Wednesday, 9 March 2011
CASE 231 - Eugenics and Population Control
Eugenics is the "applied science or the biosocial movement which advocates the use of practices aimed at improving the genetic composition of a population," usually referring to human populations. Eugenics was widely popular in the early decades of the 20th century, but by the late 20th century it had fallen into disfavor, having become associated with Nazi Germany. Both the public and some elements of the scientific community have associated eugenics with Nazi abuses, such as enforced racial hygiene, human experimentation, and the extermination of "undesired" population groups. However, developments in genetic, genomic, and reproductive technologies at the end of the 20th century have raised many new questions and concerns about the meaning of eugenics and its ethical and moral status in the modern era, effectively creating a resurgence of interest in eugenics
Eugenics “is the study of the agencies under social control, that improves or impairs the racial qualities of future generations either physically or mentally.”
-Sir Francis Galton
In the 20th century over a hundred and fifty million people were murdered by their governments.
Russia More than 60 million
Germany 22 million
China More than 60 million
Cambodia More than 2 million
Turkey 1 million 500,000
So many deaths on such a mass scale appears to be the result of government leaders on a power trip or their friends who provide and arm warfair
China and its revolution have been a prime example of how eugenics can be implemented on a society as whole. As many people know, China has adopted the one child policy. This was due to lobbying from several eugenics organizations including Planned Parenthood and the United Nations. This policy was phased in, in the 1960s. Citizens who do not follow this policy were faced with heavy fines. Later the punishment would become more severe and parents are now being imprisoned if they fail to comply. The combination of forced abortions and the cultural desire for families to have male children has plunged China into an extensive dilemma. There are now 30 million more men than women. All opposes are sent to forced labor camps. Their blood and tissue types are saved for organ harvesting. The Chinese government then sells the organs of its prisoners to buyers on the world market. Elderly and disabled people are euthanized.
Many eugenics organizations then changed their names. New names began to emerge. Population control, sustainability, conservation, and environmentalism replaced racial hygiene and Social Darwinism.
Thousands of Nazi scientists were then smuggles into the US and put into key scientific positions, ranging from bio weapons to rocketry and all throughout the military industrial complex. IBM founder, Thomas J Watson was a known admirer of Hitler and his work. He supplied the Nazi death camps with IBM computer punch cards. Tattoos on camp victims were IBM human identification numbers which fed into the computers. IBM had used similar punch card systems as early as 1928 in the Jamaican Race Mixing Study. The first computer is said to be made by a eugenicist for eugenics.