|Subj:||[TheEagle-L] U.S. Eugenics Like Nazi Policy -ABCnews|
|Date:||1/29/02 1:20:16 PM Pacific Standard Time|
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A respondent to my articles recently wrote back after reading "Giuliani
Invokes Hitler/Rockefeller/Bush Conspiracy to Explain 9/11" at
stating that it wasn't true that the U.S. ever had a eugenics policy (it
still does today) or that Bush, Rockefeller and Harriman were behind it etc.
Here's a brief recent article from the ABC.com website titled:
"U.S. Eugenics Like Nazi Policy"
It's a history few living Americans know anything about. Ask your
grandparents if they're still around and you'll be surprised at what you
If you are skeptical about there being a mainstream Nazi influence in the
U.S. see this site,
"The Nazi Hydra in America"
U.S. Eugenics Like Nazi Policy
Study: Forced Sterilizations Carried Out Longer Than Thought
By David Morgan
P H I L A D E L P H I A, Feb. 14 - U.S. doctors who once believed that
sterilization could help rid society of mental illness and crime launched a
20th-century eugenics movement that in some ways paralleled the policies of
Nazi Germany, researchers said today.
A Yale study tracing a once-popular scientific movement aimed at
improving society through selective breeding indicates that state-authorized
sterilizations were carried out longer and on a larger scale in the United
States than previously believed, beginning with the first state eugenics law
in Indiana in 1907.
Despite modern assumptions that American interest in eugenics waned
during the 1920s, researchers said sterilization laws had authorized the
neutering of more than 40,000 people classed as insane or "feebleminded" in
30 states by 1944.
Another 22,000 underwent sterilization between the mid-1940s and 1963,
despite weakening public support and revelations of Nazi atrocities,
according to the study, funded by the United States Holocaust Memorial
Museum and the Merck Co. Foundation.
Forced sterilization was once legal in 18 U.S. states, and most states
with eugenics laws allowed people to be sterilized without their consent by
leaving the decision to a third party.
"The comparative histories of the eugenical sterilization campaigns in
the United States and Nazi Germany reveal important similarities of
motivation, intent and strategy," the study's authors wrote in the Annals of
Internal Medicine, a journal published by the American College of
Physicians-American Society of Internal Medicine.
Taking Social Darwinism Another Step
Eugenics sprang from the philosophy known as social Darwinism, which
envisioned human society in terms of natural selection and suggested that
science could engineer progress by attacking supposedly hereditary problems
including moral decadence, crime, venereal disease, tuberculosis and
German and American eugenics advocates both believed science could
solve social problems, tended to measure the worth of the individual in
economic terms and felt mental illness a threat to society grave enough to
warrant compulsive sterilization.
And while Nazi Germany's claims of Aryan superiority are well known,
researchers said U.S. advocates of sterilization worried that the survival
of old-stock America was being threatened by the influx of "lower races"
from southern and eastern Europe.
There was also mutual admiration, with early U.S. policies drawing
glowing reviews from authorities in pre-Nazi Germany.
"Germany is perhaps the most progressive nation in restricting
fecundity among the unfit," editors of the New England Journal of Medicine
wrote in 1934, a year after Hitler became chancellor.
'Better for All the World .'
But the study, based partly on old editorials from the New England Journal
and the Journal of the American Medical Association, also demonstrated how
the U.S. eugenics movement gradually waned while its Nazi counterpart
carried out 360,000 to 375,000 sterilizations during the 1930s and grew to
encompass so-called mercy killings.
"In the United States, a combination of public unease, Roman Catholic
opposition, federal democracy, judicial review and critical scrutiny by the
medical profession reversed the momentum," the article said.
The U.S. practice of neutering "mentally defective" individuals was
backed by most leading geneticists and often justified on grounds that it
would relieve the public of the cost of caring for future generations of the
Sterilizations also took place mainly in public mental institutions,
where the poor and ethnic or racial minorities were housed in
disproportionately high numbers.
"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," Supreme Court Justice Oliver Wendell Holmes wrote in the majority
opinion of a landmark eugenics case in 1926.
Here's a GOOGLE search result on Rockefeller AND eugenics AND "united
There are entire websites about just Rockefeller and eugenics. You can find
many links to such info on my website
You can do similar searchs on Bush and eugenics etc.
This is the key to understanding all the policies of Bush, Giuliani etc.