American Eugenics Programs and the Holocaust

Americans Gave the Nazis Eugenics Know-How (12-19-2017, updated 07-11-2017)  An article I saw yesterday: "The Nazi Breeding and Infanticide Program You Probably Never Knew About". Yeah, there's a reason you probably never knew about this. 1920s: Hitler's impressed by American eugenics programs. Rich Americans give Germans funds, science and technology for their own programs. 1940: news of atrocities reaches America. 'Eugenics' is never mentioned again in America.

Trump’s Muslim Registration and Identification Plans

(11-20-2015, updated 07-14-2018)  What Americans should learn in History class: Just because something starts off small doesn't mean it's not a big deal. In an interview on NPR a few people discussed Trump's Muslim registration and identification plans. One person immediately brought up the Holocaust. Another thought it wouldn't hurt anyone to just register Muslims and require a Muslim ID.

Paquette and the Nazis: or: My Greatest Fear

(01-10-2013, updated 07-15-2018)  Books and babies, the stuff of nightmares. A random writing prompt: write about being locked in a room with your greatest fear. Nightmares are a good metaphor for that. When B was about six months old, we were staying with my in-laws for what was supposed to be a week to ten days, because the front windows in our house were being replaced.