"Rob Eshman, the former editor of the Jewish Journal who is now the national editor of the influential Jewish American online newspaper the Forward, said Trump’s language was a clear signal to his supporters who harbor racist or anti-Semitic views...."
"Racehorse theory “is basically like a forerunner to eugenics theory, which led to the Nazis’ ‘final solution,’” Eshman said after Trump’s Minnesota comments. “It’s one of the least coded messages he has sent.”" 3/4
Pro-life Repub. & Conservatives - you have a moral obligation to condemn this language. Educate your community about the disgusting history of eugenics. Lack of knowledge of history + the President's language are leading to unwitting recruitment to white nationalism.
adding to thread at request for def of Eugenics: "the study of how to arrange reproduction within a human population to increase the occurrence of heritable characteristics regarded as desirable." It was used to "rid society of the unfit so society would be more efficient..."5/
Eugenics "encouraged people of so-called healthy, superior stock to reproduce and discouraged reproduction of the mentally challenged or anyone who fell outside the social norm." https://www.history.com/topics/germany/eugenics
Often assoc. w/ white supremacy, which argues whites are genetically superior to other race, and used to justify sterilizations, forced abortions, & in Nazi Germany - the systematic killing of those deemed inferior (i.e., Jews, Gypsies, people of color, mentally ill & disabled.)
Hitler referred to American eugenics in Mein Kampf...used it as justification for creating a superior Aryan race. I visited Auschwitz-Birkenau last year. The scale and systematic nature of the operation floored me. This wasn't that long ago. Unspeakable evil can emerge quickly.
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