Most of he GOP is OK with this.
The GOP agenda closely mirrors an economic and social agenda first proposed in 1918 by the American Eugenics Movement.
The idea at its simplest is the poor deserve to die and letting them die is an act of mercy for everyone.
Read this excerpt from Applied Eugenics:
Doesn’t it sound familiar?
The Eugenics movement thought Social Security was evil.
What do we mean when we call someone a Nazi?
American Eugenics in the 21st Century
I live in one of the wealthiest cities in the United States.
What can you say about a city that spends a fortune to obsessively
clean the streets but won’t fund an adequate mental health system?
San Francisco’s mental health system insists that a person whose
judgement and insight is lethally compromised has a ‘right’ to refuse
Mandated treatment for people whose brains are broken is more offensive to human dignity than letting then die in their filth on the street?
71 beds in the only clinic for psychiatric emergencies for over 200,000 people?
How can that be right?
We Never Talk about the Link Between Homelessness and Eugenics, Why?
For discussion of the American Origins of the Eugenics Movement I recommend the History News Network.
“…Poverty becomes rife, and sanitation and medical treatment are commonly sacrificed under the strain…”
“…During a war, that mitigation of the action of natural selection which is so common now among civilized nations, is somewhat less effective than in times of peace.”
Popenoe called this method of execution Lethal Neglect or Passive Execution
The American Eugenics Movement was the template for Nazi Germany.
In fact, the Warsaw Ghetto meets the criteria for execution by Lethal Neglect.
The Nazi’s removed all critical supports for urban survival and took daily photographs of residents to document their decline and death.
The American Eugenics movement was such a powerful global movement that “Nazis on trial at Nuremberg after World War II cited American Eugenics programs as a defense of their policies and mentioned Buck v. Bell in their testimony.
Ronald Reagan was a young adult when the American Eugenics
Movement was at its peak.
He was almost 70 when he began his first term as President.
Isn’t it possible that Eugenics theories influenced his decision
to close State Hospitals while simultaneously cutting funds
for Community Mental Heath?
In 1937, a Gallup poll in the USA found that 45 per cent of supported euthanasia for “defective infants”. A year later, in a speech at Harvard, WG Lennox argued that preserving disabled lives placed a strain on society and urged doctors to recognize “the privilege of death for the congenitally mindless and for the incurable sick”. An article published in the journal of the American Psychiatric Association in 1942 called for the killing of all “retarded” children over five years old. The New Statesman
As President Reagan destroyed the public mental health system in
the United States.
“Selection by death may result either from inadequate food supply, or from some other lethal reason. ”
Review of Applied Eugenics, By Paul Popenoe and Roswell H. Johnson, Eugenical News (vol. 4)
Indiana Republican: ‘No One Has the Guts’ to Let the Poor ‘Wither and Die’
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