Without $$$ Eugenics would have been JUST talk? But, financing by corporate philanthropies, specifically the Carnegie Institution, the Rockefeller Foundation and the Harriman railroad fortune made the racist bigots dream come….to America. The RICH backed with some of America’s most respected scientists from such prestigious universities as Stamford, Yale, Harvard, and Princeton started their demonic plans. These academicians espoused race theory and race science, and then faked and twisted data to serve eugenics’ racist aims. It was about MONEY AND POWER…NOT FREEDOM.
Stanford president David Starr Jordan originated the notion of “race and blood” in his 1902 racial epistle “Blood of a Nation,” in which the university scholar declared that human qualities and conditions such as talent and poverty were passed through the blood. That was the first big step…
It seems hard to believe that in 1904, the Carnegie Institution established a laboratory complex at Cold Spring Harbor on Long Island that stockpiled millions of index cards on ordinary Americans, as researchers carefully plotted the removal of families, bloodlines and whole peoples. From Cold Spring Harbor, eugenics advocates agitated in the legislatures of America, as well as the nation’s social service agencies and associations. So was that why bigot’s ideas grew or was it the need of power and $$?
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. How twisted was that? Is it possible 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? Could charities, help corporations, organizations- network–published racist eugenic newsletters and pseudoscientific journals, such as Eugenical News and Eugenics, and propagandized for the Nazis? Sadly, it appears the answer is YES THEY DID. Or was the Obama idea of Yes we can? Who cares you say… that was THEN?