THE REVITALIZED EUGENICS MOVEMENT AND THE FDA's ROLE
Byron J. Richards, CCN
August 12, 2011
The population-paranoid eugenics movement is on a roll. On July 29, 2011 the Department of Global Health and Population at the Harvard School of Public Health sounded the population alarm bell in the international science journal, Science, advocating for international contraception efforts to be funded by wealthy countries. On August 1, 2011 the Obama administration announced its plan to force health insurers, beginning in 2013, to pay for “free” birth control for all U.S. women, including free birth control pills, morning after pills, sterilization, and any other “FDA-approved contraception methods and contraceptive counseling.” Americans should understand that Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Commissioner Margaret Hamburg is well-versed in eugenics theory, as both of her elite psychiatrist parents have headed the American Eugenics Society. We are rapidly moving toward the time when government bureaucrats issue regulations to determine which fetuses, at five weeks of age, are genetically fit enough to be born.
A Brief History of Eugenics
The goal of eugenics is to utilize science to improve the genetic composition of a population. The elite eugenics ruling class is terrified of rapid population growth in “undesirable genetic stock.” Their efforts are focused on controlling rapid population growth in developing countries, such as African nations, and in minority groups in the United States and other developed countries.
The “scientific” theory of eugenics originated in the 19th century with the works of Charles Darwin and others. Its theory was adopted as a core principle of genetic research by The Rockefeller University, Carnegie Institution for Science, and others at the beginning of the 20th century. It was openly promoted and discussed for the first four decades of the 20th century. It even gained a supportive Supreme Court ruling in 1927 which allowed for sterilization of mental health patients. Moreover, American eugenics-oriented psychiatrists continued to force sterilization on mental health patients into the 1970s.
Beginning in 1910 and ending in 1944, a massive database of genetic information on Americans and related eugenics articles were collected in a Rockefeller and Carnegie-funded data repository known as the Eugenics Record Office.
WWII sent the public face and target of eugenics to scurry for cover as Hitler applied the theory to the Jews, giving the eugenics movement a major black eye. However, behind the scenes, American psychiatrists, German psychiatrists, and the heads of Rockefeller maintained their close working relationships.
At the conclusion of WWII, the Rockefellers allotted land in New York City to house the United Nations (UN), an organization founded on the core beliefs of the elite eugenics thinkers.
A wealthy Rockefeller family friend, England’s Sir Julian Huxley, led the eugenics movement in England. Upon setting up the United Nations, Huxley became the first Director-General of the United Nation’s human-rights organization, UNESCO. In his 1946 sixty-page document titled, “UNESCO: Its Purpose and Philosophy,” he states:
The general philosophy of UNESCO should be a scientific world humanism, global in extent and evolutionary in background…its education program can stress the ultimate need for world political unity and familiarize all peoples with the implications of the transfer of full sovereignty from separate nations to world organization…Political unifications in some sort of world government will be required…Even though it is quite true that any radical eugenic policy will be for many years politically and psychologically impossible [thanks to Hitler], it will be important for UNESCO to see that the eugenics problem is examined with the greatest care, and that the public mind is informed of the issues at stake so that much that is now unthinkable may at least become thinkable.
Click here to watch a documentary on eugenics.
The Modern Packaging of Eugenics
A seismic shift is now occurring in the forces that will control health care in the United States and around the world. It is a shift in power away from the World Health Organization (WHO) and into a new alliance of wealthy governments (the G8), United Nations groups, and elite international non-governmental power brokers such as the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. American taxpayers should be alarmed. This means that tens of billions of U.S. taxpayer dollars for “humanitarian” foreign aide is being spent on objectives never approved by Congress. Americans should pay attention when Bill Gates makes very public proclamations about the need to reduce the surplus population.
In February of 2010, Bill Gates explained that there are just too many humans, as a key mathematical variable, involved in CO2 and global warming. He thinks that a global effort on population control, utilizing vaccines and birth control, can reduce the projected African population by one billion people in year 2050. This requires many tens of billions of U.S. taxpayer dollars to accomplish. The short version or long version of his speech is available to view on YouTube.
His theory that overpopulation is a primary source for the cause of global warming has also been presented in a 2009 report by the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA), “Facing a Changing World: Women, Population, and Climate.” UNFPA is an example of a United Nations group that is helping to coordinate the spending of billions in U.S. taxpayer funds to accomplish the global elitist eugenics agenda.
Bill Gates is not your traditional elitist, born into a family of wealth and privilege. His wealth bought him entry into the elite club. Born in 1915, David Rockefeller Sr., is the oldest living patriarch of the Rockefeller Empire and the undeniable kingpin in this arena. And he is not trying to keep his life’s work a secret any longer.
In his 2002 autobiography, Memoirs, he sets the record straight, responding to all of those who have claimed he is working to manipulate governments to create a New World Order. He states, “For more than a century, ideological extremists at either end of the political spectrum have seized upon well-publicized incidents to attack the Rockefeller family for the inordinate influence they claim we wield over American political and economic institutions. Some even believe we are part of a secret cabal working against the best interests of the United States, characterizing my family and me as ‘internationalists’ and of conspiring with others around the world to build a more integrated global political and economic structure—one world, if you will. If that’s the charge, I stand guilty, and I am proud of it.”
In a 2008 lecture he states, “Unless nations agree to work together to tackle these cross border challenges posed by population growth, overconsumption of resources, and environmental degradation, the prospects for a decent life on our planet will be threatened.” Rockefeller tries to place a “socially acceptable” spin on the need for eugenics in modern times. Click here to watch his calculated explanation.
A key strategy of the eugenics movement is to package it, publicizing seemingly helpful changes that, to most people, would appear to be advantageous. The PR spin is all about helping the poor, fighting disease, solving the oppression and inequality of women, improving women’s health, and reducing childhood mortality, etc. It is a masterful cult in action, enlisting the help of many unwitting people by getting them to believe they are contributing to worthwhile objectives. Like any cult, once you get past the slick marketing and PR façade, evil stench is lurking.
FDA Commissioner Margaret Hamburg’s Family Eugenics Tradition
One of the leading scientific thinkers on the subject of eugenics in the second half of the 20th century is FDA Commissioner Margaret Hamburg’s father, psychiatrist David Hamburg, as well as her psychiatrist mother Beatrix Hamburg.
David Hamburg has had a major impact on U.S. government domestic public health as well as international public health and politics. He has been head of the National Institute of Health (NIH) from 1975 to 1980, member of the U.S. Defense Policy Board during the Clinton era, member of president Clinton’s Council of Advisors on Science and Technology, and member of the Advisory Board of the Center for Preventive Action of the Council on Foreign Relations—to name just a few of his involvements. Omitted from his official bio is his role as director from 1989 to 1991 at the American Eugenics Society (renamed the Society for the Study of Social Biology, SSSB). His wife, Beatrix, served as director in 1983 and as vice president from 1984 to 1990.
Much of David Hamburg’s work has been funded as a result of his role as President of the Carnegie Corporation of New York from 1982 to 1997, where he retains the title, President Emeritus. The consortium of entities under the Rockefeller and Carnegie banners do many things to accomplish the political and social structure to facilitate a New World Order. This has included significant national and global financial support for eugenics and programs that promote eugenics philosophy.
David Hamburg’s early training in genetics and psychiatry exposed him to the eugenics theory of his time. In a 1979 speech to the American Public Health Association, he emphasized, as head of NIH, the need to reduce population as part of preventive health. He declared, “The adverse effects of exceedingly rapid population growth are not only those affecting health, but also education, economic development, resource depletion, pollution, conflict and violence. Thus, in an increasingly independent world, the technically advanced nations cannot afford to overlook these problems which are so burdensome for most of the less developed countries. This involves biomedical and behavioral sciences, in international collaborative efforts. Some promising lines of inquiry deserve consideration here…to make possible an array of contraceptive techniques and relate these to cultural preferences with respect to acceptability. A practical approach to pregnancy interruption is emerging.”
FDA Commissioner Margaret Hamburg is quite proud of her parents, and her record as New York City Health Commissioner shows she is on the same page as Mom and Dad. When Margaret Hamburg joined her parents in 1994 as one of the all-time youngest members of NIH, she said, “There was a sense of real fun that the father-mother-daughter constellation had been formed.”
Understanding the Scope of the “Free” Birth Control Services
The August 1, 2011 United States Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) policy declaration will mandate significant costs to the health care system, as part of implementing Obama’s new health care plan. This policy focuses on preventing unwanted pregnancies. This health care regulation is based on recommendations provided by the Institute of Medicine (IOM) in a July 19, 2011 report entitled “Clinical Preventive Services for Women: Closing the Gaps,” which says that 49 percent of pregnancies in the United States are unwanted. The implementation of this policy will rely on this report, so it is interesting uncovering the details of the recommendations that are not being made widely public. The FDA will be the final decision maker as to what these services comprise. Revealed below are direct quotes from the report.