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Here's the full text of the original charter of the neo-fascist Pioneer Fund.
03 Jun 2001

The far-right-wing 'Pioneer Fund,' founded by open admirers of Hitler in 1937, has provided at least a million dollars to the Anti-immigrant group F.A.I.R., who in turn paid one of the co-authors of the anti-immigrant Prop 187 in California for nearly two years leading up to the Prop 187 campaign (most of Prop 187's provisions have since been struck down by the courts as unconstitutional).

Here's the exchange that ensued when their original incorporation papers were posted on the anti-mexican message board hosted by the California Coalition for Immigration Reform.

http://www.ccir.net/webcgibin/index.cgi
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http://anonymouse-master.org/cgi-bin/anon-www.cgi/http://www.ccir.net/webcgibin/index.cgi
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ok, HERE's the text (hopefully)
03 Jun 2001

Posted on the rabidly anti-Mexican CCIR board 05/31/01 by 'Digger':

Here's the full text of the original Pioneer Fund Certificate of Incorporation.

There has been much controversy on [the CCIR] site regarding the far-right 'Pioneer Fund,' their fascist origins, their ongoing work to promote the idea of 'scientific proof' of the superiority of the 'white race.'

Several defenders of FAIR have gone so far as to say that the Pioneer Fund is not, and NEVER was, a fascist-leaning institution.

This document proves otherwise. If the text version's not good enough for the hard-line deniers among you, that's fine - I included the address from which you may obtain a photocopy of the actual document itself:


From the ISAR Archives Files. Posted Feb. 1, 1998

Pioneer Fund Certificate of Incorporation (1937)

The following is a copy of the original "Certificate of Incorporation" of the Pioneer Fund. An archival copy of this certificate can be obtained from Harry Laughlin Papers, Folder labeled, "Pioneer Foundation," North East Missouri State University, Kirskville, MO.


CERTIFICATE OF INCORPORATION

of

THE PIONEER FUND, INC.

Pursuant to the Membership Corporations Law

WE, THE UNDERSIGNED, for the purpose of forming a membership corporation pursuant to the Membership Corporations Law or the State or New York, hereby certify:

1. The name of the proposed corporation is THE PIONEER FUND, INC.

2. The purposes for which it is to be formed are:

To acquire money, securities, or other property, real or personal, by gift, legacy, or otherwise, including the right to receive the income or principal of any property, legacy or devise given by will or otherwise in trust to pay the principal or income to this Corporation; and to hold, invest, use, and dispose of the principal and income of the same for any one or more of the following charitable purposes:

A. To provide or aid in providing for the education of children or parents deemed to have such qualities and traits of character as to make such parents of unusual value as citizens, and, in the case of children or such parents whose means are inadequate therefor, to provide financial aid for the support, training, and start in life of such children.

The children selected for such aid shall be children of parents who are citizens of the United States, and in selecting such children, unless the directors deem it inadvisable, consideration shall be especially given to children who are deemed to be descended predominantly from white persons who settled in the original thirteen states prior to the adoption of the Constitution of the united states and/or from related stocks, or to classes of children the majority of whom are deemed to be so descended.

Subject to the requirement that the corporation shall be administered for strictly charitable objects, and in so far as it may be found practicable so to do, the foregoing purposes shall be carried out in such manner as to give assurance to parents of the character described that their children shall not lack an adequate education or start in life and thus to encourage an increase in the number at children or such parents, and in so far as the qualities and traits of such parents are inherited., to aid in improving the character of the people of the United States.

B. To conduct or aid in conducting study and research into the problems of heredity and eugenics in the human race generally and such study and such research in respect to animals and plants as may throw light upon heredity in man, and to conduct or aid in conducting research and study into the problems of race betterment with special reference to the people of the United States, and for the advance of knowledge and the dissemination of information with respect to any studies so made or in general with respect to heredity and eugenics.

The corporation is not organized for pecuniary profit and shall not engage in any activities for pecuniary profit, and no officer director, of member, or employee of the corporation stall receive any pecuniary profit from the operations thereof except reasonable compensation for services in effecting or carrying out one or more or its activities or as a proper beneficiary of its strictly charitable purposes. Any and all property acquired by the corporation shall be held, used, and disposed of for charitable purposes only and the above stated specific purpose shall be interpreted in a manner consistent with this intention.

3. Its operations are to be conducted principally in the territory comprising the continental United States, including the District of Columbia.

4. Its office is to be located in the city, County and State of New York.

5. The number of its directors shall be not less than 3 nor more than 9.

6. The names and residences of the directors until the first annual meeting are:

Names

Wickliffe Preston Draper 322 East 57th Street,
New York City, N.Y.

Harry H. Laughlin Cold Spring Harbor,
Long Island, N.Y.

Malcolm Donald 638 Blue Hill Avenue
Milton, Mass.

Frederick Henry Osborn Garrison-on-Hudson
New York.

7. All of the subscribers to this certificate are of full age; at least two-thirds of them are citizens of the United States; at least one of them is a resident of the State of New York. Of the persons named as directors, at least one is a citizen of the United States and a resident of the State of New York.

IN WITNESS WHEREOF, we have made, subscribed, and acknowledged this certificate as of this 27th day of February, 1937.

Wickliffe Preston Draper

Harry H. Laughlin

Malcolm Donald

Frederick Henry Osborn

Vincent K. Smalley

(Acknowledgments omitted)

http://about.ferris.edu/htmls/othersrv/isar/Institut/pioneer/pfund.htm

[A note from Digger - The references to "white" stock were not deleted until 1985, and even then only under pressure from universities who had been embarassed when critics pointed out the Pioneer Fund's racist research goals.]

**********************

FYI - At least to me, the idea here is not to create a mindless flame war of obscenities and stereotypical charicatures, but to truly engage these folks and broaden the debate over immigration to include such aspects as the role of the U.S. and global corporate elites and institutions like NAFTA, the WTO, the World Bank, etc, in creating economic refugees and rapid migration.

It is also important, for obvious reasons, to continue to challenge the nefarious ultra-authoritarian leadership and shadowy neo-fascist funding sources that have propped up the major national anti-immigration groups over the past several decades.

If you agree, click here to address the CCIR crowd directly:

http://anonymouse-master.org/cgi-bin/anon-www.cgi/http://www.ccir.net/webcgibin/index.cgi
See also:
http://anonymouse-master.org/cgi-bin/anon-www.cgi/http://www.ccir.net/webcgibin/index.cgi
ok HERE's the text (hopefully)
03 Jun 2001
Posted on the rabidly anti-Mexican CCIR board 05/31/01 by 'Digger':

Here's the full text of the original Pioneer Fund Certificate of Incorporation.

There has been much controversy on [the CCIR] site regarding the far-right 'Pioneer Fund,' their fascist origins, their ongoing work to promote the idea of 'scientific proof' of the superiority of the 'white race.'

Several defenders of FAIR have gone so far as to say that the Pioneer Fund is not, and NEVER was, a fascist-leaning institution.

This document proves otherwise. If the text version's not good enough for the hard-line deniers among you, that's fine - I included the address from which you may obtain a photocopy of the actual document itself:


From the ISAR Archives Files. Posted Feb. 1, 1998

Pioneer Fund Certificate of Incorporation (1937)

The following is a copy of the original "Certificate of Incorporation" of the Pioneer Fund. An archival copy of this certificate can be obtained from Harry Laughlin Papers, Folder labeled, "Pioneer Foundation," North East Missouri State University, Kirskville, MO.


CERTIFICATE OF INCORPORATION

of

THE PIONEER FUND, INC.

Pursuant to the Membership Corporations Law

WE, THE UNDERSIGNED, for the purpose of forming a membership corporation pursuant to the Membership Corporations Law or the State or New York, hereby certify:

1. The name of the proposed corporation is THE PIONEER FUND, INC.

2. The purposes for which it is to be formed are:

To acquire money, securities, or other property, real or personal, by gift, legacy, or otherwise, including the right to receive the income or principal of any property, legacy or devise given by will or otherwise in trust to pay the principal or income to this Corporation; and to hold, invest, use, and dispose of the principal and income of the same for any one or more of the following charitable purposes:

A. To provide or aid in providing for the education of children or parents deemed to have such qualities and traits of character as to make such parents of unusual value as citizens, and, in the case of children or such parents whose means are inadequate therefor, to provide financial aid for the support, training, and start in life of such children.

The children selected for such aid shall be children of parents who are citizens of the United States, and in selecting such children, unless the directors deem it inadvisable, consideration shall be especially given to children who are deemed to be descended predominantly from white persons who settled in the original thirteen states prior to the adoption of the Constitution of the united states and/or from related stocks, or to classes of children the majority of whom are deemed to be so descended.

Subject to the requirement that the corporation shall be administered for strictly charitable objects, and in so far as it may be found practicable so to do, the foregoing purposes shall be carried out in such manner as to give assurance to parents of the character described that their children shall not lack an adequate education or start in life and thus to encourage an increase in the number at children or such parents, and in so far as the qualities and traits of such parents are inherited., to aid in improving the character of the people of the United States.

B. To conduct or aid in conducting study and research into the problems of heredity and eugenics in the human race generally and such study and such research in respect to animals and plants as may throw light upon heredity in man, and to conduct or aid in conducting research and study into the problems of race betterment with special reference to the people of the United States, and for the advance of knowledge and the dissemination of information with respect to any studies so made or in general with respect to heredity and eugenics.

The corporation is not organized for pecuniary profit and shall not engage in any activities for pecuniary profit, and no officer director, of member, or employee of the corporation stall receive any pecuniary profit from the operations thereof except reasonable compensation for services in effecting or carrying out one or more or its activities or as a proper beneficiary of its strictly charitable purposes. Any and all property acquired by the corporation shall be held, used, and disposed of for charitable purposes only and the above stated specific purpose shall be interpreted in a manner consistent with this intention.

3. Its operations are to be conducted principally in the territory comprising the continental United States, including the District of Columbia.

4. Its office is to be located in the city, County and State of New York.

5. The number of its directors shall be not less than 3 nor more than 9.

6. The names and residences of the directors until the first annual meeting are:

Names

Wickliffe Preston Draper 322 East 57th Street,
New York City, N.Y.

Harry H. Laughlin Cold Spring Harbor,
Long Island, N.Y.

Malcolm Donald 638 Blue Hill Avenue
Milton, Mass.

Frederick Henry Osborn Garrison-on-Hudson
New York.

7. All of the subscribers to this certificate are of full age; at least two-thirds of them are citizens of the United States; at least one of them is a resident of the State of New York. Of the persons named as directors, at least one is a citizen of the United States and a resident of the State of New York.

IN WITNESS WHEREOF, we have made, subscribed, and acknowledged this certificate as of this 27th day of February, 1937.

Wickliffe Preston Draper

Harry H. Laughlin

Malcolm Donald

Frederick Henry Osborn

Vincent K. Smalley

(Acknowledgments omitted)

http://about.ferris.edu/htmls/othersrv/isar/Institut/pioneer/pfund.htm

[A note from Digger - The references to "white" stock were not deleted until 1985, and even then only under pressure from universities who had been embarassed when critics pointed out the Pioneer Fund's racist research goals.]

**********************

FYI - At least to me, the idea here is not to create a mindless flame war of obscenities and stereotypical charicatures, but to truly engage these folks and broaden the debate over immigration to include such aspects as the role of the U.S. and global corporate elites and institutions like NAFTA, the WTO, the World Bank, etc, in creating economic refugees and rapid migration.

It is also important, for obvious reasons, to continue to challenge the nefarious ultra-authoritarian leadership and shadowy neo-fascist funding sources that have propped up the major national anti-immigration groups over the past several decades.

If you agree, click here to address the CCIR crowd directly:

http://anonymouse-master.org/cgi-bin/anon-www.cgi/http://www.ccir.net/webcgibin/index.cgi
See also:
http://anonymouse-master.org/cgi-bin/anon-www.cgi/http://www.ccir.net/webcgibin/index.cgi