Eugenics: Progressive Movement Home to Roost

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  1. PoliticalChic

    PoliticalChic Diamond Member

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    1."From 1929 until 1974, an estimated 7,600 North Carolinians, women and men, many of whom were poor, undereducated, institutionalized, sick or disabled, were sterilized by choice, force or coercion under the authorization of the North Carolina Eugenics Board program.

    2. Gov. Bev Perdue established the N.C. Justice for Sterilization Victims Foundation. In the 2009-2010 legislative session, the North Carolina General Assembly provided funding for the Foundation to begin planning to carry out its mission to provide justice and compensate victims who were forcibly sterilized..."
    NCDOA > NC Justice for Sterilization Victims Foundation

    3. "How do you repay people for taking away their ability to have children?
    The N.C. Eugenics Compensation Task Force is the first in the nation to tackle that question. Today, it is set to recommend how much to pay victims of forced sterilization, along with whether the victims' descendants are eligible for the money.

    4. Many states ended their eugenics programs because of associations with Nazi Germany's program aimed at racial purity, but North Carolina ramped up sterilizations after World War II. The state's sterilizations peaked in the 1950s, with about 70 percent of all sterilizations performed after the war, according to state records. The program didn't officially end until 1977."
    Board to recommend compensation for eugenics victims |

    5. The most whitewashed of liberal iniquities is eugenics. The primary blurring is in ignoring the meaning of the term ‘eugenics:’ the use of state power to improve the racial, genetic, or biological health of the community. "... the great supporters of COMPULSORY eugenics worldwide in Hitler's day were overwhelmingly of the Left. Left-influenced historians commonly blur the distinction between a belief in eugenic or dysgenic processes and actually advocating a State-enforced eugenics program but we can find the facts if we look carefully. And it was American Leftists upon whom Hitler principally drew for his "inspiration" in the eugenics field.

    6. The second stage in the development of the eugenics movement extended from 1905 to 1930, when eugenics entered its period of greatest influence. More and more progressive reformers became convinced that a good proportion of the social ills in the United States lay in hereditary factors....

    7. Like other progressives, [David Starr] Jordan subscribed to the Populist-Progressive criticism of laissez-faire capitalism. Jordan had faith in progress and in a new generation. Yet, this optimistic environmentalism of Jordan's contradicted his Darwinian-hereditarian outlook of the world. Ironically, a similar ambivalence - - a "love-hate" attitude toward environmentalism - - ran through most progressive ideology.

    8. The few real critics of eugenics in the early 20th century were mainly conservatives and Christians like G.K. Chesterton who saw eugenic planning as just another arm of the wider campaign to impose a "scientific" socialist planning. In fact Chesterton subtitled his anti-eugenics tract "Eugenics and Other Evils" as: "An Argument Against the Scientifically Organized State".

    9. "Most victims were poor, black women deemed unfit to be parents. People as young as 10 were sterilized for reasons as minor as not getting along with schoolmates or being promiscuous. Although officials obtained consent from patients or their guardians, many did not comprehend what they were signing.

    There are more than 60,000 victims of forced sterilization in the U.S., and though several states have apologized for such programs, North Carolina would be the first to compensate victims."
    North Carolina Eugenics Compensation Task Force Recommends Payment for Sterilized |
  2. waltky

    waltky Wise ol' monkey Supporting Member

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    Modern eugenics is different than Nazi eugenics...
    Eugenics Still Practiced Today Through Genetic Screenings and IVF
    September 1, 2016 – Although many people think of eugenics as a bygone ideology once embraced by the likes of Adolph Hitler, the Rockefeller Foundation and Planned Parenthood founder Margaret Sanger, efforts to perfect the human race are still practiced today through modern technology that allows for pre-natal screenings and genetic testing, according to Arina Grossu, director of the Center for Human Dignity at the Family Research Council.
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    Human Bones Found Near Former Nazi Research Site in Berlin
    Friday 2nd September, 2016 - Archaeologists in Berlin have unearthed a large number of human bones from a site close to where Nazi scientists carried out research on body parts of death camp victims sent to them by sadistic SS doctor Josef Mengele, officials said Thursday.
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  3. whitehall

    whitehall Platinum Member

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    There is no question that the Eugenics movement evolved into "Planned Parenthood". Dr. Gosnell's house of horrors in Philadelphia was a Planned Parenthood sponsored slaughter bin. Pizza places were subject to health inspections in Pa but abortion clinics were so politically sensitive that they were not subject to inspection. Dr. Gosnell invented a better way to eliminate the victims of late term abortions. Instead of the complications of reversing the baby in the birth canal to cause a breach birth, "normal" delivery was induced and their tiny spinal cords of infants who could live on their own cut with wire cutters and their little sometimes living paralized bodies thrown out with the trash. PETA people would be be outraged if animals were treated this way but unrelenting propaganda by the liberal media has caused the liberal left to downgrade human response to the murder of humans. Something like the Holocaust.Dr. Gosnell was finally arrested after a woman died during one of his horrific procedures.
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