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G_j Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-01-04 09:04 PM
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29. I had forgotten about that

Then Prescott Bush ran into a completely unexpected problem. At that time, the old Harriman eugenics movement was centered at Yale University. Prescott Bush was a Yale trustee, and his former Brown Brothers Harriman partner, Lawrence Tighe, was Yale's treasurer. In that connection, a slight glimmer of the truth about the Bush-Harriman firm's Nazi activities now made its way into the campaign.

Not only was the American Eugenics Society itself headquartered at Yale, but all parts of this undead fascist movement had a busy home at Yale. The coercive psychiatry and sterilization advocates had made the Yale/New Haven Hospital and Yale Medical School their laboratories for hands-on practice in brain surgery and psychological experimentation. And the Birth Control League was there, which had long trumpeted the need for eugenical births--fewer births for parents with `` inferior '' bloodlines. Prescott's partner Tighe was a Connecticut director of the league, and the Connecticut league's medical advisor was eugenics advocate Dr. Winternitz of Yale Medical School.

Now in 1950, people who knew something about Prescott Bush knew that he had very unsavory roots in the eugenics movement. There were then, just after the anti-Hitler war, few open advocates of sterilization of `` unfit '' or `` unnecessary '' people. (That would be revived later, with the help of General Draper and his friend George Bush.) But the Birth Control League was public--just about then it was changing its name to the euphemistic `` Planned Parenthood. ''

Then, very late in the 1950 senatorial campaign, Prescott Bush was publicly exposed for being an activist in that section of the old fascist eugenics movement. Prescott Bush lost the election by about 1,000 out of 862,000 votes. He and his family blamed the defeat on the expose@aa. The defeat was burned into the family's memory, leaving a bitterness and perhaps a desire for revenge.

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  - WP coverage of Bush's racist remarks G_j  May-01-04 09:43 AM   #0 
  - Another * strawman ...  NewHampshireDem   May-01-04 09:45 AM   #1 
  - Bush is an elitist corporate chimp  brainshrub   May-01-04 09:46 AM   #2 
  - Not the overt type  G_j   May-01-04 10:00 AM   #7 
  - Sure it is racist.  MiddleMen   May-01-04 10:00 AM   #8 
  - Welcome to DU  LynzM   May-01-04 08:47 PM   #27 
  - If you don't understand the racism inherent in this statement  Stephanie   May-01-04 10:08 AM   #11 
     - Well put  dirk   May-01-04 10:40 AM   #16 
  - kudos fo the WP for pointing it out  maddezmom   May-01-04 09:51 AM   #3 
  - LOL  DaveSZ   May-01-04 09:54 AM   #5 
  - No *Limited* Sovereignty on 6/30 if he TRULY believes they can self-govern  Dac_76   May-01-04 09:54 AM   #4 
  - sounds racist to me  mopaul   May-01-04 10:09 AM   #12 
     - On first glance it appears racist toward Arabs  nu_duer   May-01-04 10:52 AM   #17 
     - That's how I read it too-very offensive  Dac_76   May-01-04 12:56 PM   #18 
     - Gimme a break  Karenina   May-01-04 08:44 PM   #26 
        - I had forgotten about that  G_j   May-01-04 09:04 PM   #29 
  - Wow! Thank you Mike Allen!  Stephanie   May-01-04 09:58 AM   #6 
  - has it.. The "wheels come off the wagon" at around 6:11  SoCalDem   May-01-04 01:03 PM   #20 
     - No, I'm mean McClellan's press briefing yesterday  Stephanie   May-01-04 03:43 PM   #24 
  - "Bush never says who the people are who think that, and McClellan did not"  Independent429   May-01-04 10:01 AM   #9 
  - Just the fact that he felt he had to mention it  Snoggera   May-01-04 10:04 AM   #10 
  - *I see brown people*  newyorican   May-01-04 10:14 AM   #13 
  - yes, Bush, who DOES think that?  Skittles   May-01-04 10:15 AM   #14 
  - I just copied your post to LBN  Stephanie   May-01-04 10:29 AM   #15 
  - great  G_j   May-01-04 02:36 PM   #21 
  - Racist  jokerman2004   May-01-04 01:01 PM   #19 
  - you forgot the pearl necklaces.  progressivebebe   May-01-04 03:54 PM   #25 
  - Maybe he really is an alien and his 'skin' isn't like that of humans  Serenity-NOW   May-01-04 02:48 PM   #22 
  - Not only can they govern themselves,  trof   May-01-04 02:55 PM   #23 
  - McClellan provided a really lame cover up n/t  deacon   May-01-04 08:56 PM   #28 
  - AL FRANKEN is opening with this today!  Stephanie   May-03-04 11:10 AM   #30 

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