Sunday, September 30, 2012


     In my last blog I talked some about the liberals and the fact that it is almost no fun any more to provoke them.  The amazing thing is that I have liberals, middle of the roaders, conservatives, and way out right conservatives as friends.  Though I have very few radical left wing friends because I don't attend 99% trash ins and have little tolerance for the views of those who would make us like Cuba or Venezuela.
      There have been various explanations around for a while about the difference between Conservatives and Liberals so I thought I would list my definitions.

       A joke is not funny to a Liberal unless it is insulting to a conservative.
       Tell a joke about a liberal and you are nasty, racist, and a nut job.

      A conservative believes that the opportunity to better ones self is preferred to charity.
      A Liberal feels that no one should improve themselves without help from the government.

     A conservative would teach someone to fish so they would eat for a lifetime
      A liberal wants to give the fish and feed the person with others money.

     If a Conservative does not like a TV or Radio program, or personality they turn it off or don't listen.
     If a Liberal does not like either they want it banned and removed from the air.

      A Conservative believes in the individuals right to gain an education and take personal responsibility for their actions.
      A Liberal believes that the individual is a victim of history or society and that they know what is best for that group.

      A Conservative that is gay lives his life and respects differing opinions.
      A Liberal that is gay wants special rights and privileges and if you don't agree you are a homophobe.  They will parade and bring attention to their choice and anyone who disagrees has no right to an opinion.

      A Conservative Black is attacked as an Uncle Tom or slandered in the media.
      A Liberal Black can hate White people, intimidate voters at the poles, attack verbally without fact and be a media hero.

      A Conservative can say a fact and become involved in a scandal or gaff.
      A Liberal can tell a lie and it will not be questioned by the media.

      A Conservative will respect religious views as long as they do not promote violence.
     A Liberal will respect every religion accept Christianity.

     A Conservative Agnostic simply does not believe.
     A Liberal Agnostic tries to stop the mention of God anywhere anytime.

     A Conservative Atheist lives his life as he sees fit.
     A Liberal Atheist fights against something he believes does not exist as though it does.

     A Conservative may know nothing about your business and let you run it.
     A Liberal may not know anything about your business but will try to regulate how you run it and if you are allowed to run it.

     A Conservative believes in the Constitution and the fact that it protects the rights of those in a minority.
     A Liberal believes the Constitution is an antiquated document and that it should be replaced.

     A Conservative knows that the United States is a representative republic.
     A Liberal believes the United States is a democracy.

      A Conservative knows that as a republic all rights are to be protected.
      A Liberal does not know that democracy is a majority rule and is really mob rule with rights only to those in power.

       A Conservative will either agree or disagree with my writing and if they have a strong feeling they will politely give me their reason or not say anything.
      A Liberal will, well I will tell you how they react later.  Let's see nose tweaking?  I better let that go for a while.

Monday, September 24, 2012


     I have friends of all types and a great many are conservative like I am.  I do have several liberal friends that I regularly hear from because of my direct and politically non correct opinions.  (the Arab Spring has not reached here yet so there is still some form of free speech). 
      True to my country upbringing I have a colorful vocabulary usually reserved for breaking things, hitting my thumb, motors not starting, flat tires, and people who have no clue what they are talking about.
      I also have a warped sense of humor that more often than not really ticks off liberals.  It is just too easy to get a Liberal ranting and raving and them not realizing that it was done just to rile them up.  Liberals have no sense of humor.
      There is also a double standard that Liberals hold.  If you agree or compromise with them, you are reasonable.  If you disagree you are (choose one) racist, ignorant, red neck, with out feeling, want all (choose all that apply) women put back to second class citizens, war mongering, world dominating, meat eating, uncaring, slob, republican, Nazi, old people thrown off cliffs, the world to overheat, bible thumping, flag waving, morons.
     The big push now is to compromise.  In the words of Neville Chamberlin, (about Hitler) "we can do business with this man."  No wonder they replaced him with Churchhill to fight the war!
      The big thought being sold by news media, Democrats, and others is that nothing can be done in Washington because there is no compromise anymore.  We are in the state of affairs because of compromise!
      Had the whole of presidents, congress, supreme court, lobbyists, interest groups stuck to the simple set of rules laid down centuries ago called the TEN COMMANDMENTS and then later when Jesus reduced them to two, we would not be on the eve of bankruptcy both financial and moral.
     And speaking of moral bankruptcy I searched the major news outlets about details of VP candidate Paul Ryan's budget proposals.  ABC, Huffington Post, New York Times Washington Post, ect., and I found a lot of general statements about the end of the world but no list of proposals.
     I do not take the attitude of Nancy Pelosi and wait til it is passed before we know what is in it approach.  When I read the actual list of cuts and savings it reflects the fact that we are in bankruptcy and we spend money so foolish that we can do something about it if we have the courage.
      There are some sacred cows being sacrificed here but when you are broke and printing money because even your creditors won't loan you anymore you have to cut.
      It is interesting that there is no specific Democratic proposal that I find.  The Ryan plan is specific and amounts to $2.5 Trillion over ten years.  Think it is drastic?  We are 16 Trillion in debt right now.  To continue on is definitely going to CHANGE America.  We will be a third world debtor country and we will have no say in how our lives will be lead.  And the 'great American experiment' will be over.  And all those who sacrificed to give us the freedoms that we have will be wasted.
      Who will be the great hope of the world?  I don't think Libia or Egypt is going to work out.

Wednesday, September 19, 2012


     I was asked not long ago if I would run for political office.  I was quite shocked but I answered that I doubt if I could ever be elected.  I have this habit of telling things the way I see it and political correctness is not one of them.
     Many think I am a card carrying Republican and are really surprised at how miffed I am at them.  Now I don't even understand liberal thinking and I am not sure about the really hard views of Libertarians but I like a lot of their thought.  I register as Republican because I find that I want to vote for more in that category than the other.  In my county if you don't vote Republican you don't get to vote for most offices like Sheriff.  There is just not enough Democrats in our county to put up a candidate many times.  Besides I vote for the person.
     I have been miffed over the years because the last time I could vote for my candidate for President was Ronald Regan.  I hate the party process and the mind numbing amount of lies.
     There is also one thing I hate worse than the politicians and the parties and that is the so called Main Stream Media.  Mostly because I am incensed at being treated as an idiot by self appointed experts.  I especially hate the commentary after a speech or debate to be told what I just heard.
     If I were on the hot seat being interviewed by Matt Lawry or any others (especially Katie), I would soon be famous for telling them to Kiss My A#@.  I never found an intelligent interview when the reporter is trying to get it to come out the way he or she wants it to.  What about the TRUTH?
      There is no way that you can get the truth without wading thru all the spinning and just plain stupidity.  It amazes me how media people can so relentlessly support policies that will limit the ability to speak freely.  The First Amendment is being thrown out with the bath water and what is the second thing that happens when governments are taken over.  Freedom of the Press.  Oh yes the first thing taken is the Right to Bear Arms and defend yourself from attack.  Seems that the media is cutting it's own throat and smiling while it happens.
      I have come to firmly support that elected officials should serve two terms.  One in office and one in prison.  I am tired of all the lies told by all sides.
      So you see me running for office is not a good thing.  Many times the right thing is just not popular.  I was in an elected office once and it was the most frustrating thing I have done.  I have also worked for public supported agencies and it was equally frustrating.
      I hate politics.

Saturday, September 15, 2012


After the Eugenics movement was well established in the United States it spread to Germany.  Literature was being produced and sent to prominent scientists and medical professionals. 
      By 1935 the United States had subjected more people to forced sterilization than any country in the world.  The forced sterilization program instituted by the Nazi's was partly inspired by California.
      The Rockefeller Foundation helped develop and fund German programs including one that Josef Mengele worked in before going to Auschwitz.  More than 5000 people were being forcibly sterilized in Germany.  C.M. Goethe, the California eugenics leader, bragged to a colleague;
      "You will be interested to know that your work has played a  powerful part in shaping the opinions of the group of intellectuals who are behind Hitler in this epoch-making program.  Everywhere I sensed that their opinions have been tremendously stimulated by American thought...I wanted you , my dear friend, to carry this thought with you for the rest of your life, that you have jolted into action a great government of 60 million people."
      Harry H. Laughlin, a eugenics researcher, often bragged that his model eugenics laws had been implemented in the 1933 Nuremberg racial hygiene laws.  In 1936 Laughlin was invited to an award ceremony at Heildlberg University, this was on the anniversary date of Hitler's 1934 purge of Jews from the Heildlberg faculty.  He was awarded an honorary Doctorate for his work on the "science of racial cleansing". 
      Laughlin was unable to attend so picked up the Doctorate from the Rockefeller Institute.  He proudly shared the award with his colleagues.  His remark was that this symbolized the "common understanding of German and American scientists of the nature of eugenics."
      After 1945, historians tried to keep the connection between US and the Nazi eugenics movement apart.  Historians and popular causes still try to rewrite history, especially political parties.
      So words and popular causes can induce well meaning people to do terrible things.  So how does this connect to today?  Are we ignoring history to do the same thing just worded differently?  Today Pro Choice is just the same old elitist philosophy worded differently.  The vast majority of abortions are among poor and ethnic people.  Inherently racist, the same people of education and status lead the cry for the right to "control the body" and give no sanction to the life taken.  However if a pregnant woman is killed in a car wreck, or other act of violence, there is an automatic assumption in law that the fetus is a casualty also and the defendant can be charged with 2 deaths.
      The Chinese program of forced abortion and ignored infanticide was conceived and implemented by an American doctor.  Though there is no outcry from many in government or media, the practice is not condemned by other than Right to Life members.
      As much as the gas chambers of Hitler's regime are condemned, the fact remains that the concept came from America. 
      Under provisions of the Obama Health Care Law the concept of euthanasia through indirect means is now the law of the land.  Once a person is beyond the standard of contributing to society, medical care is delayed and denied. 
      As the average life of Americans has been increasing the popular methods for controlling all the costs associated with Health care, Medicare, Social Security, and other programs for the elderly are an issue solved by the ethics of eugenics.
      As a society are we not continuing the thought of the eugenics ethic (or non ethic)?  As we no longer can agree on anything in the political arena have we allowed ourselves to be set up under false pretenses for the same thing to occur again.
       Scientists, professors, think tanks, political planners, and elitists now set an agenda.  The media participates, with the talking points set down daily, that are repeated by political hacks and word spinners.
      We intervene in world affairs if there is oil or drugs involved but pity the people of Syria who have nothing.  The world (US) has not come to there aid and men, women, and children that are targeted in a civil war that is just not worth the administrations effort to save.
      The words of a nation are not enough to lead.  The money of the nation cannot buy friends.  The only effective way to lead is by example.

Information for this series was from Wikipedia.  Referenced material can be found on site.

Sunday, September 9, 2012


      The mainstream acceptance of Eugenics in the scholarly, scientific, social service, and governmental communities was a gradual introduction of theories that preyed on the popular prejudices of the day.  With the rise of Jim Crow and the occurrence of economic recessions and depression created a fertile field for the rise of the basic beliefs of the eugenicist.  The methods of the KKK were more drastic and though popular in some areas left the mainstream with an aversion to their methods.  Pictures of black boys and men hanging in trees did not go over well.
      But the same results could be made more palatable with the addition of scientific theory and the endorsement of leading figures of the time.  Regardless of the the semantics it was still racism.
      In 1972 in congressional testimony 2000 involuntary sterilizations were performed on poor black women without their knowledge or consent.  All the surgeries were performed in the south and were performed on black welfare women with multiple children.  Many had been threatened with the end of welfare benefits if they did not sign the waiver for surgical sterilization.
    In the 1970's the WARN organization (Women of all Red Nations) publicised the fact that Native American women were threatened with the procedure.  Refusal to deliver babies in labor was used to gain the signatures.  Approximately 3,406 Indians were sterilized.  The GEO reported that the proper forms or procedures were not used by the Indian Health Service and did not adhere to the HEW standards.
     One of the methods that was put forth to control the "inferior populations" was euthanasia.  A 1911 Carnegie Institute report mentioned euthanasia as one of it's recommended "solutions" to the problem of "cleansing society of unfit genetic attributes".
      The most commonly suggested method for a solution to the problem of cleansing society was the setting up of local gas chambers.  (Sounds familiar?)  Many in the movement did not think that the public would be up to accepting such drastic measure yet.  So many doctors and medical facilities started a eugenics euthanasia campaign on their own.
      A mental facility in Lincoln Illinois fed it's patients milk infected with tuberculosis (reasoning that genetically fit people would be resistant), resulting in a 30 to 40% annual death rate.
      In 1931 the Illinois Homeopathic Medicine Association began lobbying for the right to euthanize "imbeciles" and other defectives.  The Euthanasia Society of America was founded in 1938.
      There was a widespread promotion of Better Baby Contests to combine the ideas of health and intelligence standards with competitions at state fairs.  The results were taken very serious by the scientific community.  The contests and the collection of scientific information has be dismissed as fads or trends but it was a very serious movement.  Do you see parallels to today's children beauty pageants?
       First appearing at the Kansas Free Fair in 1920 was the Fitter Family competition.  This was a continuation of the better baby contests.  It was believed that many behavioral qualities were inherited from your parents.  This led to the addition of several categories including: Generosity,self-sacrifice, and quality of familial bonds.  Negative features were judged to be: Feeble mindedness, selfishness, jealousy, spaciousness, high temperateness, and cruelty.  Alcoholism, paralysis were more traits to be looked for in family lineage.
      By 1925 the Eugenics Records Office was distributing standardized forms for judging eugenically fit families and were used in several states.
      After the movement was established in America it spread to Germany.  California eugenicists began producing literature promoting eugenics and sterilization and sending it overseas to scientists and medical professionals.  The forced sterilization program engineered by the Nazis was partly inspired by California's.
      The Rockefeller Foundation helped develop and fund various German eugenics programs including the one that Joseph Mengele worked in before he went to Auschwitz.
      In the next instalment:  The origins of evil and the world acceptance of it.

Tuesday, September 4, 2012


           The women's  organizations in the deep south played a large role in the acceptance of Eugenics.  Between 1915 and 1920 women's clubs played a major role in establishing public eugenics institutions that were segregated by sex.  Florida passed laws to separate mentally retarded men and women to prevent them from breeding more "feeble minded" individuals.
      Public acceptance in the US was the reason eugenic legislation was passed.  Almost 19 million people attended the Pacific International Exposition in San Francisco from Feb. 20th to Dec. 4th, 1915.  The fair was devoted to the virtues of a rapidly progressing nation, featuring developments in science, agriculture, manufacturing, and technology.  A large amount of space was devoted to the developments in health, disease particularly tropical medicine and racial betterment.
     Intertwining all the elements categorized all this into the advancement of civilization.  Back starting in 1896 in Connecticut and soon others, marriage laws were passed with eugenic criteria.  This prohibited anyone who was epileptic, imbecile, or feeble minded from marrying.
      The first state to introduce compulsory sterilization was Michigan in 1897 but failed to get enough votes.  Indiana was the first state to enact the legislation in 1907.  This was followed closely by Washington and California.  The practice did not ramp up until 1927 when the Supreme Court legitimized sterilization.
     The state of California was at the top of numbers of forced sterilizations, performing 20,000 of the 60,000 done from 1909 until the 1960's.  North Carolina's program ran from 1933 until 1977 and was the most aggressive of the 32 states that legalized forced sterilization.  North Carolina gave social workers the power to decide who should be sterilized.  Wallace Kuralt wrote in the March 1967 Journal of the NC Board of Public Welfare, "Here at last was a method of preventing unwanted pregnancies by an acceptable, practical and inexpensive method.  The poor readily adopted the new techniques for birth control."
     The Immigration Restriction League was founded in 1894 by three Harvard graduates.  They sought to bar what it considered the "inferior races" from entering the "superior" American racial stock. 
      The league allied itself with the American Breeder's Association to further it's goals.  The committee chaired by David Starr Jordan with members Charles Davenport, Alexander Graham Bell, Vernon Kellogg, Luther Burbank, William Ernest Castle, Adolf Meyer, H.J. Webber, and Fredrick Woods.
      This is the mission statement they wrote:  "Society must protect itself; as it claims the right to deprive the murderer of his life so it may also annihilate the hideous serpent of hopelessly vicious protoplasm.  Here is where appropriate legislation will aid in eugenics and creating a healthier, saner society in the future".
     Money from the Harriman railroad fortune was also given to local charities, in order to find immigrants from specific ethnic groups and deport, confine, or forcibly sterilize them.
      Both class and race was used to define the "fit and unfit".  By using intelligence testing the assertion was made that social mobility was indicative of ones genetic fitness.  Because of class status upper and lower class women were treated differently.  Eugenicists promoted procreation among the fittest in society and encouraged middle class women to bear more children.
      Since poverty was associated with prostitution and "mental idiocy", women of lower classes were the first to be deemed "unfit" and Promiscuous.  These women were predominately immigrants or women of color and were discouraged from bearing children and were encouraged to use birth control.
     Men and women were compulsorily sterilized for different reasons.  Men to treat aggressive and criminal behavior.  Women to control the results of their sexuality.  Since women bore children they were held more accountable than men.
      A 1927 Fortune magazine poll found that 2/3 of respondents supported eugenic sterilization of "mental defectives".  Sixty three percent supported sterilization of criminals, and only 15% opposed both.
     Is it coincidental that the rise of Jim Crow laws and the resurgence of the Ku Klux Klan parallels the rise of Eugenics?
     Native American women were also victims of the eugenics laws.  They were victims up into the 1970's.  Women were warned that if they had more children they would be denied welfare benefits.  Women were also tricked into giving consent to be sterilized as they were in labor.  The delivery's were held up until they consented.