Sunday, July 17, 2005

Random thought #646

(First in an occasional series)

Margaret Sanger, the Godmother of Planned Parenthood, was big into eugenics, though you won't find that on PP's Web site. (You will, however, locate more info at Hurricane Emily's place. Check the archives.)
She decried poor, ignorant, inferior folks were having babies, implying that if she ruled the world, they wouldn't reproduce. Only the best and brightest would.
Isn't it ironic, then, that birth rates today are significantly higher amongst the poorer population and that the "civilized world" is barely reproducing enough to sustain itself -- and in some nations, not even that?