September 29, 2012
It is also important to know that Eugenics wasn't a Nazi invention. The idea "evolved" out of 19th century British social Darwinism. But even though members of the British Fabian Society spoke openly in favor of State sterilization and outright extermination of "undesirables", it was the United States where mass mandatory sterilization of young women became law between 1933-1935. Fifteen state legislatures passed Model Eugenic Sterilization laws. Tens of thousands of girls were sterilized for such things as having a mentally ill or retarded relative in the family. Even having a history of alcoholism in a family could result in the 'State Eugenics Board' forcing sterilization.
Hitler wasted no time putting Germany on the road to a Eugenically perfected society,
The Rockefeller Foundation helped develop and fund various German eugenics programs, including the one that Josef Mengele worked in before he went to Auschwitz. American Model Eugenic Sterilization laws were lifted almost verbatim by the Nazis for their 1933 Nuremberg racial hygiene laws
Planned Parenthood Founder Margaret Sanger in her own words in a 1939 private letter to Clarence Gamble (of Proctor & Gamble), President of the American Eugenics Research Association:
"We don't want the 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."
Mr. Gamble: "There is a great danger that we will fail because the Negroes think it a plan for extermination. Hence lets appear to let the colored run it as we appear to let [the] south do the conference in Atlanta." Under this policy, Planned Parenthood of
America hired a full-time "Negro Consultant" in 1944.
Proof of Nazi Eugenics and State Euthanasia of "useless eaters"
Comments for "Nazis Gassed Aryans But Not Jews?"
Not an essential question in this case, but I thought I might add that gassing is the perhaps the most expensive, unsafe, irksome and technically difficult way to kill a person. This is clearly demonstrated in the Leuchter Report (in the section on design criteria for execution gas chambers) (easy to find online). Hydrocyanic acid does not have to be breathed to be fatal. Personnel must wear chemical suits and breathe bottled air. Forget gas masks. Sophisticated temperature control and circulation systems operating under negative pressure and very tall chimneys are minimum requirements. I think we can all agree Germans are experts when it comes to rational and cost-effective solutions. To operate “a gas chamber disguised as a shower room in the cellar”, the Germans would have to suspend the laws of physics. A shot in the back of the head, Katyn-style, is how armies around the world go about mass killings.
Thank you for publishing Rael Strous' article on the Nazi T4 program. As the father of a child with Down's Syndrome, I have done a lot of reading on this aspect of Nazi policy, which confirms the article entirely.
While the "official" holocaust narrative, in my view, has many questions, irregularities, and even some absurdities, there are those who are too quick to react totally and apologize for or endorse Nazism. In some areas, the neo-nazi / "white nationalist" mentality has a lot of cross-over with the "anti-zionist" community, which is entirely unnecessary. A typical example is the collaboration between Mark Glenn, who has made some valuable contributions, and the blogger "Zion Crime Factory," who is a rabid neo-nazi, and a genuine "anti-semite."
The Nazi "economic miracle" was predicated on this massive euthanasia program (similar to today's austerity programs), union busting, social immiseration and war mobilization. There were a few "good" features like the completion of infrastructure projects like the Autobahn, which were planned and begun by Hitler's predecessors. Somehow Franklin Roosevelt, much loathed in conspiracy circles, was able to achieve the same gains in employment and production with the opposite policy.
Nazism was not popular before Germans had to rally around the flag for mutual defense. Hitler did not win a popular election – he carried out a coup within a coalition bloc of parliament. Pre-war German culture did contain some elements of decadence (ie the Frankfurt School, chronicled by people like Kevin MacDonald), but it also contained a large population of Catholics, leading moderates like Hitler's predecessor Gen. Kurt von Schleicher, who was very much in the mold of FDR, and was murdered by Nazis, popular figures like Rudolf Steiner, who worked extensively for the betterment of the handicapped (his writings on Down's Syndrome are especially interesting). Nazism was not a proper return of German nationalism – which would have looked something like Otto von Bismarck's policy. It was a synthetic ideology based on racist hysteria and ruthlessness that unfortunately infected large parts of Germany's desperate population.
That Germans have since been defamed and attacked, and that they were set up, double-crossed and treated without mercy in WW2 does not exonerate the record of the Nazis. The T-4 program, unlike the "official" holocaust narrative, is fully documented and substantiated.