Building a More Prosperous Future Through Education, not Eugenics
Grant J. Kidney— In the early parts of the twentieth century, scientists experimented with what was once a valid field of practice known as ‘eugenics’.
Eugenics was pioneered by the British anthropologist, Sir Francis Galton who was a cousin to one Charles Darwin. The belief that humans, just as plants and animals, could be bred in specific ways so as to weed out elements of sickness and of weakness, was a core aspect of the emergent eugenics philosophy.
In the United States, doctors sterilized patients who they believed to be unfit for child bearing. This well intended yet ultimately anti human technique was later applied by the Nazi regime so as to produce a master race of aryan god men.
Eugenicists believed that some folks were simply better than others in terms of various skills, talents, and abilities. While this notion is wholly true in and of itself, it is inherently immoral to wish to prevent one from exercising their natural right to procreate.
The problem with eugenics is that it stampedes upon the free play of forces in this world which, if afforded the opportunity, would otherwise produce a natural equilibrium in human intelligence, skill, and ability all on its own and without any sort of human interventionism.
When the tide against eugenics finally turned after the close of the second world war, the extreme opposite in terms of social philosophies was adopted by consensus. Now it was generally accepted that every person was naturally smart, beautiful, and gifted no matter the true state of affairs. Everyone was informed by means of corporate brainwashing (advertising) that they were a ‘winner’ and that it was really purchasing power- not talent- which served as the true indication of one’s worth as a human being.
Equality, but not Equal Quality
Whilst this is an author who believes in the equality of men in terms of afforded natural rights as human beings, I do not necessarily believe in the equal quality of men. For instance, its not everyday that a Beethoven, an Einstein, or a Tesla comes along. Still however, all serve a unique purpose and a function in their own individualistic right, even if said purpose is for something as abrasive and mundane as mindless consumption.
We must bear in mind in all of this the effect that education and environment ultimately have upon the human population. Central to the eugenics theme was the belief that criminals carried with them a ‘criminal gene’ or that stupid people carried with them a ‘stupid gene’. Today, modern social science has proven that there really is no such thing as human nature- i.e., built in behavioral patterns which define who we are as a species.
If a person were born in to Nazi Germany, their slogan would’ve been ‘seig heil’. If a person were born in to Saudi Arabia today, they would cover up their women and bow to Allah. Income gap plays an integral role as well in the shaping of human beings. For those born in to extreme poverty, chances are that they will no doubt play the role of the common street thug in their quest to procure the goods and resources that are otherwise greatly withheld from them.
Read more about human nature vs. human ‘nurture’ here.
Eugenics Vs. Education
It isn’t an evil thing to wish for one’s species to perform optimally and to achieve great things- however, eugenics is certainly not the way to go. Often times I will note how many ordinary, regular people believe that the only way to produce the highest form of humanity is through strict, government sanctioned sterilization routines. But what if these folks’ parents had been sterilized? Well for one, they wouldn’t have much of an opinion, now would they?
The only way to produce a more intelligent, more gifted humanity is through education. As they are today, public schools stand as nothing more than brainwashing camps designed to turn children in to good, little worker-slaves. If our collective focus as a culture weren’t set upon the mundane nor upon the mindless pursuit of profit, we wouldn’t seek to produce mere worker bees who are just smart enough to recite their abc’s. Instead, we would strive to give to our children the most relevant of educations as is possible- training them in all of the various arts and sciences so that they may go out in to the world and enrich human civilization with their knowledge.
Some have suggested that today’s elite are still pushing a covert eugenics program- not to foster the best of humanity- but to downscale the human population. The problem with this theory however is that such a plan would take a massive number of hands to facilitate- and the leaking of sensitive information would happen almost all of the time. Besides, if a majority of the human population were to be eradicated over the years, who would be left to buy all of the cheap, Chinese goods which make the very few a very pretty penny?