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Content notes for "Targets for Their Own Self-Hatred"

These are the content notes for "Targets for Their Own Self-Hatred."


“The concentration camps were a laboratory for the Nazis. They put the minorities and intellectuals in there because the general population wouldn't mind losing those people. The Nazi leaders knew people needed targets for their own self-hatred.”
Wendy Hoffman, White Witch in a Black Robe: A True Story about Criminal Mind Control

“The ends justify the means mindset has been the impetus behind many a cruel medical or social experiment.”
James Morcan, The Orphan Conspiracies: 29 Conspiracy Theories from The Orphan Trilogy

Washing hands can remove moral filth and feelings of disgust or guilt.

Poison -- slang for street drugs which are impure or toxic. Sometimes it refers to ordinary drugs, but more often zetetic ones which are even worse.

First Generation Drugs
Gate-R -- a psychoactive drug that reduces feelings of shame, guilt, and anxiety so people just don't care about what's wrong in their lives. It tends to cause scar tissue inside blood vessels, and can literally make people's arms and legs rot off, but it also does enough nerve damage that they don't always feel it. Occasionally it causes people to develop patches of scaly alligator skin or other reptilian traits. Carl Bernhardt was involved in creating a number of street drugs based in part on animals, including Gate-R.

Hopp-R -- a zetetic street drug intended to cause intense sexual arousal, which works on both sexes. Unfortunately, it has a variety of dangerous side effects, such as allergic and autoimmune reactions. It can damage the heart, sexual organs, and several important glands. It also causes some people to manifest animal traits. The vast majority of those come from domestic animals used to create the drug such as rabbits, sheep, and cows. However, some others such as cats, dogs, and wild animals have been reported. Most manifestations happen to the user, but it also raises the chance of giving birth to an infant with animal traits. Hopp-R was invented by Carl Bernhardt.

Isht-R -- a zetetic street drug intended to boost hormones and pheromones related to lust. It often causes dangerous hormone imbalances that can damage important organs. Sometimes it causes people to manifest Pheromones or sexual superpowers. Isht-R was invented by Carl Bernhardt.

Inanna / Ishtar, goddess of sex and war.


Second-Generation Sex Drugs
MOOVE -- a zetetic street drug intended to cause intense sexual arousal, which works on both sexes. It is based on material from cows. Unfortunately, it has a variety of unpleasant side effects, like random lactation and allergies to dairy products. It raises the risk of problems in the sexual organs. It can cause some people to manifest bovine traits. Most manifestations happen to the user, but it also increases the chance of giving birth to an infant with animal traits. This is a second-generation drug inspired by the work of Carl Bernhardt, and while it still has drawbacks, they are less than earlier versions.

PANT -- a zetetic street drug intended to cause intense sexual arousal by inducing a heat cycle in female users. It is based on material from canines and felines. Unfortunately, sometimes it backfires and raises aggression instead of or in addition to its primary effect. It can also cause heavy bleeding, anemia, and hyperfertility leading to pregnancy complications. It makes some people manifest canine or feline traits. Most manifestations happen to the user, but it also increases the chance of giving birth to an infant with animal traits. This is a second-generation drug inspired by the work of Carl Bernhardt, and while it still has drawbacks, they are less than earlier versions.

PREND -- a zetetic street drug intended to boost hormones related to empathy and arousal. The idea is to create sex slaves who can intuit and fulfill their user's desires. It sometimes causes uncomfortable hormone imbalances. Occasionally it makes people manifest Empathy, Telepathy, or other psychic powers. PREND is a second-generation drug inspired by the work of Carl Bernhardt.

Prende, goddess of love, beauty and fertility.


Second-Generation Strength Drugs
H-Force -- a zetetic drug designed to enhance muscle development and speed, based on material from horses. It can also cause muscle spasms, fragile bones, and respiratory problems. Occasionally it causes people to develop Super-Strength, Super-Speed or primal traits. This is a second-generation drug inspired by the work of Carl Bernhardt.

PRUVE -- a zetetic street drug designed to enhance muscle development and strength, based on material from cattle and pigs. It can also cause muscular hypertrophy, weakness, and cardiac problems. Occasionally it causes people to develop Super-Strength or primal traits. This is a second-generation drug inspired by the work of Carl Bernhardt.


Third-Generation Sex Drug
The White Peony -- a zetetic drug with strong metagenic qualities, about which little is known. It seems to enhance or induce abilities relating to sexual performance and conquest, working better on developing girls than on adult women. It also tends to cause mental imbalances, which can be subtle or dramatic. More reports have come from Asia than other places, so it may have been invented or produced there. It is believed to be a third-generation drug inspired by the work of Carl Bernhardt.

White Peony (Bai Mudan or Pai Mu-Tan), a goddess who tempts men, especially ascetics.


Oxytocin relates to both love and aggression. It can be used for treating psychological complaints. Some people worry about its potential as a date-rape drug, but they are overlooking the fact that it's bifocal not monofocal.

Basically, if a person's natural oxytocin level is low and doesn't tend to rise on its own under appropriate circumstances, then adding more may help. If a person's natural level is high and doesn't drop under appropriate circumstances, then adding more is unlikely to help and may make matters worse. While there seem to be patterns in which mental issues correlate with high or low oxytocin levels, this is not an absolute, and it would be advisable to check individual levels before deciding on a treatment plan. Furthermore, the response often depends on how the recipient feels about another person. Oxytocin is less of an aphrodisiac and more of a magnifier -- it increases whatever the tone of the encounter already is. Affectionate and friendly becomes cuddly; wary and unfriendly becomes aggressive. So in that regard, it may have a disinhibiting effect, but it does not have the kind of directive effect that some people think it does. However, Terramagne-America finds oxytocin useful enough that it's widely available as a nasal spray. If you don't mind risking a bad trip, it's simple enough to try some and find out whether and how it works for you.

Dribble Pimp -- In T-America, a Dribble Pimp is one who controls his prostitutes primarily by means of street drugs. Another term is Juice Pimp.
Finesse Pimp/Romeo Pimp: One who prides himself on controlling others primarily through psychological manipulation. Although he may shower his victims with affection and gifts (especially during the recruitment phase), the threat of violence is always present.
• Gorilla (or Guerrilla) Pimp: A pimp who controls his victims almost entirely through physical violence and force.

Krokodil is one of the most destructive street drugs, but it provides fast and dramatic pain relief and euphoria.

Krokodil (or desomorphine) is an effective painkiller for several clusters of soups who often suffer from lower or nonexistent effectiveness of other drugs. It works best for people with reptilian traits and/or Toughness. It also works for some strongmen and speedsters. Most of the people who know this are supervillains, and it is therefore stocked by their organizations. Unfortunately it is illegal almost everywhere. Italy is the only civilized nation where it's legal, because they have a high enough population of strongmen and speedsters -- many of whom are Mobsters -- to quietly quash drug laws.

Prolonged Adaptive Stress Syndrome was originally discovered in the context of personality types. However, it neatly describes the cluster of symptoms that happen whenever someone tries to be what they're not. Gender dysphoria, closeting, autistic burnout, they all stem from the same root cause. Faking your way through life can kill you, and will definitely make you miserable.

The debate over whether or not to use Nazi data is fraught. My stance is straightforward: I believe that Nazi data should not be used because it is corrupt. Today we reject many studies because they fail the standards of scientific rigor; in the same way, the results of Nazi experiments are unreliable due to careless methods. There are so many known flaws that other unknown flaws are likely. Since they cannot be replicated due to ethical reasons, making them unverifiable, they also fail this requirement of valid science. This is a practical argument, aside from the moral ones. You can use this tool to explore arguments for and against, then decide for yourself.

Scientific integrity relies on accurately following the principles and processes of science. Mistakes come in various types, and when you see one, there are probably more you have not seen. Here are some thoughts on how to deal with sloppy work.
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