There is currently a big flap about some comments by Bill Bennett that were lifted out of context. This is my initial reaction to this controversy.
If you think Bill Bennett said any of the following would you be right or wrong?
- Called blacks “human weeds”
- Said blacks were “menace to civilization.”
- Believed that “social regeneration” would only be possible as the “sinister forces of the hordes of irresponsibility and imbecility” were repulsed.
- Regard organized charity to ethnic minorities and the poor as a “symptom of a malignant social disease” because it encouraged the prolificacy of “defectives, delinquents, and dependents.”
- When the “choking human undergrowth” of “morons and imbeciles” would be “segregated” and “sterilized.”
- Goal was “to create a race of thoroughbreds” by encouraging “more children from the fit, and less from the unfit.”
All the above were the views of Margaret Sanger, founder of Planned Parenthood
My view of this controversy is summed-up as follows:
“A text without a context is a pretext; usually for error.” Dr. Walter Martin