Lest We Forget: Liberal Progressive ‘Science’ Was At The Core Of The Holocaust

As we plunge toward “climate change” legislation and government health care, let us realize that so much is being done in the name of “science.”  And let us realize that the ideological perversion of science has been the source of the greatest evil in human history.  Particularly when liberal progressives have been involved.

Let us begin with one particularly unpopular group of socialist progressives, the Nazis, and see where the thread leads:

Exhibit displays Nazis’ ‘Deadly Medicine’
By Eryn Brown, Los Angeles Times
Story posted 2010.10.15 at 10:27 PM PDT

The image of the Nazi doctor is a vivid one — and “Deadly Medicine: Creating the Master Race” doesn’t give it short shrift.

At this traveling exhibit, now on view at Loyola Marymount University in Los Angeles, visitors can see photos of creepy gadgets like the calipers used by Nazi physicians to quantify racial characteristics. They can watch video of doctors testing how long it takes mental patients to die after inhaling tailpipe exhaust. They can learn about Dr. Julius Hallervorden, a neuropathologist who dissected hundreds of brains harvested from “euthanized” children.

But “Deadly Medicine” also aims to show that doctors’ and scientists’ role in the Holocaust wasn’t limited to measuring noses or conducting gruesome experiments in concentration camps.

The exhibit argues that by advancing the theory of eugenics — and then providing cover for the Nazi regime when it used that theory to buttress its racist and genocidal policies — German scientists helped lay the foundation upon which the Holocaust was built.

“This is important in understanding the context of the Holocaust,” said exhibit curator Susan Bachrach of the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum in Washington, D.C. “Presenting these ideas under the rubric of science made them more palatable.”

“Deadly Medicine” traces the roots of Nazi science back to the early 20th century and the rise of eugenics, an outgrowth of Darwinian thought that argued it was best for society if healthy people — and, some believed, only healthy people — were encouraged to reproduce. Allowing the “unfit” to thrive and multiply, the thinking went, interfered with natural selection and “degenerated” the population.

Some of the eugenics research funded by Germany after World War I actually led to improvements in public health, including an emphasis on prenatal care. (One poster urges pregnant women not to drink or smoke.)

“There’s been a tendency to dismiss everything done under the Nazis as pseudoscience, to distance ourselves,” Bachrach said. “That’s dishonest. A lot of the scientists we feature in this exhibit were legitimate.”

But most of the exhibit’s artifacts illustrate the dark side of Nazi eugenics, in which scientists called for mass sterilization — and eventually “euthanasia” — for people with a variety of sometimes haphazardly defined physical and mental illnesses.

It wasn’t a terribly long leap, the exhibit suggests, from the (comparatively limited, though still horrifying) task of sterilizing or killing the ill to coordinating the mass murder of ethnic groups that the Nazis — and their scientists — deemed defective, including Jews. “The euthanasia program provided a model for the much larger project that was to come,” Bachrach said.

“Deadly Medicine” offers some surprises. Germany wasn’t the only country to dabble in eugenics — one photograph shows a crowd at a Pasadena exhibit that extolled the “social benefits of sterilization.”

Another display reports that “doctors joined the Nazi party earlier and in higher numbers than any other professional group,” some driven by the hope that forcing Jewish physicians out of German hospitals would create job opportunities.

The exhibit raises thought-provoking questions about how good science — and good scientists — turn bad, said Kristine Brancolini, dean of university libraries at Loyola Marymount.

“At what point does something become unethical?” she said.

For Bachrach, another question is how far scientists might be willing to go to study their ideas — and how to stop them when they go too far.

“As a society, we’ve gone a long way toward establishing safeguards that didn’t exist,” she said. “But this exhibit continues to underscore the importance of informed leadership.”

The exhibit will be on display at the university until Nov. 24.

eryn.brown@latimes.com

For the record, I was writing about this subject long before I ever heard about this exhibit.  Having said that, the “Deadly Medicine” exhibit strongly reinforces everything I said.

The reporter says, “‘Deadly Medicine’ offers some surprises. Germany wasn’t the only country to dabble in eugenics.”  And of course, it might be a surprise to Ms. Brown, but it certainly isn’t a surprise to – oh, I don’t know, Glenn Beck – or to anyone who has actually made an effort to actually learn history.

Where else did we see eugenics?  And where did this monstrously evil form of science begin?  From CBS:

The Fernald School, and others like it, was part of a popular American movement in the early 20th century called the Eugenics movement. The idea was to separate people considered to be genetically inferior from the rest of society, to prevent them from reproducing.

Eugenics is usually associated with Nazi Germany, but in fact, it started in America. Not only that, it continued here long after Hitler’s Germany was in ruins.

At the height of the movement – in the ‘20s and ‘30s – exhibits were set up at fairs to teach people about eugenics. It was good for America, and good for the human race. That was the message.

But author Michael D’Antonio says it wasn’t just a movement. It was government policy. “People were told, we can be rid of all disease, we can lower the crime rate, we can increase the wealth of our nation, if we only keep certain people from having babies,” says D’Antonio.

But surely it came from conservative Republicans, someone might say.  Something so evil could never come from Democrat progressives.

Wrong.

Margaret Sanger, hero of liberalism and feminism, and founder of Planned Parenthood, was an ardent eugenicist.  You can see it in her own words.

Here’s an interesting quote from one of the greatest patron saints of liberalism:

“We should 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. 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.”
Margaret Sanger’s December 19, 1939 letter to Dr. Clarence Gamble, 255 Adams Street, Milton, Massachusetts. Original source: Sophia Smith Collection, Smith College, North Hampton, Massachusetts. Also described in Linda Gordon’s Woman’s Body, Woman’s Right: A Social History of Birth Control in America. New York: Grossman Publishers, 1976.

Don’t worry, Margaret.  Your secret is safe with the mainstream media.  They’ll never betray the secret that abortion is morally evil, that it is the murder of an innocent human being, and that liberal Democrats to this very day are trying to destroy the black population.

Three out of every five pregnancies of black women in America are exterminated through abortion.  And every three days, blacks kill more of their own through abortion than all the black people lynched between 1882 and 1968.

I also notice that Margaret Sanger also wanted to do this in the name of a “religious appeal.”  Let me say this: Don’t you DARE call yourself a Christian if you support “a woman’s right to choose” to kill her baby.  Because by obvious extension you also then support the Virgin Mary’s “right” to choose to kill Baby Jesus in her womb.  And so Jesus can’t save such a liberal progressive “Christian” from his or her sins, because the Jesus of liberal progressive “Christianity” is dead in an abortion mill.  And so hell awaits you for your part in the murder of nearly 50 million innocent unborn babies in America alone.

Planned Parenthood, founded on the scientific principles of Darwinian-based eugenics, has never changed.  They are still primarily located in minority (read that as “genetically inferior”) populated neighborhoods.  And they are still perfectly at home with the genocide of the black race through abortion.  In fact, not all that long ago, they were caught red-handed:

LOS ANGELES, February 28, 2008 (LifeSiteNews.com) – UCLA’s pro-life student magazine, The Advocate, has revealed an undercover investigation in which representatives of Planned Parenthood enthusiastically accepted a financial donation targeting the abortion of an unborn black baby for racist motives.

And what does the “great” liberal Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg have to say about that?

“Frankly I had thought that at that time Roe was decided, there was concern about population growth and particularly growth in populations that we don’t want to have too many of” — 7/2/09 Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg

The article detailing the apology over American scientists deliberately infecting Guatemalan men with syphilis pointed out that our fascination with eugenics and the ugliest forms of “science” continued long after Hitler was defeated and Nazism destroyed.  And it did.

The Tuskegee experiment – in which black men with syphilis were deliberately left untreated so scientists could study the advance of the symptoms – thrived under Franklin Delano Roosevelt’s administration.  And we just recently discovered that another similar study thrived under the administration of fellow Democrat president Harry S. Truman:

WASHINGTON (AP) — American scientists deliberately infected prisoners and patients in a mental hospital in Guatemala with syphilis 60 years ago, a recently unearthed experiment that prompted U.S. officials to apologize Friday and declare outrage over “such reprehensible research.”

The U.S. government-funded experiment, which ran from 1946 to 1948, was discovered by a Wellesley College medical historian. It apparently was conducted to test if penicillin, then relatively new, could prevent infection with sexually transmitted diseases. The study came up with no useful information and was hidden for decades.

Liberal progressives haven’t changed their spots.  They arrogantly claimed that they represented the movement of “progress” and “science” when they were leading the way for Adolf Hitler and the most genuinely evil human depravity ever seen in human history.  And they’re saying the same things now.

Barack Obama’s “spiritual mentor” Jeremiah Wright believed and taught all this depraved garbage.  And it should come as absolutely no surprise that Barack Obama is so deeply steeped in the culture of abortion that he supports even abandoning babies who survived the horrific procedure and had been born alive to die.

And, yes, the same Hitler who embraced the Darwinian eugenics movement devised and championed by 20th century American progressive liberal Democrats also embraced the government health care and embraced the environmental movement championed today by 21st century American progressive liberal Democrats.

Same moral garbage.  Same Democrat Party.

Science in and of itself is morally neutral.  There is no conflict between good science and good Christianity.  In fact, science flowed from the universities that themselves emerged directly from the great Christian monasteries.  The man who formulated the scientific method was a publicly confessing Christian, as were the discoverers of every single major branch of modern science.

Science goes “bad” when it is hijacked by an ideological agenda.  And that is precisely what we are seeing over and over again today.  We’ve certainly seen it with “global warming” or “climate change” or whatever the hell you want to call it.  And we have certainly seen the same ideological poison of science and of scientific methodology by advocates of ObamaCare.

Science serves mankind when it is a method.  It becomes man’s greatest enemy when it becomes a tool.

Barack Obama tried to claim that he was somehow above distorting science to serve a political agenda not long after becoming president.  But he has done precisely that more than anyone who has preceded him.  For just two recent examples, Barack Obama distorted the scientific report by scientists who argued that there was no scientific basis to shut down drilling.  And then he again distorted the scientific reports from scientists who tried to assess the extent of the Gulf oil disaster (see here also).

Obama is no guardian of scientific legitimacy.  He is its leading perverter.

I have mentioned abortion several times in this article.  What does science really say about abortion?

To put it simply, science properly understood tells us that human embryos are human by virtue of their parents, and beings by virtue of the fact that they are living things (they grow, feed,respire,excrete,respond to stimuli, and reproduce): they are human beings.  Science further tells us that human embryos are NOT part of their mother’s bodies; rather, they are clearly unique genetic individuals, with their own unique human DNA.  Moreover, scientifically, every single living thing is rigorously classified by the science of taxonomy into the categories of: Kingdom, Phylum, Class, Order, Family, Genus, Species.  And a human embryo – an unborn baby – is of the kingdom Animalia, of the phylum Chordata, of the class Mammalia, of the order Primates, of the family Hominidae, of the genus Homo, and of the species sapiens.  Same as you, same as me, and same as any human being who has spent a lifetime living outside of his or her mother’s womb.

Any attempt to claim that “science” legitimizes abortion is totally false and totally perverted science.  And yet science is falsified and perverted on a daily basis today.

Democrats have for years characterized themselves as the party of “science,” while demonizing Republicans as the party that stands in the way of science or progress.  But they long ago forfeited any legitimate credibility that they had to make such a claim.

Update, October 18:  It didn’t take long for Obama to prove me right again.

Obama said:

“Part of the reason that our politics seems so tough right now, and facts and science and argument do not seem to be winning the day all the time, is because we’re hard-wired not to always think clearly when we’re scared,” Obama told the assembled Democrats, who paid $15,200 a person to attend. “And the country is scared.”

This from the man who said as he justified the culture of abortion:

“It is about ensuring that scientific data is never distorted or concealed to serve a political agenda — and that we make scientific decisions based on facts, not ideology,”

Let me leave you with an alternate “scientific” examination of what is going on today: Americans are “hard wired” to survive, and they are growing increasingly fearful as they realize their president is destroying their and their children’s country.

That answer not only is equally “scientific,” but it has the virtue of NOT basically calling the American people a bunch of non-rational meat puppets.

Barack Obama was quite fine with the “scared” American people “not thinking clearly” when they voted for him two years ago.  And the reason it bothers him so much that his demagoguery is now backfiring on him has nothing whatsoever to do with “facts and science and argument.”

Unless you think Obama saying “They’re fighting back.  The empire is striking back” was somehow about “science,” when, given the Star Wars analogy, no one better qualifies as the evil emperor bent on ruling the universe than Barack Obama himself.

It’s bad enough that Barack Obama is a demonizing demagogue to the very core of his political, if not his moral, being.  But when he wraps his demonizing and demagoguery in the mantle of “science” as so many “progressives” have before him, you should step back and see how this movie has played out in the past.

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18 Responses to “Lest We Forget: Liberal Progressive ‘Science’ Was At The Core Of The Holocaust”

  1. J.W. Wartick Says:

    The parallels between Nazism and the pro choice movement are chilling. Sanger’s quote is particularly enlightening. Thanks for the excellent post, as usual.

  2. Robbie Says:

    great!

    i like how october is both pro life month and breast cancer awareness month – yet no nfl players (many teams wearing pink the last few weekends to show support for breast cancer survivors) wear anything supporting the pro life movement.

    or caribou coffee apparently offered 1/2 price coffee to those wearing pink yesterday in my town –

    its almost odd how being pro life is a taboo subject with some in this country because of PC?

    it doesnt make sense take the majority of women you know more than likely 90% or more have not and will not choose an abortion yet instinctively some of these same women favor a womens right to choose.

    i blame lib media influence creating this PC environment!

  3. HL Says:

    Michael, this post is exceptional and excellent. I had a heated exchange once with a professing Christian who told me he was personally against abortion but would never work or vote to take that ‘right’ away from a woman to choose. Nothing I said would change his mind, he was fierce about it.
    I later found out he was a Democrat.

    It was so grevious to me.

  4. Robbie Says:

    “it doesnt make sense take the majority of women you know more than likely 90% or more have not and will not choose an abortion yet instinctively some of these same women favor a womens right to choose”

    that didnt come out right-

    i find it odd women and men who may be privately pro life will not speak out about their views because of a political correctness whereas those surviving breast cancer are to be lauded (as they should) however those who wish to protect the unborn ‘tread at their own risk’ so to speak.

    to me thats sad.

  5. saynsumthn Says:

    21st Century Eugenics- Look it up in the documentary- Maafa21 clip here http://www.maafa21.com

  6. Michael Eden Says:

    The two biggest parallels, of course, are the mindset that the victims should not qualify as “human,” and the sheer mind-boggling number (nearly 50 million – which dwarfs the 10 million killed in the Holocaust).

    I stumbled across that quote – and that site – and was amazed at the things this paradigm of liberal “virtue” said.

  7. Michael Eden Says:

    Robbie,

    Nothing is more worshiped than “choice” in modern culture. It is amazing, when you stop and think about it, that no one is actually more profoundly ANTI-choice – abortion and homosexuality aside – than the American left.

    It is the American left which embraces massive government, and the approaching totalitarian control which goes hand in hand with such government, after all.

    What is most “funny” is that the liberal progressives’ definition of “choice” is identical with the pro-slavery movement’s, who believed that “they had a right to choose” to own slaves. It’s too bad more Americans haven’t looked up the concept of “popular sovereignty” and applied it to the modern abortion movement.

    When you realize that philosophical connection, it is no wonder that the same Democrat Party which tore America apart fighting to keep “non-human” blacks in chains, and then continued to tear the country apart by creating the Ku Klux Klan (the terrorist arm of the Democrat Party), would continue to murder black babies via abortion.

    What is very surprising, on the other hand, is how modern blacks have become collaborators with this movement that is killing 3 out of every 5 of their children.

  8. Michael Eden Says:

    HP,
    I know two people in my church – through conversation – who have vocally supported abortion.

    I am polite to them, but I do not treat them as brothers and sisters in Christ. I acknowledge that they may very well be saved (and they may very well NOT be), and that God did not appoint me to be their judge. But they have a cancer of the soul, and I don’t want it around me.

    “The right to choose” to do WHAT? To kill her own child? To kill a human being? The abortionists say, “We don’t know when life begins.” But we DO know; it begins at the moment of conception. We were all once embryos, every single one of us; and if the embryo that was me was killed, I clearly would have been killed. There is an unbroken chain of continuity of identity between me and the embryo that was me, just as much as there is an unbroken chain of continuity of identity between me and the toddler that was me.

    I use the analogy of a woman peeling potatoes at the sink, and suddenly her firstborn child says, “Mommy, can I kill this?” Well, she should probably look around, because the kid might be talking about his younger brother. Or maybe it’s just a bug. But if she is even halfway morally responsible, she turns around and makes SURE before saying, “Yes, you can kill that.”

    Even if we take the argument that “we don’t know” when life begins, how does that justify killing? Shouldn’t it justify life? What if America finds out that, by the sheer numbers, we were actually far, FAR worse than Hitler? And how does, “We didn’t know” make us any less guilty than Hitler, who similarly “didn’t know” that Jews were fully human???

    There are a number of powerful Bible references that clearly give the unborn human status. But I think the example of Jesus and the Virgin Mary is even more powerful: “Did Mary have the ‘right to choose'”?

  9. HL Says:

    Michael, I wanted to bring this short vodeo ad to your attention. It is powerful. It will drive Obama and his minions CRAZY!

    http://www.thefoxnation.com/president-obama/2010/10/20/controversial-ad-compares-obama-angel-death

  10. Michael Eden Says:

    Thanks for the link, HL. It tipped me off to a fantastic pro-life Jefferson quote:

    “The care of human life and happiness and not their destruction is the first and only legitimate object of good government” — Thomas Jefferson

    And here’s a couple more:

    “Americans! Ask the Declaration of Independence and it will tell you that its authors held for self-evident truth that the right to life is the first of the unalienable rights of man, and that to secure and not to destroy that right, governments are instituted.” John Quincy Adams, president of the united states

    “Human life from its commencement to its close is protected by the common law. In the contemplations of law, life begins when the infant is first able to stir in the womb. By the law, that life is protected.” — James Wilson, signer of the constitution and the declaration; original justice on the U.S. supreme Court

    But we are no longer a country that much cares about morality, or law, or the Constitution.

    There is a clash of worldviews going on – and the devil has won much ground in America:

    Professing themselves to be wise, they became fools – Romans 1:22

    For God’s wrath is being revealed from heaven against all the ungodliness and wickedness of those who in their wickedness suppress the truth – Romans 1:18

    You love evil more than good, Falsehood more than speaking what is right. — Psalm 52:3

    But he who sins against Me injures himself; all those who hate Me love death — Proverbs 8:36

    Woe to those who call evil good, and good evil; Who substitute darkness for light and light for darkness; Who substitute bitter for sweet and sweet for bitter! — Isaiah 5:20

    You who hate good and love evil, Who tear off their skin from them And their flesh from their bones — Micah 3:2

    In their case, the god of this world has blinded the minds of those who do not believe to keep them from seeing the light of the glorious gospel of the Messiah, who is the image of God. — 2 Corinthians 4:4

    Such teachings come through hypocritical liars, whose consciences have been seared as with a hot iron — 1 Timothy 4:2

    For the time will come when men will not put up with sound doctrine. Instead, to suit their own desires, they will gather around them a great number of teachers to say what their itching ears want to hear. They will turn their ears away from the truth and turn aside to myths. — 2 Tim 4:3-4

  11. HL Says:

    Wonderful quotes and the truth of Scripture is ALWAYS powerful.

  12. Michael Eden Says:

    Nothin’ beats the Bible for Revealing the Truth.

  13. Anon Says:

    THE FINAL “PROGRESSIVE” INSPECTION

    A Progressive stood and faced God, Which must always come to pass. He hoped his shoes were shining, As he coyly thought kiss my ass..

    ‘Step forward now, Progressive, How shall I deal with you? Have you always turned the other cheek? To My Church have you been true?’

    The Progressive squared his shoulders and said, ‘No, Lord, I guess I ain’t. Because those of us who are Progressive, deem are selves to be saints.

    I’ve hardly had to work a day, And at times my talk was fluff, and at times I’ve been violent, Because the world has not had enough.

    I took every penny, that wasn’t mine to keep… I never worked any overtime, I just took more from the sheep.

    I never offered any help, Though at times I shook with fear, how dare them say I don’t deserve at times I evoked more fear.

    I really do deserve a place, among your people here, we can have a teachable moment, we can drink free beer.

    This place that I demand oh Lord, It should really be so grand. I’ve always expected more than this, I hope you understand.

    There was a silence all around the throne, Where the saints had often trod. As the Progressive waited quietly, For the judgment of his God.

    ‘Step forward now, Progressive, You’ve not borne your burdens well. Walk peacefully right down that street, it leads you straight to Hell.’

  14. Michael Eden Says:

    “Straight to Hell” is exactly where they are going. I’d rather be a cockroach than be a progressive come judgment day.

    Nice little poem. Thanks for sharing it!

  15. Anon Says:

    Thanks for the compliment Michael.
    Feel free to share it.

  16. Michael Eden Says:

    Thank you, Anon.

    I can’t save Progressives from hell. But I can at least try to describe for them the scenery (fire all around) of the place where they are headed. And patiently explain to them why they ended up there.

  17. Matthew Gerlach Says:

    Awesome Article and responses, you voice very clearly and unapologeticly many of my own thoughts on Christians who support “choice” and the parallels between Eugenics, the Nazi Party and the Democratic party. I currently believe that abortion would not be as popular and much more limited if more people actually knew of the practices of the abortion industry, especially late term. I am still waiting for any of their ilk to answer the question that always end a debate, When does that fetus turn into a human and inherit the protection of the Constitution? I have never received an answer to that question on any forum I posted, their masters have not given them that answer because this is no other good answer other than conception.

    I don’t even think you can describe hell to them as it is a fictitious place in their mind….or you could leave out the fire part and say in hell you will be surrounded by TV’s playing Fox and Friends…that might scare em.

  18. Michael Eden Says:

    Hell is the place where people will experience the sensation of being burned alive forever and ever in indestructable bodies.

    Humans were created in God’s image. God set eternity into our souls as He Himself has (Ecclesiastes 3:11).

    We are embodied souls. God designed us to be embodied. He Himself is pure soul; because He is too big to have a body. One day all human beings will inherit indestructible bodies; we won’t cease to exist. The difference is whether we inherit reward or damnation, heaven or hell.

    The people who took part in the 54 million innocent human beings who were murdered by abortion will spend a trillion times a trillion times a trilion years being eternally burned alive for every NANOSECOND they stole from those poor babies they murdered. And they will deserve every second of it. Liberals are going to say, “I didn’t kill anyone!” No, you just voted for monsterous people who themselves didn’t kill anyone. You just – with your vote for politicians and in turn judges – enacted a system that was nine times more murderous than the Holocaust. And one day those 54 million human beings – who are in heaven – are going to point a righteous finger at you abortion-backers and demand that you pay for what you did to each one of them.

    I’d rather never have been born than be those people. Because whether they believe it or not, there is true ultimate justice in the universe. And judgment is coming for them.

    You bring up good questions regarding the beginning of human life and “when do I become a human being.”

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