Blame the dogooders
longer essay at ChristianPost.
yeah. Birth control was about eugenics, as a close reading of Magaret Sanger's essays would show.
Rockefeller knew his main enemy here was the Catholic church.
I am right now listening to a podcast on how Tuberculosis decimated those in the slums of London...even today, it is a major cause of death among the malnourished.
Yet this fact is ignored by PC types who write "ain't it awful" articles about the evil types who tried to help keep these children alive, be it through adoption or orphanages or even placing them in foster care.
Today's BBC "oh the horrors" tirade is against Switzerland, where social workers took kids out of single moms families where they were neglected and abused, and placed them outside cities in healthy farm areas where they would do light chores in exchange for their care.
knowing how older adopted kids often projected their anger against those who adopted them (not just my oldest but from older moms who cried on my shoulder), I wonder how many of these kids were "abused" and how many actually were saved from poverty, crime and premature deaths by the healthier food available in farms.
Put into context: One of our sisters who I worked with in Africa grew up on a farm during WWII...there was a food shortage, but at least they could eat, even though in many other ways they were poor. In contrast, another sister who grew up in Hamburg tells stories of neighbors not having enough to eat and the pets disappearing. The story of starvation/hunger in the poor in Europe in the past, including the war, is often ignored by their more obese ancestors...(including Ireland--Frank McCourt's mom in Angela's Ashes lost two kids from "tyhphoid", i.e. malnutrition related disease, but the "Irish orphanage" death rate results in blaming the church, not tuberculosis, enterovirus or congenital syphillis compounded by a bad diet and/or bottle feeding).
In other words, the problem is poverty, and this was the least bad option, but these articles don't mention such things.
And children often have distorted memories with the idea that all would have been better at home...we often see this in kids who "love" their abusive parent, when outsiders see the signs of repeated abuse and neglect.