The return of eugenics

Researchers don’t like the word – but they’re running ahead with the idea, and Britain is at the forefront

The only way of cutting off the constant stream of idiots and imbeciles and feeble-minded persons who help to fill our prisons and workhouses, reformatories, and asylums is to prevent those who are known to be mentally defective from producing offspring. Undoubtedly the best way of doing this is to place these defectives under control. Even if this were a hardship to the individual it would be necessary for the sake of protecting the race.

The Spectator, 25 May 1912

  • Alain

    They have me convinced, but they have to start with themselves and all the rest of the neo-marxists/socialists/communists/leftists/”progressives”.

  • canminuteman

    Unfortunately they are correct. But we are the problem. We literally pay young girls to deliberately have children without a husband, knowing we are going to have to support them and their criminal spawn for generations to come. It is a rational choice for some people. We don’t have to be evil about it we just have to make having children out of wedlock a voable career choice.

    f you want a better population stop taxing the middle class so heavily that they can only have 1.2 children so that you can give the money to people who are going to have 10.

    • Alain

      How about just stop rewarding bad behaviour and wrong choices? That would make a major improvement.

  • WalterBannon

    “The only way of cutting off the constant stream of idiots and imbeciles and feeble-minded persons who help to fill our prisons and workhouses, reformatories, and asylums is to prevent those who are known to be mentally defective from producing offspring.”

    I was under the impression that the largest numbers of felons in their prison system were muslims, so I trust then that the plan in the UK is to sterilize every single muslim?

    • Alain

      In the US you can add blacks to that.

  • Canadian

    It would be impossible to corral all the liberals.

    • Alain

      I could manage it without a problem.

  • Bataviawillem

    Call me a nazi, but I have seen people in the grocery store that should not have kids but they do, and more than one.

  • And yet they rely on the “breeding masses” for leftist governments.

  • Brett_McS

    We are probably the last generation that will produce offspring that have randomly assigned genes. Future generations will ‘refine’ the genetic inheritance ala Gataca. That changes the whole ballgame.