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Rush Limbaugh, Jonathan Gruber, Eugenics, and Obamacare

I happened to be listening to Rush Limbaugh today and heard him discoursing on the eugenics-laced elements behind putative ‘Obamacare architect’ Jonathan Gruber’s recent remarks, viewable here.

Limbaugh did a better than adequate job analyzing these remarks, but there were a few points that I thought could be better made.  My credentials–I am on the verge of completing my PhD, my dissertation being on the subject of evolution and eugenics.  I founded a policy organization dedicated to detailing how the ‘culture of death’ (ie, eugenics-style thinking) has entrenched itself in unexpected ways in our government.  My organization is the … continue reading...

California Eugenics and the Devil’s Schemes

Originally Posted at the ChristianPost.com:  Eugenics and the Devil’s Schemes in California (and Elsewhere)

In Paul’s second letter to the Corinthians he makes a comment that I have always found intriguing: “… in order that Satan might not outwit us. For we are not unaware of his schemes.” (2 Cor. 2:11)

I find this interesting, because as it seems to me, Christians continue to be outwitted by their chief Enemy and merrily remain unaware of his schemes. Of course, this applies to non-Christians, but that goes without saying, since they don’t even believe he exists. Christians, the bulk of whom … continue reading...

Strongly Recommended: Maafa 21- Evolution, Eugenics, and Abortion

I recently viewed Life Dynamics’s documentary, Maafa 21.  I wrote a review and posted it to the Christian Post.com.

Here it is:

Maafa 21: Black Genocide in 21st Century America demonstrates beyond a reasonable doubt that organizations like Planned Parenthood have their origins in eugenics movements which in turn were formed to deal with the ‘problem’ created to society by the end of slavery.  Using primary source material throughout the 2 hour documentary, Maafa 21 details how birth control measures such as abortion and sterilization were originally presented in the context of eliminating ‘undesirables’ from society.  Highest on … continue reading...

Eugenics the Logical Consequence of Evolutionary Theory Part One

About ten days ago I posted an entry arguing that neither secularism or science are value neutral and gave the example of the science book at the center of the Scopes Monkey Trial which- portraying itself as science- advocated for eugenics.  A commentator (by my estimation) missed the point of my post and focused on the implication that evolutionary theory logically necessitates the acceptance of eugenics.  I said at the time, and I say now, that I do not personally believe that this is the case.

Nonetheless, it is an undeniable fact that at the turn of the last century … continue reading...

Chesterton, Eugenics, and a Hatchet No Longer in the Air

From GK Chesterton’s Eugenics and Other Evils, a quote:

The wisest thing in the world is to cry out before you are hurt. It is no good to cry out after you are hurt; especially after you are mortally hurt. People talk about the impatience of the populace; but sound historians know that most tyrannies have been possible because men moved too late. It is often essential to resist a tyranny before it exists. It is no answer to say, with a distant optimism, that the scheme is only in the air. A blow from a hatchet can only continue reading...

Compulsory Vaccination – Compulsory Sterlization, Public Health Tyranny

“The principle that sustains compulsory vaccination is broad enough to cover cutting the Fallopian tubes. Three generations of imbeciles are enough.”

Oliver Wendell Holmes, Chief Justice of the Supreme Court in the 1927 decision, Buck vs. Bell

Indeed, it has been concluded that compulsory population-control laws, even including laws requiring compulsory abortion, could be sustained under the existing Constitution if the population crisis became sufficiently severe to endanger the society.

John Holdren, science ‘czar’ to Barack Obama.

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How the Left Went Wrong: Conclusion (1)

This is the end of a five part series on how the left went wrong, and to tell you the truth, I’m glad to be done with it.  Talking about such things wearies me.  However, I felt I had to say these things in order to say other things, and be understood when I do so.

My ‘study’ of the ‘left’ was accidental.  Up until about 2007, I was happy to devote my time to reading, researching, and writing, relating to the veracity of Christianity.  Then, my (liberal) doctor suggested we kill our daughter, diagnosed with spina bifida, whilst in … continue reading...

What Went Wrong With the Left? Part 5, the Intersectionals

In part 4 of this series, I discussed the post-WWII turn embrace of The Managed State.  This was a logical outgrowth of the progressive ideology of c. 1910, heavily colored by two world wars and a great depression. It was largely chastened liberals, but there were plenty of old blood Republicans in there as well.   Regardless of party, they were basically Statists, and so had more in common with each other than they did the millions of people they believed they were called to ‘manage.’

I did not dwell on the mechanisms of that management too much, and I won’t … continue reading...

What Went Wrong with the Left? Part 4; Conditioning

The three previous posts in this series have traced the events, ideologically and otherwise, that transformed  ‘liberalism’ from one thing into nearly its opposite over the course of 200 years.  In this post, we finally pick up the pieces after World War II.

WWI knocked the ‘liberalism’ clean out of many.  But WWII… well, that really put a lot of folks on their heels.

However, all of the ideological elements discussed in the previous posts persisted.  They were re-packaged, or in some cases, cloaked.  One aspect that remained the same, and informs the first part of this post, is … continue reading...

What Went Wrong with Liberalism? Part 3 (Progressives and Statism)

200 years ago, I would be considered a liberal.  Now, I am considered anything but.  Since the position that I hold today (limited government, maximum individual liberty) existed then, but is no longer called ‘liberal,’ it follows that what has changed is not the position, but the name, and the things the name describes.   How this happened has been the subject of the last two posts, and covered, roughly speaking 1800 – 1945.  In this post, we’ll span c. 1900 to the present.

We might well sum up what happened to liberalism by recognizing the fundamental paradigm shift which occurred … continue reading...

What Went Wrong with the Left? Part 2: Marxism

A continuation from this post.

A summary of ‘what happened?’ so far:  atheism, Darwinism, and utilitarianism.

These three items are not discrete events, but are definite themes that began gelling together into the basic fabric of ‘liberalism’ in the 1800s and early 1900s.  However, events can’t be discounted.  A stream of thought will have its direction altered if a giant boulder is suddenly thrown into the middle of it.  How the current reacts to this new circumstance isn’t always predictable.  The events provide an opportunity to see the worldview in action.  Did the worldview rise to the occasion?  Or … continue reading...

What Went Wrong With the Left?

Ha!  I know, right?  In under 3,000 words?  Not bloody likely.  Part 1, maybe?

This is a continuation of a series attempting to distill several years of thinking into important background to understand me better when I take issue with the whole vocabulary of ‘left’ and ‘right’ but also to follow me when I explain my thoughts on the prospect of an American civil war, something I’ve heard many on both the ‘left’ and the ‘right’ talk about.  This post ultimately should be read in the context of the rest of the series.

I feel that we need to digest … continue reading...

The Worthless Nice People

I began an analysis of the different kinds of leftists in my last post, where I used a ‘handbook’ on Antifa as my jumping off point.  Ultimately, I’m going to be arguing that the terms ‘left’ and ‘right’ to describe political ideologies are useless and will offer my own terms and classifications.  In the meantime, for the purposes of this post, the characterization of ‘liberals’ and ‘progressives’ as ‘leftists’ will be used since it is what everyone uses.  I do so only with reluctance.  When I am done hashing out the ‘left’ I will turn my attention to the ‘right.’… continue reading...

Baby Alfie as Warning to the Rest of Us

About 12 years ago, a doctor sat across from my wife and I and confirmed from the ultrasound and amnio test that our daughter had spina bifida and then, admittedly with more tact than I’m putting it now, asked us if we wanted to kill her.

I document the devastation we felt about this diagnosis in my book, “We Chose Life.”  But a couple of weeks later, I began thinking hard about that encounter with the doctor.  “How is it the case that in our society a doctor can sit across from parents and openly submit that their child … continue reading...