Eugenics is the applied science of the bio-social movement which advocates the use of practices aimed at improving the genetic composition of a population, usually a human population. It is a social philosophy which advocates for the improvement of human hereditary traits through the promotion of higher reproduction of more desired people and traits, and the reduction of reproduction of less desired people and traits. (Wikipedia)
At its essence, the evil of eugenics is what the Holocaust was about. The Nazis were obsessed with racial purity and that meant eliminating all “undesirables” like Negros, homosexuals, gypsies and, of course, Jews. Millions were killed in adherence to this sick philosophy in which other races were somehow “inferior.” This was the end result of an escalating series of sanctions carried out against those deemed unworthy.
But before the Final Solution was enacted, a series of forced sterilizations was systematically carried out with brutal efficiency. One of the darkest secrets of America’s involvement in World War II is that the Nazis learned the concept of eugenics from the United States. We had been quietly sterilizing “undesirables” for some time. An even darker secret is that we didn’t stop until the 1970s, thirty full years after we had learned the horror that eugenics had wrought. It is not unreasonable to think that the country of Israel would recoil in disgust at this kind of barbarism.
Unbelievably, this is not the case.
Over the weekend, the Israeli government, after repeated denials that Jewish women immigrating from Africa where given birth control injections without their knowledge or consent, changed their narrative. Via The Independent:
The government had previously denied the practice but the Israeli Health Ministry’s director-general has now ordered gynaecologists to stop administering the drugs. According a report in Haaretz, suspicions were first raised by an investigative journalist, Gal Gabbay, who interviewed more than 30 women from Ethiopia in an attempt to discover why birth rates in the community had fallen dramatically.
One of the Ethiopian women who was interviewed is quoted as saying: “They [medical staff] told us they are inoculations. We took it every three months. We said we didn’t want to.” It is alleged that some of the women were forced or coerced to take the drug while in transit camps in Ethiopia.
In other words, this was a deliberate government program to suppress the growth of the black population in Israel. There is no indication that it would have been stopped had the program not been exposed. This is literally the same thing the Nazis did and for precisely the same reasons:
Nearly 100,000 Ethiopian Jews have moved to Israel under the Law of Return since the 1980s, but their Jewishness has been questioned by some rabbis. Last year, the Prime Minister, Benjamin Netanyahu, who also holds the health portfolio, warned that illegal immigrants from Africa “threaten our existence as a Jewish and democratic state.”
That the Israeli government would follow in the steps of the monsters that once tried to wipe the Jewish people from the face of the earth is sick on so many levels it is difficult to comprehend. The implicit racism is unquestionable and undeniable. That it was being carried out in secret is a clear indication the Netanyahu administration does not believe public opinion will be on its side. And for good reason; most Jews like myself, even if they were born decades after the Holocaust, have a keen awareness of the evils perpetrated during that time. A popular refrain, almost a mantra, is “Never Forget,” basically a short hand for, “Those who forget the past are doomed to repeat it.” How long was it before mandatory sterilizations were implemented?
It is now clear that the Israeli government has forgotten the nightmare that the eugenics movement spawned. They can no longer claim, as they often do, to speak for the Jewish people, whether in Israel or throughout the world. Any Jew who would knowingly emulate the greatest evil the world has ever seen has lost their moral compass.