quotes a commenter on Steve Sailer
's blog wisely observing that "despite what they say, progressives are not really worried about what crotchety conservatives and religious zealots out in flyover country will do if frank discussions of race become commonplace- they’re worried about what they themselves
will have to consider doing" — Leftoids Fear Themselves More Than They Fear Redneck Bogeymen
The commenter asks us to "keep in mind that most American lefties tend to embrace (at least implicitly) two key ideas: Utilitarianism and Utopianism." The commenter concludes:
Already, most urban progressives aren’t bothered much by the NYPD’s institutionalized racial profiling, the disproportionate abortion rate of blacks, or sex-ed programs clearly targeted at black teens. How big of a leap is it to, say, forced sterilization? I don’t presume to speak for progressives, but it doesn’t seem like much of a leap to me.
Ah, this is so Progressive Era
! Remember Buck v. Bell
, that "decision of the United States Supreme Court, written by Justice Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr., in which the Court ruled [in favor of] a state statute permitting compulsory sterilization of the unfit," which "has never expressly overruled," and whose "sole dissenter in the court [was] Justice Pierce Butler
, a devout Catholic"?
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