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Apparently the Chicago-experiments were soon expanded into other American cities.
“The program again targeted hospitals that serviced the impoverished areas of Harlem, East Harlem, the lower Bronx, and in 1967 was expanded to include the Los Angeles County Hospital and the Wayne County General Hospital near Detroit.”, Ramsden writes.
And it didn’t stop there. Bogue and his beneficiaries expanded the operations even further, this time projecting the findings gathered in the slums of Chicago to those in the Third World. Listing Bogue’s accomplishments, the International Union for the Scientific Study of Population lauds him for working extensively with students from the Third World in so-called “Workshops”:
“Donald Bogue was also among the first to move such workshops to the countries or regions in which the participants worked to provide a more realistic environment for the training and opportunities for field visits. As part of this effort he held these workshops in Colombia, Mexico, Ecuador, Brazil, Ethiopia, Kenya, Sierra Leone, Liberia, Ghana, Senegal, Lesotho, Gambia, and Tanzania.”
And it appears Bogue was very optimistic about what he calls “the world wide movement to bring runaway birth rates under control”. Utah State University professor B. Delworth Gardner in a series of lectures on the subject of “population control” quotes Bogue as saying:
“Recent developments in the world wide movement to bring runaway birth rates under control are such that it is now possible to assert with considerable confidence that the prospects for rapid fertility control are excellent.”
And further on in the lecture:
“The trend of the world-wide movement toward fertility control has already reached a state where declines in death rates are being surpassed by declines in birth rates. Because progress in death control is slackening and progress in birth control is accelerating, the world has already entered a situation where the pace of population growth has begun to slacken.”
Some 40 years after Bogue did his experiments, a professor at MIT, ferociously writing on a chalkboard, echoed the old eugenic oath. Telling her students that as future scientists they need not worry about the population growth in developed countries, but focus all the more on reducing the populations in developing ones, she continued by saying:
“(from 10 minutes, 10 seconds onward) The real trick is, in terms of trying to level off at someplace lower than that 9 billion, is to get the birthrates in the developing countries to drop as fast as we can. And that will determine the level at which humans will level off on earth.”
“As fast as we can”. This, at its core, is an admission of 21st century eugenics in action- and it is yet another example of the fact that eugenics has anything but died out. On the contrary: it has never been more alive.
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