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Law, culture, and Catholicism...up in smoke!

Monday, June 21, 2010

Fun Jackson Labs History for the Unread

I don't read, but if I did, I bet the fact that C.C. Little, founder of the Jackson Labs in Maine which is the subject of the NCBC gymnastics in fact ignorance (ala certain Feasibility studies of old), has quite a colorful history in America!

He's actually kind of a neat guy. He got an early boost from the Harrimans, who was a business partner of George and JEb Bush's grandfather, Prescott Bush. Prescott and Averell Harriman had a lot of direct business connections to the Nazi SS and German businesses, such as Thyssen and I.G.Farben. But before certain commenters around here saying I'm calling the Bush folks Nazis, I'm not. I'm just saying they a pent a lot of money of them and invested in them. I only bring it up here because Jeb Bush spoke at Ave for graduation. Convenient timing given the Jax announcement and the family history. Read more about that in the Guardian before saying it's not factual.

Back to CC Little. In 1928, the Board of Regents of the University of Michigan removed Little from the Presidency of the University. Apparently, back then Michigan had some sense because they did it because of Little's statements and beliefs on social issues. Not little things like whether the 7-eleven can sell trojans... no Little was a mover and shaker. If you read, and like to read more, see this post on the anti eugenics encyclopedia which covers my quotes below and mentions Harriman in passing earlier in the post there but doesn't tie the Harriman-Prescott Bush knot. Notice all of the things Little had his hand in!

In 1922, one year before accepting the post of President of the University of Maine, Little became a founding director of Margaret Sanger’s American Birth Control League, the forerunner of Planned Parenthood-World Population. Little was President of the League from 1936 to 1939 and served as Scientific Director from 1925 to 1945. He also served as a consulting editor of Sanger’s racist Birth Control Review which pounded away at the necessity of limiting births of coloured people.

Little also had a vested interest in the early euthanasia movement. In 1938, he became a trustee of the American Euthanasia Society, which unlike its British counterpart called for both voluntary euthanasia and involuntary euthanasia or “mercy killing” of “defective children.” At this very time, Little was also holding a post as a Rockefeller appointee to the American Society for the Control of Cancer, later renamed the American Cancer Society, and the American Birth Control League, in addition to his duties as founder/director of the Jackson Labs.

Interesting guy. Interesting connections to the Bush family. Of course, you people probably know all this stuff because you read. That's why nobody discusses it, but focuses on the little things. To me, it's interesting to see Uncle Tom pawned by such movers and shakers. Poor Tom wants to be a big boy so badly. He'll make any story up to fit in with them. Of course, Uncle Tom can't even compete with those guys in the world of PR and spin machines... after all, Bernays and Ivy, the regarded fathers of modern PR and spin, got their starts with Harriman and Bush! Particularly the flouridation of drinking water was a Harriman-Bernays project. Such fun!

It is nice to see AMU moving up in the world. Those are some real world players behind the latest tenant!