Origin of Eugenics

There has been a softening of eugenics and all the horrors it brought to the world. Far too many have no idea who they really were and what they truly believed, when they have been educated about eugenics at all. History does repeat itself when forgotten and people are forgetting the very root of eugenics is the belief in racial superiority.

Charles Darwin published Descent of Man in 1871, which includes numerous references to civilized races of man and savage races of man. He believed his race was the height of the civilized races. His book served as the foundation of eugenics and can never be allowed to be forgotten.

“…At some future period, not very distant as measured by centuries, the civilised races of man will almost certainly exterminate and replace throughout the world the savage races. At the same time the anthropomorphous apes, as Professor Schaaffhausen has remarked, will no doubt be exterminated. The break will then be rendered wider, for it will intervene between man in a more civilised state, as we may hope, than the Caucasian, and some ape as low as a baboon, instead of as at present between the negro or Australian and the gorilla.”

Charles Darwin – Descent of Man, Volume 1

Sir Frances Galton was a brilliant mathematician, among other fields, who tried to classify human beings. He was deeply influenced by both Plato and his cousin, Charles Darwin. In 1883, he created the term ‘eugenics’ with the intent of breeding a superior human race.

The breeding of a superior human race soon took the form of forced sterilization of those deemed unfit by the eugenicists. It did not take long before it took on a more racially motivated tone, beyond what Galton had proposed. When Galton died in 1911, he had remained a staunch eugenicist and never denounced the racial tones his work had already become.

Major Leonard Darwin, one of Charles Darwin’s sons, was a key contributor to bringing about the forced sterilizations that later occurred. He was the chairman of the British Eugenics Society from 1911 – 1928 and president of the First International Congress of Eugenics in 1912. His death in 1943 had come at the end of a life mostly devoted to eugenics.

There are those who argue eugenics started with good intent, but quickly turned into something much darker than intended, but none can argue Major Darwin had any qualms with the racial direction it had taken. He already believed the poor were inferior and never spoke out against eugenics taking a directly racial approach based on nothing more than ancestral origin.

Charles Darwin had already instilled a racial bias into his children and they already believed those of African descent were part of a savage race. He already believed the civilized races were going to bring about the extinction of the savage races. Eugenics was always going to take the racist attitude of Charles Darwin, since his work was the starting point for everything the eugenicists did.

There is no shortage of people who claim Germany, under National Socialism, took eugenics to an extreme level. They sought the extinction of the savage races, which is precisely what Charles Darwin had predicted. This was not some extreme form of eugenics, but the natural course of where eugenics was always going to reach.

The term ‘designer baby’ used to exist solely in the realm of fiction writers, but we are inching ever closer to this becoming a reality. Those who argue in favor of genetic manipulation use similar language to the early eugenicists as they hide behind the guise of bioethics. Their arguments are always about some greater good and urge critics not to worry about the direction it is going to take.

It is just a matter of time before eugenicists take on a gentler approach than they have in the past. They cling to the dark origins of eugenics as they softly push their agendas. The claim of being able to guarantee a child of genetic health will lead to targeting other aspects of our nature eugenicists have always viewed as unfit for society.

Those who act out of hatred have always been around and will always remain. It is an unchanging part of our nature and must be addressed, regardless of the guise it chooses to hide behind. Hatred is blind to reason and cannot be negotiated with. It must be confronted early and often.

Anti-Semitism exists throughout the world and can never be allowed to use this fast approaching technology. The destruction of the Jews has been sought numerous times and those who desire to carry out the failed actions of the past will not hesitate to use genetic manipulation. Their hatred is absolute and have already proven there is nothing they will not do to bring an end to Judaism in the world.

About the Author
Bob Ryan is a science-fiction author and believes the key to understanding the future is to understand the past. As any writer can attest, he spends a great deal of time researching numerous subjects. He is someone who seeks to strip away emotion in search of reason, since emotion clouds judgement. Bob is an American with an MBA in Business Administration. He is a gentile who supports Israel's right to exist as a Jewish state.
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