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The Gehenna of Eugenics

Driving sacrificial victims into the fiery mouth of Baal

In any definition for propaganda to secure and preserve a pure and noble race under ‘benevolence’, there is an inherent deceit in its language to sterilize and direct the murder of its own. This practice of weeding out the wheat from the chaff, so to speak, cites its evidence for its own validity to the Ancients. From Rome’s Laws of the Twelve Tablets. (Law III. A father shall immediately put to death a son recently born, who is a monster, or has a form different from that of members of the human race.) And from Sparta; “Offspring was not reared at the will of the father, but was taken and carried by him to a place called Lesche, where the elders of the tribes officially examined the infant, and if it was well-built and sturdy, they ordered the father to rear it, and assigned it one of the nine thousand lots of land; but if it was ill-born and deformed, they sent it to the so-called Apothetae, a chasm-like place at the foot of Mount Taygetus, in the conviction that the life of that which nature had not well equipped at the very beginning for health and strength, was of no advantage either to itself or the state.” (They were left to starve, freeze to death or eaten by wild animals.)

As seen, the history of such mandates are as ancient as the human race, and continuing through centuries, these decrees of murder came to a halt by the Catholic Church, her doctrine based of the sanctity of life from the very beginning to its natural end. Quite contrary to the popular secular opinion of false facts in Catholicism history and the blatant disregard of the soul’s existence. Yet with America specifically under secular religious principles, the resurgence by the 1870’s, gained the greater prominence and supported further throughout the twentieth century the advancement of ‘scientific theory’ based on the arrogant presumption that only the ‘genetically fit’ were fit enough to propagate. For those deemed and determined as unfit and unnecessary, the state by authority, dictated the procedures for sterilization and leave to die, usurping and bypassing the rights of any American citizen placed in institutions without recourse to dispute.

This horrific practice, advocated by a few physicians in the public sphere for leaving the infant exposed to die by not nurturing, if seen to be defective, was welcomed as the correct[1] decision. To take the process of life to death into man’s hands was given credence in the public square. The then famous case in 1915 was of a deformed baby boy born to the Bollinger family in Chicago’s German American Hospital showed the import of an individual’s power over the parents. (The boy born without a neck, with only one ear, with a misshapen chest and misshapen shoulders, and with serious internal malformations.) (Little difference in the decision regarding Charlie Gard and his parents now.) Dr. Harry Haiselden, who was chief of the hospital staff, convinced Mrs. Bollinger not to treat her child and to let him die. He also stated that he had done such in the proceeding decade and would continue this practice. This abhorrent statement was reported widely without recrimination, yet the first reactions in the Bollinger baby; “As newspapers printed the story, a firestorm erupted. While the baby lay in the hospital dying of starvation, calls poured in, with some people begging Haiselden to reconsider, and others urging him to remain steadfast in the course he had chosen. Threats to kidnap the child and take him elsewhere for care led the hospital to station a guard at his bedside.”[2]
The ‘good’ doctor had the backing of several prominent figures, including the likes of Clarence Darrow and Helen Keller. With such illustrious support, Dr. Haiselden was emboldened to write and star in his own movie based on baby Bollinger titled, ‘The Black Stork’.[3] After 1918 it appeared under the title, ‘Are You Fit to Marry’.
The premise was based on the morality of allowing any physically or mentally defective child to live, the likely possibility is they would create a more sizable criminal element. (The end product of the manmade religion over God.) Their bridge, so easily crossed into the wide road to Hell, was validated with other ‘eugenic’ movies of the time, being sanctioned by public approval, they were endorsed in quick succession by the national media, the medical professionals, backed by science, and in turn, the courts gave carte blanche, tyranny broke loose from its republic bonds.

Helen Keller’s own words swayed the fomenting enthusiasm for sterilization of the feeble, the ‘twilight sleep’ for the elderly and Margaret Sanger’s push for abortion. “Our puny sentimentalism has caused us to forget that a human life is sacred only when it may be of some use to itself and to the world.”[4] Helen Keller’s opinion was and is the echo of many eugenicists from prior decades who sought legally mandated sterilization, asserting that heredity plays an important part in the transmission of insanity, idiocy, imbecility, epilepsy and crime. Its focus was on the reproduction of defective persons whose reproduction ‘engendered a menace to society’. The first law passed was in Virginia in 1924 based on the Eugenical Sterilization Act propounded by Henry Laughlin’s Model[5] to the Eugenics Records Office in 1914. His model of sterilization, encompassed the feeble minded, the insane, criminals, epileptics, the inebriated, the diseased, deaf, blind and the deformed and any dependents on the state, including orphans, ne’er do wells, tramps, the homeless and paupers. Laughlin’s model also included the provision of protecting physicians from malpractice suits.

In 1927, the case of Buck vs. Bell[6] brought to the Supreme Court, became the test of this law and bringing with its verdict, the validity of eugenics movement to the forefront in the legal sphere and the authority of state and federal over individual rights. Those with the least voice were and are, are subjected to any declaration deemed necessary for the ‘protection’ of the many. In the infamous wording of Oliver Wendell Holmes, who was a student of eugenics, decreed Carrie Buck’s fate,

We have seen more than once that the public welfare may call upon the best citizens for their lives. It would be strange if it could not call upon those who already sap the strength of the State for these lesser sacrifices, often not felt to be such by those concerned, 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. The principle that sustains compulsory vaccination is broad enough to cover cutting the Fallopian tubes.

Holmes concluded his argument by declaring that "Three generations of imbeciles are enough". The sole dissenter in the court, Justice Pierce Butler, a devout Catholic, did not write a dissenting opinion.[7] In consequence, the rallying cry reverberated throughout the decades for sterilization, murder by abortion and the drugging of the elderly to death. This decision from the bench had many adherents, Dr. Goddard, a cousin of Charles Darwin and Margaret Sanger[8].

In the compiling annuals of Sanger’s “research”, which was dubious at best, was to target only a specific race and class of the populace, who she decreed as the unworthy components of mankind. This systematic removal gained international attention and well exploited in other exterminations. Outside of Hitler and Stalin, Sanger has no equal, except her birth for Roe vs. Wade. Her actions gave Hitler the means by ‘science’ to murder 6 million Jews, 2 million Catholics and the hundreds of thousands of the feeble minded, gypsies and any who were inferior. When the full horror of Hitler’s crimes were reported and finally believed, the eugenics movement was brought to an abrupt end, until 22 January, 1973 in America .In all the atrocities, no country is excused from blame for the blood on their hands. For centuries, the forsaken and the forgotten were subject to the secular world’s decision to dictate their will upon them, regardless of their viability of being a much necessary part of the human race. In all this, the Catholic Church for over two thousand years has stood and still stands as the one bulwark against the heinous crimes humanity inflicts upon their own.

  1. History of Eugenics Associated File: A History of Eugenics Historical Perspective ↩︎

  2. The Short Life and Eugenic Death of Baby John Bollinger ↩︎

  3. The Black Stork - Connections - Eugenics Archives ↩︎

  4. Eugenics and the death of babies in America Since 1915. (19960 Martins Pernick OUP, NY, NY ISBN 0195139393 ↩︎

  5. Harry Laughlin's Model Law ↩︎

  6. Buck vs. Bell Trial - EugenicsArchive ↩︎

  7. Buck v. Bell | US Law | LII / Legal Information Institute ↩︎

  8. BlackGenocide.org | The Truth About Margaret Sanger ↩︎

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