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Why Progressives Are Wrong to Revere Margaret Sanger
Daily Signal ^ | 8/21/15 | Paul Kengor

Posted on 08/21/2015 2:26:37 AM PDT by markomalley

Margaret Sanger is a saint in the feminist church. She is a charter member of the progressive hall of fame. Liberals revere this woman who preached “race improvement” and denounced what she called “human weeds”.

Hillary Clinton glows that she is “in awe of” Sanger. She said so in 2009 upon receiving Planned Parenthood’s “highest honor” that year: its coveted Margaret Sanger Award.

Likewise effusive was Nancy Pelosi when she proudly accepted the award in 2014.

Speaking to Planned Parenthood a year earlier, President Barack Obama, hailed the organization founded by this racial eugenicist committed to creating a “race of thoroughbreds” and purging America’s “race of degenerates.”

“Thank you, Planned Parenthood,” and “God bless you,” said Obama to a giddy crowd of ecstatic women. The president commended Planned Parenthood’s “extraordinary” and “remarkable work,” and told the women they do a “great, great job.”

The love by liberals for Planned Parenthood and its founder seems to know no bounds. A professor, blogging at the New York Times, has argued for placing Margaret’s mug on the $20 bill.

And alas, even the Smithsonian, America’s museum, boasts a handsome bust of Sanger in its stately National Portrait Gallery.

Margaret is there enshrined in the Smithsonian’s vaunted “Struggle for Justice” exhibit.

This brings me to my reason for writing here today: a group of angry African-American pastors are demanding the removal of Sanger’s bust from the Smithsonian.

The letter from Ministers Taking a Stand states:

“Perhaps the Gallery is unaware that Ms. Sanger supported black eugenics, a racist attitude toward black and other minority babies, an elitist attitude toward those she regarded as ‘the feeble minded;’ speaking at a rally of Ku Klux Klan women; and communications with Hitler sympathizers. Also the notorious ‘Negro Project,’ which sought to limit, if not eliminate black births, was her brainchild.”

The pastors quote an infamous December 1939 letter from Sanger to Dr. Clarence Gamble of the Eugenics Society, where, in the context of discussing the Negro Project, Sanger wrote: “We do not want word to get out that we want to exterminate the Negro population and the minister is the man who can straighten out the idea if it ever occurs to any of their more rebellious members.”

The succinct, powerful statement from the pastors adds: “Despite these well-documented facts of history, her bust sits proudly in your gallery as a hero of justice. The obvious incongruity is staggering!”

Amen to that.

Liberals must be baffled by this, confusedly scratching their heads.

This isn’t the esteemed Planned Parenthood foundress they learned to admire in their college classrooms.

Margaret Sanger, a racist? Huh? They never heard that in American History 101.

Where could these crazy charges possibly come from?

The answer is a myriad of authoritative sources. For starters, one might consult Sanger’s own words. On pages 366-367 of her 1938 autobiography, published by W.W. Norton, one of the leading New York publishing houses, she spoke warmly of her May 1926 speech to the women’s chapter of the KKK in Silverlake, New Jersey.

Sanger seemed eager to speak to the group. After getting off the train, she was escorted by car along windings roads to a literal barn hidden in the country. There, the undeterred Planned Parenthood matron waited patiently for nearly three hours while her white-hooded sisters engaged in their incendiary routine. She observed “figures parading with banners and illuminated crosses.

I waited another twenty minutes. It was warmer and I did not mind so much.” “Eventually,” recorded Sanger of the toasty atmosphere, “the lights were switched on, the audience seated itself, and I was escorted to the platform, was introduced, and began to speak.”

Sanger was tight-lipped regarding what she shared with the klanswomen at their rally, though apparently she was extremely successful and satisfied with herself:

“I believed I had accomplished my purpose. A dozen invitations to speak to similar groups were proffered. The conversation went on and on, and when we were finally through it was too late to return to New York…. It was nearly one before I reached Trenton, and I spent the night in a hotel.”

The Planned Parenthood founder’s KKK talk was a smash hit. Not only did it go very late, after a long wait, but it earned Sanger a dozen new invitations from the klan-sisters. The KKK was quite excited about the work of Planned Parenthood’s founder.

Thus, it hardly comes out-of-nowhere when a group of African-American pastors today asks the Smithsonian: “How can a person like Sanger, who found common cause with the racial agenda of the Ku Klux Klan (KKK), be ranked among true champions of ‘justice?’”


Such words pierce the liberal heart like a dagger. As many conservatives have experienced, when you point out to liberals that Planned Parenthood aborts (by far) a disproportionate number of unborn African-American babies, they go wild with rage and name-calling. You’re apt to be reflexively called everything from a fascist to (hey, why not?) a racist.

For liberals, facing such a stark reality precipitates uncontrollable, irrational outbursts. You can get called every name in the liberal playbook for raising this one.

As we watch weekly the ghastly Planned Parenthood video expose released by the Center for Medical Progress, in which Sanger’s organization’s “medical personnel” nonchalantly discuss dissecting baby parts while gleefully sipping Chianti and nibbling a Caesar’s salad, bear in mind that most of these babies are African-American. Which among them might have been another Rosa Parks, Ben Carson, Martin Luther King Jr., Arthur Ashe, or even Barack Obama?

These African-American pastors know that. Indeed, they show that 70 percent of Planned Parenthood abortion clinics are located in minority neighborhoods. Thus, they’re undertaking their own expose. Their letter, they say, will be but one “in a series of actions we will be taking to expose the evil of honoring Margaret Sanger and Planned Parenthood.”

Again, amen to that.

If liberals genuinely care about justice, they should join these African-American pastors in seeking the removal Margaret Sanger’s bust from the “Struggle for Justice” exhibit at America’s preeminent museum.

This woman is not worthy of enshrinement.

TOPICS: Business/Economy; Culture/Society; Extended News; Government; US: Arkansas; US: New York
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Personally, I think progressives SHOULD worship Margaret Sanger, after all, she is not an aberration; rather, she is the epitome of the Progressive movement of the early 20th Century. As is said in Daniel 11:
[36] And the king shall do according to his will, and he shall be lifted up, and shall magnify himself against every god: and he shall speak great things against the God of gods, and shall prosper, till the wrath be accomplished. For the determination is made. [37] And he shall make no account of the God of his fathers: and he shall follow the lust of women, and he shall not regard any gods: for he shall rise up against all things.

Progressives then and now believe that they are the masters of the universe and that they are good enough and smart enough to fix all of society. The same pride that motivated the progressive eugenics movement then is the same pride that criminalizes so-called "homophobia" now.

1 posted on 08/21/2015 2:26:37 AM PDT by markomalley
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To: markomalley

The Left adores and worships genocidal racists.

2 posted on 08/21/2015 2:31:23 AM PDT by fieldmarshaldj (Resist We Much)
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To: markomalley

Sanger... Population control with Blacks as the primary target.

3 posted on 08/21/2015 2:34:48 AM PDT by Gene Eric (Don't be a statist!)
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To: Gene Eric

She had no use for any that weren’t part of an elite WASP Socialist class, including White ethnics producing tons of babies in the cities at the start of the 20th century.

4 posted on 08/21/2015 2:47:22 AM PDT by fieldmarshaldj (Resist We Much)
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To: fieldmarshaldj

“The Left adores and worships genocidal racists.”

The left also adores and worships, criminals, despots, dictators, perverts, and libertines.

5 posted on 08/21/2015 4:10:42 AM PDT by LottieDah (If only those who speak so eloquently on behalf of animals would do so on behalf of the unborn.)
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To: LottieDah

If it’s normal, good and decent, they hate it. Call it Satanic, mental illness, there’s just something seriously wrong with people that champion this.

6 posted on 08/21/2015 4:12:42 AM PDT by fieldmarshaldj (Resist We Much)
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To: fieldmarshaldj

“If it’s normal, good and decent, they hate it. Call it Satanic, mental illness, there’s just something seriously wrong with people that champion this.”

Ding, ding, ding. I do believe we have a winner! You are absolutely correct!

7 posted on 08/21/2015 4:15:12 AM PDT by LottieDah (If only those who speak so eloquently on behalf of animals would do so on behalf of the unborn.)
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To: markomalley; NYer; Salvation; Mrs. Don-o; metmom; Alamo-Girl; Biggirl; Grateful2God

Mark, thank you for posting this post about the ‘goddess’ of the abortion movement.

8 posted on 08/21/2015 5:13:56 AM PDT by GreyFriar (Spearhead - 3rd Armored Division 75-78 & 83-87)
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To: markomalley
These are facts about Sanger that have been available for years. But those on the Left were not open to hearing them about one of their idols. With the undercover videos showing Planned Parenthood's grisly baby body parts trade, the scale is finally tipping. No doubt most on the Left will defend their precious sacrament of abortion regardless of how damning the truth is, but the one thing they can not stand up to is the charge of racism. God bless Alveda King and these African American ministers for speaking up. God bless the undercover investigators of Planned Parenthood. God bless the journalists and bloggers who are writing about it.
9 posted on 08/21/2015 5:13:57 AM PDT by Nevadan
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To: markomalley

What the liberal says: “Black lives matter!”

What the liberal thinks: “Even if we abort all the darkies they will still vote for us. Cool!”

10 posted on 08/21/2015 5:29:04 AM PDT by 17th Miss Regt
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To: markomalley

You want to read some misguided crap read her wiki page. A real good example to careful vet what you read. You’d think she was along the lines of Einstein or Madame Currie. It suppresses her real history and motives.

11 posted on 08/21/2015 11:47:43 AM PDT by Resolute Conservative
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