Well, sorta, maybe

They’re coming for the eugenicists now:

Eugenics was the study of the selective breeding of humans to increase the occurrence of heritable characteristics regarded as desirable.

-ish. -ish-ish.

Even if that’s a possible definition it did very rapidly become the selective breeding of humans to decrease the occurrence of heritable characteristics regarded as undesirable.

Like stopping the inform the disabled, the weak, actually the proles, from breeding. And if we’re going after the eugenicists then where is this going to end. Marie Stopes? How about abortion of the handicapped? And the Fabian Society is gonna have some ‘splainin’ to do as well…….

18 thoughts on “Well, sorta, maybe”

  1. So Much For Subtlety

    Well that was spectacularly gutless of them. Even by the standards of modern British universities. Some of the greatest minds to grace UCL were eugenicists of one sort or another.

    So I guess they will just have to rename the buildings after assorted Old School Tories who were happy for the poor to die “free range” as it were but not at the hands of the state and G. K. Chesterton.

    Pretty much everyone else thought it was a good idea – including, I am willing to bet, the Guardian editorial team at the time.

  2. All of this is channelling the trans madness: change your name, give yourself a new set of bristols, say you’re someone else … and leave the past behind for the hyper-ever-present tense of constant reinvention.

  3. Like stopping the inform the disabled, the weak, actually the proles, from breeding

    Wait, isn’t this what women do?
    They pick out the strongest, bestest, richest (rich being a proxy for success and hence bestest) men.
    Meanwhile the weak, infirm, disabled, unsuccessful men are far less likely to pass on their genes.

    Hmm, by this logic, women are eugenicists.

  4. “the Fabian Society is gonna have some ‘splainin’ to do as well…….”

    Ah, but they meant well, so they’ll get a pass…………

  5. “Eugenics bad, aborting foetuses with abnormalities in the third trimester good” is the sort of thing the animals would have written on the wall of the farm if only they had had enough time.

  6. Like stopping the inform the disabled,

    If you are going to pendantically criticise people who write clickish instead of cliquish, you should maybe pay a little more attention to proofreading.

  7. DocBud – how many words does Timotei type a day? He does ok i would say. When i see something like this i look at the keyboard. O is next to I. Therefore this is a plain old typo. Not really worth pendanting on. Clique for Click is not in the typo category.

  8. @ Mr Lud
    the LSE is just going to have to blow itself up
    At no great loss to the world. For most of the LSE graduates I have encountered, mI have little regard to their common sense abilities

  9. “For most of the LSE graduates I have encountered, mI have little regard to their common sense abilities”

    Oh. Ta.

  10. Chernyy,

    “Wait, isn’t this what women do?
    They pick out the strongest, bestest, richest (rich being a proxy for success and hence bestest) men.
    Meanwhile the weak, infirm, disabled, unsuccessful men are far less likely to pass on their genes.

    Hmm, by this logic, women are eugenicists.”

    I suspect a lot of eugenicists were men raised in rich families, maybe leaning towards being pseuds, but who couldn’t get a lot of pussy.

  11. I was reading ( not out nof choice ) Jack London’s People of the Abyss the other week. Apart from now having convinced myself that he must have written Dick van Dyke’s dialogue for Mary Poppins and that Disney had found it in his papers, he comes across as quite the eugenicist – careful as he is to avoid mentioning US cities in comparison to the London slums he encountered.

    I wonder what his reputation as a socilaist is nowadays.

  12. Evil, Selfish Cnuts:
    A year or so ago a disabled husband and wife were moaning on C4 News about son’s school making life difficult for them. C4 sympathising and castigating evil Govt, NHS & School

    Their son was disabled too – in wheelchair like them – and required weekly hospital treatment. Parents knew before conception any child would inherit their disabilities inc chronic pain and same life expectancy of <50

    Sometimes eugenics is correct

    @Tim Worstall June 20, 2020 at 12:22 pm

    "Most" not "All"

  13. It’s their Human Rights to give birth to a spacky kid. All about them and their little equality campaign and fuck what consequences they foist on the child.

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