A few decades ago, it was discovered that there were genuine orthodox Jews in Ethiopia. These weren’t transplants from elsewhere. They were sub-Saharan Africans whose ancestors had been converted to Judaism. Since these Africans are legitimate Jews, they have the exact same “right of return” that a Jew of any other ethnicity or location has. They get to emigrate from Ethiopia to Israel. And many did so—about 100 thousand since 1980.
But a strange thing started happening. When these Africans moved to their “new homeland” rather than being fruitful and multiplying, their birth rates went into steep decline. What could account for this change?
Answer: the racist Israeli government lied to the women and, with the complicity of Israeli gynecologists, gave the women regular injections of Depo-Provera while claiming they were giving them inoculations. I guess from the point of view of these Israelite racists, they weren’t even lying. They were inoculating Israel against an outbreak of brown baby citizens.
“Haaretz published an extract from a letter sent by the Ministry of Health to units administering the drug. Doctors were told ‘not to renew prescriptions for Depo Provera for women of Ethiopian origin if for any reason there is concern that they might not understand the ramifications of the treatment.’”
Interesting way of putting it. Does this mean they are to only give the injections to those who ask? Or does this mean they will only stop the injections for those who they think might learn the truth?
What bothers me most about this story is this question: Is Israel’s government and medical establishment so different from what we find in the United States?
Less than a decade ago, it was revealed that many foster children in Texas were not only being put on dangerous psychotropic drugs, but that many were prescribed several different drugs at once. The Texas legislature held hearings through the House Select Committee on Child Welfare and Foster Care, and called for expert testimony. This is what they were given on the record as part of a rational defense of putting children on multiple drugs:
“‘We have mental illness. I should stretch and give you a little more medical perspective on the mental illness. A lot of these kids come from bad gene pools,’ said [Dr. Joseph] Burkett, medical director of Tarrant County MHMR, representing the Texas Society of Psychiatric Physicians.”
We constantly act as if we have left the Nazi ideology behind by defeating Germany in World War II. But is that true? Or is that a comforting lie to make us go to sleep? From 1900s on, Eugenics was a universally spreading and thoroughly entrenched ideology masquerading as science. It was defended and taught at virtually all major universities and was the basis of many laws in public health and immigration.
There is no way all that thinking simply vanished in 1945. We find it pops up in many places if we pay attention. There is no reason to think, as Obamacare is used by the our own government, that it won’t happen here. Given Planned Parenthood’s proliferation of “services” aimed at poor minorities, maybe it is already happening. After all, the easiest way to slaughter and eat a victim is to train the victim to slaughter himself.