Refusing To Believe Early Progressives Loved Eugenics Will Not Erase The Horrible Truth

Eugenics was not a fringe theory. It was taught without controversy in colleges and high schools across the country and a consensus of scientists attested to its validity.

Most people close their eyes to unpleasantness in their past. Political movements do the same thing on a grander scale. Nowhere is this truer than in the willful blindness of twenty-first-century progressives to their early twentieth-century counterparts’ embrace of eugenics.

  • Tom Forsythe

    Not only was it not a fringe theory, it had bipartisan support. It was only a few religious, evolution-denying, anti-science morons who opposed it.

  • JohnfromToronto

    Well they had to be pro science. Science cannot be questioned.

    • Shebel

      Mostly Black people.

    • The Butterfly

      Great movie!

  • Watchman

    Don’t worry, they have seen the light and now eagerly practice dysgenics. See who is having children these days; intelligent and successful couples delay having children or leave it too late.

    The least suitable people are having the most children these days and the state is quite complicit in this. It may not be genetic, but certainly a multi-generational history of unemployment is breeding the next generation of unemployed and unemployable: the Eloi of the future, valuable only for their vote.

    • WalterBannon

      much like immigration

      harvest the eloi for their votes, and later, with the help of euthanasia, for their organs to keep people like Soros alive

    • tom_billesley

      Singapore brought in financial incentives for graduate women to have three or more children.

      • Watchman

        Average IQ of Singapore: 108
        Average IQ of the USA: 98
        Add to this the non-Western non-white-guilt and these factors can easily explain why such a measure is not considered ‘dullardophobia’.

  • Jaedo Drax

    Eugenics is just Darwinism pushed to the extreme.

    The controllers insist that they can control humanity (or the tide, or climate change) if only they are given a little bit more power, money and control over the unwashed masses.

    Oddly, they never seem to take the time to see what actually happened over the long term, you could probably pick one of the royal families and their breeding practices to see the results. Of course the nazi’s did do a most germanly efficient job of discrediting Eugenics.

    • WalterBannon

      Eugenics is not at all Darwinism

      Darwinism is NATURAL selection. Merit is determined by nature on the basis of actual results measured not by man but by the goals of nature which are simply maximize an organism’s incremental improvement and long term adaptation to its environment for survival-ability and reproduction in order to continue the species.

      Eugenics is an artificial process with motives determined by politics and using obtuse measurements that are consistent only with the beliefs of the eugenicists. Eugenics is unlikely to yield a good long term outcome for any species, it produces domesticated animals like cattle that are adapted to a very narrow niche and unprepared for change.

      One could even consider the entire modern welfare state to be an experiment in eugenics since the welfare/nanny state circumvents the pressures of our current environment to prevent the unfit from being weeded out which weakens our species and reduces human potential for survival-ability once our current environment inevitably changes again.

  • simus1

    Eugenics was just a hand built prototype to break trail.
    Industrial strength abortion and genocide is what the top leftists intend to implement.

    • Clausewitz

      The Patron Saint of Eugenics was Margaret Sanger who also is the inspiration and founder of Planned Parenthood. PP is basically an organization that was founded in order to wipe out certain segments of society through planned destruction. Today we call it the right to abortion.

  • WalterBannon

    Progressives = Fascists

    basically the same ideologies

  • Solo712

    Actually in fairness, eugenics was popular on both extremes of the political spectrum. On the right, Helena Blavatsky and Hitler’s mentors Houston Stuart Chamberlain and Arthur Gobineau, on the left Trotsky famously believed that “socialism” will produce men with the physique of Spartacus and mind of Socrates, and the socialist feminist Charlotte Perkins Gilman fantasized about a future state run by Women (Herland, 1915) which systematically breeds out “male” traits.

    • Waffle

      Hitler was NOT on the right. He led the National Socialist German Workers Party — operative word socialist.

      And you forgot to mention Saint Tommy Douglas whose past has been whitewashed because he gave us free medicare which turns out not to be so free at all.

    • tom_billesley

      A world in which men wear the frocks.

  • Shebel

    I am ALL for it .
    Bring on the Eugenics.

  • xavier

    There’a book called Eugenics and the war on the weak. I haven’the read it but supposedly it’s very instructive