This Week in Eugenics!
Great news! Blacks use a lot of condoms. No more black babies!
This week Indiana University released the results of the largest nationwide sex survey in nearly 20 years. While the report is chockful of juicy facts (as one might expect with a sex survey), each media outlet struggled to find the one key fact to highlight. Strangely, many of them focused on something unexpected: increased condom usage among ethnic minorities:
National Sex Study: Condom Usage Among Black and Hispanic Men Significantly Higher Than for White Men
...Rates of condom usage among black and Hispanic men were significantly higher than for whites, which might suggest that promoting condom usage and HIV awareness and prevention in black and brown communities is actually working. Now, that's a pleasant surprise -- a public service campaign that is actually working.
While black condom usage was hailed as great news in every MSM story on the subject, the specter of Margaret Sanger loomed, unseen, unacknowledged.
Why Margaret Sanger? Well, it was she who first successfully promoted mass-adoption of contraception in American society. And it was she who, controversially, also held eugenicist views which had a racial tinge, especially in a program she called "The Negro Project" that was designed to encourage blacks to use as much contraception as possible. Why? Well, here's where the argument begins.
African-American Christian groups are absolutely positive that, as revealed in her writings, Sanger saw contraception as a way to depopulate or eliminate "negroes" from American society. Two quotes are widely cited, and remain, many decades later, the center of a furious controversy.
The first quote comes from a letter Sanger wrote seeking help for her "Negro Project," a plan to open birth-control clinics in black neighborhoods. Here's the full quote:
[We propose to] hire three or four colored ministers, preferably with social-service backgrounds, and with engaging personalities. The most successful educational approach to the Negro is through a religious appeal. And we do not want word to go out that we want to exterminate the Negro population, and the minister is the man who can straighten out that idea if it ever occurs to any of their more rebellious members.
Critics read that and say Sanger's words are clear enough; "we do not want word to go out that we want to exterminate the Negro population" speaks for itself. And you'll find thousands of Web sites citing this passage as proof that Sanger had nefarious racist goals.
Her organization, Planned Parenthood, however, goes to great lengths to put its own spin on the passage, arguing that what Sanger meant to say was "we do not want [the false rumor] to go out that we want to exterminate the Negro population," and that this reading is clear from the context.
Adding to the controversy is the fact that Sanger once quoted, apparently with a stamp of approval, a mortifying sentence originally written by W.E.B. DuBois:
The mass of ignorant Negroes still breed carelessly and disastrously, so that the increase among Negroes, even more than the increase among whites, is from that portion of the population least intelligent and fit, and least able to rear their children properly.
-- W.E.B. DuBois, Birth Control Review, June 1932. Quoted by Sanger in her proposal for the "Negro Project."
Is this eugenics-minded quote any less horrifying in that it came from the pen of a black (or at least self-identified black) man? And does Sanger's clever citation of someone else's words to convey her opinion give her plausible deniability? Did she sufficiently distance herself from the racist attitudes implicit in DuBois' quote?
So: is it good news that blacks are using a lot of condoms and as a result getting pregnant less often? Or is it part of a sinister decades-old eugenics plan, spearheaded by Margaret Sanger, to decrease the number of blacks in America?
No pressure -- we'll just wipe out everyone who disagrees with us
As already noted in my previous post, the British nonprofit group "10:10" released an ad this week which depicts the immediate and gory execution of anyone who disagrees with their "global warming" mantra. If you haven't yet seen the video, it definitely merits a quick view:
After the ad was pulled due to public outrage, many commenters and pundits speculated on the underlying violent tendencies of environmental extremists. But not everyone was ready to discuss the video in genocidal terms; it's not just that the fantasized executions were bloody and violent, and not just that the "greenies" seem willing to use threats to enforce their will on people. If one looks at fervent mass ideological movements throughout history, whenever they take power, they often do resort to mass killings not just as a way to enforce conformity, but to literally wipe out all dissenters, and by so doing extirpate their worldview from public discourse. Ideological eugenics, let's call it.
Fantasies can become reality once power is attained. And once the blood starts to flow (or splatter, in this case), it's hard to stop it.
Mass Rapes in the Congo
Recently there was another round of mass rapes in the Congo, as part of its interminable civil war.
While much of the media coverage about the incident focused on to what extent the United Nations was or was not to blame for the recent mass rapes, and whether this was an isolated incident or part of a years-long reign of terror, very little discussion has been given to the motivation of the mass-rapists.
Human rights campaigners have tried to drive home the point that mass-rapes are usually not just about sex or about hatred of women, but are rather a component of an ethnic cleansing program; the purpose of the rapes is to impregnate as many victims as possible with babies from outside their ethnic group or culture, and thereby dilute or "wash out" entire societies -- a form of negative eugenics. For this reason mass rapes are considered a "crime against humanity," not just a criminal act.
The recent Congolese mass rapes went mostly uncommented on in the Western world, so the motivation behind them is not clear. But my eugenics sensors detect something evil is afoot in the Congo, and so I include this incident in my list.
No apologies for call to "kill white babies": it's in retaliation for "alligator bait"!
King Shamir Shabazz, the New Black Panther Party madman involved in several race-related scandals, cropped up a few days ago in a new video in which he addresses the critics who decried his previous call for black Americans to "start killing white babies":
Here's the transcript of his fresh rant:
Now most of them media blood-suckers lies at Crucifox Jews wanna talk about me killing white babies.”
“Well, let me tell you stop jumping up and down like the devils you are, creating negative press to keep our people from joining something black and progressive. Yes, I said if you want freedom, you’re gonna have to deal with this enemy the way he brings it to us.
"You cannot tell a slave how to feel under the pressure of white supremacy.”
“I’m not a committer of reverse racism, I am a slave.”
“Born, brought stolen to the hells of North America. Let’s talk about the little black babies that YOU use as alligator bait.”
The "alligator bait" reference left most viewers scratching their heads in mystification, but it actually comes from any of several 1960s-era racist jokes about "Cajuns" using black babies as "alligator bait" while hunting in the bayou.
Of course, there's no evidence that anyone ever, in reality, used a black baby as "alligator bait," but that doesn't stop King Shamir Shabazz from treating a joke from a Redd Foxx comedy routine as an authoritative source for reliable historical information. And so, in retaliation, he affirms his call to start killing white babies.
And what better place to wrap up This Week in Eugenics!