The Insidious War on the Helpless – part 2
There has been a recent spate of issues deemed as “the war on” something. For example there is a seasonal “War on Christmas” being featured currently on FOX News by Bill O’Reilly. How about the infamous “War on women,” allegedly perpetrated by the Republicans according to Democrats in the recent election? In the wake of those I hesitated at first to call this series a “war on” yet another issue. However, if anything deserved such an appellation, the facts show this to be the case with arguably the most important issue and basic right there is, the right for innocent human beings to live.
Last week I wrote about a specific development in this “war” that shows support for further advancement toward totalitarian population control by advocating the killing of disabled children after they were born regardless of whether or not there was any hope of good care and quality of life. The only significant factor was whether or not the infant child placed any kind of burden on the family or society at all! However, as will be seen, this is simply one step further down the road of a “war” that has been occurring for over a century. What is the objective in this war? Allow me to quote:
“We do not want the word to go out that we want to exterminate the Negro population, and the minister is the man who can straighten that idea out if it ever occurs to any of their more rebellious members.” – Margaret Sanger, founder Planned Parenthood, Dec. 10, 1939
That’s correct, this is indeed a direct quote from the founder of what is today considered a respectable, family-friendly, pro-women’s rights organization, Planned Parenthood International. So much so that liberal Democrats and Republicans alike, as well as various civil-rights organizations, corporations, charitable organizations and even churches provide vocal and monetary support for PPFI. All of this in addition to receiving hundreds of millions of dollars of federal tax dollars each year.
However, black genocide was not the ultimate goal of Ms. Sanger. She was far more inclusive in the objectives she wished to reach. Sanger was a eugenicist, not simply a racist. Her goal was, through reproductive control including things such as abortion, infanticide and sterilization, to eliminate those human beings deemed “unfit for society.” That included the racially unfit, as well as economically, socially or genetically “unfit.” According to George Grant, author of Grand Illusions, Sanger in her book The Pivot of Civilization “unashamedly called for the elimination of ‘human weeds,’ for the cessation of charity, for the segregation of ‘morons, misfits, and the maladjusted’ and for the sterilization of ‘genetically inferior races.’” (Grant, George. Grand Illusions: The Legacy of Planned Parenthood, 1988. 55)
So successful was Sanger that during the first third of the twentieth century, she had opened a birth control clinic and gotten “massive foundation grants from the Rockefellers, the Fords, and the Mellons,” testified before Congress several times for both “the liberalization of contraceptive prescription laws” and the “introduction of reproductive control into state programs as a form of social planning.” (Grant, Grand Illusions 57.) Then came WWII and Nazi Germany’s race “purification” anti-Semitic program with their early programs of euthanasia, sterilization, abortion and infanticide, which Sanger had openly endorsed. “She even commissioned Dr. Ernst Rudin, the director of the Nazi Medical Experimentation program, to write for The Birth Control Review (a magazine Sanger published) himself.” (Grant, Grand Illusions 57.)
WWII exposed the brutality and barbarism of these Nazi programs and Sanger was dealt a temporary setback which she recovered from in part by renaming her organization from the “Birth Control League” to “Planned Parenthood Federation of America” in 1942. Throughout the remainder of her life, Sanger championed eugenics ideas of population control with statements such as “the most merciful thing a large family can do to one of it’s infant members is to kill it.”(Grant, Grand Illusions 59.). How like the recommendations of the Australian ‘ethicists’ mentioned in part 1 who say it is ethical and should be legal to practice infanticide, or “after-birth abortions.” The war on the helpless is real and marching forward to define for us if we shall be born, if we shall survive for a time after birth, and what kind of life is acceptable enough for us to survive after infancy. Those who are helpless are the targets because they have no defense of their own, unless we speak for them! Next week the final part of the series will explore how the ranks of the casualties in this war are growing larger than ever today, and what hope there is for the future.