Sunday, July 15, 2012

And speaking of elites . . . lest we forget.

Progressive genocide.
More astonishing than the number of people sterilized is the long list of famous Americans who supported and sanctioned such programs. Bruinius takes his book’s title from the 1927 Supreme Court majority opinion in Buck v. Bell, which ruled that the Constitution did not prohibit Virginia — and, consequently, other states — from sterilizing its citizens. The opinion, by Oliver Wendell Holmes Jr., is Bruinius’ trump card, and he repeats bits of it often; if you have trouble believing that anyone with half a brain might have bought the arguments of eugenicists, the opinion settles the matter.
“We have seen more than once that the public welfare may call upon the best citizens for their lives,” Holmes wrote. “It would be strange if it could not call upon those who already sap the strength of the State for these lesser sacrifices [ i.e., forced sterilization], often not felt to be such by those concerned, in order to prevent our being swamped with incompetence. It is better for all the world, if instead of waiting to execute degenerate offspring for crime, or to let them starve for their imbecility, society can prevent those who are manifestly unfit from continuing their kind.” Referring to Carrie Buck, the plaintiff in the case whom the state intended to sterilize, and whose mother and daughter both had been suspected by doctors to be afflicted with feeblemindedness, Holmes added: “Three generations of imbeciles are enough.” (As Bruinius points out, Holmes had this label wrong; Buck and her kin had been diagnosed as morons, not imbeciles.)
Others who supported eugenics included Victoria Woodhull, the suffragist and progressive activist who was the first woman to run for president; the inventor Alexander Graham Bell (who later moved away from the movement); foundations connected with the Carnegies, the Harrimans and the Rockefellers, which donated large sums toward eugenics research; professors at leading universities, including Harvard, Yale, Stanford and Johns Hopkins; and editorialists of the New York Times. Bruinius also fingers Margaret Sanger, the birth control advocate who founded the American Birth Control League, the predecessor to Planned Parenthood, as having sympathy for eugenics; though Sanger did say many suspect things, her closeness to the movement has been questioned and rejected by her supporters. Then there was Theodore Roosevelt, who, in a letter to the eugenicist Charles Davenport in 1913, hoped that “Someday we will realize that the prime duty, the inescapable duty, of the good citizen of the right type is to leave his or her blood behind him in the world; and that we have no business to permit the perpetuation of citizens of the wrong type.”
It’s not exactly clear what Roosevelt meant by “citizens of the wrong type,” but it should be noted that as eugenics thinking matured, many supporters began to see the delineations between people of the right and wrong type as extending beyond just mental categories. Leading eugenicists argued that science proved that non-whites were genetically inferior to whites, that certain kinds of Europeans were better than other kinds, and that you should never trust a Jew. The eugenicists’ claims were touted by opportunistic politicians, who used the scientific findings to pass restrictive immigration laws in the U.S.
The Horrifying American Roots of Nazi Eugenics.
Hitler studied American eugenics laws. He tried to legitimize his anti-Semitism by medicalizing it, and wrapping it in the more palatable pseudoscientific facade of eugenics. Hitler was able to recruit more followers among reasonable Germans by claiming that science was on his side. While Hitler's race hatred sprung from his own mind, the intellectual outlines of the eugenics Hitler adopted in 1924 were made in America.
During the '20s, Carnegie Institution eugenic scientists cultivated deep personal and professional relationships with Germany's fascist eugenicists. In Mein Kampf, published in 1924, Hitler quoted American eugenic ideology and openly displayed a thorough knowledge of American eugenics. "There is today one state," wrote Hitler, "in which at least weak beginnings toward a better conception [of immigration] are noticeable. Of course, it is not our model German Republic, but the United States."


Robin said...

I can understnad the line of thought. Think about the movie Idiocracy. If you haven't seen it, please try.

Anonymous said...

Nothing, NOTHING !, in the history of this earth can compare to the American Holocaust : the deliberate MURDER in abortion clinic butcher shop`s of an entire generation of American`s. Accomplished with the funding and blessing of a soulless government run amok. There exit`s today in Elberton Ga. a monument WRITTEN IN STONE, no less, called the Georgia Guide stone`s. On them is chiseled exactly what the U.N. globalist`s and their puppet U.S. government have planned for you. I suppose there are a lot of sheeple out there who really believe these plane`s spraying that shit everywhere are " weather modification ".

Longbow said...

The mindset of the progressive (collectivist, statist)is simple...

"There is not God, therefor, my ego is the highest order. I will stroke myself and see what I come up with."

Anonymous said...

And of course all that is necessary for proof of your irrationality or idiocy, regarding liberty, is your inability to articulate your arguments and reasoning effectively enough, to prove your case to their satisfaction.

Protection of self, family, values, traditions, property and state. The Freedoms and liberty necessary, to those ends. While pointing to the histories and traditions involved as proofs.

You will never be able to overcome this standard because those who propose to judge you are indoctrinated to find their answers acceptable and discard yours, and so have no hope of winning.

There are two arguments and there can only be one winner. This is because the other side has power and the capabilities to take everything from you and your children and really are trying to do just that.

They have installed themselves as your masters and now require that you kneel and accept their conquest and superiority.

They are worried that you won't accept and are preparing both the police and military as well as the rest of government in case you don't.

All at your expense.

They no longer serve you and your constitutional government and therefore your freedom, prosperity, everything now belongs to them and their children, not you and yours.

They will tell you that this isn't true, that those who say so are crazy or are liars.

But then they are liars and cheats and thieves and murderers and what else would they say?

Mt Top Patriot said...

"Elites". That is an oxymoron of astronomical proportions.

When you read and experience the destruction and mayhem these "elites" have caused us regular folks, the death and misery, left in the wake of their social engineering, one can not help but wonder when is it proper and just cause to shoot the son of a bitches for their crimes against humanity. After all, these are the people behind wars, economic warfare, racial divides, famine, the general undermining of Liberty and installation of tyranny, the world over.
These are sociopaths who bullshit themselves their isolation and elitism insulates them from the consequences of their evil meddling. Quite frankly I doubt they will never stop any other way.

Dedicated_Dad said...

The sad fact is that statistics prove that the more intelligent and successful a couple are, the less likely they are to breed at "replacement rate" of 2.3 kids per couple, while the LEAST successful are most likely to have 5 or more.

I've been called a "Racist" and a "Nazi" for daring to quote these facts - but facts they are nonetheless!

I'm afraid "Idiocracy" was PROPHECY - not entertainment!

Anonymous said...

Read the entire piece. That was just plain downright SCARY!!!! Like the author, I am not sure who would/should be included in the definition of “citizens of the wrong type,” but in today's political climate I would strongly suspect that anyone DHS considers to be "Potential Domestic Terrorists" would be on the list.

I was amused by the way that "Progressives" in our time, having moved on from wanting to sterilize inferior human beings, are now cultivating them and even stacking the deck so as to increase the likelihood of them being produced in order to maintain a pool of willing stooges to vote for them and do their dirty work.

Small men (and women) are casting long shadows. Can the sun be far above the horizon. To paraphrase the Stark family motto "The long night comes."

Ed said...

American eugenics is not all that Hitler and the National Socialists studied and emulated.

For more information, search on "Bellamy Salute", for the salute initially used by Francis Bellamy, author of "The Pledge of Allegiance". See also:

You could do a little reading on the British use of a "scorched earth" policy and internment of civilian non-combatants in concentration camps to suppress guerrilla activity in the Boer Wars. Also of interest would be British policy in action in Ireland prior to 1925.