Thursday, February 2, 2012

US & Eugenics - It's Happening All Over Again

Here’s an excellent, accessible account of eugenic history in America. Read it and you’ll see that we are doing eugenics in American today – again.
Eugenics, euthanasia and American race improvement
“Passive eugenicide allowed babies deemed “defective” to starve, or be denied medical attention.”
The “Unfit” defined: Eugenics as an instrument of race improvement was inspired by animal husbandry that improved livestock through selective breeding, and culling undesirables from breeding stock. Eugenics sought to apply the principle to human breeding.
Eugenics “ideal” for America’s racial stock was the Nordic blue-eyed, blond-haired Aryan. The “unfit” included the “feeble minded,” homosexuals; persons evidencing criminal traits, alcoholism, blindness, deafness, schizophrenia, bi-polar disorder and a wide range of “mental illnesses.” To eugenicists even “laziness” was understood as a genetic trait to be eliminated from the race. more

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