March 7, 2010
SIR–I do not join in the belief that the African is our equal in brain or in heart
; I do not think that the average negro cares for his liberty as much as an Englishman, or even as a serf-born Russian; and I believe that if we can, in any fair way, possess ourselves of his services, we have an equal right to utilize them to our advantage as the State has to drill and coerce a recruit who in a moment of intoxication has accepted the Queen’s shilling, or as a shopkeeper to order about a boy whose parents had bound him over to an apprenticeship. I say an equal right, because if soldiers were abased and degraded by their profession, or if the duties of an apprentice tended to make him a worthless member of society, it would be an iniquitous exercise of tyranny to take advantage of the position of these persons to their manifest injury. But when the soldier is taught self-respect, and is made into a nobler man than he could have become if left in his village, and if the apprentice is trained into a useful member of an industrious class, there can be no just complaint of tyranny. These persons are simply treated as children by their masters
, and compelled to do what they dislike for their future good and for that of society at large.
— Negroes and the Slave Trade, London Times, Dec 26 Dec, 1857 Source
Sir Francis Galton FRS (16 February 1822 – 17 January 1911), cousin of Sir Douglas Galton, half-cousin of Charles Darwin, was an English Victorian polymath, anthropologist, eugenicist, tropical explorer, geographer, inventor, meteorologist, proto-geneticist, psychometrician, and statistician. He was knighted in 1909.
November 25, 2008
These are the idealized citizens that were shown on the cover of “New People” in 1938 in Germany.
These pure nordic types were an important part of the nazi’s biomedical vision and 1,000 reich.
There were 5 identifiable steps by which the Nazi party and the medical establishment carried out the principles of “life unworthy of life” (lebensunwertes Leben):
- coerced sterilizations,
- killing of “impaired” children in hospitals,
- killing of “impaired” adults, mostly from mental hospitals,
- “impaired” in concentration camps killed and
- mass medical killings.
The Fuhrer hold the cleansing of the medical profession far more important than, for example, that of the bureaucracy, since in his opinion he duty of the physician is or should be one of racial leadership – Martin Bormann
Under the heading First Steps: Policies and the Courts, Robert Jay Lifton in The Nazi Doctors: Medical Killing and the Psychology of Genocide, states:
Only in Nazi Germany was sterilization a forerunner of mass murder. Programs of coercive sterilization were not peculiar to Nazi Germany. They have existed in much of the Western world, including the United States, which has a history of coercive and sometimes illegal sterilization applied mostly to the underclass of society…by 1920, to the enactment of laws in 25 states providing for compulsory sterilization of the criminally insane and other people considered genetically inferior.
Professor Lifton defines genetics as a legitimate scientific field of study which was in its infancy in the 1930s. Eugenics is ” term coined by Francis Galton in 1883 to denote the principle of strengthening a biological groupon the basis of ostensible hereditary worth”. Despite its evolutionary claims and later reference to genetic laws, eugenics has no scientific standing.