Monday, January 17, 2005
I'd make it a link, but don't know how.
Anyway, I found this in the local newspaper archives. Enjoy.
[It's now a link!]
Sunday, January 16, 2005
Margaret Sanger's account of her talk at the Ku Klux Klan Rally can be found below from pages 366-367 of Margaret Sanger An Autobiography (1971 reprint by Dover Publications, Inc. of the 1938 original published by W.W. Norton & Company)
When the Margaret Sanger Blogspot performed a google search for images of this historical event, none could be found. Clearly, there is a critical need for artistic recreations of the historic event.
The Big Abortion Industry still holds Margret Sanger out as an icon. Artwork is one more important way to promote the truth about Margaret Sanger.
The rules are simple:
1) Send submissions to the Margaret Sanger Blogspot by providing a link in the comments section of this blog.
2) Submissions will be accepted for two months. With a deadline of March 18, 2005.
3) There is no limit on the number of submissions that one person can make.
4) Nominations made be made onn behalf of others.
5) The art can be anything visual (computer drawings, photography, etc. as opposed to music or poetry) as long as it attempts to recreate Margaret Sanger at the KKK Rally, is original art, and is displayable on the Web. (gif, jpg, swf, etc.).
6) 1st, 2nd and 3rd Place will be announced here on March 28. The comments and views of readers of this blog will be takeninto consideration by the judges.
Please encourage others to participate by e-mailing this information to other por-lifers and bloggers.
Saturday, January 15, 2005
The Choice Nazi is a 14-page booklet that exposes the Margaret Sanger, Hitler, Planned Parenthood eugenics connection. It shows the parallels between Hitler's Nazi holocaust and America's abortion holocaust. It also provides documented abortion statistics that prove legalized abortion has produced a Black Genocide that continues to this day.
Wednesday, January 12, 2005
How Planned Parenthood Duped America
At a March 1925 international birth control gathering in New York City, a speaker warned of the menace posed by the "black" and "yellow" peril. The man was not a Nazi or Klansman; he was Dr. S. Adolphus Knopf, a member of Margaret Sanger's American Birth Control League (ABCL), which along with other groups eventually became known as Planned Parenthood.
Sanger's other colleagues included avowed and sophisticated racists. One, Lothrop Stoddard, was a Harvard graduate and the author of The Rising Tide of Color against White Supremacy. Stoddard was something of a Nazi enthusiast who described the eugenic practices of the Third Reich as "scientific" and "humanitarian." And Dr. Harry Laughlin, another Sanger associate and board member for her group, spoke of purifying America's human "breeding stock" and purging America's "bad strains." These "strains" included the "shiftless, ignorant, and worthless class of antisocial whites of the South."
Not to be outdone by her followers, Margaret Sanger spoke of sterilizing those she designated as "unfit," a plan she said would be the "salvation of American civilization.: And she also spike of those who were "irresponsible and reckless," among whom she included those " whose religious scruples prevent their exercising control over their numbers." She further contended that "there is no doubt in the minds of all thinking people that the procreation of this group should be stopped." That many Americans of African origin constituted a segment of Sanger considered "unfit" cannot be easily refuted.
While Planned Parenthood's current apologists try to place some distance between the eugenics and birth control movements, history definitively says otherwise. The eugenic theme figured prominently in the Birth Control Review, which Sanger founded in 1917. She published such articles as "Some Moral Aspects of Eugenics" (June 1920), "The Eugenic Conscience" (February 1921), "The purpose of Eugenics" (December 1924), "Birth Control and Positive Eugenics" (July 1925), "Birth Control: The True Eugenics" (August 1928), and many others.
These eugenic and racial origins are hardly what most people associate with the modern Planned Parenthood Federation of America (PPFA), which gave its Margaret Sanger award to the late Dr. Martin Luther King in 1966, and whose current president, Faye Wattleton, is black, a former nurse, and attractive.
Though once a social pariah group, routinely castigated by religious and government leaders, the PPFA is now an established, high-profile, well-funded organization with ample organizational and ideological support in high places of American society and government. Its statistics are accepted by major media and public health officials as "gospel"; its full-page ads appear in major newspapers; its spokespeople are called upon to give authoritative analyses of what America's family policies should be and to prescribe official answers that congressmen, state legislator and Supreme Court justiices all accept as "social orthodoxy."
Sanger's obsession with eugenics can be traced back to her own family. One of 11 children, she wrote in the autobiographical book, My Fight for Birth Control, that "I associated poverty, toil, unemployment, drunkenness, cruelty, quarreling, fighting, debts, jails with large families." Just as important was the impression in her childhood of an inferior family status, exacerbated by the iconoclastic, "free-thinking" views of her father, whose "anti-Catholic attitudes did not make for his popularity" in a predominantly Irish community.
The fact that the wealthy families in her hometown of Corning, N.Y., had relatively few children, Sanger took as prima facie evidence of the impoverishing effect of larger families. The personal impact of this belief was heightened 1899, at the age of 48. Sanger was convinced that the "ordeals of motherhood" had caused the death of her mother. The lingering consumption (tuberculosis) that took her mother's life visited Sanger at the birth of her own first child on Nov. 18, 1905. The diagnosis forced her to seek refuge in the Adirondacks to strengthen her for the impending birth. Despite the precautions, the birth of baby Grant was "agonizing," the mere memory of which Sanger described as "mental torture" more than 25 years later. She once described the experience as a factor "to be reckoned with" in her zealous campaign for birth control.
From the beginning, Sanger advocacy of sex education reflected her interest in population control and birth prevention among the "unfit." Her first handbook, published for adolescents in 1915 and entitled, What Every Boy and Girl Should Know, featured a jarring afterword:
It is a vicious cycle; ignorance breeds poverty and poverty breeds ignorance. There is only one cure for both, and that is to stoop breeding these things. Stop bringing to birth children whose inheritance cannot be one of health or intelligence. Stop bringing into the world children whose parents cannot provide for them.
To Sanger, the ebbing away of moral and religious codes over sexual conduct was a natural consequence of the worthlessness of such codes in the individual's search for self-fulfillment. "Instead of laying down hard and fast rules of sexual conduct," Sanger wrote in her 1922 book Pivot of Civilization, "sex can be rendered effective and valuable only as it meets and satisfies the interests and demands of the pupil himself." Her attitude is appropriately described as libertinism, but sex knowledge was not the same as individual liberty, as her writings on procreation emphasized.
The second edition of Sanger's life story, An Autobiography, appeared in 1938. There Sanger described her first cross-country lecture tour in 1916. Her standard speech asserted seven conditions of life that "mandated" the use of birth control: the third was "when parents, though normal, had subnormal children"; the fourth, "when husband and wife were adolescent"; the fifth, "when the earning capacity of the father was inadequate." No right existed to exercise sex knowledge to advance procreation. Sanger described the fact that "anyone, no matter how ignorant, how diseased mentally or physically, how lacking in all knowledge of children, seemed to consider he or she had the right to become a parent."
In the 1910's and 1920's, the entire social orderreligion, law, politics, medicine, and the mediawas arrayed against the idea and practice of birth control. This opposition began in 1873 when an overwhelmingly Protestant Congress passed, and a Protestant president signed into law, a bill that became known as the Comstock Law, named after its main proponent, Anthony Comstock. The U.S. Congress classified obscene writing, along with drugs, and devices and articles that prevented conception or caused abortion, under the same net of criminality and forbade their importation or mailing.
Sanger set out to have such legislation abolished or amended. Her initial efforts were directed at the Congress with the opening of a Washington, D.C., office of her American Birth Control League in 1926. Sanger wanted to amend section 211 of the U.S. criminal code to allow the interstate shipment and mailing of contraceptives among physicians, druggists and drug manufacturers.
Tuesday, January 11, 2005
First some background on our two quotable and notable contestants:
The ADL website provides the following profile of Tom Metzger, leader of
White Aryan Resistance:
Tom Metzger, a television repairman from Fallbrook, California,
has been a leader in organized bigotry for more than 25 years...He has been
widely acknowledged as the principal mentor of the neo-Nazi skinhead movement
since its appearance in America during the mid-1980s; in this connection, he
attracted nationwide publicity in 1990, when an Oregon jury rendered a $12.5
million judgment against him and his son, John, for inciting the murder of an
Ethiopian immigrant by skinheads. Today, although still paying the judgment,
Metzger continues to cultivate a following through his monthly newspaper, WAR
White Aryan Resistance, a Web site, a telephone hotline, an e-mail
newsletter, and other media.
Margaret Sanger, on the other hand, was the founder of Planned
Parenthood. Recently voted one of Time Magazine’s 100 Leaders &
Revolutionaries for the 20th Century, she is an inductee into the American
Nurses Association Hall of Fame and the National Women's Hall of Fame. Gloria
Steinem recently wrote as follows about Ms. Sanger in Time Magazine:
The movement she started will grow to be, a hundred years from now, the
most influential of all time," predicted futurist and historian H.G.
Wells in 1931. "When the history of our civilization is written, it will
be a biological history, and Margaret Sanger will be its heroine."
One is a “heroine” of the 20th Century. The other a modern villain. So
the following quiz concerning who said what ought to be easy. Right? Well try
your luck and you may be surprised.
Margaret or Metzger?
1. “Negroes and Southern Europeans are mentally inferior to native born
2. “Since Christianity is in fact a slave religion, it is satirical at
least to see the negro adopt a slave religion, after chattel slavery was
ended. It simply underlines the fact that consciously or unconsciously, weak
humans desire the status of sheep, no matter what they say.”
3. “More children from the fit, less from the unfit."
4. “...apply a stern and rigid policy of sterilization and segregation
to that grade of population whose progeny is already tainted, or whose
inheritance is such that objectionable traits may be transmitted to
5. "Colored people are like human weeds and are to be
6. “Covertly invest into non-White areas, invest in ghetto abortion
clinics. Help to raise money for free abortions, in primarily non-White
areas. Perhaps abortion clinic syndicates throughout North America, that
primarily operate in non-White areas and receive tax support, should be
7. "We do not want the word to go out that we want to exterminate
the Negro population, and the minister is the man who can straighten that
idea out if it ever occurs to any of their more rebellious members."
8. Who was the guest speaker at a Ku Klux Klan rally in Silverlake, N. J.
in 1926, Margaret or Metzger?
9. Which current Civil Rights Leader once stated the following:
"Abortion is black genocide...What happens to the mind of a person
and the moral fabric of a nation , that accepts the aborting of the life of
a baby without a pang of conscience?"
10. Who is a responsible for the deaths of millions of black Americans?
a. Planned Parenthood founder Margaret Sanger.
b. White Aryan Resistance Leader Tom Meztger
c. Sanger and Metzger.
1. Sanger; E. Drogin, Margaret Sanger: Father of Modern Society, CUL
Publishers, 1980, Section 1, p. 18-24; http://www.abortionfacts.com/online_books/love_them_both/why_cant_we_love_them_both_42.asp
2. Metzger; http://www.africa2000.com/XNDX/xwarpo.htm
3. Sanger; Birth Control Review, May 1919 (vol. III, no. 5); p.12. http://www.homekeepers.com/sanger.html
4. Sanger; A Plan For Peace, The Birth Control Review, April 1932, p. 106
5. Sanger; http://blackgenocide.org/planned.html
6. Metzger; http://www.africa2000.com/XNDX/xwarpo.htm
7. Sanger; 1. Linda Gordon, Woman's Body Woman's Right: Social History of
Birth Control in America (New York, Grossman Publishers, 1976) p.333. http://www.missionariestopreborn.com/ppNegro.htm
8. Sanger; (1) Emily Taft Douglas, Margaret Sanger; Pioneer of the Future,
Holt, Rinehart & Winston, N.Y., 1970, p. 192. http://www.scholarscorner.com/ethics/Anti-Semitism.html
9. Jesse Jackson; http://www.blackgenocide.org/
10. a. Planned Parenthood founder Margaret Sanger
Thursday, January 06, 2005
As a bonus, Crichton, in Appendix I, picks apart the eugenics movement and appropriately cites Margaret Sanger for opprobrium. (Unfortunately, he omits describing her founding role in Planned Parenthood and the abortion movement generally. But I suppose you can’t have everything.)
Sunday, January 02, 2005
INTELLECTUAL MORONS: HOW IDEOLOGY MAKES SMART PEOPLE FALL FOR STUPID IDEAS
By Daniel J. Flynn
Crown Forum, $25.95, 292 pages
REVIEWED BY LARRY THORNBERRY
The confusing thing about the word "intelligentsia" is that it sounds like it has something to do with intelligence (the being smart kind, not the military information kind). It doesn't. Readers who don't already understand this will after they finish "Intellectual Morons."
Mr. Flynn's latest?he covered some of the same ground in 2002's "Why the Left hates America"?could have been subtitled, "A History of Recent Idiocy." Sadly, there's plenty of it to go around. In "Morons" Mr. Flynn goes after the puzzling question of how so many otherwise intelligent people fall for ideas so dumb that an acute 12 year-old wouldn't consider them for 10 seconds. We're talking about professors, politicians, clergypersons, reporters, television producers, and writers?what Mr. Flynn calls the "cognitive elite."
These folks are bright enough to dress themselves in the mornings, balance their checkbooks, get their cars serviced on time. Some small number may even understand the infield fly rule. But they fall for -- and emotionally defend -- ideas as bizarre as: the United States threatens the world with imperial designs and orchestrated the 9-1-1 attacks. The automobile is the biggest threat to world security. Ten percent of the population is homosexual.
They also fall for and ardently defend such notions as: words and works of literature mean whatever you think they mean; all the world's resources will be gone by (insert your favorite date here); save for size, strength, and plumbing, men and women are essentially the same and we should force the world to operate on this understanding; Beethoven's Ninth Symphony is about rape; and, always a favorite with this crowd, "Bush is like Hitler."
To be fair to book-buyers, Mr. Flynn doesn't really answer the question in his subtitle, "How Ideology Makes Smart People Fall for Stupid Ideas." Instead, he enumerates the manifold ways in which they do. By way of explanation, Mr. Flynn only notes that for the "cognitive elite" ideology has replaced analytical thinking, which shows that the author has a firm grasp of the obvious. What it doesn't explain is why so many on the elite left (and some on the right) have chosen to seal their cerebral cortexes in an orthodoxy so rigid Torquemada seems a non-directive counselor by comparison.
Even so, Mr. Flynn's profiles of some of the gurus of the more toxic ideas America (and much of the rest of the Western world) labor under, and the movements they've created, are worth reading. "Morons" is quick intellectual history -- more accurately a history of the anti-intellectual and the pseudo-intellectual -- of the past century, and how many popular but untrue and toxic ideas undermine free society.
In "Morons" we meet some of the usual suspects. There's the downright peculiar sex researcher, Professor Alfred Kinsey, whose methods, Mr. Flynn suggests, wouldn't pass muster in Scientific Design 101 but is still the world's most quoted sex "expert." There's Paul Erlich, the Chicken Little's Chicken Little, who surely holds the record for predictions of environmental calamities that never came to pass, but is still showered with grants and awards and is a very frequent visitor on national talk shows.
Mr. Flynn profiles others of the left pantheon who have brought forth various intellectual grotesqueries, including: Margaret Sanger, W. E. B. Dubois, Alger Hiss, Betty Friedan, Noam Chomsky, Gore Vidal, Rigoberta Menchu. He shows how there is apparently no ceiling on how preposterous or fraudulent these people's thoughts or claims can be -- so long as they are politically correct -- and still be respected and cheered by the professoriate and other wholly-owned subsidiaries of the hyperthyroid Left.
Mr. Flynn beats up on academe pretty hard -- but was there ever a more deserving punching bag? He demonstrates once again that there are some ideas so silly --? so contrary to easily observable fact -- that it seems only academics can take them seriously. As Chico Marx so cogently asked, "What are you going to believe, me or your own eyes?." No doubt Chico's remark explains why even at the height of the Soviet Union there may have been more true-believing Marxists per square yard in Cambridge, Massachusetts than in Moscow.
The unlikely careers and even less likely ideas of Michel Foucault, Herbert Marcuse, Jacques Derrida, Stanley Fish, and Peter Singer -- theory-besotted humbugs who have done the most to make the current campus atmosphere both intellectually incoherent and morally repellant -- get the full Flynn treatment.
It provides no comfort that the people who plug toxic ideas aren't certifiable. In fact, one of the most bizarre things about their bizarre thoughts and notions is that they are promoted by men with higher than average IQs and no psychiatric diagnoses. But these false prophets are all the more dangerous because their foolishness is not immediately apparent except to those who pay close attention to what they say and then think about it, and because their ideas are taken so seriously by so many and influence the young on college campuses.
"Intellectual Morons" is not a happy read. It's a bit depressing to be reminded in detail what a sorry slough so much of our intellectual firmament -- particularly the university -- has fallen into. But for anyone with any respect for truth, and an understanding that ideas do in fact have consequences, it's essential to understand the forces of de-civilization that comes at us daily from people who are smart enough to know better, and from institutions we used to be able to rely on.
Larry Thornberry is a writer living in Tampa.
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