The Oslo Syndrome and White Self-Haters
by H. Millard
THE OSLO SYNDROME is the name used by Jewish writer Kenneth Levin to specifically describe the psychology of Jews who hate Jews, but the concept applies to all groups as it is a basic human psychological phenomenon which is related both to the Stockholm syndrome and the Battered Child syndrome.
Essentially, what happens is that when a specific group of people is subjected to constant hatred, demonization, and abuse, some in the group will often have their spirits broken and be beaten down like whipped dogs, and they’ll lose self-esteem and group-esteem, and feel worthlessness and be full of despair.
These despairing individuals, with the Oslo syndrome, won’t blame those who are harming them, but will actually take the side of those harming them against others in their own group. Levin posits the notion that some Jews living among Palestinians and identifying with and taking the side of the Palestinians against their fellow Jews exhibit the Oslo syndrome. Now, given the poor way Israel treats the Palestinians one can certainly question Levin’s analysis that Jews hating Jews in this regard have the Oslo syndrome. Instead, the case can be made that such Jews simply understand right from wrong as these terms are used in a universal sense. Nevertheless, Levin’s larger and perhaps inadvertent point remains by extension that any adult individuals and groups of adult individuals — and not just Jews and Jewish groups — can have the same psychological symptoms often seen in children who are abused, or as Levin calls it, the Oslo syndrome..
We saw a similar phenomenon among American Indians, many of whom came to feel so worthless that they preferred to commit suicide rather than live as the worthless individuals they felt they were. In these cases, the psychological feelings of guilt, self-hate, and worthlessness were so great that to relieve these feelings — this very real, but unseen psychological pain — these individuals just ended their own lives. Others turned to alcohol. Still others just suffered silently and simply stopped trying to live full lives. In most cases Indians blamed themselves and other Indians for their problems.
Suicide to relieve the psychological pain and feelings of guilt and worthlessness
It is worth emphasizing that at the root of the Oslo syndrome are feelings of self-hate, worthlessness, and guilt and that some individuals will strike out against their own people to relieve these negative feelings, and their pressure release valve is this ritual suicide or self-abnegation. Others will take a more direct route and simply end their lives. Those who relieve their feelings of worthlessness and guilt by striking out at their own people and by embracing the bias against their people will often feel “virtuous” in doing so.
It is well said that those who commit suicide don’t want to end their lives, they just want to end their psychological pain. Suicide is one way. Erasing oneself with drugs or alcohol is another. Siding with the group that is attacking your group is still another way. And there are others. The underlying psychological principle here is one of trying to release the pent-up psychological pressure of these feelings of despair, self-hate, guilt and worthlessness.
Battered Child syndrome
The link to Battered Child syndrome is clear and throws light on the adult manifestation of such a syndrome. A child who is battered, either physically or psychologically, will often not see that the problem is not with himself or herself but with the parent or parent figure who has full control over the child and who is the abuser. The child internalizes the abuse, feels guilty, and blames himself or herself and believes that if only he or she acted better or was a better child, the parent or parent figure would stop abusing the child. In other words, the child believes he or she is always at fault and is worthless.
Whites who apologize for being White or who forgive non-White attackers often have the Oslo syndrome.
You’ve no doubt seen the stories of Whites forgiving Blacks who tried to kill them because they’re White and how these beaten-down Whites will often accept the Black bias against Whites. You’ve probably also read about White parents who forgive Blacks who kill the White children of the White parents — and these White parents then say they “understand” and sometimes even befriend the killers of their own White children. Such behaviors on the part of Whites are indicative of the Oslo syndrome.
Today, we see Whites attacked on many different levels in our society. There is a constant society-wide drumbeat demonizing Whites. We constantly hear, for example, that Whites haven’t earned what they have and that they only got it because of “White privilege” — or that except for White racism and hatred of Blacks, Blacks would be leading better lives. This is nothing less than psychological abuse of Whites similar to what we see in cases of child abuse. Whites are made to feel guilty for doing nothing more than being who and what they are by birth, yet any expressions of Whiteness or of their genetic identity or of feeling good about oneself are quickly denigrated as being signs of “racism” and White evil.
As with all psychological maladies, there is a continuum of self-hate and some of the symptoms and expressions of the Oslo syndrome in Whites are more subtle and may appear to the casual viewer as being virtuous. For example, when you see Whites who are hypersensitive to perceived insults to Blacks and who then attack their fellow Whites verbally or physically for their “racism,” you can be pretty sure you are seeing a person with the Oslo syndrome. The lives of such self-hating Whites are ones of self-abnegation.
And we see cases of some Whites not so much fearing that others will call them racist, but fearing that they may be secretly racist and as such they have let themselves down and that they must punish themselves. In fact, we can safely speculate that a lot of White suicides are from this feeling in some Whites that they have let themselves down or haven’t lived up to some societal, religious, or family standards regarding various norms including the societal demand that one not be a racist. So, instead of being racist, they obliterate themselves — or they live on and hate themselves, and relieve the pressure by transferring the hate to other Whites thereby proving to themselves that they are “good” people for attacking other Whites.
We’ll also see Whites trying to erase themselves and their kind by not having children, or by holding down the number of children they have, or by miscegenating and producing non-White children, or by adopting non-White children instead of White children. Hermann Goering’s great-niece says she had her tubes tied so she “would not pass on the blood of a monster.”
There are many ways this self-hate syndrome and similar self-hate neuroses can manifest themselves, but the goal for the individual is always to relieve that psychological pain of guilt for being White, and then to “make amends” for the “evil” — that you think you are born with because you are White — by somehow sacrificing yourself. Of course you can add in the Great White Mother and Great White Father complexes that I’ve written before as part of the subconscious motivations for adopting non-White children — and, usually, the Blacker the better. These folks wouldn’t want to adopt a Black baby that isn’t almost purple Black lest others not realize that the baby really is Black and that the adoptive White parents are truly “virtuous” and “righteous” individuals.
Staying mentally healthy and emotionally strong
So, what is a mentally healthy view of oneself? It is that you should be who you are born to be. Don’t ever apologize for being White. Don’t ever support non-Whites against Whites. Always remember that you have every right to be who and what you are. You have every right to identify as White and to feel good about yourself.
No one has a right to abuse you or insult you or attack you because you are White and if they do, you should not go hide in a corner but stand up for yourself in whatever way is appropriate, and which doesn’t put you in harm’s way. If remaining silent under the circumstances is the best choice for your survival and safety, then that’s what you should do. But, as you do so, never let the haters of Whites make you feel guilty and worthless for being White. You are exactly the opposite of that, just by being born White. You are an important person to yourself, your family, your ancestors and to all the rest of us Whites who are awake and aware. You are not alone. You are never alone. You are not the only one who feels as you do. There are millions of us.
Never let the haters of Whites make you feel isolated and out of sync with what is right and just. Your survival and the survival of our people — as proud White people who don’t want to be blended away genetically, spiritually, or culturally is never unjust or out of sync. You have a right to be yourself. You have a right to your genetic identity. This is your planet as much as it is anyone else’s and no one has any more rights to anything than you do. That dirt under foot? It is yours. That tree? It is yours. No one got deeds to anything on this planet from Nature, and your rights come from Nature and (if you to choose to so believe) from Nature’s God.
Develop the mental strength and self-esteem to withstand those who hate Whites. Stay White. Breed White. Live White. Never criticize other Whites who are also awake and aware. Never side with non-Whites against Whites. Do not hate yourself or your fellow Whites.
(© 2014 H. Millard)
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