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Victims speak out about North Carolina sterilization program

http://rockcenter.msnbc.msn.com

Elaine Riddick was 13 years old when she got pregnant after being raped by a neighbor in Winfall, N.C., in 1967. The state ordered that immediately after giving birth, she should be sterilized. Doctors cut and tied off her fallopian tubes.

“I have to carry these scars with me. I have to live with this for the rest of my life,” she said.

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Created by TheOpposite 2 years 36 weeks ago – Made popular 2 years 36 weeks ago
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Doubtful Ugenics(sp?) people simply went away.

libertylover 2 years 36 weeks 1 day 21 hours ago

They simply are looking for ways to control population in an indirect way which can't be linked back to them.

Wow, that is a sickening

freeman 2 years 36 weeks 3 days 20 hours ago

Wow, that is a sickening story. I can't believe people thought that sterilization was a good idea.

Follow-up from my call

JonathanR 2 years 36 weeks 4 days 9 hours ago

Every time anyone fails to decry statist actions, advocates or participates in any electoral politics, they are cutting _the system_ slack. You are legitimizing whichever _office_ of the statist system.

You talked briefly earlier with another caller who promoted Ron Paul 2012, and then you mentioned voter registration/affiliation and the deadlines in changing affiliation. As I wrote above, the protection racket is the system. It isn't about individuals, Ron Paul, Mitt Romney, or whoever. Everyone who jumps on the protection racket bandwagon that is the state in any fashion - even for noble causes, is perpetuating its survival. Ron Paul has been in political office for how long? Is him being President going to make any difference? His run for office, however and on whatever platform, is providing the very system a voice of legitimacy and support. It allows the continued corruption of the public perception.

I'm not any hard-line conspiracy nut. I don't believe that there is a single guy or small group at the top pulling all the strings. What there is, however, is a heap of people and interests that are queuing up to take advantage of the coercive system in any way they can. So while a protection racket is a good analogy, as an individual entity, it falls over somewhat or perhaps is better illustrated by the concept of a competitive market of protection rackets - each of which are jostling to establish their own slice of the monopoly of coercive power. Thus there are all the federal agencies. There are all the MIC players. There is Pharma. You name it, there are players out there looking for the slice that suits them best.

There, I think I nailed it. The state is a competitive market in protection rackets. They auction off the coercion-rights to the highest bidder.

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