Friday, April 17, 2009

The Margaret Sanger Reader

[edit: the photos in this post seem to be understood to be fraudulent.]

Since the Federal government has increased the amount of our tax funding to Planned Parenthood from $337 million to $350 million annually, we thought your investment in that organization merited something more than the occasional soundbyte handpicked for you by public relations experts. So here's a quote by Planned Parenthood's founder, Margaret Sanger, we found at NRO:

‘We want fewer and better children . . . and we cannot make the social life and the world-peace we are determined to make, with the ill-bred, ill-trained swarms of inferior citizens that you inflict on us.”

That ghastly message appeared in the introduction to Margaret Sanger’s 1922 book, The Pivot of Civilization.

This begs the question, is world peace, in Sanger's mind, for the children or in spite of them? A rare bit of truth in advertising, nonetheless. What's more effective at ridding the world of "ill-bred" children than Planned Parenthood's cash cow, abortions? Oddly, we don't detect that a "woman's right" is of any moment in Ms. Sanger's vision, save, perhaps, as a means to its end.

Given President Barack Obama's curious (we're being charitable) carrying of Planned Parenthood's water and cashing of their checks, one can't help but wonder, is the goal of "fewer and better children" one the current administration shares?

Surely our readers have seen the endless media coverage of Secretary of State Hillary Clinton receiving Planned Parenthood's "Margaret Sanger Award," whereupon she declared that she is “really in awe” of the organization's founder. What's that? You haven't seen the media deluge? Perhaps it's because there was none. Our Google search found all of four references, each from a somehwat obscure Christian website. Apparently the role "conscience of the people" has been delegated by the legacy media to online upstarts.

We mused, in an earlier post, about the irony of the Secretary of State of America's First Black President exchanging gushing endorsements with Planned Parenthood, whose founder is depicted in this curious situation:

We thought this is the very sort of thing the media was empowered to expsose. We suspect that if some executive in the previous administration was being lauded by a group whose founder basked in the KKK salute, you'd hear about it.

Why didn't you hear about this?


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