Summary and Info
We are living in scary times. Very scary times. But we haven't gotten here by accident. It's been a process of dedicated action on the part of driven individuals and groups. They used to call themselves eugenicists. But then Hitler applied their ideas in Germany and they had to find another label. Today, many of them are "social biologists" or "population control advocates" (Seriously... The Journal of Social Biology used to be called the Journal of the American Eugenics Society). Whatever they call themselves, these self-appointed elite have used science as a sledgehammer, chipping away at the moral foundations of our culture.
Driving them is this: the creation of a perfect society. By perfect, they mean a society without poverty, disease or war. Sounds wonderful doesn't it? For the "science crusaders," the vision is so beautiful that a few (or many) lives can be sacrificed in achieving it.
If you really want to know more about this process, you must read Pamela Winnick's book. In it, she details how an alarming number of scientists are actively pursuing this new world, one that might not include you or me (The only moral speed bumps for such scientists are the moralists they runs over on their way to utopia). I know. I know. It sounds extreme. It sounds like a reactionary, fear-mongering evangelical has painted his picket sign and brought out his bullhorn. So, I'll let you be the judge. Consider:
* Nobel Prize-winning physicist William Shockley openly advocated selective sterilization for the poor and
* Biology professor Garrett Hardin took this message to the biology textbooks writing: "People of low I.Q. are reproducing at a faster rate than those with a high I.Q." and that "[s]ooner or later ... human population will reach a limit.... Sooner or later, not all the children that humans are willing to procreate can survive. Either there must be a relatively painless weeding out before birth or a more painful and wasteful elimination of individuals after birth."
* And then there's H. Bently Glass, former elected president of the American Association for the Advancement of Science: "It can no longer be affirmed that the right of the man and woman to reproduce as they see fit is inviolate... [N]o parents will ... have a right to burden society with a malformed or mentally incompetent child."
For a taste of their acidic arrogance, consider Dr. Christiaan Barnard's words before Congress as he strongly
resisted public oversight of medical research:
"Let us take care not to shackle the investigator with unnecessary strictures, which will dry up untapped resources of creativity.... If you are thinking of theologians, lawyers, philosophers and others to give some direction.... I cannot see how they could help."
And you can't even begin to imagine the research they have been doing. But to learn more about this movement and its implications, you must read A Jealous God. It is a well-researched expos