By Dennis L. Cuddy, Ph.D. - November 3, 2008
The term “eugenics” was first used in 1883 by Francis Galton, Darwin’s half cousin. In 1871, Darwin authored the racist book The Descent of Man and Selection in Relation to Sex saying that “the civilized races of man will almost certainly exterminate, and replace, the savage races throughout the world.” This followed the principle of “survival of the fittest” coined by Herbert Spencer in 1864 after reading Darwin’s 1959 book, The Origin of the Species by Means of Natural Selection for the Preservation of Favored Races in the Struggle for Life (four years after Arthur Gobineau’s An Essay on the Inequality of the Races). For humans, this principle expressed itself in Social Darwinism.
Thus, during the 1870s, Oxford lecturer John Ruskin would instill in his students, like Cecil Rhodes, the concept that they were “the best northern blood” and should rule the world. Rhodes scholarships were not only given to students from America and Commonwealth nations, but also to those from Germany beginning in the very early 1900s. Germans at this time were also being conditioned to see historical progression in terms of 'blood and land,' a sort of Teutonic knighthood descended from the Aryans. In 1914, Madame Blavatsky’s Aryan doctrine had spread through Germany and Austria, and it was from her writings that a young Adolph Hitler learned the meaning of the Aryan swastika.
By this time, eugenics was a growing international movement with the first International Congress of Eugenics held in 1912 with Vice-Presidents Winston Churchill, Alexander Graham Bell, Skull & Bones member Gifford Pinchot, and former Harvard University president Charles Eliot. In this same year, eugenics proponent Woodrow Wilson signed into law a brutal sterilization act, and the next year eugenics adherent Theodore Roosevelt wrote of the need to improve “racial qualities.” Calvin Coolidge wrote similarly in “Whose County Is This?” (Good Housekeeping, February 1921), after Arthur Calhoun in Volume 3 of his widely used textbook A Social History of the American Family (1919) explained that “in the new social order, extreme emphasis is sure to be placed upon eugenic procreation.”
Men of wealth like Andrew Carnegie and the Rockefellers played an important part in funding the eugenics movement. In 1904, the Carnegie Institution, with Skull & Bones member Daniel Coit Gilman as president, financed the establishment of a biological experiment station related to eugenics at Cold Spring Harbor, New York. In 1910, the Eugenics Record Office was begun there and later received funding from the Rockefeller Foundation after John D. Rockefeller, Jr. formed the Bureau of Social Hygiene.
It was during this time of the early 20th Century that Rockefeller introduced Margaret Sanger to the monied elite who would help her form the Birth Control League which would later become Planned Parenthood. The November 1921 issue of Sanger’s Birth Control Review carried the heading “Birth Control: To Create A Race of Thoroughbreds,” and Sanger would later advocate eugenically limiting “dysgenic stocks” such as blacks, Hispanics, American Indians and Catholics, as well as “slum dwellers” such as Jewish immigrants.
In 1926, Rockefeller money funded the founding of the American Eugenics Society, and the next year on May 2, 1927, the U.S. Supreme Court by an 8 to 1 majority ruled in Buck v. Bell that certain “unfit” people could be forcibly sterilized. Regarding this ruling, British Prof. Harold Laski wrote his friend Supreme Court Justice Oliver Wendell Holmes: “Sterilize all the unfit, among whom I include all fundamentalists.”
Across the nation during the 1930s, state legislatures (eventually 38) enacted sterilization laws regarding the “feeble-minded.” Also during this time, Franklin Roosevelt became president, and in Christopher Thorne’s ALLIES OF A KIND (1978) one finds: “Subjects to do with breeding and race seem, indeed, to have held a certain fascination for the president…. Roosevelt felt it in order to talk, jokingly, of dealing with Puerto Rico’s excessive birth rate by employing, in his own words, ‘the methods which Hitler used effectively’ [to make them] sterile.” In the April 1933 edition of Margaret Sanger’s Birth Control Review , Dr. Ernst Rudin of Hitler’s Nazi Third Reich wrote “Eugenic Sterilization: An Urgent Need.”
During the late 1930s, the German General Staff also developed a plan that would come to fruition in two generations (the 1990s). They would send their agents through one country and on to a second country of destination wherein they would “appear as men of large commercial or financial interests, gaining a controlling influence in labor unions, in the banking world, in Chambers of Commerce,” according to American official Sumner Welles in The Time for Decision (1944). As an example of the Nazi’s success in strategic placement of their operatives long after WWII, Nazi Paul Dickopf became president of Interpol from 1968 to 1972.
After WWII and the Nazis’ “supposed” defeat, you would think the world would find the Nazi philosophy abhorrent. However, when Fabian Socialist Sir Julian Huxley became the first Director-General of UNESCO, he authored UNESCO: ITS PURPOSE AND ITS PHILOSOPHY (1948) in which he revealed that “even though it is quite true that any radical eugenic policy will be for many years politically and psychologically impossible, it will be important for UNESCO to see that the eugenic problem is examined with the greatest care, and that the public mind is informed of the issues at stake so that much that is now unthinkable may at least become thinkable.”
This was three years after the founding of the Human Betterment League in 1945 in North Carolina, one of the leading states in forced sterilization (in the late 1970s, Dr. Harmon Smith of Duke University said North Carolina had one of the most thorough involuntary sterilization programs in the U.S.). The League’s director was Alice Shelton Gray who worked with Margaret Sanger. Gray was succeeded as League director by C. Nash Herndon (Carnegie Fellow 1940-41), who became president of the American Eugenics Society from 1952 to 1955.
According to REPORT FROM IRON MOUNTAIN on the Possibility and Desirability of Peace, in August 1963 a Special Study Group was appointed by high ranking government officials to study how to deal with future problems. Among the considerations proposed by the group as a substitute for the “war system” was “a comprehensive program of applied eugenics.” Not long after this, in the late 1960s and early 1970s according to author Randy Engel (Human Life International’s 10th World Conference, April 5, 1991), the March of Dimes began to fund eugenic fetal experimentation.
Then in 1974, the National Security Council under Henry Kissinger on December 10 issued NSSM 200 titled “Implications of Worldwide Population Growth for U.S. Security and Overseas Interests” related to population growth in Third World countries. The document declared: “It is urgent that measures to reduce fertility be started and made effective in the 1970s and 1980s…. Food and agricultural assistance is vital for any population sensitive development strategy.” NSSM 200 also referred to the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), which included the Office of Population headed by Reimert Ravenholt from 1965 to 1979. According to Paul Wagman’s “To Sterilize Millions” (St. Louis Post-Dispatch, April 22, 1977), Ravenholt said that “as many as 100 million women around the world might be sterilized if U.S. goals are met.”
In the 1980s, New Ager and Task Force Delta psychologist Barbara Marx Hubbard (nominated for Vice-President at the 1984 Democrat National Convention) authored a 3-part book titled The Book of Co-Creation, in which she revealed: “Out of the full spectrum of human personality, one-fourth is electing to transcend…. One-fourth is destructive [and] they are defective seeds… [who] must be eliminated from the social body…. Fortunately, you are not responsible for this act. We are. We are in charge of God’s selection process for planet Earth. He selects, we destroy. We are the riders of the pale horse, Death.” Thus, the plan seems to be eugenically to destroy those “defective seeds” who are not part of Hubbard’s New Age agenda for the future.
In the 1990s, Dr. James D. Watson became president of Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory mentioned earlier, and he worked on the Human Genome Project completed just a few years ago. In case you don’t know one purpose for which this project mapping all human genes can be used, read the chilling eugenic philosophy of Dr. Watson as recorded in the May 1973 edition of PRISM (published by the American Medical Association). In an article titled “Children From the Laboratory,” Watson is quoted as stating: “I think we must re-evaluate our basic assumptions about the meaning of life. Perhaps… no one should be thought of as alive until about three days after birth, then… the doctor would allow the child to die if the parents so chose.” Thus, it may be that the Human Genome Project will facilitate an ominous future in which only the eugenically “fit” will be allowed to live.
You can see how the eugenic philosophy has already taken hold in Roe v. Wade with its companion Doe v. Bolton. During the current presidential campaign, Sen. McCain could have pointed out to Sen. Obama that those Supreme Court rulings said Constitutional personhood is not conferred until birth. McCain could then have asked if they were in a hospital delivery room and a baby born prematurely at 6 months after conception were being attacked, would Obama try to stop the attack? After Obama said he would, then McCain could have asked Obama why he eugenically could support a violent attack (abortion) on the same baby one, two or three months later if the baby were not yet born.
[NOTE: The fulfillment of the Power Elite’s plan is in part dependent upon the undermining of Biblical truth, and in that regard people like TV personality Bill Maher promoting his new movie Religious are important. Recently on Charlie Rose’s PBS program, Maher and host Rose laughed as Maher repeatedly joked about “a snake who talks” in The Holy Bible's account of Eve and the serpent in the Garden of Eden. Maher’s contention is that such accounts are ridiculous, thereby implying that those who believe them are simple-minded.
Actually, though, it is Maher who is displaying his narrowmindedness. It is a fact that scientists today have isolated certain sounds made by dolphins that allow man to give primitive communicative signals to them. I even know the sound a mockingbird makes that would translate into English as “danger” or “warning.” We also know man today uses nowhere near his full brain capacity. Therefore, why is it impossible to believe that Eve, as a perfect creation by God from Adam’s rib, was able to use full human brain capacity to comprehend the tonal vibrations of animals’ sounds as means of communication?]
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Dennis Laurence Cuddy, historian and political analyst, received a Ph.D. from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (major in American History, minor in political science). Dr. Cuddy has taught at the university level, has been a political and economic risk analyst for an international consulting firm, and has been a Senior Associate with the U.S. Department of Education.Cuddy has also testified before members of Congress on behalf of the U.S. Department of Justice. Dr. Cuddy has authored or edited twenty books and booklets, and has written hundreds of articles appearing in newspapers around the nation, including The Washington Post, Los Angeles Times and USA Today. He has been a guest on numerous radio talk shows in various parts of the country, such as ABC Radio in New York City, and he has also been a guest on the national television programs USA Today and CBS's Nightwatch.