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Posted on 03/31/2012 8:22:20 PM PDT by Chuckmorse
The Progressive War on Women
Before World War II and the Nazi Holocaust, Eugenics was cutting edge and fashionable with American Progressives. The Eugenics movement, opposed by conservatives, Christians, and the Catholic Church, pushed for laws, which were passed in many states, which allowed the government to forcibly sterilize women who were deemed to be unfit. These laws were upheld by the Supreme Court in Buck v Bell, a decision written by progressive icon Justice Oliver Wendell Holmes.
Margaret Sanger, with support from the Progressive Rockefeller Foundation, founded Planned Parenthood to encourage birth control and abortion for populations that she described as dysgenic races and for women that she described as useless eaters. Pre-War support for birth control, sterilization, and abortion was openly based on the premise that certain races should be reduced. Sanger promoted the Negro Project in 1939, a project that located birth control clinics in African-American neighborhoods. Sanger admired the Nazis, her progressive counterparts in Germany. She invited Dr. Ernst Rudin, the Nazi head of the German Society for Racial Hygiene, to write for her magazine. Rudin and a delegation of Nazis were prominent participants in the Third Eugenic Conference in 1932. Held at the Museum of Natural History in New York, the elite conference included a whos who of American progressive elites. Birth Control and Abortion received a public relations facelift after World War II. Henceforth, and running in tandem with the agenda of Rockefeller funded sexologist Dr. Alfred Kinsey, birth control and abortion would be promoted as a womens right to choose.
Yet the population control agenda, first articulated by British Professor Thomas Malthus in the early 19th Century, continued to make inroads amongst American liberals. Hugh Moore, a wealthy philanthropist and funder of Margaret Sangers International Planned Parenthood Federation, published The Population Bomb in the 1950s. He sought to influence the US government to promote a strong program of birth control in the third world. President Eisenhower rejected the idea as did Presidential candidate Senator John F. Kennedy who was criticized by his more liberal Democratic opponents for being influenced by his Catholic faith on the issue. Margaret Sanger vowed to leave the country if Kennedy were elected.
President Lyndon Johnson changed course and embraced the international population control agenda. Congress would henceforth allocate taxpayer funds to promote brutal programs of forced birth control, sterilization, and forced abortion in the third world. The neo-eugenic program would start with the use of Medicaid money by Johnsons Secretary of the Interior Stuart Udall to sterilize Native American women. The Department of Health, Education, and Welfare spearheaded a sterilization program in Puerto Rico. The United States Agency for International Development, USAID, established by Kennedy to promote positive political and economic development in the third world, was used by Johnson and subsequent administrations to promote sterilization and forced abortion in the third world. Dr. Reimert Ravenholt was appointed as director of USAIDs population office with billions of taxpayer dollars earmarked to pressure third world nations to implement draconian eugenic population control programs.
According to Population Control: Illusory Benefits by Steven Mosher, Ravenholt took his work of contracepting, sterilizing, and aborting the women of the world with an aggressiveness that caused his younger colleagues to shrink back in disgust. Ravenholt distributed untold millions in taxpayer funds to the International Planned Parenthood Federation, the Population Council, and other private groups who implemented forced sterilization and abortion campaigns. He used taxpayer money to buy massive quantities of defective and dangerous birth control drugs and devices, rejected by the FDA, to be disseminated in the third world.
The agenda continued in the Nixon Administration with the issuance of the Kissinger Report which would link foreign aid and apply pressures on third world countries to reduce their populations. More recently, the International Planned Parenthood Federation and other population groups used State Department grants to promote forced sterilization and abortion in Communist China. Excellent documentation on all of the above can be found in the just published book Merchants of Despair by Robert Zubrin.
The progressive idea today regarding women is that the ultimate virtue for women, and for men, is to be able to have sex anytime without consequences or emotional attachment. Sigmund Freud referred to this as polymorphous perversity. Freud held up as the ultimate virtue the right to have sex with anyone, anywhere, at any time and under any circumstances. He viewed his opponents as repressed and therefore mentally ill. Certainly nothing excites the emotions of progressives more than women should have the right to abortion on demand and birth control.
To progressives, women are objects, cannon fodder in a collectivist agenda. Ironically, conservatives view women the same as the view men. Conservatives hold as a virtue for both women and men the right to individual rights, the life sustaining values that accompany the existence of the sovereign family, limited government that promotes political and economic stability and success, and an empowering moral code that buttresses all of the above.
[ The Progressive War against Women ]
This is dwarfed by the progressive war against white men..
Eugenics would make a lot of sense if its purpose was to decrease the population of libtards...
I don't claim to be an expert on Freud, but I believe this is a drastically inaccurate statement of his ideas on sexuality.
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