Hyde Persists on Eugenics
From easily the dumbest fucker in local politics, and that’s saying something, in the N&R:
During the past month, in both news and opinion pieces, the News & Record has advocated for the financial compensation of eugenics victims in our state. Your latest editorial on the subject angrily pointed the finger at Sen. Phil Berger and the Republicans. But your anger is misplaced.
The eugenics program was initiated in 1929 by a General Assembly controlled by Democrats. It was signed into law by Democratic Gov. John Ehringhouse in 1933. The five-member Eugenics Board, which was appointed to sterilize citizens against their will “in the best interest of the individual and of the public good,” was composed of Democrats. In fact, responsibility for the eugenics program in North Carolina is exclusively owned by members of the Democratic Party, from 1933 to 1974. Jim Holshouser, North Carolina’s first Republican governor, abolished the practice. For 79 years, Democratic leaders have failed to make the morally correct decision on eugenics.
A heartfelt desire to make up for the past is making its way through the first Republican General Assembly in 140 years. As legislators work to make amends to the living victims of eugenics, let’s hope they do more than merely financially compensate the approximately 200 survivors; let’s hope they include a mandate for educational awareness about how and why progressives operated this program in North Carolina. We need full public awareness by our institutions so that our government will never again, based on the theories of academics and the elite arrogance of progressive leaders, be able to act “in the best interest of the individual and of the public good.”
This is an abridged version of his roundly refuted post at The Greensboro Guardian.
From Jeffrey Sykes, commenting here on that article:
The Democratic Party ran North Carolina for more than a century via control of the legislature, but it was the conservative wing of the traditional southern Democratic Party. Anyone who studies our state’s political history knows that the liberal wing of the party was trounced year after year in the primaries. I recommend “The Paradox of Tar Heel Politics” for the novice reader as it gives a great overview of the complexities of our state’s history.
Thus, and again this is the only reason I rise to address the matter, is that it is a gross distortion of actual history to claim that “progressive liberals” were in power in our state at any time between 1929 and 1974. Kerr Scott was one populist exception to the control of the conservative Democratic machine over the governor’s house and Terry Sanford could be argued as having represented the progressive wing on matters of race and education in the early 1960s.
Earlier representatives of “progressive” ideas in the 30s or 40s would have involved labor matters, which were sternly beaten down by the business elite. Moving into the 1950s and early 1960s “progressive” would have involved racial matters but again the “progressive” forces would have been turned back at the polls time and again.
A good place to begin to understand aspects of this topic are the 1950 senate race between Graham and Smith, in which the progressive Graham was race baited out of his appointed seat by supports of segregation.
Again, to claim that “progressive liberals” ever controlled North Carolina politics is erroneous.
Obviously, Hyde is revising history to cast modern liberals in a bad light. However, the reality is that the GOP-controlled NC Senate did not include compensation for eugenics sterilization victims in the new budget, which Governor Perdue will veto. Hyde has never mentioned this crucial fact, nor has he addressed the reasons for his fantastic lies.
From Hyde’s response to the previous article:
Life is really quite simple, as individuals we should do what is right (in a moral context) and respond to adverse occurrences in the best possible way making good choices. This life is simple when you have a Christian world view. Far more troublesome for progressive secularists.
Having admitted to being a simpleton, Hyde believes the same of the average reader. However, he has recently come to find that is anything but the case. Jeff Hyde, a sociopath and co-founder of the Tea Party affiliated C4GC, is a serial failure in business and politics who consorts with convicted felons and strip club owners and will say anything to get his name in the media.
Additionally, there is some doubt as to whether he is capable of having written either piece. Picking his nose and wiping his ass constitute the limits of his ability.