Is California Anti-Immigration Group Also Pro-Eugenics?
"...human weeds,' 'reckless breeders,' 'spawning... human beings who never should have been born." Margaret Sanger, Pivot of Civilization
Sanger believed that, for the purpose of racial "purification," couples should be rewarded who chose sterilization. Birth Control in America, The Career of Margaret Sanger, by David Kennedy, p. 117, quoting a 1923 Sanger speech.
A group calling itself "Californians For Population Stabilization" ran an ad last night duringthe GOP Debate. The ad targets both illegal and legal immigration into the state. But a closer look at their website reveals that it's not just immigration that they seem to have a problem with. It is what they see as overpopulation in general. Their seemingly benign title seems to hide a radical agenda which blames the earth's woes on an overabundance of humans.
The group split off from "Zero Population Growth" (now known as "Population Connection) in 1986 because, as their background statement says, "that organization, like many other population groups, decided to focus on the politically safer issue of global overpopulation. While we agree that global overpopulation is a problem, CAPS works to influence population policy in our own country and uses education and advocacy to accomplish this goal". Their "solutions" are to limit population growth by " limiting immigration, encouraging lower fertility and educating the public about likely outcomes if we fail to take decisive action today".
And what is the agenda behind their reasoning? As they state: "Overpopulation brings environmental damage and overuse of nature's bounty. Overpopulation strains local infrastructure and frays community institutions. It affects air and water quality, causes destruction of forests and wildlife and results in the permanent loss of fertile land and other non-renewable resources."
At current,this group is using the political issue of immigration as an issue, hoping to triangulate the issue with the poor economy and unemployment, thus using the frustration of those out of work to gain support. But underneath all of this is a radical environmental movement which seems to advocate for the practice of eugenics, the Margaret Sanger/Woodrow Wilson plan for a "whiter" world, by using abortion and other "educational" means to reduce minority populations.
Californian's For Population Stabilization may have a nice ring to it, but I'm thinking that they're not as clean-cut as the spokesman in their little ad that they ran last night.
Posted by Brian