Does the progressive movement advocate for eugenics and extermination?

Last week, Al Gore made some controversial remarks that indicated that political ideology was a part of a person’s genes. He claimed that science has shown that people who are inclined to change the future and experiment (liberals) and those who want to maintain the status quo (conservatives). Glenn found this line of thinking wildly disturbing, as it can be extrapolated to radical progressive ideas including eugenics. Knowing that many on the left will call that reasoning “crazy” and a “conspiracy theory”, Glenn went through decades of history to show people who thought they were just a little bit better than others.

From Margaret Sanger and Planned Parenthood to Charles Darwin to Nietzsche to the KKK, history is riddled with groups who oppressed and tried to control people they deemed lesser than them. What started off as racism and slavery grew into eugenics as early 20th century progressives believed they could improve the human genetic make-up. Sterilization laws popped up in states around the country, including Indiana. Academics at Yale University advocated selective breeding and founded the “Race Betterment Society”. These eugenics groups advocated believed they were creating a more improved and productive society through carefully controlled breeding.

Watch Glenn detail the history of human hate and extermination below:

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Why the history lesson today? Gore declared that what we believe is in our DNA, and while it’s generally good that we all have different beliefs, he said it can get out of hand. That “we know better than you” attitude is typical of liberals like Gore, and many of the progressives today are showing common beliefs of the early 20th century progressives.

Glenn brought up a Salon article which argued for abortions because “all life is not equal”. Progressives like NYC Mayor Bloomberg believe they know what’s best for people, and they use regulations to impose their beliefs. And, of course, pretty much every liberal on television believes they are intellectually superior to conservatives.

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Glenn invited Edwin Black, author of the “War Against the Weak”, onto the show to discuss modern day progressives and the dangeroous thinking that leads to eugenics:

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  • Anonymous

    Man, Beck, you’ve gone off the deep end this time, there isn’t a single thing in those remarks that has anything to do with eugenics, Gore was simply citing a recent study stating that people show an innate ability to be either liberal or conservative depending on their genetic make-up, it’s this new fangled thing they call “science”.  It amazes me to see you tee off this statement with your fringe theories, your despicable. And buy a history book will you, Darwin never even heard of eugenics. And if you’re looking into the history of hate, why don’t you just google up what you and Pat Gray have had to say about gay people for the last twenty five years? Or Muslims? Or of course, your favorite Nazi-style hate target: Dem Bad Ole Libbirralss!

  • Draxx

    All I have to say is this is Very Disturbing.

    Especially since I Live in Oregon and have young teen children…

  • landofaahs

    If there is a liberal gene, could we require amniocentesis to get a sample of DNA so that we can rid the world of liberals?  Just askin’.

  • landofaahs

    In other words, Gore is saying that liberals are the ones who used to walk into a room when we had the old TV sets with rabbit ears.  Even though the reception would be very good, the lberal would walk over and mess with it to try and make it perfect.  After failing to achieve perfection, they would then walk away from the mess while leaving poor reception and a lot of snow.  But it would not bother the liberal because everyone in the room would be equally damaged.  Control freak liberals are always screwing witht he knobs.

  • http://www.artinphoenix.com/gallery/grimm snowleopard (cat folk gallery)

    We are facing a return to the eugenics and mass murders the progressives love so much in their history of madness. Hopefully this time enough people will see what is going to happen and put an end ot it.

  • Anonymous

    MY EYES ARE OPEN, NOW… THANK YOU FATHER GLENN! 

  • Anonymous

    What a pile of crazy shit.

  • Anonymous

    “Father Glenn”, man pass the koolaid…..

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_4HAW7OERGSC7VZM72V7IGDJ3B4 Sharmane

     critten, please familiarize yourself with the founding roots of planned parenthood, the progressive advocacy of eugenics and eliminating “human weeds.”   Governments have mass murdered millions worldwide, after first disarming the unsuspecting citizens -  Mao, Stalin, Hitler, Lenin, Pol Pot just to name a few.  Please become informed.

  • http://twitter.com/nutts2020 nutt

    STAY SCARED FOLKS!!!!!!   (and don’t forget to subscribe…)

  • Anonymous

    from the mouth of the un-educated and uninformed…..sheeez

  • Anonymous

    another nut who keeps coming on this board….one must ask oneself…..why is he here?

  • http://www.facebook.com/darrenndana Dana N Darren Shomo

    It is the beginning of the rumblings of Christian persecution and extermination as most conservatives are.   Hitler practiced eugenics and extermination on the Jews during WWII.  For anyone to say that this is baloney is wearing rose colored glasses or big time blinders.  It is time to wake up to the reality of what is actually being said and going on here in this country.

    Christians need to start standing up for their beliefs in the Word of God and to not be afraid to do so.  People who claim to be Christians and do not have a relationship with the Lord need to do a self check with the Word and get their hearts right with God.  Unfortunately, for those who choose not to and go on living their life against the Word of God will eventually dummy down their thinking and fall into the coming trap of the Anti-Christ.

  • http://www.right-of-center.com/ Alan Simmons

    Critten”  Mr. Beck is absolutely correct.  In the early American Progressive movement of the 1920s, they proposed that criminal behavior was actually a genetically inherited trait.  Their solution was to sterilize those who were deemed as repeat criminals, the mother or father of a repeat criminal, and siblings.  Same thing was done to those who were born with genetic defects – whether it be a physical or mental one.  What Albert Gore claims is scary on this basis – if those people he caters to actually believes that one’s political slant is based on genetic factors, what is to prevent the party in power, be it Republican or Democrat, from using that as a factor in determining “enemies of the state?”  Or what if it becomes used as federal/state job employment criteria?  On one hand you are right, it is not so much about eugenics as it is about wiping out all opposition and consolidating control over the masses and the justification that can be used to protect “us” from “them”.

  • http://twitter.com/nutts2020 nutt

    To highlight Glenn’s bullshit. He doesn’t want people to hear another point of view. One that isn’t wildly paranoid.

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/2WAWT6FEXYWG6RN7VBWO2NQ4OE Dan
  • http://profile.yahoo.com/2WAWT6FEXYWG6RN7VBWO2NQ4OE Dan

     Wow who fool enough to stand up for Al Gore the Hypocrite of all Hypocrites

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/2WAWT6FEXYWG6RN7VBWO2NQ4OE Dan

     Wow who fool enough to stand up for Al Gore the Hypocrite of all Hypocrites 

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/2WAWT6FEXYWG6RN7VBWO2NQ4OE Dan

     Wow who fool enough to stand up for Al Gore the Hypocrite of all Hypocrites 

  • Anonymous

    I think you missed the point completely…not surprising if you are a liberal…

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Richard-Rech/773070087 Richard Rech

    sharmane you forget the united states have mass murdered millions also, in fact we mass murdered true american citizens how many native american tribes are now gone

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/ELKFPUPPVKCTFLTSY7HQ723YFE Certified

    No one has forgotten the Indian wars that took place HUNDREDS of years ago. By 1890 the aggression with the Indians was over with the earliest aggression recorded in 1622-that I could find. I seem to recall Beck saying he was talking about 20th century liberals. Keep up with us. Stop jumping 400 years back in time.

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/ELKFPUPPVKCTFLTSY7HQ723YFE Certified

    Gore is notorious for his beliefs in Eugenics and has been for over 20 years. Man critten, I cant believe you dont know history but say such things anyway. Maybe you’ve gone off the deep end?

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/ELKFPUPPVKCTFLTSY7HQ723YFE Certified

    Before Eugenics, Gore was ANTI-ABORTION! I guess HE went off the deep end round about the time Clinton chose him to share his ticket.

  • Anonymous

     Don’t forget murder of the unborn…

  • http://youtu.be/xm1F7ub00gk Sam Fisher

    Oh no it this so called study does not sound like what the Nazis where doing in order to demonize the Jews. Your so called study is full of crap why because I once was a liberal and then I grew up and meet the real world try it some time. You liberals already support Planned Parenthood who was founded by Margaret Sanger who wanted to wipe out black people it has been successful in killing over billion black babies aren’t you so proud of your parties racist leanings.

  • Anonymous

    LOL. read the first paragraph. Beck is the one who thought of eugenics, and the only one who mentioned it.
    BS right wing anti american scare tactics. lie about progressives in order to get your listeners to hate them.
    you’re a traitor, glenn. 

  • Anonymous

    Yes, but you see, unlike conservatives, liberals have moved past the 1920s, and don’t advocate for the same policies. LOL.

  • http://youtu.be/xm1F7ub00gk Sam Fisher

    Oh look knownothing is showing once again he knows nothing. What
    about the millions of black babies you liberals killed through abortion? 

  • http://youtu.be/xm1F7ub00gk Sam Fisher

    They are already committing mass murder through abortions without no regrets so it is not hard to imagine going on step more and killing people the deem inferior.

  • http://youtu.be/xm1F7ub00gk Sam Fisher

    Hillary Clinton said she was an early 1920s progressive. Explain knownothing.

    http://youtu.be/C2oOoCdFblc

  • SoThere

    Yes, they do.  Margaret Sanger is their hero.

  • Anonymous

    “At some future period, not very distant as measured by centuries, the civilized
    races of man will almost certainly exterminate, and replace, the savage races
    throughout the world. At the same time the anthropomorphous apes…will no doubt
    be exterminated. The break between man and his nearest allies will then be
    wider, for it will intervene between man in a more civilized state, as we may
    hope, even than the Caucasian, and some ape as low as a baboon, instead of as
    now between the Negro or Australian and the gorilla”  – Darwin in “Descent of Man”. 

    Darwin may not have heard of euginics, but its hard to argue that his thoughts were any different from those of that kind.  In fact it rather seems that one would be reducing themselves to a person of lesser intelligence in trying.

  • http://www.right-of-center.com/ Alan Simmons

    You are definitely ignorant of your own political platform if you are a Progressive.  Progressives in the 1920s not only supported eugenics, but supported universal healthcare, wealth redistribution through progressive taxation, government ownership of railroads, utilities, and communications platforms (at this time, it was mainly the telephone), ownership of the means of production (meaning manufacturing) globalism through membership in the League of Nations, and the introduction of new “innovative” educational inventions to lessen the family values that children learn before their seventh birthday.  They also called for a rejection of fundamentalist Christianity and the acceptance of a theory of “national salvation”.

    Yea, let me see, universal health care is an almost-√, wealth redistribution through progressive taxation - √, globalism through a government world body again an almost –  √, and the implementation of kindergarten and now head-start - √,  and now we are witnessing a war on religion and the private sector… yea, sounds like Progressives have really changed their platforms. Oh, and let us not forget they continue to raise the eugenics banner each generation as well.  In order to defeat one’s enemy, you must know what the enemy teaches!

  • Anonymous

    The so-called “right to choose”…  Choose what?

    Everyone has Free-Will Choice that cannot be taken away.  So why all the fuss?  What the progressives truly desire is permission and complicity.  They covet justification by numbers deceived into to thinking that the populace will protect them.  They lust for a Lie.

  • http://profiles.yahoo.com/u/AUCU3E5BU2Z4KBRPWLPXWSLX6E know it some

    The heck are you talking about? 

  • http://profiles.yahoo.com/u/AUCU3E5BU2Z4KBRPWLPXWSLX6E know it some

    Perhaps, but we don’t agree with everything our heroes say and do. We think for ourselves. Do you?

  • http://profiles.yahoo.com/u/AUCU3E5BU2Z4KBRPWLPXWSLX6E know it some

    Yeah, yeah, yeah. And you guys commit mass murder by the billions with all your meat-eating. So it’s not hard to imagine going one step more and eating people.

  • SoThere

    I always have and I’m well educated as well. A libtards worst nightmare.

  • http://profiles.yahoo.com/u/AUCU3E5BU2Z4KBRPWLPXWSLX6E know it some

    There are more abortions in conservative red states than in blue states. But of course that’s a specious, irrelevant point.

    What about the billions of animals you meat-eaters killed? And then ate?!? Disgusting!

  • http://profiles.yahoo.com/u/AUCU3E5BU2Z4KBRPWLPXWSLX6E know it some

    .

  • http://profiles.yahoo.com/u/AUCU3E5BU2Z4KBRPWLPXWSLX6E know it some

    A rude American who hates other Americans? Meh. Boring.

  • http://profiles.yahoo.com/u/AUCU3E5BU2Z4KBRPWLPXWSLX6E know it some

    Yup. Everything but the eugenics sounds great!

  • http://profiles.yahoo.com/u/AUCU3E5BU2Z4KBRPWLPXWSLX6E know it some

    She simply supports the progress of civilization, and doesn’t hold on to the past irrationally like conservatives do. Progressives don’t all have the same opinions on all issues, just like conservatives.

  • http://profiles.yahoo.com/u/AUCU3E5BU2Z4KBRPWLPXWSLX6E know it some

    Yeah, Christians are so persecuted in the US that their religious holidays are national holidays and every single President has been Christian. Poor poor Christians, so persecuted.

  • http://profiles.yahoo.com/u/AUCU3E5BU2Z4KBRPWLPXWSLX6E know it some

    So you found a quote from Darwin. If it’s even real. What do you think that proves, that all scientists are liberals and all liberals think the same thing?
    That’s moronic. He wrote that a long time ago, and if progressives do anything, they progress.

  • http://youtu.be/xm1F7ub00gk Sam Fisher

    So you’re saying a cow’s life is more important than human being’s life. Ladies and gentleman liberal logic.

  • http://youtu.be/xm1F7ub00gk Sam Fisher

    No it is not moron because those happen in liberal cities and towns and it is you liberals that push for it. It is also great that you prove my point that you hate humanity and want to kill a lot of people to save the cow from becoming steak. Gee I sure the starving children around the world thank you for trying to take what little food they have left. See this is liberalism they care more for cows than their fellow man.

  • SoThere

    Nonsense.  LMAO  My abortion statistics show that there are more black abortions by percentage than white.  Economic statistics show that the majority of abortions are performed on poor, young, uneducated women and very few are due to medical reasons where the woman was raped or their lives were endangered.  It’s a hell of a business for Progressives though!  BIG BUCKS!

    Who will speak for those who can’t speak for themselves?Who cares what state they live in.  Disgusting!

  • SoThere

    No, they only care for their fellow Libtards, Sam. Libtards want every one else to go to Hell to keep them company.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Jalina-Susan-Stutte/1064345572 Jalina Susan Stutte

    Glenn speaks the truth and it hurts liberals like you critten to hear the truth. The death panels are already being selected to decide who will get any needed operations or medical care due to thier usefulness. Watch out they might to decide not to let you have that brain transplant.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Jalina-Susan-Stutte/1064345572 Jalina Susan Stutte

    no critten you are the pile of crazy shit. Maybe you cant read, if by cance you can by candllite in your mother’s basement, read up on Hitler and the Nazis and you will see everything that the progressives are doing was already done by Hitler, Stalin and other Evil people.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Jalina-Susan-Stutte/1064345572 Jalina Susan Stutte

    So that makes it ok for this eugenics crap Richard Rech? To know history is not to repeat it. So learn by the history of planned parenthood and nazis.

  • JH

     This time? Isn’t that part of the ocean his permanent residence?

  • JH

     This time? Isn’t that part of the ocean his permanent residence?

  • JH

    “Knowing that many on
    the left will call that reasoning “crazy” and a “conspiracy theory”,
    Glenn went through decades of history to show people who thought they
    were just a little bit better than others.” Ahum, since when did ‘different’ mean ‘better’? And it stands to reason that certain predispositions are genetically inherited. Globally, for the human kind, this is good. We have the variety of ultra conservative brake shoes, to the never ending optimists that strives to perfection.Globally speaking the two extremes balances each other and we get a slow moving mass which most likely is the evolutionary best course to steer to continually adapt and evolve.

  • MarsBarsTru7

    This is all encompassing. This is the primary motive of the elites on display right here. This is the motive for the entire power play of the very top global players.

    Get it: They want you dead, unless you’re a useful slave or prove yourself both worthy and accepting of their concepts of the privileged deserving of being the ruling class, a class that enforces the necessary eugenics measures.

    This is what it’s all about. All of the laws they pass, this structure/system that they’ve set up, the research that they’ve spent our money on, the exclusive clubs and societies that the wealthy and intellectual elite isolate themselves within, they’re all machine parts working to bring about a global dominance where their rule is absolute. They want a world they can manipulate right down to the genetic development of humankind into the foreseeable future.

    It’s why we must reject the compromisers and placaters who would have us cater and kowtow to these villains. Mitt Romney was among these people his entire life and he was the Republican candidate. And yet we’re told we must be even more “compassionate” by the likes of Cantor, less rigid in our ideologies, and give in to allowing our government to continue building this system?

    Our ideologies are built in real, true compassion. That everyone has a sovereign right to life. That everyone deserves a chance to make it on their own. That charity is noble, but must be voluntary. That individual liberty is God’s will. They do not share these same standards with us because they utterly lack compassion, not because they champion it. It’s the Progressive way to use terminology to sell concepts that represents the very opposite from what the terms actually relate to.

    Their position is one of secular pragmatism. A pragmatism that is built around maitaining a system that keeps them perpetually at the top, allowing them every hedonistic desire to be fulfilled, while managing the rest of humankind like livestock.

    Be vigilant. Do not allow yourself to be put to sleep. Do not get discouraged by illusory political defeats that never really represented a defeat of what we stand for. Don’t allow yourselves to be fooled into thinking that a “moderate” represents an improvement. Be strong. Be principled. Be firm in your integrity. Stand up for what is right and own it. 

    For our enemies are not flesh and blood, but principalities, darkness, and dominion. Know that this is our most fundamental struggle in this, our mortal lifetime on Earth. It’s against evils in the world such as this. And it may not be our fate to overcome it in the flesh, but what matters is that we oppose it with every fiber of our being and we beat it in spirit. That we do not betray ourselves and our brothers and sisters and our neighbors. What matters is that we make a stand.

  • http://youtu.be/xm1F7ub00gk Sam Fisher

    I never meet some so eager to prove Glenn’s point then know nothing because what he just said screams eugenics. I bet Hitler thought that animals where more important than Jews and that has nothing to do with him being a vegan.

  • Anonymous

    SSA proposes to replace the term “mental retardation” with “intellectual
    disability” in the Listings and other applicable sections of the rules
    and regulations.  See Fed. Reg., Vol. 78, Number 18 [Monday, January 28,
    2013], pp. 5755-5757.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Thomas-Paine/528029094 Thomas Paine

    What he was saying is that Gore’s thinking is  essentially the same as those who DID push eugenics.  And, he’s (Beck) correct.

  • http://profiles.yahoo.com/u/AUCU3E5BU2Z4KBRPWLPXWSLX6E know it some

    Can’t compete with Democrats today, so you have to run against Democrats of the 1920s? Hilarious.
    Unlike some of you, progressives and liberals change their policies as they go through life, and learn, and experience.

  • http://profiles.yahoo.com/u/AUCU3E5BU2Z4KBRPWLPXWSLX6E know it some

    Nobody supports eugenics today. You people are ridiculous.

  • http://profiles.yahoo.com/u/AUCU3E5BU2Z4KBRPWLPXWSLX6E know it some

    You think 1890 was 400 years ago? What, were you home schooled or something?

  • Anonymous

    I looked real hard in that statement to see where Gore said anything that demonizes any one, why are you making shit up? Could you, like point it out to me?

  • Anonymous

    Something you have some proof of? Why are you making things up?

  • Anonymous

    In what way?

  • Anonymous

    Man, you people need to take your meds. Isn’t it nap time at the home?

  • Anonymous

    The only reason we progressives want eugenics is so there will be fewer people in line to buy Glenn’s super-duper, not-at-all grossly overpriced, snake-oil blue jeans.

    And fewer people means more gold coins and survival seeds for me me me!!!!!!

  • http://youtu.be/xm1F7ub00gk Sam Fisher

    Have you ever study Nazism the used the same junk science to march the Jews to their deaths but that ok ignore history you Obama zombie.

  • Anonymous

    That doesn’t mean she’s living in the 20s, just that her ideals are the progression of civilization.

  • Anonymous

    Everything but eugenics sounds great!

  • http://youtu.be/xm1F7ub00gk Sam Fisher

    If you actually listen she said her ideals where with the 1920 progressive nice try twisting her words idiot.

  • Anonymous

    Speaking of not listening, that’s exactly what I said.

  • harold lloyd

    Sounds like the one who is into eugenics is Glenn Beck.