From our Post-Christian Rightwingnut Files….

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From: Christian Eugenics Society []
Subject: Fwd: Invitation

Dear Friend,

Through our network of associates, you have been invited to join the elite Christian Eugenics Society.  The society is just now forming and we are planning on our first conference to be held either in Cambridge, MA or Oxford, UK during the fall of 2013.

I know, you hear “eugenics” and think “evil.”  But that is not the case.  Cultural Marxism has done much over the last 75 years to paint eugenics as bad, but this has not always been so.

Plato and Aristotle were the first to popularize eugenics and early Christians all practiced eugenics.*  From the ancient world to the early 20th century, eugenics was the norm in the West.  In the early 20th century, the majority of pastors and priests in the USA supported eugenics.  Perhaps the biggest practitioners of eugenics over the past 100 years have been the Chinese and Ashkenazis, much to their benefit.

Our board of directors will include: people with graduate degrees in the hard sciences, classical languages, philosophy and theology.

Our motto is:  “A humane eugenics for a better future.”

Please email us back to join and to become a part of our elite discussion group.

I particularly like how the Cultural Marxist bogeyman gets invoked as the villain who, somehow, 75 years ago turned people against eugenics.  Sheesh!  Experiment on and murder a few million people in a good faith effort to improve the breed and those touchy Cultural Marxists get all pissy and start bad-mouthing you.


My reply to them:

Not just no, but hell no!  May your racist eugenics filth perish in eternal death and may you repent of it and be saved.  And listen buddy, it was not “cultural Marxists” but the eugenicists who murdered millions at the hands of the Nazis who covered your name in shit.  Here: Read G.K. Chesterton’s Eugenics and Other Evils. He saw where your movement would go 20 years before Auschwitz. Repent and believe the gospel lest you perish in the everlasting fires of hell.   You disgrace the name of Jesus Christ, in whom there is neither Jew nor Greek, white nor black, Master race nor inferior race. Your attempt to enlist him as a mascot for racism is not Christian. It is resurgent blood and soil paganism. Do not bother me again. I will blog your letter as a warning to others.

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  • Imp the Vladaler

    Cultural Marxism has done much over the last 75 years to paint eugenics as bad

    Given that eugenics was strongly favored by the early twentieth-century Progressives, it seems odd – more than odd, actually – to blame Marxists of any stripe for its discrediting.

    Actually, come to think of it, what makes you think that the person who emailed you is on the right, much less far enough right to be a “Rightwingnut”? The Christian Progressives who favored eugenics a century ago were leftists.

    But, you know, if you think the the National Socialist Workers Party was a right-wing phenomenon, well, it’s easy to get confused.

    • Nordog6561

      Don’t forget, Margaret Sanger was hardly a neocon.
      As far as “cultural Marxist” goes, it could be used in the sense that the cultural Marxist is not pure enough to be a REAL Marxist.
      But ultimately, who cares?
      The writer of the email is either a troll or a lunatic (or both).

    • Sven2547

      If you judge the political leanings of organizations just from their names, well, it’s easy to get confused.
      Tell me, do you think the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea is a Republic?

  • With your luck, they use the same autoemailer as that state Senator a few weeks ago, and any complaint will just add you to the e-mail list.

  • TheRealAaron

    Does the asterisk lead to a note saying “[Citation Needed]”?

  • Sherry

    Evil, now newly repackaged for your ease of mind.

  • Meleah

    That’s a parody, right?

  • geek

    It’s a fake. Google “Christian Eugenics Society” (in quotes) and all you get is this blog post and trackbacks from it.

    • Imp the Vladaler

      The society is just now forming

      So… maybe it’s not a fake. Maybe they just don’t have their sh!t together yet.

      • Tom

        Could just be an excuse for the lack of anything substantial. Seriously, this sounds tailored for Shea-hate (not a bad thing to hate this kind of stuff).

        • Newp Ort

          I think they have nothing. like not anything. there no there there. but I admit it is not totally nonexistent.

    • chezami

      Nope. Not a fake. A real email and the people who are writing me are quite unpleasant.

      • Edgewise

        Say–waita sec–what about that stuff about the Ashkenazis and the Chinese?

      • Anonymous

        As a Notre Dame fan, I have three words. Manti T’eo Catfishing.

  • Tom Skip to 10:15 for the appropriate reaction. Assume the question asked is an invitation to join the eugenics society. Ignore the rest of the antics contained therein.

  • Justin White

    I’d really like to know what the asterisk leads to…

  • Lisa O

    Actually, they’re Leftwinguts who subscribe to grand plans and social engineering. Actually, our leftwingnuts have whispered the virtue of abortion for many years as way of reducing the social drain on society, because, as we know, tall blond people are far less like to abort than the more undesirable segments of society.

    • chezami

      Sorry, but your attempt to dissociate these people from the Right is bull. It’s the “Cultural Marxism” code language gives it away. It’s the favorite bogeyman of right wingers. These people are not Leftists. They are post-christian blood and soil racists who track with much of the rhetoric popular on the right concerning immigration, the need to do something about the 47% and much else that is popular with that subculture. You don’t get off that easy.

      • Newp Ort

        Leftwingnuts or rightwingnuts, real or fake, they can suck deeeeeez nuts.

      • Imp the Vladaler

        They are post-christian blood and soil racists who track with much of the rhetoric popular on the right…

        And you know this from the phrase “Cultural Marxism,” because no one except a right-wing lunatic could ever have any reason to say anything negative about Marxism.

        …concerning immigration, the need to do something about the 47%

        Because you’ve read the rhetoric on their website OH WAIT YOU HAVEN’T BECAUSE THEY DON’T HAVE ONE.

        As for me, my opinion on immigration is that America’s welfare state and public resources don’t exist for the use of the six billion people in the world who aren’t Americans. Perhaps it’s racist for America to adopt the same immigration policies as Mexico. The 47% who don’t pay any Federal Income Tax? It’d be nice if more of them had some skin in the game, otherwise why care about the federal budget? Lump people who believe these sorts of things in with eugenicists at your peril, Mark, because guilt-by-nonexistent association is a low blow.

        • chezami

          I don’t need to have read their website. I’ve read lots of other rightwing web blather. Like it or not, “cultural Marxists” are favorite bogeymen for righties. Nobody on the left uses that jargon. It’s an attempt to snooker righties into thinking that those damn progressives who care about social justice and the poor and the 47% and immigration and all that other liberal compassion crap that makes the white race weak are also responsible for brainwashing us about the virtuous work of the eugenicists. That’s the pitch they are making. It’s the same crap you can read at the Occam’s Razor blog, which is also a post-Christian blood and soil racist rightwingnut site with links to various other post-Christian (or crazy reactionary Christian) rightwingnut racist sites. Deal with it.

          • Imp the Vladaler

            And yet you tolerate – and approvingly link to – The American Conservative, which is a home of paleoconservative thought. Seems that “cultural marxism” is pretty big over there, if you search the archives. Maybe you want to stop linking to and start scolding Daniel Larison and Rod Dreher? Because they associate with people who say “cultural marxism,” which means that you’re a racist.

            I really can’t tell which writers, sites, and movements are Ritualistically Impure By Association anymore, but why those who write for AmCon get a pass, only you can say.

            • chezami

              You’re not really getting it. It’s not that people who say “cultural Marxist” are racists. It’s that the “Christian Eugenicists” are making an appeal to righties and deploying code language (like “cultural Marxist”) to say “We’re one of you”. It’s an attempt to sell this filth to righties, not to lefties. We’ll see if righties buy. I’m hoping most won’t. But that is the target audience for thise guys. It sure as hell isn’t the readership of the Daily Kos or Huffpo.

        • It is more the “cultural” than the Marxist. Those of us in more center of the road distributist circles just call them Marxists.

  • Given the longstanding history of major feuds between various leftist tribes, I think it would take a bit more than just a mention of cultural marxism to come to firm conclusions of what they are.

    My own opinion is that you’ve been trolled and you swallowed it, hook, line, and sinker. I can’t prove it but nobody else is talking about this group at present which makes it an insignificant pimple of a group if it even actually exists.

    What leads you to believe that this is real?

  • Anonymous

    Mark, by the same token right-wingers don’t hold meetings in Cambridge or Oxford. Those are liberal places.

    • Anonymous

      I agree with the theory that someone was trolling with this email.

    • Fabio Paolo Barbieri

      They don’t? Dear me, I must have slept and dreamed it all then, when I was in St.John’s, Oxford. (Brasenose College was especially thick with them, but the number of unreformed racist, classist, eugenicist nuts would suprirse you.)

    • chezami

      Liberal. Places? So there is some zoning regulation that would make such a gathering impossible? Are you serious?

  • Fabio Paolo Barbieri

    Not a word to add. Thank you for speaking for Holy Tradition and for every well-formed Christian conscience in the world.

  • Melissa

    Hang on a second…

    Pope Pius XII said something about how it was permissible to use NFP for eugenic reasons in his address to the midwives. Likewise, the Ashkenazi Jews use eugenics to mate up people in such a way as to prevent the birth of people with Tay-Sachs disease (which is an absolutely horrific disease, and many Ashkenazi Jews are carriers. If two carriers mate up, any children they have will have a one-in-four chance of having the disease. Generally speaking, people of Ashkenazi descent will choose to undergo genetic testing to see if they are carriers, and carriers are strongly discouraged from marrying one another.). It may be that these people have these kind of eugenics in mind.

    On the other hand, they did use the dreaded term “Cultural Marxist”…

    • Rebecca Fuentes

      They also held up the Chinese as an example. Not an example I’d want to follow.

  • Patrick J Loveless

    Have we been trolled?

  • Svigor

    I could school you on your own religion (cracked open any Scripture lately?), but instead I’ll just point out a lead. Google “Jewish genetics,” then “Christian genetics.”

    If the Jews are into it, it must be okay, right?

    • chezami

      Oh look. A racist nutjob. Bye!

  • kirthigdon

    I’m inclined to agree with those who think this is just Shea-baiting by a single individual or small group. I’d never have heard of this person (people?) apart from this site. I’ve never seen him (them?) referenced or linked to on any conservative or libertarian site I visit, so if they are attempting to convert the right to eugenics, they’re doing a very poor job of it. A lot of things get lumped under cultural Marxism, usually any leftist cause which is non-economic. The term does have some historical basis, though, like fascism, it is now used much too broadly and means little other than “I don’t like it”.
    Kirt Higdon

  • rvs

    Thanks for calling our attention to this. Radicals on the left (e.g., Peter Singer) and right remain deeply invested in this kind of thinking.

    And now, here’s a relevant bit of banter from The X-Files, Season 2:

    BLOCKHEAD: Twenty-first century genetic engineering will not only eradicate the siamese twins and the alligator-skinned people, but you’re going to be hard-pressed to find, uh, a slight overbite or a not-so-high cheek bone. You see, I’ve seen the future and the future looks just like him [Mulder]. Imagine going through your whole life looking like that. That’s why it’s left up to the self-made freaks like me and the Conundrum to remind people.

    SCULLY: Remind people of what?

    BLOCKHEAD: Nature abhors normality. It can’t go very long without creating a mutant. Do you know why?

    SCULLY: No, why?

    BLOCKHEAD: I don’t either, it’s a mystery. Maybe some mysteries are never meant to be solved.