Margaret Sanger call your office. We’d like to throw you a victory party. Sanger who was very intent on stopping minorities and the poor from breeding, seems to have many disciples.
Last year we learned Supreme Court Justice Ruth Vader Ginsburg said: “Frankly I had thought that at the time Roe was decided, there was concern about population growth and particularly growth in populations that we don’t want to have too many of.”
Well, just this week South Carolina Republican gubernatorial candidate Andre Bauer had a similarly interesting comment. The AP reports:
“My grandmother was not a highly educated woman, but she told me as a small child to quit feeding stray animals. You know why? Because they breed! You’re facilitating the problem if you give an animal or a person ample food supply. They will reproduce, especially ones that don’t think too much further than that.”
Can anyone be surprised that someone in power thinks this way. This way of looking at things is pervasive in our culture today. It takes a strong faith to avoid it.
Bauer maybe forgot his Matthew.
They also will answer, ‘Lord, when did we see you hungry or thirsty or a stranger or needing clothes or sick or in prison, and did not help you?’ “He will reply, ‘I tell you the truth, whatever you did not do for one of the least of these, you did not do for me.’ “Then they will go away to eternal punishment, but the righteous to eternal life.”
Bauer would do well to ponder those words.
He’s already saying he misspoke and all those things but it just seems too close to what so many others are saying to discount it. The art of dehumanization in our increasingly “humanistic” society has just too many tragic consequences to let it pass, in my opinion.
Isn’t it ironic that the “humanistic” way of seeing people so often views people as nothing more than animals?