The Secular Left.
And it is not a happy story.
Essentially....the darlings of the Left were no better than the Nazis when it came to eugenics.
Which is not surprising since the Left were, and are, International Socialists and the Nazis were National Socialists.....but both Socialists.
Eugenics: the pseudo-scientific belief that society's fate depends upon breeding more of the strong and fewer of the weak.
Many of its leading advocates were Fabians and Socialists, the darlings of the intellectual Left of the day.
The supposedly humane intellectual, playwright and writer, George Bernard Shaw, said that "the only fundamental and possible socialism is the socialisation of the selective breeding of man", and that defectives should be dealt with by means of a "lethal chamber".
Leftist gas chambers, anyone?
|George Bernard Shaw. |
He was the archetypal Secular, Lefty atheist hypocrite and supporter of eugenic killing.
The extreme Left and the extreme Right are the same people - just an armband apart!
The Left-revered inventor of the welfare state, William, Lord Beveridge, held that those with "general defects" should be denied not only the vote, but "civil freedom and fatherhood".
|William, Lord Beveridge|
The inventor of the Welfare State was another Lefty supporter of eugenics
and of the denial of the most basic human rights.
Notoriously, the contraception promoter and Nazi-sympathiser, Marie Stopes – honoured with a postage stamp in 2008 – wanted the "hordes of defectives" to be reduced in number, thereby placing less of a burden on "the fit".
This pro-Nazi eugenicist and despiser of the poor and ordinary
is now shamefully featured on the British Post Office's 50p stamp.
The Nazi-friendly Stopes later disinherited her son because he had married a short-sighted woman, thereby risking a less-than-perfect grandchild. another of her sons was an open Nazi.
Professor Harold Laski, the crypto-Marxist LSE professor, co-founder of the Left Book Club, one-time chairman of the Labour party, and probable Soviet spy said: "The time is surely coming … when society will look upon the production of a weakling as a crime against itself."
|Harold Laski. |
The Secular Leftist founder of the Left Book Club was a paradigm Lefty hypocrite, claiming to oppose Nazism, whilst adopting the same kind of eugenic views.
Nice one, Mr Lefty Laski - indistinguishable on this issue from the Nazis he claimed to reject. A classic Lefty hypocrite.
Meanwhile, Professor J B S Haldane, scientist and Socialist, claimed: "Civilisation stands in real danger from over-production of 'undermen'." Err, that's "Untermenschen" in German, folks. You know - the type whom the Nazis wanted to exterminate in camps.
|Professor J B S Haldane.|
This famous Lefty scientist was also a supporter of Nazi-style eugenics
seeking to eliminate "untermenschen".
A parliamentary report in 1934 backed voluntary sterilisation of the unfit.
What did the right-on, lefty, liberal Guardian have to say about this?
Its editorial offered warm support, endorsing the sterilisation campaign that "the eugenicists soundly urge".
Likewise the equally Lefty New Statesman endorsed the same repellent view.
And these Darwinian ideas are as live as ever... and as surely advanced by many of the new atheists.
They believed that: "most of the behavioural traits that led to poverty were inherited". In short, that the poor were genetically inferior to the educated middle class. i.e. it was not poverty that had to be eliminated but the poor.
The Fabians, Sidney and Beatrice Webb (later Lord and Lady Passfield) and their ilk were not attracted to eugenics because they briefly forgot their Lefty principles but precisely because of those Lefty "principles" based upon social Darwinism - the same social Darwinism that motivated the Nazi death programmes.
They had fallen so far morally that they were no longer concerned about individual freedom, or even the right to life.
These middle class and privileged boobies felt quite ready to remove the elementary human rights from those they deemed unworthy of it.
And these same boobies are now those who claim to be the champions of human rights.
Liars. Hypocritical liars.
Socialism - it's time for it to be consigned to the dustbin of history.
And now even the paradigm Lefty newspaper, The Guardian, is obliged to admit that its classic, perennial Secular Lefty stance and Lefty partisans are simply bad people made worse by hypocritically criticising the very views that they, themselves, have always endorsed.
Try this article in the very same newspaper, The Guardian: The Dark Story of the Left and Eugenics