Nine old men joined forces with Henry Ford, Thomas Edison, Theodore Roosevelt, Herbert Hoover, Francis Galton, the Rockefeller Foundation, John Harvey Kellogg, William Jennings Bryan, Chief Justice William H. Taft, Associate Justices Oliver W. Holmes Jr., Willis Van Devanter, James C. McReynolds, Louis Brandeis, George Sutherland , Pierce Butler, Edward T. Sanford, Harlan F. Stone and others too numerous to list as they bought into Francis Galton’s eugenics movement. In 1927 the Supreme Court authorized forced sterilization of unwilling subjects and a month later infringed the 4th and 5th Amendments when it held that failure to self-incriminate by reporting income from production and trade deemed criminal by politicians was piled onto the altar of sumptuary laws.
Germans enthralled by Hitler’s idea that mystical altruism was a valuable hereditary trait, to be bred for by exterminating selfish individualism, were thrilled by the court’s April ruling against “race suicide” but horrified by the thought of German pharma companies being held liable for not reporting taxes on “drugs” declared illegal to please China’s Emperor in 1909, and made worse in 1914 and 1925. Americans who refused to believe beer was a youth-killing narcotic were also shocked by the ruling which by 1929 brought the entire U.S. economy crashing down as it had the economies of Europe beginning in 1927.
In 1931 Herbert Hoover surveyed Europe from atop the ruins of the U.S. economy and offered Germany the Moratorium whereby the Hitler party–growing fast since 1927–could rearm Germany instead of paying war reparations for damage done from 1914-1918. Hoover then helped push another “Narcotic” Limitation Convention that wrecked Germany’s banking system the way felony beer laws had done America’s economy. By November of 1935, Franklin Roosevelt was rebuilding the wrecked U.S. economy by legalizing alcohol and sternly taxing the dry eugenics tycoons and Supreme Court justices who had pushed the Tax and Prohibition Amendments and War on Drugs laws. In May 1935 the Supreme Court struck back by knocking down parts of FDR’s domestic program. FDR laid plans for striking back at the eugenics judges.
FDR was reelected by 46 of the 48 States, and Attorney-General Homer Cummings suddenly realized the President’s plan to pack the court with hand-picked liberal-minded judges might actually be legal. FDR is reported to have whooped: “The answer to a maiden’s prayer.”
Congress meanwhile enacted yet another violent “drug traffic” suppression Convention in June of 1936, after drug-producing Germany and Japan had already left the League of Nations. War soon followed among the usual drug-exporting nations, leading physicists at Los Alamos to produce a Golem-like antidote to Christian National Socialism, and to the mania for resorting to the initiation of deadly force to force others to obey pet pseudoscientific fads such as eugenics and prohibitionism.
The message has not yet sunk in in places like Saudi Arabia and Texas. Instead of “the answer to a maiden’s prayer,” women there are hunted conscripts in Lebensborn Armageddons. But, as in Japan, that lesson is sure to sink in sooner or later. When it does, I plan to remind survivors that I voted AGAINST promiscuously resorting to the initiation of dangerous and deadly force to coerce others.
Good reading: Watching Darkness Fall, FDR and His Ambassadors and the Rise of Adolf Hitler, available on Amazon Kindle and readable on tablets and cellphones.
Find out the juicy details behind the mother of all economic collapses. Prohibition and The Crash–Cause and Effect in 1929 is available in two languages on Amazon Kindle, each at the cost of a pint of craft beer.
Brazilian Sci-fi from 1926 featuring the usual beautiful daughter of a scientist touting prohibition and racial collectivism in America’s Black President 2228 by Monteiro Lobato, translated by J Henry Phillips (link)
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