The Racism of Eugenics

By Brian Clowes, PhD / July 21, 2020 /
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At the moment, it is probable that the indirect effect of civilization is dysgenic instead of eugenic; and in any case it seems likely that the dead weight of genetic stupidity, physical weakness, mental instability, and disease-proneness, which already exist in the human species, will prove too great a burden for real progress to be…

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National Security Study Memorandum 200: Blueprint for World Depopulation

By Brian Clowes, PhD / July 17, 2020 /
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Introduction The National Security Council is the highest decision-making body in the United States government.  In December 1974, it finalized a top-secret document entitled National Security Study Memorandum 200, or NSSM-200, subtitled “Implications of Worldwide Population Growth for U.S. Security and Overseas Interests.”1  This document was written because the NSC saw rapid population growth in the…

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The Eugenics Philosophy

By Brian Clowes, PhD / June 19, 2020 /
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It is unjust to cut short the days of a well‑shaped person. It is not unjust, I say, to prevent the arrival in the world of a being who will certainly be useless to it. ~ The Marquis de Sade.1   The Problem of the Philosophy of Eugenics Despite all of the posturing and lofty…

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Back from Africa – Zimbabwe’s Contraception at its Worst

By Fr. Shenan J. Boquet / April 2, 2018 /
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“Large poor families have simply become small poor families.” In all my mission trips I have never encountered such an entrenched contraceptive mindset as in Zimbabwe. The quotes below are a sampling from nursing students at one of the government accredited Catholic nursing schools. The government has for decades, through its ministries of Health and…

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The Seduction of Evil

By Fr. Shenan J. Boquet / February 26, 2018 /

“Be on guard against the seduction of evil.” The cobra knocks on John’s door and asks, “John please let me in. It is cold and damp outside. I promise I will do no harm to you or your family.” But John vigorously rejects – at first – the pleas of the cobra, knowing the imminent…

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Contraception and Challenges of False Compassion

By Fr. Shenan J. Boquet / February 12, 2018 /

Troubling rumors have been swirling around Rome for months now about an alleged papal commission tasked with undertaking an “historical review” of Saint Pope Paul VI’s encyclical Humanae Vitae. Despite initial denials about the existence of the commission, it appears that a Vatican official has just confirmed that there is, in fact, such a commission…

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Moral Relativism: The Danger of the “Seamless Garment” Mentality

By Fr. Shenan J. Boquet / October 23, 2017 /
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Proclaim the truth and do not be silent through fear. ~St. Catherine of Siena The resurgence of the dangerous “seamless garment” mentality should cause us grave concern. In its most pernicious form, this philosophy holds that grave intrinsic evils like contraception, abortion and euthanasia and social problems like poverty, immigration, health care and the environment…

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The Strange World of Margaret Sanger’s Birth Control Review: Part II

By Brian Clowes, PhD / April 18, 2017 /
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Read the first part of this article here. Origins of the Pro-Abortion Slogans Most of us have heard all of the tired old pro-abortion slogans many times. When we hear people start to chant them again, we usually roll our eyes and think “I’d sure give a lot to hear something original!” It turns out…

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By Their Fruits (and Their Names) You Shall Know Them

By Fr. Shenan J. Boquet / April 8, 2017 /

Sometimes a name really is revealing. The United Nations Population Fund, or UNFPA, is one organization whose name says a great deal about its true concern. It was, well, born during the overpopulation panic codified in the publication of Paul Ehrlich’s “The Population Bomb” in the late 1960s, but before the widespread abuses of population…

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A Better Solution to Third-World Poverty

By HLI Staff / March 17, 2017 /
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For many countries across the world, poverty and the ills associated with poverty remain the primary social concern. The streets are chaotic, both in terms of traffic and in the busyness of families trying to make a living. Often, children are abandoned by their families, left to fend for themselves and left vulnerable to any…

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