Another “quick takes” on items where there is too little to say to make a complete article, but is still important enough to comment on.
The focus this time: Eugenics
First, a little mood music:
California Governor “Moonbeam” Brown has lamented that the glorious elite of the Progressive (and soon to be neo-Feudal) California are being out-bred.
“‘I don’t know what the affluent families are doing,’ Brown said. ‘They’re not producing or something, because half the kids in schools are from low-income families.'”
Strange how he doesn’t connect the importation of millions of illegal aliens who reproductively, and thus evolutionarily, more successful than the elitist twerps running the state with the fact that those same elitist twerps aren’t producing enough spawn to keep control.
Of course, others have solutions to that little problem…
If you have too many “undesirables” you simply claim to want to help the poor by making sure that by preventing them from breeding, they will simply disappear, as this little piece from Wired UK opines:
“Breeding controls and measures make more sense when you consider that some leading life extensionist scientists believe we will conquer human mortality in the next 20 years. Already, in 2010, scientists had some success with stopping and reversing ageing in mice. The obvious question is: In this transhumanist future, should everyone still be allowed to have unlimited children whenever they want?
“In an attempt to solve this problem and give hundreds of millions of future kids a better life, I cautiously endorse the idea of licensing parents, a process that would be little different than getting a driver’s licence. Parents who pass a series of basic tests qualify and get the green light to get pregnant and raise children. Those applicants who are deemed unworthy — perhaps because they are homeless, or have drug problems, or are violent criminals, or have no resources to raise a child properly and keep it from going hungry — would not be allowed until they could demonstrate they were suitable parents.
“I see near-term hope in what can be called a new transhuman-inspired birth control device originally developed at MIT and now backed by funding from Microsoft founder Bill Gates. The implanted microchip lasts for up to 16 years — three times current implantable devices, including IUDs — and can deliver hormones into the body via an on-off switch on your mobile phone. It’s not a huge jump to imagine governments seeing opportunity in using this. Many children born into poverty end up costing taxpayers billions. Sadly, a high percentage of those same kids will end up on the streets, in gangs, or in prison after they become adults. Just as legalisation of abortion has helped drive down crime rates, licensing parents would likely have the same effect.”
Ironically, the author declares that his is “a liberty-loving person”…
Of course, no talk of Eugenics can be complete without mention of Planned Parenthood’s founder and all around monster, Margaret Sanger, who said:
“[W]e are convinced that racial regeneration like individual regeneration, must come ‘from within.’ That is, it must be autonomous, self-directive, and not imposed from without. In other words, every potential parent, and especially every potential mother, must be brought to an acute realization of the primary and central importance of bringing children into this world.”
Blogger “zombie” had plenty more quotes identified by direct photographic evidence of the original published work of Margaret Sanger.