Skip to comments.The Eugenics Crusade(video)
Posted on 10/16/2018 11:47:13 PM PDT by Mozilla
A hybrid derived from the Greek words meaning well and born, the term eugenics was coined in 1883 by Sir Francis Galton, a British cousin to Charles Darwin, to name a new science through which human beings might take charge of their own evolution. The Eugenics Crusade tells the story of the unlikely and largely unknown movement that turned the fledgling scientific theory of heredity into a powerful instrument of social control. Perhaps more surprising still, American eugenics was neither the work of fanatics, nor the product of fringe science. The goal of the movement was simple and, to its disciples, laudable: to eradicate social ills by limiting the number of those considered to be genetically unfit a group that would expand to include many immigrant groups, the poor, Jews, the mentally and physically disabled, and the morally delinquent. At its peak in the 1920s, the movement was in every way mainstream, packaged as a progressive quest for healthy babies. Its doctrines were not only popular and practiced, but codified by laws that severely restricted immigration and ultimately led to the institutionalization and sterilization of tens of thousands of American citizens. Populated by figures both celebrated and obscure, The Eugenics Crusade is an often revelatory portrait of an America at once strange and eerily familiar.
The Eugenics Movement was at the center of the Progressive Movement, fully endorsed by the likes of Woodrow Wilson as a part of their elitist scientific social engineering. They actually admired the Nazis until they turned on their Darling, Stalin.
Totally progressive and completely settled science.
Still the same ole Demoncrap party.
Eerily familiar...too bad it takes 100 years to impartially observe our human incompetence and mendacity. Like today’s drive for “diversity”...not so fast you Christians and/or conservatives.
A dead society will be our reward.
Sterilization (like abortion is today) was rationalized as necessary to improve mankind.
Then the Nazis started using sterilization and eventually gas chambers to create their super race.
It was settled science. No disagreement, skeptics or deniers were tolerated.
This seems like an accurate portrayal of history, something that I wouldn’t expect from PBS.
According to the program the Nazis admired them.
Lots of interesting history
but inaccurate conclusions were arrived at.
Yes it is the same now as then.
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