Liberal Group Compares Suffrage Advocate Susan B. Anthony to Eugenics Advocate Margaret Sanger.
“Doublethink,” a term coined by George Orwell in his book 1984, “means the power of holding two contradictory beliefs in one’s mind simultaneously, and accepting both of them.”
Liberals are masters of doublethink, often spouting contradictory rhetoric while maintaining the facade of a wholly consistent and complete ideology. It’s actually quite an accomplishment, in my opinion, to be able to compartmentalize such extraordinary contradictions without losing one’s mind. One of the most extreme, and extraordinary examples of liberal doublethink can be found in their opinion regarding abortion, and specifically, Planned Parenthood founder Margaret Sanger.
The liberals, Margaret Sanger is a heroine who began the revolution of women’s reproductive rights. In the song I Want It All, from the musical Baby, there’s even a lyric extolling Sanger as someone to whom women should aspire to be. One character sings:
“I wanna know that I can find inside me anyone I need.
I wanna be Donna Mckechnie, Donna Summer, Donna Reed.
I wanna be Margaret Sanger, Margaret Thatcher, Margaret Mead.”
Yes, the lyricist placed Margaret Sanger next to Margaret Thatcher (Cue laughter, and tears).
Now, according to Breitbart:
“A new advocacy group wants to see President Andrew Jackson ride off into the sunset. It aims to replace his face on the $20 bill with the portrait of a woman.”
Seems like a decent idea, right? At the very least, it’s not an offensive one. There are many women whose ideas, principles, and historical significance would certainly warrant their placement on a monetary bill. But here’s where we get to doublethink territory. Among the list of 15 women presented by Barbara Ortiz Howard as possibilities are both Margaret Sanger, and Susan B. Anthony.
Now, I could launch into a diatribe regarding the differences between the two women, and how one is a vile wretch, while the other was an historically significant contributor to women’s suffrage–a real achievement. However, I think I’ll just let these women speak for themselves.
Here are five quotes from Susan B. Anthony:
– “Trust me that as I ignore all law to help the slave, so will I ignore it all to protect an enslaved woman.”
– “I beg you to speak of Woman as you do of the Negro, speak of her as a human being, as a citizen of the United States, as a half of the people in whose hands lies the destiny of this Nation.”
– “I think the girl who is able to earn her own living and pay her own way should be as happy as anybody on earth. The sense of independence and security is very sweet.”
– “I do not demand equal pay for any women save those who do equal work in value. Scorn to be coddled by your employers; make them understand that you are in their service as workers, not as women.”
– “There never will be complete equality until women themselves help to make laws and elect lawmakers.”
Now, here are five quotes from liberal heroine Margaret Sanger:
– “Give dysgenic groups [people with “bad genes”] in our population their choice of segregation or [compulsory] sterilization.”
– “Birth control must lead ultimately to a cleaner race.”
– “We should hire three or four colored ministers, preferably with social-service backgrounds, and with engaging personalities. The most successful educational approach to the Negro is through a religious appeal. We don’t want the word to go out that we want to exterminate the Negro population, and the minister is the man who can straighten out that idea if it ever occurs to any of their more rebellious members.”
– “The purpose of the American Baby Code shall be to provide for a better distribution of babies… and to protect society against the propagation and increase of the unfit.”
– “The most merciful thing that the large family does to one of its infant members is to kill it.”
Placing these two women next to each other is like placing Mother Teresa next to Hitler; the contrast is that remarkable. Susan B. Anthony fought for the basic rights of Blacks, and women, while Margaret Sanger advocated eugenics, and a “cleaner race.” To treat these two women as equals is sickening at best.
This is doublethink. This is liberalism.