“We Didn’t Know”

“We didn’t know!”

Practically an entire nation said that about what was going on within their own nation. Within miles of their own homes. Practically out in the open. Because they didn’t want to know. A whole nation of “plausible deniability.” How could this have happened? What turned so many people into such monsters? What turned millions more people into complicit enablers of the monsters? That couldn’t happen to us, could it?

Target a group of people, blame them for holding people down, turn them into non-persons, turn society against them, then exterminate them all legal-like. Hitler’s Nazi Germany exterminated these “non-persons” by the millions. The “scientist” Mengele did all manner of gruesome “experiments” on them, torturing them to death.

German civilians tour Buchenwald Camp

A few of the Jewish survivors, wearing their striped prison uniforms, sat at a table in one of the barracks, ready to confront the German civilians with stories of what they had suffered at the hands of the Nazis. There were 4,000 Jews in the Buchenwald camp when the American liberators arrived, and most of them had previously been at Auschwitz or other camps in the east.

“We didn’t know.” This was what the German civilian population would say over and over again about the concentration camps in the coming months. The American army was determined that the ordinary German people should see the depths of depravity to which their Nazis leaders had sunk.

Practically an entire nation said that about what was going on within their own nation. Within miles of their own homes. Practically out in the open. Because they didn’t want to know. A whole nation of “plausible deniability.” How could this have happened? What turned so many people into such monsters? What turned millions more people into complicit enablers of the monsters? That couldn’t happen to us, could it?

Margaret Sanger
Founder of Planned Parenthood

On blacks, immigrants and indigents:
“…human weeds,’ ‘reckless breeders,’ ‘spawning… human beings who never should have been born.” Margaret Sanger, Pivot of Civilization, referring to immigrants and poor people

On sterilization & racial purification:
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.

On the right of married couples to bear children:
Couples should be required to submit applications to have a child, she wrote in her “Plan for Peace.” Birth Control Review, April 1932

On the purpose of birth control:
The purpose in promoting birth control was “to create a race of thoroughbreds,” she wrote in the Birth Control Review, Nov. 1921 (p. 2)

Planned Parenthood was created to eradicate the unwanted, such as blacks, immigrants, poor, mentally deficient.

PP has encouraged homosexuality and advocated compulsory sterilization of all who have two children. (Family Planning Perspectives (a PP publication), June, Oct. 1970)

PP has an unhealthy concept of pregnancy, as it views the state of gestation as an abnormal condition or disease. Speaking for the organization, Dr. Warren Hern refers to human pregnancy as “an episodic, moderately extended chronic condition … May be defined as an illness … Treated by evacuation of the uterine contents…”(“Is Pregnancy Really Normal?” Family Planning Perspective, Planned Parenthood, vol. 3, No. 1, Jan. 1971, pg. 9)

As Red State put it, Roe v Wade

engag[ed] in spectacular mental gymnastics with the word “person”:

The appellee and certain amici argue that the fetus is a “person” within the language and meaning of the Fourteenth Amendment. In support of this, they outline at length and in detail the well-known facts of fetal development. If this suggestion of personhood is established, the appellant’s case, of course, collapses, for the fetus’ right to life would then be guaranteed specifically by the Amendment. The appellant conceded as much on reargument. . . . The Constitution does not define “person” in so many words.

And thus the Supreme Court drew a line and declared that those humans on the “person” side were entitled to the right to life, and those on the “non-person” side (as defined by the Court) were not. The combined effect of Roe v. Wade and Doe v. Bolton was that a line was drawn at physical location within a woman’s womb.

Target a group of people, blame them for holding people down, turn them into non-persons, turn society against them, then exterminate them all legal-like.

Planned Parenthood has been caught many times violating state laws and endangering children. Many of those times were on video. Planned Parenthood violates the law by aiding and abetting rape and by bypassing various states’ parental consent laws.

“I’m 13. He might be 31.”
“I don’t want to know the age.”
Plausible deniability in aiding and abetting rape. Violating state laws regarding rape and parental consent.

The “fetal material”-stuffed freezer at Philadelphia’s “Women’s Medical Society”

On the vile, evil “doctor” Kermit Gosnell, Michelle Malkin writes:

The 281-page grand jury report (see full embedded document below) released Wednesday provides a bone-chilling account of how Gosnell’s “Women’s Medical Society” systematically preyed on poor, minority pregnant women and their live, viable babies. The report’s introduction lays out the criminal enterprise that claimed the lives of untold numbers of babies — and mothers:

“This case is about a doctor who killed babies and endangered women. What we mean is that he regularly and illegally delivered live, viable, babies in the third trimester of pregnancy – and then murdered these newborns by severing their spinal cords with scissors. The medical practice by which he carried out this business was a filthy fraud in which he overdosed his patients with dangerous drugs, spread venereal disease among them with infected instruments, perforated their wombs and bowels – and, on at least two occasions, caused their deaths. Over the years, many people came to know that something was going on here. But no one put a stop to it.”

Echoing the same kind of dark euphemisms plied by Planned Parenthood propagandists who refer to unborn life as “fetal and uterine material,” Gosnell referred to his deadly trade as “ensuring fetal demise.” Reminiscent of the word wizards who refer to the skull-crushing partial-birth abortion procedure as “intact dilation and evacuation” and “intrauterine cranial decompression,” Gosnell described his destruction of babies’ spinal cords as “snipping.”

He rationalized his macabre habit of cutting off dead babies’ feet and saving them in rows and rows of specimen jars as “research.”

Gosnell did not have nurses. People who were not medically trained were administering anesthesia, including a girl who was still in high school. Gosnell had the babies delivered alive and then killed them. Gosnell performed abortions on children against their will. A girl’s mother brought her in for an abortion. The girl told Gosnell she didn’t want an abortion. Gosnell got angry, forcibly stripped her, spanked her, threw her on the table, strapped her down, drugged her up, and aborted her baby against her will. “Show me someone who would abort that against the mother’s wishes” indeed!

Gosnell killed, mutilated, maimed, infected many women along with his murder of hundreds of babies. Who knew about it? Local hospitals knew. Pennsylvania’s Department of Health knew. Pennsylvania’s Department of State knew. Many others knew. Many others. And they all swept it under the rug for decades. Because it would harm the pro-abortion agenda, or, perhaps, just for bribe money, or maybe they “didn’t want to get involved.”

Gosnell is evil. He is the picture of evil. His staff is the picture of evil. But so are all the people who turned a blind eye to his evil.

“We didn’t know!”

Practically an entire nation said that about what was going on within their own nation. Within miles of their own homes. Practically out in the open. Because they didn’t want to know. A whole nation of “plausible deniability.” How could this have happened? What turned so many people into such monsters? What turned millions more people into complicit enablers of the monsters? That couldn’t happen to us, could it?

When you dehumanize a group of people, you do a great evil to those people. And you cause an even greater evil to befall that group of people and other people surrounding them. When you turn a blind eye to the evil, you aid and abet that evil.

Kermit Gosnell and his staff are violent criminals. Planned Parenthood is engaged in criminal activity. They don’t just destroy the lives of unborn people; they destroy the lives of people who have lived a few years as well.

I will never support a candidate who is pro-abortion if I can help it. I will never support that great evil.

But I cannot put Gosnell, Planned Parenthoood, NARAL, or even abortion on the same level as Nazi Germany.

The Nazis murdered 6,000,000 Jews. The Nazis murdered countless other “undesirables.” The Nazis murdered those who tried to protect all the “undesirables.” To the tune of 10,000,000 souls. But if it weren’t for Hitler and the Nazis, there would be no VolksWagen, no autobahn, no US Interstates, no Israel.

Roe v Wade and Doe v Bolton, Margaret Sanger, Planned Parenthood, Kermit Gosnell, the whole abortion industry have murdered, mutilated, maimed over 40,000,000 babies in the US alone and murdered, mutilated, maimed, infected and destroyed the lives of countless other women along the way, all to push an agenda of pure evil. Unlike the few good things to come as a result of Hitler and the Nazis, nothing good has come out of the pro-abortion industry. So the abortion industry is leaps and bounds more evil than Nazi Germany.

“We didn’t know!”

Practically an entire nation said that about what was going on within their own nation. Within miles of their own homes. Practically out in the open. Because they didn’t want to know. A whole nation of “plausible deniability.” How could this have happened? What turned so many people into such monsters? What turned millions more people into complicit enablers of the monsters? That couldn’t happen to us, could it?

Yes, it could. And yes, it has.

The American army was determined that the ordinary German people should see the depths of depravity to which their Nazis leaders had sunk. Every resident of the Philadelphia metropolitan area should have been forced to tour Gosnell’s criminal establishment.

11 Comments

  1. Just remember though — roughing up murderous terrorists in order to save countless innocent lives is unforgivable, whereas everything noted in this post is in the name of “women’s freedom” and “reproductive freedom.”

  2. Don’t forget, the American Left was actively defending their National Socialist brethren in WW-2, right up till Time Magazine’s Man of the Year turned his Panzers against Comrade Stalin’s USSR. Then, and only then, did the Left begin to find fault with NAZI plans for their peculiar brand of community organizing.

  3. Roughing up middle eastern human beings, that may or may not be guilty of anything, loses American lives, promotes more revulsion for American policy and the invasion by way of bombs into their country. No, this does not save American lives, it promotes the making of IEDs, you fool, Hube.

  4. “We didn’t know!”

    Practically an entire nation said that about what was going on within their own nation. Within miles of their own homes. Practically out in the open. Because they didn’t want to know. A whole nation of “plausible deniability.” How could this have happened? What turned so many people into such monsters? What turned millions more people into complicit enablers of the monsters? That couldn’t happen to us, could it?

    Uh-huh

    [PB’s hysterical crap elided}

  5. Leftoids, don’t really have much of a leg to stand on in criticizing Sanger, or any reason to profess shock at her beliefs. Theirs are, in the final reduction, qualitatively the same. And they know it. Thus, there is little point in their acting as if they could divorce themselves from the underlying assumption that human populations are the proper subject of a kind of directed evolution managed by a knowing elite.

    When leftists object to a particular project envisioning the eugenic creation of a race of human thoroughbreds, they are – according to their own foundational principles – doing no more than expressing something akin to a report on the state of their digestion, or a report on their personal feelings regarding a particular shade of green.

    That’s why we have prominent members of their class giving up on the entire project of a rational justification of their moral preferences, and focusing instead on a more or less brute reshaping of humanity more to their liking through the agency of an in-principle totalizing politics of reprogramming and the centralized dispensation of economic opportunity and life chances.

    The Rorty kind wants to do the same kind of thing Sanger wanted to do. They just have expanded the program in some ways to include an broader color spectrum and range of sexual appetites, while narrowing it in other ways having to do with the impulse for self-direction and voluntary association.

    ” I am just as provincial and contextualist as the Nazi teachers who made their students read Der Stürmer; the only difference is that I serve a better cause.”

    Wiki

    Recently however, as they have felt the effects of the corrosive acid of their own principles of interpretation and analysis being laughingly thrown back in their own faces, a few have tried to reclaim some connection to a notion of objective value.

    Lately however, realizing that they have ceded the field of the rational justification – and therefore ultimately the principle of the noncoercive arbitration – of ethical principles to their opponents, some lefties or liberals (Sam Harris, reportedly; Robert Wright, seemingly) have tried to redevelop an evolutionary ethic to replace the kind that went out of style a hundred years ago. By and large though, it looks at first glance like little more than a tortuous attempt on their part to salvage some of the claims to ethical objectivity their philosophizing predecessors of the left abandoned decades ago.

    Whether their new attempts to resurrect a convincing claim of objective value will ultimately prove to be any less comical than the Iowa Frostblossom’s was, remains to be seen. If some of the articles reproduced here from the Guardian are any indication, we may be treated to a kind of internecine lefty warfare: with the disciples of Mead, taking up the hatchet against the children of Dawkins; and both planting polemical tomahawks in each others’ foreheads. Now, that’s, entertainment.

  6. “Lately however …” phrase inadvertently left in after an addition of a sentence and re-paragraphing. Read as “Realizing …”

  7. These long rambling dishonest rants are so awesome, they really do your opponents a world of good — everybody can see how foolish you are when you flog the holocaust analogies. Please work them even harder and frothier. Never let go of them; every single time one of you hauls out a holocaust comparison, you lose a couple more people. Keep up the good work!

  8. Shorter DNW: because I have no ethics, I can’t understand how anyone else can have them.

  9. WTF. Argument Ad Nazism?! Do you want to have a reasonable debate on this topic or simply sling sh*t and repeat only what you know?

    No fear, I already know the answer. No amount of debate will change you mind on you position.

    Closed minded people. Go ahead. Prove me wrong. Prove to me that you can open your eyes and see the world as a place that has no higher power, and yet still has meaning.

    Don’t worry, you’re not going to hell, but be nice anyway.

  10. m A. Dufus says:
    25 January 2011 at 20:21

    WTF. Argument Ad Nazism?! Do you want to have a reasonable debate on this topic or simply sling sh*t and repeat only what you know?

    No fear, I already know the answer. No amount of debate will change you mind on you position.

    Closed minded people. Go ahead. Prove me wrong. Prove to me that you can open your eyes and see the world as a place that has no higher power, and yet still has meaning.

    Don’t worry, you’re not going to hell, but be nice anyway.”

    By and large, they don’t consider the concept of meaning to be anything more than a psychological projection of intentions by some part of the world (people) upon the ultimately chaotic field of which they are a kind of temporary locus of self-awareness.

    Therefore they don’t have to objectively justify meaning as they insist that it is purely subjective in origin in the first place.

    This position might be logically incoherent ultimately, but its adherents find it psychologically satisfying enough to allow them to self-justify their political activities.

    Again, in that wonderfully revealing quote attributed to progressive philosopher Richard Rorty at the wiki site:

    ” … I think those students are lucky to find themselves under the benevolent Herrschaft [domination] of people like me, and to have escaped the grip of their frightening, vicious, dangerous parents … I am just as provincial and contextualist as the Nazi teachers who made their students read Der Stürmer; the only difference is that I serve a better cause.”

    Also

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