Science Of Human Husbandry?
Whence comes the Secretary of Health and Human Services?
The office was created on April 11, 1953, as the Secretary of Health, Education, and Welfare.
It’s de facto name is the Secretary of Eugenics.
Genomics = Eugenics = 23 and Not Me
The United States government never let loose this crap, and in the near or nearer future, our high-tech genome jockeys are sure to come out of the racist closet and fess up to what they’ve been doing since 1890 or so.
William S. Sadler, M.D. (Race Decadence: An Examination of the Causes of Racial Degeneracy in the United States, 1922) wrote …
“There ought to be a Secretary of Health in the President’s cabinet.”
According to the same source …
“Eugenics is the painstaking examination of all the facts and truths which we possess, which will help us on the one hand to stay the march and multiplication of those influences and individuals which weaken and deteriorate the race; while on the other hand it enables us to lend aid and give assistance to every cause and every individual planning and tending to improve, uplift, and strengthen the human race as a whole, and the superior races in particular.
“Hygiene is a selfish cause, which aims to improve the present generation; eugenics is a truly altruistic enterprise which looks ahead and works for the improvement of the next and future generations.
“Is the quality of American citizenship deteriorating? Does the melting-pot really melt? Has Uncle Sam admitted to our shores thousands — even millions — of immigrants who can never become typical, happy, prosperous American citizens? Is it a fact that the children of many of these un-American aliens can never become good Americans except through the slow process of intermarriage, and extending through several generations? Is it a fact that race counts for more than education, environment, and even democracy in determining the character of an individual and the quality of his citizenship? Is it, or is it not, a fact that there are certain races and types of individuals who are so constituted by nature that they can never rise to an appreciation of American ideals, and can never reach an intelligent comprehension of American institutions? If these questions can be even partially answered in the affirmative, then the time has come — the hour has struck — for every real American seriously to take up the study of these fundamental facts of national health and racial hygiene, and seek really to understand what ails Uncle Sam!”
Eugenics went into the closet during the Second World War, emerging again under different names (plural) in 1953.
Otherwise, how could the Masters of the World Sausage Factory get “people of color” to fight for the U.S. during “the bloodiest conflict in human history.”
Cold Springs Laboratory is (according to Wikipedia) …
“… one of a handful of institutions that played a central role in the development of molecular genetics and molecular biology.”
Also, according to Wikipedia …
“Between 1910 and 1939, the laboratory was the base of the Eugenics Record Office of biologist Charles B. Davenport and his assistant Harry H. Laughlin, two prominent American eugenicists of the period.”
“Under the direction of Laughlin, the ERO advocated laws that led to the forced sterilization of many Americans it categorized as ‘socially inadequate’.”
Eugenics was the rule, not the exception to the rule, a century ago.
It was a “patriotic” science of “race-betterment” back then, not the well-camouflaged “stealth eugenics” that it is today.
Check out this list of Twentieth Century advocates of eugenics (just to name a few of these xenophobic muckety-mucks) …
George Reid Andrews / Leonard Arthur (1926-1983) / Lord Arthur Balfour (1848-1930) / William Bateson (1861-1926) / Edwin Baur (1875-1933) / Alexander Graham Bell (1847-1922) / Luther Burbank (1849-1926) / Alexis Carrel (1873-1944) / Father Pierre Teilhard de Chardin (1881-1955) / Winston Churchill (1874-1965) / Father Francis J. Connell / Calvin Coolidge (1872-1932) / Francis Crick (1916-2004) / Ellwood Cubberley (1868-1941) / Major Leonard Darwin (1850-1943) / Charles B. Davenport (1866-1944) / Gertrude C. Davenport (1866-1946) / Katherine Bement Davis (1860-1935) / George Eastman (1854-1932) / Charles William Eliot (1834-1926) / Havelock Ellis (1859-1939) / Irving Fisher (1867-1947) / Ronald Fisher (1890-1962) / Henry Ford (1863-1947) / Raymond B. Fosdick (1883-1972) / Sir Francis Galton (1822-1911) / Arnold L. Gesell (1880-1961) / Charlotte Perkins Gilman (1860-1935) / Henry Herbert Goddard (1866-1957) / Emma Goldman (1869-1940) / Madison Grant (1865-1937) / G. Stanley Hall (1844-1924) / Mrs. E.H. Harriman (1848-1909) / Richard Herrnstein (1930-1994) / John Haynes Holmes (1879-1964) / Oliver Wendell Holmes Jr. (1841-1935) / Lucien Howe (1848-1928) / Rev. R.C. Hull / Aldous Huxley (1894-1963) / William Inge (1860-1954) / Roswell Hill Johnson (1877-1967) / Rev. Charles Stanley Jones / David Starr Jordan (1851-1931) / Helen Keller (1888-1968) / John Harvey “Social Purity” Kellogg (1852-1943) / Will Keith Kellogg (1860-1951) / John Maynard Keynes (1883-1946) / Harold Laski (1893-1950) / Harry H. Laughlin (1880-1943) / D.H. Lawrence (1885-1930) / Charles Lindbergh (1902-1974) / Jack London (1876-1916) / Richard Lynn (1930-?) / Rev. Dr. Kenneth C. MacArthur / Rev. Oscar C. McCulloch (1843-1891) / William McDougall (1871-1938) / Bernarr McFadden (1868-1955) / William P. Merrill (1867-1954) / Lady Ottoline Morrell (1873-1938) / Herbert J. Muller (1890-1967) / Charles Murray (born 1943) / Scott Nearing (1883-1963) / John Humphrey Noyes (1811-1886) / Frederick Henry Osborn (1889-1981) / Henry Fairfield Osborn Sr. (1857-1935) / Linus Pauling (1901-1994) / Raymond Pearl (1879-1940) / Karl Pearson (1857-1936) / William Lyon Phelps (1865-1943) / Gifford Pinchot (1865-1946) / Alfred Ploetz (1860-1940) / John D. Rockefeller (1839-1937) / John D. Rockefeller Jr. (1874-1960) / Theodore Roosevelt (1858-1919) / Ernst Rudin (1874-1952) / William S. Sadler (Caleb Williams Saleeby (1878-1940) / Margaret Sanger (1879-1966) / Charles Scanlon / George Bernard Shaw (1856-1940) / Rev. Charles Slattery / Marie Stopes (1880-1958) / Lewis Madison Terman (1877-1956) / Nikola Tesla (1856-1943) / Edward Thorndike (1874-1949) / Charles R. Van Hise (1857-1918) / August Vollmer (1876-1955) / Rev. Charles L. Walworth / Beatrice Webb (1858-1943) / Sidney Webb (1859-1947) / Baroness Passfield (1858-1943) / Sidney Webb, 1st Baron Passfield (1859-1947) / H.G. Wells (1866-1946) / Albert E. Wiggam / Charles Wilson / Woodrow Wilson (1858-1924) / Dr. Leonard Foster Wood / Victoria C. “Lady Eugenist” Woodhull (1838-1927) / Rev. A.O. Wright / Emile Zola (1840-1902)
Hitler was a quick study of the American and British “Eugenics Movement.”
The Nazi dictator didn’t let any genes grow under his feet.
Fae Brauer (“Making Eugenic Bodies Delectable: Art, ‘Biopower’, and the ‘Scientia Sexualis’,” Art, Sex and Eugenics: Corpus Delecti, 2008) wrote …
“On 1 January 1934, the Third Reich Law for the Prevention of Genetically Diseased Offspring, better known as the Eugenic Sterilization Act, was applied. Two hundred and fifty thousand people diagnosed with alcoholism, manic-depression, schizophrenia, hereditary epilepsy, blindness and deafness, congenital mental deficiency, hereditary disease and physical deformity disrupting locomotion were sterilized.”
Ray Peat (“Estrogen, memory and heredity: Imprinting and the stress response,” 2009) wrote …
“Recent work in several areas of biology is showing that heredity is not rigidly deterministic, in the way implied by traditional genetics, and it is opening the way for the development of therapies for incurable, chronic, or congenital problems, in natural and holistic ways that don’t involve the mechanistic interventions of ‘gene therapy’ or ‘genetic engineering.’ For example, nontoxic treatments for cancer that were demonstrated decades ago, were discarded because they didn’t seem consistent with ‘genetics.’ Many problems that are classified as congenital or genetic, turn out to be physiological, and correctable. Even the brain and the heart, which until recently were considered to be incapable of regenerative repair, are now seen to be capable of great anatomical flexibility.”