North Carolina has become the first state to offer monetary compensation to victims of government-sponsored sterilization, a huge win for human rights in the United States..
Verified victims will be issued a share of $10 million by 2015. State Governor Pat McCrory has signed this into law.
In the past, “Under North Carolina’s law, ultimately anyone could request that someone be sterilized, though a diagnosis of either “feebleminded, epilepsy, or mentally diseased” had to be verified by “a psychologist, a physician who has made a specific examination to determine epilepsy, or a psychiatrist,” source documents state of the petition procedure,” RT reports.
“Petitions would then be assessed by the state’s eugenics board.”
The sterilization campaign included a pamphlet issued in North Carolina to raise awareness and support for eugenics.
A 1950 pamphlet stated the program was “extolling the benefit of selective sterilization in North Carolina.
Its text began by stating:
“North Carolina’s Selective Sterilization Law: Protects … its mentally handicapped men and women, the children of future generations and the community at large. It saves … thousands of taxpayer dollars, needless human tragedy, wasted lives.”
American eugenics inspired Nazi Germany eugenics
America’s wealthiest and most influential leaders, including oil tycoon John D. Rockefeller Sr., railroad tycoon James J. Hill and steel tycoon Andrew Carnegie, were among American eugenics leaders. Charles Lindbergh and Henry Ford were eugenics enthusiasts as well.
Most appalling of all, many states had compulsory sterilization programs motivated by eugenics.
Not surprisingly, later in court, Germany referred to America’s eugenics program as a precedent.
Nazis in America
Nazi history and post-war Nazi influence in the United States have been suppressed.
From Vampire of Macondo, Chapter 8, Nazis in the Gulf:
In 1945, the U.S. government began bringing what would eventually be more than 12,000 key Nazi scientists and doctors to the U.S. in Operation Paperclip.
The New York Times obtained a document that clarified even better the need to stop that machine. It was a 600-page Justice Department report, without many redactions, about the CIA’s link to Nazis. The Justice Department had tried to keep the report secret for four years. On November 14, 2010, the Times was first to report about it in its article, Nazis Were Given ‘Safe Haven’ in U.S., Report Says. The Times called the report the most damning aspect of the Central Intelligence Agency’s link to Nazis brought into the U.S. The strong Nazi history and its present influence in the United States have been suppressed.
“Scholars and previous government reports had acknowledged the C.I.A.’s use of Nazis for postwar intelligence purposes,” the New York Times report stated. “But this report goes further in documenting the level of American complicity and deception in such operations.”
The report names some of the most infamous Nazi scientists and doctor responsible for the Jewish holocaust and then brought to the US: Dr. Josef Mengele, the so-called Angel of Death at Auschwitz, Arthur L. Rudolph, and Otto Von Bolschwing, “an associate of Adolph Eichmann who had helped develop the initial plans ‘to purge Germany of the Jews’ and who later worked for the C.I.A.”
The New York Times report reveals that the “Justice Department itself sometimes concealed what American officials knew about Nazis in this country.”
Despite the long suppression of the Nazi influence on Americans and the Obama administration’s attempts to keep the report from the public, due to determination by the late Mark Richard, a senior Justice Department lawyer, this major part of US history was revealed in newspapers.
In 1999, Richard convinced Attorney General Janet Reno to begin a detailed look at the US Nazi history, assigned career prosecutor, Judith Feigin, to the job and he edited the final version in 2006. He “urged senior officials to make it public but was rebuffed,” colleagues said.
“When Mr. Richard became ill with cancer, he told a gathering of friends and family that the report’s publication was one of three things he hoped to see before he died,” the colleagues said. He died in June 2009, and Attorney General Eric H. Holder Jr. spoke at his funeral.
“I spoke to him the week before he died, and he was still trying to get it released,” Ms. Feigin said. “It broke his heart.”
After Mr. Richard’s death, David Sobel, a Washington lawyer, and the National Security Archive sued for the report’s release under the Freedom of Information Act.
Thanks to Mr. Richard, Ms Feigin, Mr. Sobel and Eric Lichtblau’s New York Times reporting, roots of the most sordid U.S. policies and practices today, such as non-consensual human experimentation, torture and eugenics can finally be seen by those willing to look at the Nazi-CIA partnership revealed in the report.
Nazi doctors’ and scientists’ experimental atrocities in Germany, such as exposing humans to poisonous chemicals and germs, shocked the world when exposed at the time. Few people today, however, are aware that those atrocities, resultant of German eugenic policies, were and are strongly connected to a German-American bond or America’s leadership of that German eugenics policy.
Jalsevac, P. The Inherent Racism of Population Control, LifeSiteNews.com, A division of Interim Publishing, 2004, p. 25
Paul J., A History of the English People quoted in George Grant, Killer Angel, New York: Ars Press, 1995, p. 52 cited by Jalsevac, P., The Inherent Racism of Population Control.
The Office of Special Investigations: “Striving for Accountability in the Aftermath of the Holocaust,” Dec. 2006, cited in “Secret Justice Department Report Details How the U.S. Helped Former Nazis,”New York Times:http://documents.nytimes.com/confidential-report-provides-new-evidence-o...
Eric Lichtblau, Nazis Were Given ‘Safe Haven’ in U.S., Report Says, New York Times, 14 Nov. 2010
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