Du Pont’s Race of Supermen (Trading with the Enemy: An Expose’ of the Nazi-American Money Plot 1933-1949)
Commerce, is our goal here at Tyrell. More human than human is our motto. -Tyrell, Blade Runner script. (1982)
Irénée du Pont was the most imposing and powerful member of the [du Pont] clan. He was obsessed with Hitler’s principles. He keenly followed the career of the future Fuhrer in the 1920’s, and on September 7, 1926, in a speech to the American Chemical Society, he advocated a race of supermen, to be achieved by injecting special drugs into them in boyhood to make their characters to order. He insisted his men reach physical standards equivalent to that of a Marine and have blood as pure as that in the veins of the Vikings. Despite the fact that he had Jewish blood in his own veins, his anti-Semitism matched that of Hitler.
Trading with the Enemy: An Expose’ of the Nazi-American Money Plot 1933-1949 by Charles Higham. Pg. 162