Unless you know where you have come from, you cant see where youre going. Selective breeding has been favored among the elite for hundreds of years, but, recently, it has been clothed in the patina of scientific respectability. 1. Francis Galton, geneticist, statistician, eugenicist, and psychologist: a prime mover in these fields in the 19th century. He introduced terms like nature versus nurture, and used surveys to gather data about intellect, and encouraged the breeding of those he believed superior. By the early 20th century, Galtons eugenics-disciples predominated in academia, and wrote that the mentally retarded and other degenerates should be prevented from breeding. A utopia organized by a eugenic religion, designed to breed fitter and smarter humans. Francis Galton - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia 2. Edward Murray East, Harvard geneticist applied the studies of the genetics of agriculture: corn, tobacco, and potatoes to human beings, promoted the reduction of defective germ plasm by segregation and sterilization. Geneticists and Race -- PROVINE 26 (3): 857 -- Integrative and Comparative Biology 3. Henry Herbert Goddard was a prominent American psychologist and eugenicist in the early 20th century, and the first to translate the Binet intelligence test into English in 1908: His seminal work, The Kallikak Family, studying two strains of the same family (one strain considered normal, the other considered "defective") became an international bestseller and became extremely popular in Germany under the Nazi regime. He personally instituted a testing system at Ellis Island in order to keep these "feeble-minded" people out of the United State used to reject an estimated 80% of potential immigrants [Italians, Hungarians, Russians, and Jews] and forcing them to be deported back to their home country. Origin of the Word Moron: Eugenics, Racism and Henry H. Goddard - Associated Content - associatedcontent.com Although he corrected some of his miscalculations later in life, the die had been cast: many intellectuals, academics, and legislators accepted these slanders, and in 1924 the Congress passed an immigration act limiting Sothern and Eastern Europeans. In fact, President Coolidge declared: America must be kept American. Biological laws show that Nordics deteriorate when mixed with other races.( Visions of Perfection) 4. Lewis Terman, inventor of the Stanford-Binet IQ test, was a prominent eugenicist and was a member of the Human Betterment Foundation. He declared that his major goal in IQ testing was curtailing the reproduction of feeble-mindedness and in the elimination of an enormous amount of crime, pauperism, and industrial inefficiency. (Human Intelligence: Alfred Binet). Terman found intellectual weakness and racial dullness in Spanish-Indians, Mexicans, and Negroes 5. Science marches on: Charles Davenport, at the University of Chicago, pushed negative eugenics remedies to prevent births among those deemed genetically undesirable: the feebleminded, paupers, alcoholics, criminals, epileptics, the insane, the constitutionally weak, people predisposed to specific diseases, deformed persons, and those born deaf, blind, or mute called for segregating, incarcerating, sterilizing, and castrating all such persons. Daniel Kevles on the History of Eugenics, In the Name of Eugenics 6. Davenports views, supported by Rockefeller and Carnegie dollars, was embraced by family-planning movements, and between 1911 and 1937, eugenic sterilization laws were passed in 32 states, and in Germany, Canada, Norway, Sweden, Finland, Iceland, and Denmark. The National Association of Charities and Corrections was the first to use the term final solution. In 1909, California compulsorily sterilized all inmates of state hospitals judged perverted, mentally ill or feebleminded. In 1913 the law was broadened to include non-institutionalized people with marked departure from normal mentality. Without Free Choice-A History of Forced Sterilization 7. In 1927, a young unwed mother named Carrie Buck was sterilized against her will by order of the Supreme Court, decision written by Oliver Wendell Holmes, who said : The principle that sustains compulsory vaccination is broad enough to cover cutting the Fallopian tubes. Based on the Buck Decision, more than 60 thousand were operated on across the U.S. as late as the 1970s. And the opinion was adopted in Germany, where, within a year, some 56 thousand German patients had been sterilized. 8. But has this atavistic philosophy disappeared? In Holland, physician-assisted suicide has moved on to euthanasias- mercy killings- and it has been reported that as many as one-third have been carried out without the patients consent. InternationalTaskForce.org - Euthanasia in the Netherlands 9. Now called bioethicists, there are new acolytes of eugenics who are ready and able to make decisions about the lives of patients, assigning numerical quality of life measurements, and parcel out health care based on the scores. The retarded, handicapped, elderly, infirm would be low on the list. Those who dont score high enough will surely be deprived of healthcare. 10. "In the emergency stimulus legislation was substantial funding for a Federal Council on Comparative Effectiveness Research, comparative effectiveness research is generally code for limiting care based on the patient's age. Economists are familiar with the formula already in use in the U.K., where the cost of a treatment is divided by the number of years (called QALYS or quality-adjusted life years) the patient is likely to benefit. In the U.K., the formula leads to denying treatments for age-related diseases because older patients have a denominator problem -- fewer years to benefit than younger patients with other diseases." Defend Your Health Care So, historical precedent reveals the recurring plan to use science to do away with those not considered desirable. Is this what you voted for?