Monday, May 4, 2015
Eugenics Rears Its Ugly Head
The word eugenics is derived from the Greek word eu ("good" or "well") and the suffix -genēs ("born"),
From the time of Charles Darwin, in the middle 19th century, his half cousin, Francis Galton coined the term eugenics. It became a popular concept in America promulgated by those who consider themselves the world’s elite. Wikipedia reports on the history of eugenics:
The idea of eugenics to produce better human beings has existed at least since Plato suggested selective mating to produce a guardian class.[ The idea of eugenics to decrease the birth of inferior human beings has existed at least since William Goodell (1829-1894) advocated the castration and spaying of the insane
However, the term "eugenics" to describe the modern concept of improving the quality of human beings born into the world was originally developed by Francis Galton. Galton had read his half-cousin Charles Darwin's theory of evolution, which sought to explain the development of plant and animal species, and desired to apply it to humans. Galton believed that desirable traits were hereditary based on biographical studies. In 1883, one year after Darwin's death, Galton gave his research a name: eugenics. Throughout its recent history, eugenics has remained a controversial concept.
Eugenics became an academic discipline at many colleges and universities, and received funding from many sources. Three International Eugenics Conferences presented a global venue for eugenicists with meetings in 1912 in London, and in 1921 and 1932 in New York. Eugenic policies were first implemented in the early 1900s in the United States. It has roots in France, Germany, Great Britain, and the United States. Later, in the 1920s and 30s, the eugenic policy of sterilizing certain mental patients was implemented in other countries, including Belgium, Brazil, Canada, Japan, and Sweden.
The scientific reputation of eugenics started to decline in the 1930s, a time when Ernst Rüdin used eugenics as a justification for the racial policies of Nazi Germany. Nevertheless, in Sweden the eugenics program continued until 1975. In addition to being practiced in a number of countries, eugenics was internationally organized through the International Federation of Eugenics Organizations. Its scientific aspects were carried on through research bodies such as the Kaiser Wilhelm Institute of Anthropology, Human Heredity, and Eugenics, the Cold Spring Harbor Carnegie Institution for Experimental Evolution, and the Eugenics Record Office. Its political aspects involved advocating laws allowing the pursuit of eugenic objectives, such as sterilization laws. Its moral aspects included rejection of the doctrine that all human beings are born equal, and redefining morality purely in terms of genetic fitness. Its racist elements included pursuit of a pure "Nordic race" or "Aryan" genetic pool and the eventual elimination of "less fit" races.
In a May 3, 2015 article posted on his Freedom Outpost blog, the author reminded us that:
In 1909, California passed laws allowing eugenicists to forcibly sterilize 60,000 citizens, excluding thousands from marrying and segregating thousands more. They masked their dirty deeds with flowery titles such as the Human Betterment Foundation - because who could be against the betterment of humanity? . . .
The Rockefeller Foundation helped fund the eugenics movement in Germany and was the benefactor of a program for an infamous practitioner of the pseudoscience, Josef Mengele.
Pres. Woodrow Wilson, segregationist, racist, and eugenics advocate, spent years at Princeton University and was president of the University from 1902 - 1910. So what has present-day Princeton University have to do with the archaic and barbaric practice of eugenics?
Well, it turns out that the eugenics movement has reemerged at Princeton University, assuming it went away at all, in the form of at least one professor. Princeton professor of bioethics Peter Singer has been advocating for eugenics for decades.
Read the Freedom Outpost blog in its entirety at http://freedomoutpost.com/2015/05/eugenics-and-obamacare-and-so-it-begins/
In my new novel, Eye of the Storm, I suggest that there might be an under-the-radar conspiracy to employ the tactics of eugenics as one of the tactical efforts moving toward a one-world government which will control humanity on earth in the end-times.
Eye of the Storm is Episode 1 of The Storm series about a time before, during and after a Pre-tribulation Rapture. The story begins about now and continues as millions of Christians are drawn into the sky in the event known as The Rapture. Episode 1 ends, post-Rapture, with leaders working to resolve the unexpected chaos and their attempts to explain and recover from the mysterious disappearance of so many people around the world. The saga will continue in Episode 2 of The Storm series.
Eye of the Storm is available in print and Kindle ebook format on http://www.amazon.com/. Search under Dr. Fred Thompson.