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04 (Galeano):Forbidden to be Abnormal:Indiana starts off as first state to have mandatory sterilization legalizedpeople begin turning those they think are “abnormal” in to be sterilized (tall people, many Blacks, small ears,retards)Harry Laughlin introduced the idea to the Nazis in the 1930sHitler’s “Law for the Prevention of Defective Progeny” had epileptics, schizophrenics, the deaf, the blind (etc)sterilizedthe catch: Laughlin himself was an epileptic (so how real is the need to sterilize all of these people?)Forbidden to be Jewish:The law for the “Protection of German Blood and Honor” didn’t let Jews marry Germans or become citizensThey apparently were not oppressed because of their religion or language, but rather “because of their race”engineers at IBM would test how Jewish everyone was and would create cards to keep note of itSocial Hygiene, Racial Purity:250,000 Jews sterilized from 1935-1939the “retards” and those with physical and mental disabilities would be the first to go in the gas chambersthe murders progressed to include Jews, Gypsies, communists, and gaysRoad Rage:man on horse sees poor man prior to Spanish electionsgives him a coin and a list of candidates, but the poor man lets both drop and he says, “In my hunger, I’m in charge”does this show a transformation into socialism or some authoritarian government?Victoria:1936: Victoria Kent is elected to Congress due to her appealing ideas about prison reformfree prisoners over 70, give weekend passes, melt the shackles, etcthe melted iron was used to build a statue of Concepcion Arenal (a Spanish feminist)The Devil is Red:1936: A coup led by General Francisco Franco overthrows the Spanish statethe people were concerned that the communists were taking over and that agrarian revolution was on the horizoncommunism was seen as a threat to the Churchviolence is essential; kill all the communists no matter now many there arethe bloodbath is basically the coup attacking the popular idea of Marxism, so it is basically between central govt and local govt; between military and militiaLast Wish:Bebel Garcia, a popular soccer player, is to be killed by a firing squad for being a “Young Socialist” outside of the stadiumtakes a long piss in front of the firing squad before he is shot to deathRosario:woman named Rosario Sanchez Mora fights with a militia, is a dynamiter, loses her hand, is condemned to death, the firing squad never shoots her, and she then sells contraband cigarettes in MadridGuernica:Pablo Picasso depicts the German destruction in Spain in Guernica

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