ITWASSOOTED: "A History of the American Eugenics Society,"

Saturday, September 30, 2006

"A History of the American Eugenics Society,"

The German sterilization program is apparently an excellent one," remarked Frederick Osborn, secretary of the American Eugenics Society, in 1937. "Taken altogether," he continued, "recent developments in Germany constitute perhaps the most important social experiment which has ever been tried."(1)

Osborn's enthusiastic endorsement of Nazi eugenic sterilization - which mandated the sterilization of people with disabilities deemed heritable - contradicts more recent historical research into the American eugenics movement. By the 1930s, Mark Haller and Ken Ludmerer claim, a new breed of leadership had taken over the movement. "Genuinely interested in mankind's genetic future," they "propounded a new eugenic creed which was scientifically and philosophically attuned to a changed America."(2)

sterilize the republican neocons before they do us all in
if you don't comment no angel will gets its wings... 0