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The American Roots of Nazi Eugenics -> [link] <- By Edwin Black. An excerpt of the article below:

Mr. Black is the author of IBM and the Holocaust and the just released War Against the Weak: Eugenics and America's Campaign to Create a Master Race, from which the following article is drawn.

Hitler and his henchmen victimized an entire continent and exterminated millions in his quest for a co-called "Master Race."

But the concept of a white, blond-haired, blue-eyed master Nordic race didn't originate with Hitler. The idea was created in the United States, and cultivated in California, decades before Hitler came to power. California eugenicists played an important, although little known, role in the American eugenics movement's campaign for ethnic cleansing.

Eugenics was the racist pseudoscience determined to wipe away all human beings deemed "unfit," preserving only those who conformed to a Nordic stereotype. Elements of the philosophy were enshrined as national policy by forced sterilization and segregation laws, as well as marriage restrictions, enacted in twenty-seven states. In 1909, California became the third state to adopt such laws. Ultimately, eugenics practitioners coercively sterilized some 60,000 Americans, barred the marriage of thousands, forcibly segregated thousands in "colonies," and persecuted untold numbers in ways we are just learning. Before World War II, nearly half of coercive sterilizations were done in California, and even after the war, the state accounted for a third of all such surgeries.

California was considered an epicenter of the American eugenics movement. During the Twentieth Century's first decades, California's eugenicists included potent but little known race scientists, such as Army venereal disease specialist Dr. Paul Popenoe, citrus magnate and Polytechnic benefactor Paul Gosney, Sacramento banker Charles M. Goethe, as well as members of the California State Board of Charities and Corrections and the University of California Board of Regents.

Eugenics would have been so much bizarre parlor talk had it not been for extensive financing by corporate philanthropies, specifically the Carnegie Institution, the Rockefeller Foundation and the Harriman railroad fortune. They were all in league with some of America's most respected scientists hailing from such prestigious universities as Stamford, Yale, Harvard, and Princeton. These academicians espoused race theory and race science, and then faked and twisted data to serve eugenics' racist aims.

Stanford president David Starr Jordan originated the notion of "race and blood" in his 1902 racial epistle "Blood of a Nation," in which the university scholar declared that human qualities and conditions such as talent and poverty were passed through the blood.

In 1904, the Carnegie Institution established a laboratory complex at Cold Spring Harbor on Long Island that stockpiled millions of index cards on ordinary Americans, as researchers carefully plotted the removal of families, bloodlines and whole peoples. From Cold Spring Harbor, eugenics advocates agitated in the legislatures of America, as well as the nation's social service agencies and associations.

The Harriman railroad fortune paid local charities, such as the New York Bureau of Industries and Immigration, to seek out Jewish, Italian and other immigrants in New York and other crowded cities and subject them to deportation, trumped up confinement or forced sterilization.

The Rockefeller Foundation helped found the German eugenics program and even funded the program that Josef Mengele worked in before he went to Auschwitz.

Much of the spiritual guidance and political agitation for the American eugenics movement came from California's quasi-autonomous eugenic societies, such as the Pasadena-based Human Betterment Foundation and the California branch of the American Eugenics Society, which coordinated much of their activity with the Eugenics Research Society in Long Island. These organizations--which functioned as part of a closely-knit network--published racist eugenic newsletters and pseudoscientific journals, such as Eugenical News and Eugenics, and propagandized for the Nazis.

Eugenics was born as a scientific curiosity in the Victorian age. In 1863, Sir Francis Galton, a cousin of Charles Darwin, theorized that if talented people only married other talented people, the result would be measurably better offspring. At the turn of the last century, Galton's ideas were imported into the United States just as Gregor Mendel's principles of heredity were rediscovered. American eugenic advocates believed with religious fervor that the same Mendelian concepts determining the color and size of peas, corn and cattle also governed the social and intellectual character of man.

In an America demographically reeling from immigration upheaval and torn by post-Reconstruction chaos, race conflict was everywhere in the early twentieth century. Elitists, utopians and so-called "progressives" fused their smoldering race fears and class bias with their desire to make a better world. They reinvented Galton's eugenics into a repressive and racist ideology. The intent: populate the earth with vastly more of their own socio-economic and biological kind--and less or none of everyone else.

The superior species the eugenics movement sought was populated not merely by tall, strong, talented people. Eugenicists craved blond, blue-eyed Nordic types. This group alone, they believed, was fit to inherit the earth. In the process, the movement intended to subtract emancipated Negroes, immigrant Asian laborers, Indians, Hispanics, East Europeans, Jews, dark-haired hill folk, poor people, the infirm and really anyone classified outside the gentrified genetic lines drawn up by American raceologists.

How? By identifying so-called "defective" family trees and subjecting them to lifelong segregation and sterilization programs to kill their bloodlines. The grand plan was to literally wipe away the reproductive capability of those deemed weak and inferior--the so-called "unfit." The eugenicists hoped to neutralize the viability of 10 percent of the population at a sweep, until none were left except themselves.

Eighteen solutions were explored in a Carnegie-supported 1911 "Preliminary Report of the Committee of the Eugenic Section of the American Breeder's Association to Study and to Report on the Best Practical Means for Cutting Off the Defective Germ-Plasm in the Human Population." Point eight was euthanasia.

The most commonly suggested method of eugenicide in America was a "lethal chamber" or public locally operated gas chambers. In 1918, Popenoe, the Army venereal disease specialist during World War I, co-wrote the widely used textbook, Applied Eugenics, which argued, "From an historical point of view, the first method which presents itself is execution… Its value in keeping up the standard of the race should not be underestimated." Applied Eugenics also devoted a chapter to "Lethal Selection," which operated "through the destruction of the individual by some adverse feature of the environment, such as excessive cold, or bacteria, or by bodily deficiency."

Eugenic breeders believed American society was not ready to implement an organized lethal solution. But many mental institutions and doctors practiced improvised medical lethality and passive euthanasia on their own. One institution in Lincoln, Illinois fed its incoming patients milk from tubercular cows believing a eugenically strong individual would be immune. Thirty to forty percent annual death rates resulted at Lincoln. Some doctors practiced passive eugenicide one newborn infant at a time. Others doctors at mental institutions engaged in lethal neglect.

Nonetheless, with eugenicide marginalized, the main solution for eugenicists was the rapid expansion of forced segregation and sterilization, as well as more marriage restrictions. California led the nation, performing nearly all sterilization procedures with little or no due process. In its first twenty-five years of eugenic legislation, California sterilized 9,782 individuals, mostly women. Many were classified as "bad girls," diagnosed as "passionate," "oversexed" or "sexually wayward." At Sonoma, some women were sterilized because of what was deemed an abnormally large clitoris or labia.

In 1933 alone, at least 1,278 coercive sterilizations were performed, 700 of which were on women. The state's two leading sterilization mills in 1933 were Sonoma State Home with 388 operations and Patton State Hospital with 363 operations. Other sterilization centers included Agnews, Mendocino, Napa, Norwalk, Stockton and Pacific Colony state hospitals.

Even the United States Supreme Court endorsed aspects of eugenics. In its infamous 1927 decision, Supreme Court Justice Oliver Wendell Holmes wrote, "It is better for all the world, if instead of waiting to execute degenerate offspring for crime, or to let them starve for their imbecility, society can prevent those who are manifestly unfit from continuing their kind…. Three generations of imbeciles are enough." This decision opened the floodgates for thousands to be coercively sterilized or otherwise persecuted as subhuman. Years later, the Nazis at the Nuremberg trials quoted Holmes's words in their own defense.

Only after eugenics became entrenched in the United States was the campaign transplanted into Germany, in no small measure through the efforts of California eugenicists, who published booklets idealizing sterilization and circulated them to German official and scientists.

Hitler studied American eugenics laws. He tried to legitimize his anti-Semitism by medicalizing it, and wrapping it in the more palatable pseudoscientific facade of eugenics. Hitler was able to recruit more followers among reasonable Germans by claiming that science was on his side. While Hitler's race hatred sprung from his own mind, the intellectual outlines of the eugenics Hitler adopted in 1924 were made in America.

During the '20s, Carnegie Institution eugenic scientists cultivated deep personal and professional relationships with Germany's fascist eugenicists. In Mein Kampf, published in 1924, Hitler quoted American eugenic ideology and openly displayed a thorough knowledge of American eugenics. "There is today one state," wrote Hitler, "in which at least weak beginnings toward a better conception [of immigration] are noticeable. Of course, it is not our model German Republic, but the United States."

Hitler proudly told his comrades just how closely he followed the progress of the American eugenics movement. "I have studied with great interest," he told a fellow Nazi, "the laws of several American states concerning prevention of reproduction by people whose progeny would, in all probability, be of no value or be injurious to the racial stock."

Hitler even wrote a fan letter to American eugenic leader Madison Grant calling his race-based eugenics book, The Passing of the Great Race his "bible."

Hitler's struggle for a superior race would be a mad crusade for a Master Race. Now, the American term "Nordic" was freely exchanged with "Germanic" or "Aryan." Race science, racial purity and racial dominance became the driving force behind Hitler's Nazism. Nazi eugenics would ultimately dictate who would be persecuted in a Reich-dominated Europe, how people would live, and how they would die. Nazi doctors would become the unseen generals in Hitler's war against the Jews and other Europeans deemed inferior. Doctors would create the science, devise the eugenic formulas, and even hand-select the victims for sterilization, euthanasia and mass extermination."

Edwin Black -> [link]

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OctopusGames Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2015
You sir, have piqued my interest. 
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MiChaLJEWgiRL Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
i study american law, the constitution its self isn't eugenic.
But what do you think abortion is!
Hail Anarchy!!
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katiejo911 Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Interesting. Because I recently went to a museum program about Nazi eugenics, I did know the idea was hatched in the US. However I didn't realize how far it had gotten before being picked up by the German Reich. It just goes to prove what my husband always says: Whatever atrocity is being committed in the world, America's done it first.
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SaintIscariot Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2012  Professional Photographer
For further investigation into American experiments -> [link] <- There are other resources at the botom of the page under "See Also", "Psychological/torture/interrogation experiments", and "Video".
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lostalex82 Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2012
Yea america wanted eugenics i guess that's why WE were the ones that stopped the Nazi's right? You are an idiot.
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IZZY-CHAN13 Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I looked into this after seeing how Planned Parenthood / (Margaret Sanger) got themselves involved in the Negro Project; awesome thing here... It's really something though..... nothing suprises me anymore :P
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TheCrossoverer89 Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2011
Why do we just hate? and also back in WWII the USA did not exterminate the Japanese, but we wanted too because why claimed "This is white man's country" and "God bless America and damn the other countries to Hell except Northern Europe" we were not too different from the Nazis when it came to ideas,thats the scary part. How can it be in the name of God for one race be genocidal to everyone who was not like them? Why do they have to twist history and Distort the Bible? I am proud to be American but also a human being! I don't think one country should be titled superior over another no matter what!
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AmongTheSatanic Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2011  Hobbyist Artist
Eugenics should be used for the common good.
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SaintIscariot Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2011  Professional Photographer
Feel free to volunteer yourself...
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AmongTheSatanic Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2011  Hobbyist Artist
I'm past my prime, monsieur. But my child isn't.
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BorisFedorov Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
True, true, like our nation was the inspiration or Aldous Huxleys novel Brave New World, and why people like Mark Twain and Leo Tolstoy wrote warnings.
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just-a-user Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2011
"Master Race" program and all other racism movement were born with Darwinism and first started in USA by Illuminati and then spread to Europe..
It is ironic that america accused nazis for being racist but they killed lots of black people and native americans.. pathetic pigs
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SaintIscariot Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2011  Professional Photographer
Very Babylonian in the spiritual sense of confusion.
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NurIzin Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2011
Illuminati?? you don't know what is/are really Illuminati don't you? der Illuminatenorden (the original name) was a secret german society in the 18th century that followed the philosophy of the Age of Enlightenment (Lumières is the original name). The only goal was to teach a practical knowledge, to fight against the opression of church, to fight for education of/for all, and to down the dictatorship of monarchies, to fight for knowledge and sciences, to fight against blind dogmas and to fight for equal rights for all men.

Do you from what is coming the conspiracy theory? it's is coming from hard catholics and conservatives/reactionnary politicians, clergymen and nobles who didn't wanted to see their Middle-Age privileges be abolished. In two words : it comes from extreme-right wing.
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just-a-user Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2011
Illuminati's only goal is establishing the New World Order. A greedy campaign to colonize the world. And it comes from atheist criminals who damaged humanity for centuries..
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NurIzin Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2011
you obviously have a serious lack of general cultures. the ones who damaged the humanity are christians, who committed most of crimes in the history? religious people. Hitler, Spanish Empire, inquisition , crusades, and so forth. why Europe was in darkness for centuries ? because of catholic church.
but I see that you're a reactionnary extreme-right wing christian fundamentalist worshipping ignorance, darkness and oppression. you're a fascist.
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just-a-user Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2011
lol typical words of an ignorant atheist.. always blaming religion for everything.

It is not the religion's fault if your moronic priests in the church corrupted the bible and screwed people over it. I have never seen any off original divine books to tell people to commit crimes. It is because of their greed and wicked minds.

Hitler was racist just like Darwin. Go educate yourself instead of talking garbage.
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NurIzin Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2011
educate myself? have you ever read the Bible? the "holy book" promotes mass murder, rapes, slavery, and killing of everybody who doesn't follow the same god.

no one killed in the name of atheism, atheists always fought for justice, for education, for end of oppression.
Darwin believed in god for years, but nevermind, and Hitler was a christian.

had you got any history lesson? I guess you don't know anything about how Europe was because of religious people like you.

How could have atheits ruined the world for centuries? as atheism was reborn only in the 19th century? incult you're. don't talk about something you don't know anything about.
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just-a-user Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2011
I dont care about the bible, it is not my religion. I wouldnt follow a corrupted book. I only believe in the original Bible which came to Jesus from God, also the other books before it and the Quran after it. There are no other holy books than those, and they always forbid all evil deeds. But just like the governments abuse the laws, corrupted priests can abuse the religion too.

Darwin never believed in God, he was literally against an idea about God. He ruined the biology and genetics with his theory which has tons of mistakes and even today many scientists are fooled into believing it, but luckily the lastest technology refuted it.

Aryan racism fueled by Social Darwinism was the biggest dream of Hitler which caused millions of innocent people to die.. I dont know any other evil movement which ruined the world so much. I hope you open your blind eyes and see the truth
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95blckfirebird Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2011  Hobbyist Artist
This is crazy, pretty Amazing too. Word should be passed around to all people to learn. Great post.
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SaintIscariot Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2011  Professional Photographer
Thanks firebird! There are no copyrights on this image I made and anyone can freely link to the article if you want.
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NurIzin Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2011
Theodore Roosevelt eugenist quote : "Je souhaiterais beaucoup que l’on empêchât entièrement les gens de catégorie inférieure de se reproduire, et quand la nature malfaisante de ces gens est suffisamment manifeste, des mesures devraient être prises en ce sens. Les criminels devraient être stérilisés et il devrait être interdit aux personnes faibles d’esprit d'avoir des descendants"

Sorry, didn't found the original English one.
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SaintIscariot Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2011  Professional Photographer
Is there a source by chance? I translated it using Google, but can't track down where it was said. No apology necessary; I appreciate the quote...
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NurIzin Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2011
well, it's on the french article of wikipédia, and now that I looked in their source : " I wish very much that the wrong people could be prevented entirely from breeding; and when the evil nature of these people is sufficiently flagrant, this should be done. Criminals should be sterilized and feeble-minded persons forbidden to leave offspring behind them), cité in Theodore Roosevelt on Race, Riots, Reds, Crime (1913), Probe, 1968, p. 27"
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SaintIscariot Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2011  Professional Photographer
Nice! Thank you very much!
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just-a-user Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2011
he was a racist bastard then
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NurIzin Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2011
you're a racist bastard.
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just-a-user Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2011
you are just pathetic
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NurIzin Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2011
is it my fault if you're dumb enough to think that atheists are "monsters", while the ones who ravaged himanity for centuries are religious people? learn history and go for school. from the beginning of Middle Age to the Age of Enlightment, Europe was oppressed bu the Church, people hadn't education and there was no science. what are you? an american republican? I don't see anybody else that could be that ignorant and lack so much culture.
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just-a-user Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2011
I know the history better than you, Church =/= religion
the darkness was because of the evil priests who deliberately changes God's words, just like today's pedophiles abusing children disguised as catholic priests..
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dagoth-jeff Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
Well, it's a good thing you don't look like an EFFING LUNATIC.
*reported your crazy ass.*
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SaintIscariot Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2011  Professional Photographer
Thank you kindly good soldier!
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