Found it on Facebook: Margaret Sanger’s ultimate goal

If you’ve been educated in the American school system at any time during and after the late 1960s, you’ve been taught that Margaret Sanger, had her emotions terribly wrung when she saw the terrible suffering poor women (mostly immigrants and blacks) experienced because they had child after child after child under the most appalling economic circumstances.  To the extent Sanger was one of the major forces helping women break the cycle of annual pregnancies that destroyed their health and well-being, I have to applaud her.  I don’t do pregnancy well and I’m not exaggerating when I say that a third might have killed me.

What I’ve learned since leaving school is that relieving women’s suffering was only one of Sanger’s goals, although it was the only one that she was willing to discuss publicly.  When speaking with friends, she was more straightforward about her ultimate plans for birth control and abortion:

Margaret Sanger

(I checked and that quotation appears to be real, rather than libelous and apocryphal. It comes from her comment on the ‘Negro Project’ in a letter to Dr. Clarence Gamble, December 10, 1939., a document found in the Sanger manuscripts, Sophia Smith Collection, Smith College, North Hampton, Massachusetts.)

Sanger would undoubtedly be proud to learn that her beloved Planned Parenthood overwhelmingly targets African-Americans and other minorities.

Incidentally, it’s recently acquired knowledge such as this, all of which runs directly counter to the careful myths on which I was raised, that makes me increasingly hostile to America’s abortion culture.

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  • Ymarsakar

    Why do people FB for this? If FB tells people to go out and kill people, Round them up for the IBM 5100, are people going to like that? If FB tells people to accept that the universe is ruled by the Left, would people like that?
    The idea that things are true because social authority says it is, inevitably leads down to intellectual and moral decadence, no matter where people think they started from.
    Book is someone who I think is part of the 3%, so she seems to check her own sources, which is good. But that doesn’t seem to apply to the moral majority of humanity.

  • Ymarsakar

    I’m not going to say everything you’ve learned in school is wrong, Book… but you can probably make your own analysis and conclusions on that.
    Public education isn’t really education if you ask me. Compared to what I know, at least…

  • Libby

    Well, there’s certainly no way to claim that statement has been misunderstood or taken out of context, eh?
    Maybe I’ll send Planned Parenthood a suggestion that they include this quote on the base of their Margaret Sanger Award, which is given to “individuals to recognize excellence and leadership in the reproductive health and rights movement.” Past winners include: Nancy Pelosi (2014), Hillary Clinton (2009), and Jane Fonda (2003).

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  • jj

    You didn’t know that?  It may be many things, but ‘recently acquired knowledge’ it certainly is not.  It’s been out there, if not since Day One, at least certainly since Day Two or Three, at latest.  Sanger was a piece of work every moment of her life, and it was only in her later years that it occurred to her handlers (I doubt it ever occurred to her) that she should perhaps consider guarding her mouth a little.  It was probably a relief to everybody around her when she finally conked out, and the myth-makers could get to work undisturbed by the rather awkward reality’s constant intrusions.
    I find the relationship between the black community and the democrat operation – which of course includes all the lefty deals from the Klan to Planned Parenthood  –  to be more or less hilarious by definition.  The black community knows nothing – and seems proud to know nothing – about their own history, the nation’s history, political history, the history of the phonies they follow, or much of anything.  It is willful ignorance on a scale rarely seen.  That the founder of PP would have dedicated her life to wiping them out, what could be more natural than that, for a democrat?  (And they’ll still vote 90%+ democrat!)  Sometimes all you can do is be amazed.

  • Ymarsakar

    What Californians consider “recently acquired” has to be seen in the context of what their social class and peers think is “knowledge”. Given they get their information from Comedy Central, the SF times, the LA times, and so forth.
    Silicon Valley. Yeeland’s also giving out the “news” to his hired gun runners and investors.

  • Zachriel

    Libby: Well, there’s certainly no way to claim that statement has been misunderstood or taken out of context, eh?

    Yes, it’s out of context. Sanger didn’t want a mistaken impression to go out. It’s clear from her writings that she saw the race problem as largely due to white ignorance. 

    “I am proud tonight to say a word in behalf of your mentor, and the person who symbolizes the ideas of this organization, Margaret Sanger.” — Coretta Scott King

    There is a striking kinship between our movement and Margaret Sanger’s early efforts. — Martin Luther King Jr.

    • Bookworm

      So you’re applauding her, Zachriel, for successfully hiding her genocidal goals from the Kings?  That’s a peculiar thing to laud. 

      • Zachriel

        <b>Bookworm</b>: <I>So you’re applauding her, Zachriel, for successfully hiding her genocidal goals from the Kings? </i>

        Sanger wasn’t genocidal. It’s just a right-wing trope. Here’s the fuller quote: “we do not want 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.” You straighten out mistaken ideas. 

        Sanger wanted black leadership for the Negro Project, of which she also wrote, “a group notoriously underprivileged and handicapped to a large measure by a ‘caste’ system that operates as an added weight upon their efforts to get a fair share of the better things in life. To give them the means of helping themselves is perhaps the richest gift of all. We believe birth control knowledge brought to this group, is the most direct, constructive aid that can be given them to improve their immediate situation.” Those are not the words of a genocide. She was against abortion, by the way. 

  • jj

    Her words were in fact not taken out of context.  Or, perhaps every time she opened her mouth or got hold of a piece of paper, the result was ‘out of context.’  The full quote is below, along with a few other nuggets from this genius.  (I actually sort of agree with the second one, about restricting the breeding propensities of morons, though I’d substitute ‘democrats’ for ‘morons.’)
    “We should hire three or four colored ministers, preferably with social-service backgrounds, and with engaging personalities. The most successful educational approach to the Negro is through a religious appeal.
    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.”
    — Margaret Sanger’s December 19, 1939 letter to Dr. Clarence Gamble, 255 Adams Street, Milton, Massachusetts.
    Original source: Sophia Smith
    Collection, Smith College, North Hampton, Massachusetts. Also described in Linda Gordon’s Woman’s Body, Woman’s Right: A Social History of Birth Control in America . New York: Grossman Publishers, 1976.
    “Our failure to segregate morons who are increasing and multiplying… demonstrates our foolhardy and extravagant sentimentalism … [Philanthropists] encourage the healthier and more normal sections of the world to shoulder the burden of unthinking and indiscriminate fecundity of others; which brings with it, as I think the reader must agree, a dead weight of human waste. Instead of decreasing and aiming to eliminate the stocks that are most detrimental to the future of the race and the world, it tends to render them to a menacing degree dominant … 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.”
    — Margaret Sanger. The Pivot of Civilization , 1922. Chapter on “The Cruelty of Charity,” pages 116, 122, and 189. Swarthmore College Library edition.
    “Today eugenics is suggested by the most diverse minds as the most adequate and thorough avenue to the solution of racial, political and social problems.
    “I think you must agree … that the campaign for birth control is not merely of eugenic value, but is practically identical with the final aims of eugenics … Birth control propaganda is thus the entering wedge for the eugenic educator.

    “As an advocate of birth control I wish … to point out
    that the unbalance between the birth rate of the ‘unfit’
    and the ‘fit,’ admittedly the greatest present menace to
    civilization, can never be rectified by the inauguration of a
    cradle competition between these two classes. In this
    matter, the example of the inferior classes, the fertility of
    the feeble-minded, the mentally defective, the
    poverty-stricken classes, should not be held up for
    “On the contrary, the most urgent problem today is how
    to limit and discourage the over-fertility of the mentally
    and physically defective.”
    — Margaret Sanger. “The Eugenic Value of Birth Control Propaganda.”
    Birth Control Review , October 1921, page 5.
    “Give dysgenic groups [people with ‘bad genes’] in our
    population their choice of segregation or [compulsory]
    — Margaret Sanger, April 1932 Birth Control Review .
    “The third group [of society] are those irresponsible and
    reckless ones having little regard for the consequences of
    their acts, or whose religious scruples prevent their
    exercising control over their numbers.
    Many of this group are diseased, feeble-minded, and are
    of the pauper element dependent upon the normal and fit
    members of society for their support. There is no doubt
    in the minds of all thinking people that the procreation of
    this group should be stopped.”
    — Margaret Sanger. Speech quoted in Birth Control:
    What It Is, How It Works, What It Will Do. The
    Proceedings of the First American Birth Control
    Conference . Held at the Hotel Plaza, New York City,
    November 11-12, 1921. Published by the Birth Control
    Review , Gothic Press, pages 172 and 174.
    “In passing, we should here recognize the difficulties
    presented by the idea of ‘fit’ and ‘unfit.’ Who is to decide
    this question? The grosser, the more obvious, the
    undeniably feeble-minded should, indeed, not only be
    discouraged but prevented from propagating their kind.
    But among the writings of the representative Eugenists
    [sic], one cannot ignore the distinct middle-class bias
    that prevails.”
    — Margaret Sanger, quoted in Charles Valenza. “Was
    Margaret Sanger a Racist?” Family Planning Perspectives
    January-February 1985, page 44.

    • Zachriel

      jj: Her words were in fact not taken out of context.   
      Of course they were, and the quote you provided supports that. Sanger worked closely with the black community, which is why the Kings praised Sanger. 
      The rest of your comment concerns eugenics, which wasn’t the issue. 

      Charles Martel: let’s not make the mistake of letting Zach the parasite back in here.

      Sorry you don’t think your position is defencible. We came here sideways, saw the usual right-wing trope, and thought perhaps some readers might want to know. We’ll bow out. You may thump your chest in triumph. 

  • bizcor

    Sanger was all about eugenics. I have found several videos on You Tube of her saying so. One of them is an interview with I think Edward R. Murrow. If not him someone of his ilk.

  • Charles Martel

    Book, let’s not make the mistake of letting Zach the parasite back in here. This troll gets kicked off of every site that he squats on. Please tell the Zach kids to take the Devo act somewhere else and leave us adults alone.

    • Ymarsakar

      Are you saying trolls are like tools and Obamacans, they don’t have parasite rights?

  • Danny Lemieux

    Everybody, Zachriel is back.
    That must mean that an election is forthcoming and the Democrats are worried.

  • Ymarsakar

    The racist Z boy here wanted Zimmerman locked up for the crime of defending himself against a thug.
    Always remember that when you think it has the authority or right to tell you what civil rights is about.

  • Charles Martel

    Martel beats his chest in triumph now that the troll known as  Zach[risible] has gone off to pollute and pester some other salon. By the way, Hive Boy, it’s spelled defensible—unless you’re putting on Limey airs.

    • Ymarsakar

      You know the word defense came from a derivation of offense. Since the base root was fencing, and in fencing a slice or thrust is often times both an offensive act as well as a defensive act.
      The point is, Zimmer boy over there isn’t defending anything, it’s attacking and using sword play on people it thinks can’t defend their mind from the Left’s mind rape.

  • Ymarsakar

    Other communities like SF/F fandom (kingdom of fanatics?) and SFWA have welcomed in Fallen Datenshi (demons), and look what happened to them. The Leftist activists and wannabes took over the organizations, expelled the Old Guard members, just like the movement that achieved suffrage for women was hijacked by the Left. Just like the planes on 9/11 were hijacked by evil.