[Marxism] Donald Trump, “anchor babies”, and the Fourteenth Amendment | Louis Proyect: The Unrepentant Marxist
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Wed Oct 31 13:26:48 MDT 2018
One thing I’ll never get used to is the idea that Donald Trump is trying
to impose a fascist state as if the USA was some kind of virginal
republic being raped by a barbarian culture of white supremacy imported
from abroad. In fact, there is plenty of evidence that Adolf Hitler
plagiarized many of his sickest policies from American presidents.
Rudolf Hess once said that “National Socialism is nothing but applied
biology.” Reading this, you might think that Donald Trump is smuggling
in fascist ideology into our decent, liberty-loving democracy. In
reality, it is just the other way around. As “A Dangerous Idea” makes
clear, the Nazis imitated the powerful eugenics movement in the USA,
especially the writings of Harry Laughlin, the Superintendent of the
Eugenics Record Office from its start in 1910 until its closing in 1939.
He pushed for enforced sterilization programs that would weed out those
with inferior genes. The ERO was financed by the wife of railroad
magnate E.H. Harriman and by John Henry Kellogg, the cornflake inventor.
Later on, it received funding from the Carnegie Institution. Harriman,
Kellogg, and Carnegie—bastions of our corporate democracy.
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