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Tag: Eugenics

Trump’s Inauguration Speech Recontextualized

Donald Trump’s inauguration speech is recontextualized with a different country and time to underscore the merit of its rhetoric:

We, the citizens of Germany, are now joined in a great national effort to rebuild our country and restore its promise for all of our people.

Together, we will determine the course of Germany and the world for many, many years to come. We will face challenges, we will confront hardships, but we will get the job done.

Every four years, we gather on these steps to carry out the orderly and peaceful transfer of power, and we are grateful to President Paul von Hindenburg and First Lady Gertrud von Hindenburg for their gracious aid throughout this transition. They have been magnificent. Thank you.

A photo from Barack Obama’s inauguration, temporarily recontextualized by Trump as his own Twitter background on January 20, 2017.

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A Very Brief Introduction to the Eugenic Paradigm

It has only been one day since Donald J. Trump was democratically elected President of the United States. Within this short time span, there has been a spike in violence against minorities that ranges in everything from graffiti of swastikas to physical altercations. This violence cannot be understood in a vacuum; it is neither new nor senseless. To understand where it came from, how it is unfolding, and potential ways to resist it, we must begin by analyzing its proper context, which one can call the “eugenic paradigm.” This article is a very brief introduction to that context. Let this be a manual, not of our misery, but of a better future.


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