Daniel Greenfield, a Shillman Journalism Fellow at the David Horowitz Freedom Center, is a New York writer focusing on radical Islam.
Senator Elizabeth Warren shrilly denounced efforts to defund Planned Parenthood for trafficking in baby parts. “Do you have any idea what year it is?” she demanded. “Did you fall down, hit your head, and think you woke up in the 1950’s or the 1890’s?”
Warren ought to know. She used to be a Republican, then she hit her head and has been stuck in 1848 ever since. But to understand why some people might have a problem with her favorite racist mass murdering organization, let’s try a visit back to 1926 instead.
That was the year that the founder of Planned Parenthood stopped by the women’s branch of the KKK. This was the 1920s Klan which billed itself as a “progressive” organization invested in creating a “closer relationship between capital and labor”. An arm of the Democratic Party, some members of the KKK also belonged to the Socialist Party, much as Margaret Sanger, the speaker at the women’s Klan branch had.
The Klan’s political alliances with the Socialist Party in Oregon and Wisconsin had moved it closer to the left. The KKK platform echoed that of the first Socialist Congressman Victor L. Berger who firmly stated, “If we are ever to have socialism in America and Canada, we must keep them white man’s countries.”
In rhetoric that should be familiar to Warren, the millionaire lawyer who made “income inequality” into her brand, the Klan warned that “increasing economic inequities threaten the very stability of society”.
If Warren ever recovers from that blow to her head, she can leave 1848 for 1926 and speak to the local branch of the KKK about income inequality and Planned Parenthood for the Socialist Master Race.
Aside from Socialism, the Klan and Margaret Sanger, the founder of Planned Parenthood, shared a common interest in eugenics. The newly progressive Klu Klux Klan used eugenicists to cloak its ideas about race in respectable scientific clothing. The KKK had the populist manpower with a membership in the millions that elitist eugenicists needed. They made it seem modern. It made their ideas actionable.
And the Socialists were on board. Even Norman Thomas worried about the “alarming high birthrate of definitely inferior stock.”
For all her intellectual respectability, Sanger often sounded like a Klanswoman herself, writing of people as “biological waste” and warning that “we are paying for and even submitting to the dictates of an ever increasing, unceasingly spawning class of human beings who never should have been born at all”.
Sanger’s visit to the KKK was part of a larger and deeper alliance between respectable progressives and their ugly violently racist allies. The KKK lynched blacks. Sanger’s Birth Control Federation of America, an early version of Planned Parenthood, had the Negro Project which would keep them from being born.
“We don’t want the word to go out that we want to exterminate the Negro population, and the minister is the man who can straighten out that idea if it ever occurs to any of their more rebellious members,” Sanger wrote of the Negro Project.
Today the Klan is moribund, but Planned Parenthood is thriving thanks to government grants. The Negro Project has succeeded beyond Sanger’s wildest expectations by killing millions of black babies.
Maybe Senator Warren would like to read Sanger’s “What Every Girl Should Know” to her minority granddaughters? In it Sanger explains that, “The lower down in the scale of human development we go the less sexual control we find. It is said that the aboriginal Australian, the lowest known species of the human family, just a step higher than the chimpanzee in brain development, has so little sexual control that police authority alone prevents him from obtaining sexual satisfaction on the streets.”
Aside from black people, Sanger’s special focus was on two other favorite targets of the Klan; Jews and Italians.
“The Jewish people and Italian families , who are filling the insane asylums, who are filling the hospitals and filling our feeble-minded institutions, these are the ones the tax payers have to pay for the upkeep of,” Sanger ranted to the New York State Assembly.
Jews and Italians at the time were sometimes not considered white. The KKK had developed a special obsession with Catholics. Sanger had lapsed into the bigoted language of her Klan friends.
Senator Warren might claim that all this history is stuck in the 20th century, but Sanger’s ideas explain why Planned Parenthood still exists. And it isn’t for any purpose as nice as “women’s health.”
These eugenics projects were being carried out in the service of Socialism. As Sanger wrote, “My purpose is not to depreciate the efforts of the Socialists aiming to create a new society.” Instead she warned that capitalism was dependent on a large supply of workers. Reduce the workers and you raise the wages. Kill enough babies and the ones who survive will have better leverage.
Or as she put it, in her creepy sexual conflation of Marxism and eugenics, “Uncontrolled sex has rendered the proletariat prostrate, the capitalist powerful.”
Reduce the increase of the population and you cripple capitalism. Growth slows down. Wages will increase, but the cost of living will go up. The crash will come and with it the Socialist revolution. It worked in Europe. It’s working in the United States.
The Socialist Party, its labor allies and the KKK had targeted black workers in the West as a threat to union wages. Sanger was implementing her project on a much larger scale for the same reasons.
Senator Warren would like you to think that if such ideas existed, they were a product of the time and have long since been buried. But more recent recordings have shown Planned Parenthood’s willingness to accept money from racist donors specifically targeted at killing black babies.
Not in 1926. Today. Nor has the era of killing babies for left-wing causes come to an end.
Senator Elizabeth Warren voted for a budget which devoted over half a billion dollars to “family planning/reproductive health” worldwide especially in “areas where population growth threatens biodiversity or endangered species.”
In plainer language, people had to be gotten rid of to protect the animals.
Behind the innocuous language, lurks Sanger’s old ideas about human beings as “biological waste” that threaten the achievement of left-wing policies. National Socialism may have taken eugenics to its logical extreme, but it remains an undercurrent in the ideas and policies of the Democratic Party and the left.
Some populations have to be culled, reduced, cut down, to make the world a better Socialist place.
Senator Warren mocks Republicans as backward reactionaries, but it’s her movement that was built on misshapen 19th century ideas which it still continues reliably vomiting up as trending topics. The left’s figurehead is Bernie Sanders, a rasping crazed Socialist, who stands in for Warren. The Planned Parenthood organization that Warren and Sanders defend was a way for the left to kill minority babies to make way for a bright Socialist future. That is still what Planned Parenthood does today.
The Democratic Party’s bleeding heart politicians have shown no compassion or horror at the mass murder of babies for profit revealed on the Planned Parenthood videos. But by Planned Parenthood’s standards, which include racial eugenics, what’s a little trafficking in baby parts?
Elizabeth Warren is as progressive as Margaret Sanger. The Democratic Party is as progressive as the KKK. The left is a deeply reactionary movement fixated on human crises that have to be met with totalitarian controls, convinced of the inferiority of the majority and its own superiority.
The Democratic Party remains an alliance between angry racist mobs and a sneering coterie of elitist left-wing intellectuals plotting out horrifying atrocities. It’s 2015, but for the left it will always be 1926.