Asperger Helped Nazis Kill Children – The Times -April 19th 2018
I am shocked, but not surprised, by this story in The Times.
The medical and scientific establishments became umbilically linked to the eugenics of the Nazis. Their belief in racial purity subverted both medics and scientists who promoted the cold blooded murder of people with disabilities.
Jews, gypsies, homosexuals, political and religious dissenters, like St. Maxilillian Kolbe, followed them to the concentration camps. But people with disabilities were the first to be singled out and it’s no coincidence that the Reich, with its visceral hatred of difference, led the way in promoting abortions and euthanasia.
Schönbrunn Psychiatric Hospital, 1934 (Photo by SSphotographer Friedrich Franz Bauer.)See https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Aktion_T4 and https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Child_euthanasia_in_Nazi_Germany
In 1929 Hitler said at the Nazi Party Conference in Nuremberg, “that an average annual removal of 700,000-800,000 of the weakest of a million babies meant an increase in the power of the nation and not a weakening”
The political classes in England – egged on by campaigners like Marie Stoppes -came perilously close to doing the same thing. G.K. Chesterton described them as “dazed dupes” and Chesterton trenchantly set out the case against this barbarism in “Eugenics and Other Evils.”
Today, the heirs of Asperger promote a false scientism that kills 90% of babies with Down’s Syndrome and justifies the stabbing to death, by injecting the heart of a full term baby. This is a complete abnegation and repudiation of the ancient Hippocratic Oath and the foundational principle of good medical ethics that a doctor should do no harm.
Consider for a moment some of those who are said to have experienced Asperger’s Syndrome – including Abraham Lincoln, Albert Einstein, Alexander Graham Bell, Alfred Hitchcock and Benjamin Franklin – and you get a glimpse of how much poorer humanity would have been if each of these had been eliminated.
Then ask yourself who and what we will have lost through Asperger’s eugenics and the eugenics promoted and practised today by his twenty first century followers. Perhaps it’s time to rename the Syndrome after someone who experienced it and who blessed humanity by their presence in the world.”