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1. “More to the point, one cannot understand The Holocaust without understanding the intentions, ideology, and mechanisms that were put in place in 1933. The eugenics movement may have come to a catastrophic crescendo with the Hitler regime, but the political movement, the world-view, the ideology, and the science that aspired to breed humans like prized horses began almost 100 years earlier. More poignantly, the ideology and those legal and governmental mechanisms of a eugenic world-view inevitably lead back to the British and American counterparts that Hitler’s scientists collaborated with. Posterity must gain understanding of the players that made eugenics a respectable scientific and political movement, as Hitler’s regime was able to evade wholesale condemnation in those critical years between 1933 and 1943 precisely because eugenics had gained international acceptance. As this book will evidence, Hitler’s infamous 1933 laws mimicked those already in place in the United States, Britain, Norway, Sweden, Finland, and Canada. So what is this scientific and political movement that for 100 years aspired to breed humans like dogs or horses? Eugenics is quite literally, as defined by its principal proponents, an attempt at “directing evolution” by controlling any aspect of human existence that affects human heredity. From its onset, Francis Galton, the cousin of Charles Darwin and the man credited with the creation of the science of eugenics, knew that the cause of eugenics had to be observed with religious fervor and dedication. As the quote on the opening pages of this book illustrates, a eugenicist must “intrude, intrude, intrude.” A vigilant control over anything and everything that affects the gene pool is essential to eugenics. The policies could not allow for the individual to enjoy self-government or self-determination any more than a horse breeder can allow the animals to determine whom to breed with. One simply cannot breed humans like horses without imbuing the state with the level of control a farmer has over its livestock, not only controlling procreation, but also the diet, access to medical services, and living conditions.”

Tags : Adolf Hitler Charles Darwin Eugenecist Eugenics Francis Galton Government Regulation Harry H Laughlin Holocaust Holocaust History Holocaust Revisionism Joseph Mengele Legislation National Socialist Nazi Nazism Racism Scientific Racism Totalitarian Totalitarianism Wwii Wwii History
Author : A.E. Samaan
Source : H.H. Laughlin: American Scientist, American Progressive, Nazi Collaborator

2. “Very few tyrants argued for the slavery of the masses. Instead, they argued for their right to protect the people from themselves.”

Tags : Communism Government Abuse Government Plantation Government Regulation Libertarian Libertarianism Liberty Slavery Slavery History Totalitarian Totalitarianism Tyrannical Tyrants
Author : A.E. Samaan

3. “The truth is, one who seeks to achieve freedom by petitioning those in power to give it to him has already failed, regardless of the response. To beg for the blessing of “authority” is to accept that the choice is the master’s alone to make, which means that the person is already, by definition, a slave.”

Tags : Anarcho Capitalism Anarchy Coercion Collectivism Evil Free Markets Government Individual Freedom Individual Rights Individualism Libertarian Liberty Masters Petition Politics State Theft Totalitarian Voluntaryism Voluntaryist
Author : Larken Rose

4. “Nine out of ten eugenicists in the 20th Century were also Progressives or Socialists, as central to the eugenic creed is the desire to engineer and centrally plan human reproduction and heredity. These were not people that believed in individual liberty. They certainly didn't believe the individual had the right to chose their own mate freely. They were statists, They were totalitarians at heart.”

Tags : Autonomy Central Planners Civil Libertarian Civil Liberties Eugenicists Eugenics Fabian Socialism Individual Liberty Planned Society Progressives Progressivism Race Hygiene Reproductive Rights Scientific Racism Socialism Socialist Socialized Medicine Statism Statist Totalitarian Totalitarianism Utopian Socialism
Author : A.E. Samaan

5. “You can either have individual liberty, or dependence on the government. One is designed to undo the other.”

Tags : Civil Rights Individual Liberty Libertarian Libertarianism Liberty Progressive Progressivism Socialism Totalitarian Totalitarianism Welfare Welfare State
Author : A.E. Samaan

6. “Power without compassion is like a giant that blocks the sunlight.”

Tags : Apathy Arrogance Authority Dark Ego Giant Government Hate Humility Inconsiderate Light Love Pity Political Pride Protect Responsibility To Protect Responsibility To Provide Selfishness Selflessness Serve Sunlight Titan Totalitarian Tyrant
Author : Criss Jami
Source : Healology

7. “It’s been easier to convince people to hand over half their income, their children to war, and their freedoms in perpetuity, than to engage them in seriously considering how roads might function in the absence of taxation.”

Tags : Anarcho Capitalism Anarchy Ancap Coercion Collectivism Evil Free Market Freedom Government Laissez Faire Libertarian Liberty Nap Non Aggression Principle Private Roads Socialism Statism Taxation Theft Totalitarian Voluntaryism Voluntaryist

8. “Socialism is "group-think." How uninformed in history do you have to be to advocate for "group-think"??”

Tags : Group Think Groupthink History Politics Libertarian Libertarianism Liberty Socialism Socialist Totalitarian Totalitarianism Utopian Socialism Utopian Socialist
Author : A.E. Samaan

9. “If you are for gun control, then you are not against guns, because the guns will be needed to disarm people. So it’s not that you are anti-gun. You’ll need the police’s guns to take away other people’s guns. So you’re very pro-gun; you just believe that only the Government (which is, of course, so reliable, honest, moral and virtuous…) should be allowed to have guns. There is no such thing as gun control. There is only centralizing gun ownership in the hands of a small political elite and their minions.”

Tags : Anarchy Ancap Authoritarian Authoritarianism Coercion Communism Dictatorship Evil Fascism Freedom Government Laissez Faire Liberty Military Natural Law Natural Rights Peace Politics Rights Socialism Statism Totalitarian War

10. “Eugenics is not just a tool of totalitarianism. Eugenics, as it was conceived, could not be anything but totalitarian as it desired to control all aspects of society. Hitler’s “National Socialist” (Nationalsozialist) form of government was amongst the first to put the full force of its government to conduct compulsory health initiatives. It is by no coincidence that the Dachau concentration camp used its slave-labor to run the largest organic produce farm of the era.”

Tags : Adolf Hitler Breeding Eugenicist Eugenics Government Regulations Harry H Laughlin Heredity Hitler Holocaust History National Socialism Nazi Nazism Pseudo Science Race Hygiene Racist Scientific Racism Segregation Sterilization Totalitarian Totalitarianism Wwii Wwii History
Author : A.E. Samaan
Source : H.H. Laughlin: American Scientist, American Progressive, Nazi Collaborator

11. “Certain American Progressives and British Fabian Socialists are very lucky that Adolf Hitler was a plagiarist, and that he did not cite their work on eugenics when writing Mein Kampf. Otherwise, history would remember them differently.”

Tags : Adolf Hitler Ethnic Cleansing Fabian Socialism Hitler Holocaust Holocaust History Mein Kampf Plagiarism Progressives Progressivism Race Hygiene Scientific Racism Sterilization Totalitarian Totalitarianism Wwii Wwii History
Author : A.E. Samaan

12. “Democratic Socialism is simply Totalitarianism that allows you the illusion of a voice in the matter.”

Tags : Democracy Democratic Democratic Socialism Freedom Libertarian Libertarianism Liberty Popular Vote Referendums Socialism Socialist Totalitarian Totalitarianism
Author : A.E. Samaan

13. “War is incidental to ideology, and this was certainly true for the war instigated by Adolf Hitler. Historians have aptly documented that Hitler knew he needed the fog of war and a radicalized population in order to enact the most extreme policies. This was equally true for both Germans and the people of their conquered territories. The war allowed Hitler the cover and justification to radicalize the T4 Euthanasia program against those lives deemed “not worth living” by pointing to the costs of maintaining those “useless eaters” during a time of war. It allowed license for Karl Brandt to “clear hospital beds” in the name of the war effort. The war’s conquered territory also brought conquered populations and increased the number of “unfit” and “undesired” population, including the Jewish population of Eastern Europe. The methods and technology of the T4 Euthanasia program were subsequently transferred from the German hospitals to the extermination camps, doctors, nurses, equipment, and all. This transference and repurposing of resources was all decided in the infamous Wannsee Conference, which we now know was the beginning of the “Final Solution of the Jewish Question”:“The aim of all this was to cleanse German living space of Jews in a legal manner.” (From the text of the Wannsee Protocol)”

Tags : Adolf Hitler Eugenics Final Solution Holocaust Holocaust History Jewish History National Socialism Nazi Nazism Scientific Racism Totalitarian Totalitarianism Wannsee Conference Wannsee Protocol Wwii Wwii History
Author : A.E. Samaan

14. “Why does The Holocaust persist in haunting our conscience? Why does it dominate the introspection of philosophers and historians alike? By the numbers alone, the murders were not unprecedented. At that juncture of 20th Century history, Stalin and Lenin had already brutally murdered tens of millions. The Holocaust fascinates not because of its numbers, but because of the means employed. At no point in time had an entire society dedicated its full might to the perpetual elimination of those unwanted elements of the population. Every aspect of Hitler’s National Socialism was geared towards cleansing and improving the breeding stock of Germania. Hitler’s National Socialist government was focused on the breeding, education, and training of a “master race.” The social, cultural, legislative, and industrial mechanisms of Hitler’s National Socialism were designed to perpetually “select” its populace. The central planners of National Socialism would “select” those that would live, those that would die, and those that would be sterilized slave labor. National Socialism was intended to have the “total” control to decide who would be allowed to procreate, and as a result, those that would be allowed to contribute to Hitler’s ideal society.”

Tags : Adolf Hitler Eugenicist Eugenics Harry H Laughlin Holocaust Holocaust History National Socialism Nazi Nazism Race Hygiene Racism Scientific Racism Totalitarian Totalitarianism Wwii Wwii History
Author : A.E. Samaan
Source : H.H. Laughlin: American Scientist, American Progressive, Nazi Collaborator

15. “A utopian system, when established by men, is likely to be synonymous with a dystopian depression. The only way for perfect peace by man is absolute control of all wrongs. Bully-cultures find this: with each and every mistake, another village idiot is shamed into nothingness and mindlessly shut down by the herd. This is a superficial peace made by force and by fear, one in which there is no freedom to breathe; and the reason it is impossible for man to maintain freedom and peace for everyone at the same time. Christ, on the other hand, transforms, instead of controls, by instilling his certain inner peace. This is the place where one realizes that only his holiness is and feels like true freedom, rather than like imprisonment, and, too, why Hell, I imagine, a magnified version of man's never-ending conflict between freedom and peace, would be the flesh's ultimate utopia - yet its ultimate regret.”

Tags : Apologetics Artificiality Christ Conflict Confusion Control Dictatorship Force Freedom God Heaven Hell Herd Mentality Inner Peace Man Mercy Police State Political Reality Regret Society Theology Totalitarian Transformation Unity Utopia
Author : Criss Jami
Source : Healology

16. “WITH THE EMBERS STILL BURNING:The scientific community has done a pronounced amount of hand-wringing about its involvement in the atomic bomb’s creation, and a disproportionately absent amount of the soul-searching with respects to its creation of the science of eugenics. The 450,000 deaths due to the bomb are relatively small in the shadow of the many millions dead as a result of National Socialism’s eugenic campaign. The casualties of The Holocaust are the casualties of the science of eugenics, which so many scientists had actively campaigned for leading up to World War II. Yet, the scientific community has confronted its complicity with collective silence and sometimes outright censorship.”

Tags : Adolf Hitler Eugenicists Eugenics Holocaust Holocaust History National Socialism Nazi Pseudo Science Pseudoscientific Science Totalitarian Utopian Socialism Wwii Wwii History
Author : A.E. Samaan
Source : From a "Race of Masters" to a "Master Race": 1948 to 1848

17. “All utopias are dystopias. The term "dystopia" was coined by fools that believed a "utopia" can be functional.”

Tags : Central Planners Central Planning Dystopia Dystopian Libertarian Libertarianism Liberty Planned Economies Socialism Totalitarian Utopian Socialism Utopias
Author : A.E. Samaan

18. “There was nothing conservative about Adolf Hitler. Hitler was an artist and a revolutionary at heart. He wanted to completely upend and remake German society.”

Tags : Adolf Hitler Conservative German Germany Hitler Nazi Nazi Germany Nazism Revolutionary Totalitarian Wwii Wwii History
Author : A.E. Samaan

19. “The term "totalitarian" was derived from Adolf Hitler's "Total State", which was a "craddle to grave" solution that sought to micro-manage all aspects of humanity.”

Tags : Adolf Hitler Collectivism Craddle To Grave Government Government Regulation Hitler Nazi Nazism Totalitarian Wwii Wwii History
Author : A.E. Samaan

20. “The worship of the state is the worship of force. There is no more dangerous menace to civilization than a government of incompetent, corrupt, or vile men. The worst evils which mankind ever had to endure were inflicted by bad governments. The state can be and has often been in the course of history the main source of mischief and disaster.”

Tags : Anarcho Capitalism Anarchy Ancap Austrian School Of Economics Coercion Communism Evil Freedom Individual Rights Individualism Law Libertarian Liberty Non Aggression Principle Politics Socialism Spontaneous Order Statism Totalitarian Voluntaryism War

21. “There is a very dangerous myth that #Hitler was solely fueled by racism. His desire to engineer society was pervasive. Racism alone cannot explain what happened in The Holocaust without also addressing Hitler's statist policies.”

Tags : Centrally Planned Societies Holocaust Holocaust History Libertarian Libertarianism Liberty Planned Society Race Hygiene Racial Superiority Racialist Racism Scientific Racism Social Engineering Statism Totalitarian Totalitarianism Utopian Socialism White Supremacy Wwii Wwii History
Author : A.E. Samaan

22. “Democratic Socialism devolves into totalitarian Socialism and eventually into full on Communism as people resist statism.”

Tags : Collectivist Communism Communist Democratic Socialism Government Regulation Revolution Socialist Statism Totalitarian Totalitarianism Utopian Socialism
Author : A.E. Samaan

23. “The central planners of Democratic Socialism tighten their noose when people resist their plans and assert their rights. All Socialism is intended to devolve into Communism, and as a result, Totalitarianism.”

Tags : Central Planners Central Planning Communism Communist Democratic Socialism Dystopia Government Regulation Libertarian Libertarianism Liberty Planned Economies Socialism Socialist Totalitarian Totalitarianism Utopia
Author : A.E. Samaan

24. “Liberty means refusing to allow some men to use the state to compel other men to serve their interests or opinion.”

Tags : Anarchy Coercion Collectivism Communism Democracy Evil Free Markets Freedom Government Idiocracy Individual Individualism Libertarian Liberty Mob Rule Nap Non Aggression Principle Slavery Socialism Society Statism Totalitarian Voluntaryism

25. “Every step which leads from capitalism toward planning is necessarily a step nearer to absolutism and dictatorship.”

Tags : Anarchy Ancap Coercion Communism Fascism Free Free Markets Freedom Government Laissez Faire Libertarian Liberty Mafia Nazism Non Aggression Principle Omnipotent Politics Regime Slavery Socialism State Statism Totalitarian Trade Voluntaryism
Source : Omnipotent Government

26. “Irony: Taking a 170-year-old envy-based "philosophy," which has led to the murder of several hundred million human beings and the oppression of billions more, and calling it "progressive".”

Tags : Aggression Anarchy Ancap Coercion Collectivism Communism Evil Free Markets Government Laissez Faire Libertarian Liberty Non Aggression Principle Politics Regime Socialism Totalitarian Tyranny Voluntaryism
Author : Larken Rose

27. “A "centrally planned economy" by definition discourages and despises participation by the masses. It's a bureaucratic oligarchy.”

Tags : Central Planners Central Planning Free Markets Libertarian Libertarianism Liberty Oligarchy Planned Economy Progressivism Socialism Socialist Totalitarian Totalitarianism
Author : A.E. Samaan

28. “It is precisely democracy which is destroying the American political structure, American law, and the American economy.”

Tags : Anarcho Capitalism Anarchy Ancap Capitalism Coercion Collectivism Communism Free Markets Freedom Government Laissez Faire Libertarian Liberty Non Aggression Principle Politics Socialism State Statism Taxation Totalitarian Voluntaryism Voluntaryist

29. “Socialists seem to think George Orwell’s 1984 is a suggestion, or at least are unashamed of mimicking the methods of the totalitarian state Orwell depicted. Libertarians know it to be a warning, and a government that micro-manages all aspects of humanity an intolerable reality.”

Tags : Collectivism Collectivists Communism Democratic Socialism Democratic Socialists Freedom Libertarian Libertarian Party Libertarianism Liberty Socialism Socialist Socialists Totalitarian Totalitarianism Utopian Socialism Utopian Socialist Utopian Society
Author : A.E. Samaan

30. “Communism is what happens when Socialists realize that they want complete control over every aspect of human life.”

Tags : Central Planners Centrally Planned Collectivism Collectivist Communism Libertarian Libertarianism Liberty Planned Economy Socialism Socialist Totalitarian Totalitarianism Utopia
Author : A.E. Samaan

31. “When we give government the power to make medical decisions for us, we in essence accept that the state owns our bodies.”

Tags : Anarcho Capitalism Anarchy Ancap Coercion Collectivism Communism Freedom Libertarian Liberty Medicine National Health Service Nhs Non Aggression Principle Self Ownership Socialised Medicine Socialism Socialized Statism Totalitarian Voluntaryism Voluntaryist
Author : Ron Paul

32. “The opposite of Nazi is neither Republican nor Democrat, conservative or liberal. Totalitarianism's diametric opposite of is Libertarianism.”

Tags : Democrats Government Libertarian Libertarianism Nazi Nazis Nazism Republicans Totalitarian Totalitarianism
Author : A.E. Samaan

33. “Every totalitarian Communist considered themselves as a Socialist first and foremost.”

Tags : Central Planners Collectivism Collectivist Government Libertarian Libertarianism Liberty Planned Economy Socialism Socialist Totalitarian
Author : A.E. Samaan

34. “A totalitarian society which succeeded in perpetuating itself would probably set us a schizophrenic system of thought, in which the laws of common sense held good in everyday life and in certain exact sciences, but could be disregarded by the politician, the historian, and the sociologist. Already there are countless people who would think it scandalous to falsify a scientific text-book, but would see nothing wrong in falsifying an historical fact.”

Tags : Thought Totalitarian Truth
Author : George Orwell
Source : Books v. Cigarettes