links for 2008-06-28

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  1. Where to begin.…

    Regard­ing Sanger.

    Her famous quote? “We do not want word to go out that we want to exter­mi­nate the Negro pop­u­la­tion” seems to mean one thing, but in con­text it has a very dif­fer­ent meaning…

    “It seems to me from my expe­ri­ence … in North Car­oli­na, Geor­gia, Ten­nessee, and Texas, that while the col­ored Negroes have great respect for white doc­tors, they can get clos­er to their own mem­bers and more or less lay their cards on the table.… They do not do this with the white peo­ple, and if we can train the Negro doc­tor at the clin­ic, he can go among them with enthu­si­asm and with knowl­edge, which, I believe, will have far-reach­ing results.… His work, in my opin­ion, should be entire­ly with the Negro pro­fes­sion and the nurs­es, hos­pi­tal, social work­ers, as well as the Coun­ty’s white doc­tors. His suc­cess will depend upon his per­son­al­i­ty and his train­ing by us. The min­is­ter’s work is also impor­tant, and also he should be trained, per­haps by the Fed­er­a­tion, as to our ideals and the goal that we hope to reach. 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 .”

    http://www.tompaine.com/articles/2005/06/14/urban_legends_of_the_abortion_debate.php

    And as for the record­ed phone calls. This is called entrap­ment in law enforce­ment. Maybe an indi­vid­ual racist or two was uncov­ered (there are still plen­ty of racists in this coun­try), but the calls do not in any way con­sti­tute evi­dence that Planned Par­ent­hood’s mis­sion is racist.

    I under­stand that you are not ever going to think that Planned Par­ent­hood is doing good things, but why you must par­tic­i­pate in the spread­ing of lies.…

    As for the sin­ful children…well, I would sug­gest you might study a cou­ple of books on child devel­op­ment. But then again, your world view requires you to believe we’re all bad, so I don’t see the point.

    Oba­ma a Marx­ist?? That’s a bit of a stretch. Typ­i­cal of what pass­es for polit­i­cal dia­log in this coun­try. When­ev­er some­one takes a posi­tion that one dis­agrees with, one just exag­ger­ates the bias and calls them an extrem­ist. No won­der there does­n’t seem to be any mod­er­ates any­more. Not because there are none, but because every­one is labeled an extremist.

    Will Oba­ma appoint Supreme Court Jus­tices that will like­ly not over­turn Roe v. Wade? Yes. But your free­dom to not have an abor­tion will remain unfettered.

    Besides, the prob­lem isn’t too many abor­tions, the prob­lem is too many unwant­ed preg­nan­cies. Even if abor­tion was ille­gal, there would still be too many of them because the under­ly­ing cause will not have been addressed.

    As for Cana­da. I agree they have gone over the edge if that is the way things are there. Polit­i­cal cor­rect­ness is a bad thing.

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Rick Beckman