seeking at all. I don’t think their punims look particularly intelligent either, but that’s not surprising. This is psychology, after all, and all sensible observers knew long before the current “replication crisis” that large swathes of psychology are a crock of shit. Krosch’s field of social psychology is at the heart of the crisis, but psychometrics is notably immune to it.
Exploiting, not understanding
I don’t know whether Ms Krosch’s paper is a crock of shit too, but it’s certainly a crock of Krosch. And she’s trying to tip it all over Whites. This is what Krosch Lab says about its scientific mission:
We aim to understand the persistent and wide-spread inequalities that exist between groups in America. We investigate social and economic factors that amplify discrimination, and the basic social-cognitive, perceptual, and emotional processes through which the goals and motivations of decision makers influence their behavior toward members of their own and other groups. (Social Perception and Intergroup Inequality Laboratory / Krosch Lab, home page, November 2019)
Again, I don’t think Krosch Lab aims “to understand the persistent and wide-spread inequalities that exist between groups in America.” I think it aims to exploit those “inequalities” by blaming them entirely on Whites. I also think that Krosch’s team is recruited, in Vox Day’s words, from “those who hate us, hate America, hate the West, and want to destroy everything that is good, beautiful, and true.”
How psychology works
Krosch’s team would never be able to invent a mind-alteration machine like the one described in Nineteen Eighty-Four, but I think they would be very happy to use one. I also think some of them would be very happy to use the pain-machine described in Nineteen Eighty-Four. I can read their psychology in the age-old way by looking at their faces. Amy Krosch, of course, prefers more up-to-date methods, using “scalp electrodes” to probe activity in the fusiform gyri and striatums of bad-thinking goyim.
Quiet White Cornell vs Vibrant Black-Enriched NYC
Well, let’s adapt Christ’s words and say: “Psychologist, probe thyself!” I think Amy Krosch is full of hostility towards Whites and probably towards Christians too, and that people like her oversaw and staffed the torture-chambers and murder-squads of communist regimes during the twentieth century (see Kevin MacDonald’s “Stalin’s Willing Executioners”). And I would be very interested to know what “scalp-electrodes” might reveal about her attitudes to Whites — and to Blacks too. A study comparing Jews, Blacks and Whites in their reactions to Jews, Blacks, and Whites would be most interesting — but of course, it will never be performed for several reasons, most notably, that Jews may well score quite differently from Whites, and in a not-so-flattering way.
For example, it’s interesting that Krosch says that part of “What most excites [her] about Cornell” is “living in a quiet and beautiful small town (especially salient after 10 years in NYC).” But New York City is much more racially diverse than the town of Ithaca, where Cornell is set and where the population is “84.14% White” but only “2.93% Black or African American.” If you compare New York’s ratio of “44% white (33.3% non-Hispanic white)” to “25.5% black,” you will see that Amy Krosch has followed Tim Wise, Michael Moore and countless other anti-White leftists who attack Whites while living in very White places.
After the porcine Stephen Daisley read my “hit-piece” against him in “Jeremy’s Jackboots,” he announced that “I’m not sure how their description of me as ‘a warm supporter of Muslims and free-speech-hating Muslim organizations like Tell MAMA’ squares with the line ‘he cares only about the welfare of Jews’.” Well, it’s quite simple. People like Daisley support whatever they think “is good for Jews.” And so they are warm supporters of mass migration by Muslims into White nations. But they would hate Pakistanis, Somalis and Moroccans to flood into Israel. And they would hate Tell MAMA to set up a big office in Tel Aviv. That wouldn’t be “good for Jews.” However, people like Daisley needn’t worry: none of that is going to happen. Israel is a sane (if highly corrupt) nation and doesn’t seek its own destruction. And it certainly doesn’t pay psychologists to demonize the Jewish majority. But White nations, in complete contrast, are presently seeking their own destruction and White nations do pay psychologists to demonize their White majorities.
The sickening souls of wicked Whites (again)
The possibly Jewish Amy Krosch is merely one example. The almost certainly Jewish Sheldon Solomon is another. He’s recently appeared in the Guardian explaining how Whites are driven by their “sheer existential dread” and “fear of death” to support Donald Trump and to oppose “[i]mmigrants, including those who practise different religions, such as Muslims and Jews.” Solomon’s research has revealed that “Christians” who were primed with thoughts of their own mortality “had more favourable impressions of other Christians and more negative impressions of Jews.”
The wise punim of Sheldon Solomon
Bad Christians! Blameless Jews! At least, that’s what Professor Solomon of Skidmore University wants you to think. I think he’s an anti-White propagandist, not a objective scientist. Many thousands of his academic colleagues are the same. But social psychology is merely one of many corrupt anti-White disciplines flourishing in Western universities. All the same, it’s one of the most disturbing anti-White disciplines. You should have no doubt: what Orwell described in Nineteen Eighty-Four is what people like Amy Krosch and Sheldon Solomon would like to do. And it’s what they will do if we allow them.