Thursday, June 17, 2010

Eugenics & Nazi's -- The California Connection

Talking about apartheid, which is a form of eugenics.
Eugenics-tough to define. A method that is alleging to improve the human race.
Problem? Who decides? Usually the powerful, wealthy and corruptible, as this article lays out.
Which is a tiny sliver of the population. Declaring themselves 'gods' over the masses.
Doesn't sound like science, sounds like a cover for tyranny.
I came across an older article, pretty interesting.
Most people know, or should know, that the Eugenics movement originated in the US.
This article reiterates that fact. And names some interesting names.

But the concept of a white, blond-haired, blue-eyed master Nordic race didn't originate with Hitler. The idea was created in the United States, and cultivated in California, decades before Hitler came to power. California eugenicists played an important, although little-known, role in the American eugenics movement's campaign for ethnic cleansing.

Eugenics was the pseudoscience aimed at "improving" the human race. In its extreme, racist form, this meant wiping away all human beings deemed "unfit," preserving only those who conformed to a Nordic stereotype.

California was considered an epicenter of the American eugenics movement. During the 20th century's first decades, California's eugenicists included potent but little-known race scientists, such as Army venereal disease specialist Dr. Paul Popenoe, citrus magnate Paul Gosney, Sacramento banker Charles Goethe, as well as members of the California state Board of Charities and Corrections and the University of California Board of Regents.

"Eugenics would have been so much bizarre parlor talk had it not been for extensive financing by corporate philanthropies, specifically the Carnegie Institution, the Rockefeller Foundation and the Harriman railroad fortune. They were all in league with some of America's most respected scientists from such prestigious universities as Stanford, Yale, Harvard and Princeton. These academicians espoused race theory and race science, and then faked and twisted data to serve eugenics' racist aims."

-Stanford President David Starr Jordan originated the notion of "race and blood" in his 1902 racial epistle "Blood of a Nation," in which the university scholar declared that human qualities and conditions such as talent and poverty were passed through the blood.

-In 1904, the Carnegie Institution established a laboratory complex at Cold Spring Harbor on Long Island that stockpiled millions of index cards on ordinary Americans, as researchers carefully plotted the removal of families, bloodlines and whole peoples

-The Harriman railroad fortune paid local charities, such as the New York Bureau of Industries and Immigration, to seek out Jewish, Italian and other immigrants in New York and other crowded cities and subject them to deportation, confinement or forced sterilization.

-The Rockefeller Foundation helped found the German eugenics program and even funded the program that Josef Mengele worked in before he went to Auschwitz.
-Even the U.S. Supreme Court endorsed aspects of eugenics. In its infamous 1927 decision, Supreme Court Justice Oliver Wendell Holmes wrote, "It is better for all the world, if instead of waiting to execute degenerate offspring for crime, or to let them starve for their imbecility, society can prevent those who are manifestly unfit from continuing their kind . . . Three generations of imbeciles are enough." This decision opened the floodgates for thousands to be coercively sterilized or otherwise persecuted as subhuman.
During the '20s, Carnegie Institution eugenic scientists cultivated deep personal and professional relationships with Germany's fascist eugenicists. ( Making Carnegie's scientists fascists also)
In 1934, as Germany's sterilizations were accelerating beyond 5,000 per month, the California eugenics leader C. M. Goethe, upon returning from Germany, ebulliently bragged to a colleague, "You will be interested to know that your work has played a powerful part in shaping the opinions of the group of intellectuals who are behind Hitler in this epoch-making program.

More than just providing the scientific roadmap, America funded Germany's eugenic institutions.

By 1926, Rockefeller had donated some $410,000 -- almost $4 million in today's money -- to hundreds of German researchers. In May 1926, Rockefeller awarded $250,000 toward creation of the Kaiser Wilhelm Institute for Psychiatry.

Another in the Kaiser Wilhelm Institute's complex of eugenics institutions was the Institute for Brain Research. Since 1915, it had operated out of a single room. Everything changed when Rockefeller money arrived in 1929. A grant of $317,000 allowed the institute to construct a major building and take center stage in German race biology. The institute received additional grants from the Rockefeller Foundation during the next several years.

This is a very lengthy article, very lengthy. I encourage you to read it entirely.
Controlling the population, subduing them, treating them as fodder for experimentation.
The more things change, the more they are the same.


  1. Well Penn I donna know if all this eugenics stuff was such a bad Idea. I mean Three generations of imbeciles are indeed enough. And just think if this program had been allowed to proceed we never would have seen the likes of Clinton, Bush or Dingle Barry Obumma.

  2. Penny

    When you have time, check out Joseph Farrell's
    interview on Coast to Coast about his new
    book "Babylon's Banksters". In the 12 parts he
    covers a lot of what's in the book. Thought it
    might interest you and others.


  3. Hey Pen,

    If you want to know what eugenics this century looks like all you have to do is check out a book called Freakonomics. It was huge at the time, topped the NYT best seller list for ages. Its author, a Jewish boy name of Levitt, went on to score a Carnegie fellowship (was it Carnegie? It was some fatcat sinecure anyway).

    And that's how it's done! If you can figure out how to repackage eugenics and make it hip you'll be rolling in dough.

    I've read the book and it's sickening. I was going to write about it but the pdf is scans rather than text so I couldn't cut and paste quotes. Tiresome.

  4. BTW Penn Glad you asked about the weather out here. Middle of June and I'm still throwing wood on the fucking fire fer fuck sakes. Rain storms wildcat winds more rain and drizzle. Other than that things are real chummy.

  5. hey silv, sorry about the weather and all....
    yesterday, sunshine, georgeous, great day
    today hot, windy,
    lots of rain though

    now about the eugenics stuff,
    if only it was being applied to clinton, bush and obama, and the world would be a better place.....

    the sad thing is these are the morons that are applying it to us, well I should say these are the henchmen of the powerful people that are applying their eugenics to us

  6. thanks Dave, that does sound intersting and I will check it out!

  7. so that is what freakenomics is about?
    thanks for the heads up nobody, I wondered.
    I am going to actually check it out must be written in a very manipulative or clever manner then.
    To hide the evil inside.