Ma’afa: The Truth Behind Birth Control…
From Alexandra Bruce
This controversial film begins with some off-putting announcement — but stick with it; this is unquestionably an important piece of work that is well worth watching.
‘Ma’afa‘ focuses on the very nadir of US history. It can be difficult, at times to watch without flinching with shame and disgust, no matter what race you happen to identify with. There is a degree of stridency in the tone of this presentation which has drawn some criticism but to be fair, the emotional tome is understandable.
The wall of secrecy surrounding this forbidden history about an aspect of late 19th century and early 20th century American civilization is rarely exposed, even in this day — so, we believe that now is as good of a time as ever to let it all out, to heal it and to move forward as a strong society, which I believe, is within our grasp, when we integrate these horror stories and all of the lessons we’ve all learned from them.
It’s said that if we are to escape the doom of repeating our history, we must first know it.
With this is mind – here’s you inoculation! May God’s Grace be upon all who played their roles in these grisly, dehumanizing dramas and in bringing them to light, as we strive forward to fulfill a more exalted destiny.
Ma’afa 21: Black Genocide in 21st Century America is a 2009 pro-life documentary film. The film argues that abortion is an attempted genocide or maafa of black people, and has been so since the 19th century.
The film has been praised by pro-life activists and condemned by historical scholars, pro-choice activists, and other writers, particularly in light of its unfavorable depiction of Planned Parenthood founder Margaret Sanger, to whom it attributes racist and genocidal positions. Pro-life activists have said that the film is an expose of the racism of abortion in modern times, and that Planned Parenthood is especially racist. Critics have called it a shockumentary and propaganda for distorting the role of Planned Parenthood in the eugenics movement, for deliberately misinterpreting Sanger’s position about black women, and for blaming institutional racism rather than social conditions for the prevalence of abortion among black populations. However Sangers’ wrote:
“The American ruling class had mad a hard decision, Americans of African descent would accept their miserable lot or die… the venerable Saturday Evening Post issues what might be termed as ‘White Paper’, in which it warned Black America that they had better understand and accept the fact that absolute freedom and equality were not part of the game plan for them, and that the consequence of non-acceptance would be wholesale genocide” John Oliver Killens 1982.
The minister’s work is also important and also should be trained, perhaps by the Federation as to our ideals and the goal we hope to reach. We do not want word to go out that we want to exterminate the Negro population and the minister is the man who can straighten if it ever occurs to their more rebellious members.” – Margaret Sanger’s 1939 letter to her benefactor, Charles Gamble (Proctor and Gamble).
American Eugenics Society
The American Eugenics Society (AES) was a society established in 1922 to promote eugenics in the United States.
It was the result of the Second International Conference on Eugenics (New York, 1921). The founders included Madison Grant, Harry H. Laughlin, Irving Fisher, Henry Fairfield Osborn, and Henry Crampton. The organization started by promoting racial betterment, eugenic health, and genetic education through public lectures, exhibits at county fairs etc. Under the direction of Frederick Osborn the society started to place greater focus on issues of population control, genetics, and, later, medical genetics.
Directly after Roe v. Wade was released (1972), the AES was reorganized and renamed “The Society for the Study of Social Biology.” Osborn said, The name was changed because it became evident that changes of a eugenic nature would be made for reasons other than eugenics, and that tying a eugenic label on them would more often hinder than help their adoption. Birth control and abortion are turning out to be great eugenic advances of our time.”
It’s earliest members and sponsors included:
- J. P. Morgan, Jr., chairman, U. S. Steel, who handled British contracts in the United States for food and munitions during World War I. Wickliffe Draper used his J. P. Morgan Trust Account to fund The Mississippi Sovereignty Commission and its activities.
- Mrs. Mary Duke Biddle, tobacco fortune heiress whose family founded Duke University.
- Cleveland H. and Cleveland E. Dodge and their wives, who used some of the huge fortune that Phelps Dodge & Company made on copper mines and other metals to support eugenics.
- Robert Garrett, whose family had amassed a fortune through banking in Maryland and the B&O railroad, who helped finance two international eugenics congresses attended by Harry Laughlin and Wickliffe Draper.
- Miss E. B. Scripps, whose wealth came the Scripps-Howard newspaper chain and from United Press (later UPI).
- Dorothy H. Brush, Planned Parenthood activist, whose wealth came from Charles Francis Brush (1849-1929), who invented the arc lamp for street lights and founded the Brush Electric Company. Draper’s version of Planned Parenthood was to pass the Involuntary Sterilization laws in 15 different U.S. States.
- Margaret Sanger, also from Planned Parenthood, who used the wealth of one of one of her husbands, Noah Slee, to promote her work. Slee made his fortune from the familiar household product, 3-In-One Oil.
The other Finance Committee members included:
- Leon F. Whitney was the Chairman. The Draper Looms in Hopedale, MA were used to spin the raw cotton harvested by the Eli Whitney cotton gins into fabrics, cloth and yarn.
- Frank L. Babbott, the well-known philanthropist and educator.
- Madison Grant, noted conservationist.
- Mrs. Helen Hartley Jenkins and John H. Kellogg who started the Kellogg’s Cereal Company.
- John Kellogg and The Race Betterment Foundation
Kellogg was outspoken on his beliefs on race and segregation, in spite of the fact that he himself adopted a number of black children. In 1906, together with Irving Fisher and Charles Davenport, Kellogg founded the Race Betterment Foundation, which became a major center of the new eugenics movement in America. Kellogg was in favor of racial segregation and believed that immigrants and non-whites would damage the gene pool. He acted as a sort of mentor and advisor to Wickliffe Draper through his publications. Draper adopted Kellogg’s recommendations and beliefs on subjects like racial segregation, anti-miscegenation laws, staunch anti-immigration attitudes and also the lifestyle choice of total sexual abstinence as a lifelong habit. Draper later died from prostate cancer. It is not known whether or not Draper was converted by Kellogg into one of the favorite Kellogg routines of taking regular yogurt enemas.
Robert Garrett was one of the primary financial sponsors of the American Eugenics Society the personal project of Wickliffe P. Draper who sponsored most of the research behind “The Bell Curve” published in 1994. Garrett also served on the Finance Committee of the International Congress of The American Eugenics Society along with Madison Grant, author of “The Passing of the Great Race.” Margaret Sanger [founder of Planned Parenthood] was a member of the American Eugenics society.
List of presidents:
- Irving Fisher 1922-26 (Political Economy, Yale University)
- Roswell H. Johnson 1926-27 (Cold Spring Harbor, Univ. of Pittsburgh)
- Harry H. Laughlin 1927-29 (Eugenics Record Office)
- C. C. Little 1929 (Pres., Michigan University)
- Henry Pratt Fairchild 1929-31 (Sociology, New York University)
- Henry Perkins 1931-34 (Zoology, University of Vermont)
- Ellsworth Huntington 1934-38 (Geography, Yale University)
- Samuel Jackson Holmes 1938-40 (Zoology, University of California)
- Maurice Bigelow 1940-45 (Columbia University)
- Frederick Osborn 1946-52 (Osborn-Dodge-Harriman RR connection)
- Harry L. Shapiro 1956-63 (American Museum of Natural History)
- Clyde V. Kiser 1964-68 (differential fertility, Milbank Memorial Fund)
- Dudley Kirk 1969-72 (Demographer, Stanford University)
- Bruce K. Eckland 1972-75 (Sociology, University of North Carolina)
- L. Erlenmeyer-Kimling 1976-78 (Genetic Psychiatry)
- Lindzey Gardner 1979-81 (Center for Advanced Study, Behavioral Sciences)
- John L. Fuller 1982-83 (Behavioral genetics)
- Michael Teitelbaum 1985-1990 (US Congress staff; US population policy)
- Robert Retherford 1991-1994 (East-West Institute, Hawaii; funded by AID)
- Joseph Lee Rodgers 1994, 1995 (family influences)
- Current: Hans-Peter Kohler