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Piss off, nosey parker.

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Lies, you say?

You're right. As you know perfectly. Just as you know that Sanger had no association with the publication in question after 1928, and did not ever, not once, advocate racial criteria for any program.

The involuntary sterilization programs instituted in numerous places in the US and elsewhere had nothing whatsoever to do with Margaret Sanger, and Sanger had nothing to do with Nazis.
"All the news from Germany is sad & horrible," she wrote in 1933, "and to me more dangerous than any other war going on any where because it has so many good people who applaud the atrocities & claim its right. The sudden antagonism in Germany against the Jews & the vitriolic hatred of them is spreading underground here & is far more dangerous than the aggressive policy of the Japanese in Manchuria." ... She joined the American Council Against Nazi Propaganda and "gave money, my name and any influence I had with writers and others, to combat Hitler's rise to power in Germany." ... For Hitler the feeling was mutual; in 1933 the Nazis burned Sanger's books along with those of Ellis, Freud, German sexologist Magnus Hirschfeld, and others. (citations omitted)
... Even more than her links with American eugenicists, Sanger's so-called association with Ernst Rudin, the director of the Kaiser Wilhelm Institute for Psychiatry in Munich, who helped align prevalent eugenic theories with Nazi race policy, has been featured in nearly every right-wing assault on Sanger's legacy. The grounds for charges that she knew, corresponded with, or influenced Rudin stem from the April 1933 Birth Control Review (BCR), a special "sterilization number." Rudin did contribute an article to this issue, as did Harry Laughlin and Leon Whitney and other eugenicists. The issue also included excerpts from the works of Havelock Ellis and influential gynecologist Robert Dickinson. Taken as a whole, the issue presents a clear, if not always comfortable, debate on compulsory sterilization, with forceful arguments for and against, and calls for further research on sterilization as a eugenic measure. But Sanger had resigned as editor of the BCR in 1929 and no longer had any affiliation with the publication. Nevertheless the BCR issue has been held out like a smoking gun in the campaign to brand Sanger a sterilization missionary and Nazi sympathizer. What is never noted is that the one voice absent in the issue is Margaret Sanger's.

But then you knew that.
Posted by MsJaneFuzzyWuzzy | Thu Dec 28, 2017, 06:05 PM (1 replies)

I have known white refugees from South Africa.

They were in jeopardy because of their active opposition to apartheid.

Posted by MsJaneFuzzyWuzzy | Fri Dec 22, 2017, 08:30 PM (0 replies)

Instead of unnamed sources and vague generalizations,

why don't you find us some numbers?

And be sure to account for the almost certain fact that the *rate of incarceration* for all of those offences is higher for non-citizens and non-legal residents than it is for citizens and legal residents.

I'll grant you murder and some other particularly violent crimes, but I'll want to know the numbers and whether they're statistically significant.

Fraud and money-laundering? Definitely want the number of *convictions* for both groups.

Incarceration rates prove nothing except that more people in one group are incarcerated than in another group.

They may also speak to the fact that there is a segment of the non-citizen/non-resident group that entered the country specifically in connection with their already criminal activity (e.g. drug trafficking or gang-related crime). They say nothing about run-of-the-mill non-citizens/non-residents who did not enter the country with those associations and for those purposes.

Posted by MsJaneFuzzyWuzzy | Fri Dec 22, 2017, 07:41 PM (1 replies)

My reaction to drag shows

is pretty much what I figure a black person's reaction to minstrel shows is.

How "be yourself" can mean "be an obnoxious parody of somebody else", I dunno.
Posted by MsJaneFuzzyWuzzy | Fri Dec 22, 2017, 07:36 PM (0 replies)

Oops, I thought you meant your tally!

136 posts in the week since you were born, including over a dozen OPs!

Posted by MsJaneFuzzyWuzzy | Wed Dec 20, 2017, 07:35 PM (3 replies)

Yeah, and that sure was quite the "plot"!

Right out there on Twitter where all the world's bozos would never find it.
Posted by MsJaneFuzzyWuzzy | Wed Dec 20, 2017, 05:46 PM (1 replies)

Oh my goodness, you are just too much of a smartie for me.

Here, for you.


Posted by MsJaneFuzzyWuzzy | Wed Dec 20, 2017, 10:32 AM (0 replies)

You still seem uptight.

Maybe if you chill a little, you'll stop, um, uh, misinterpreting observations.

But do allow me to say how pleased and gratified I am by all this attention from a newcomer!

And allow me to add:

Maybe that will do the trick!
Posted by MsJaneFuzzyWuzzy | Tue Dec 19, 2017, 11:11 AM (0 replies)

You seem worried.

Here. 'Tis the season for a little festive, relaxing eggnog.

That should help!

Posted by MsJaneFuzzyWuzzy | Tue Dec 19, 2017, 10:32 AM (1 replies)

That's nice.

Posted by MsJaneFuzzyWuzzy | Tue Dec 19, 2017, 09:10 AM (1 replies)
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