It is an unfortunate fact of reality that the modern so-called “left” has embraced the international bourgeoisie’s liberal rejection of eugenics – the scientific movement involving the active engineering of stronger, healthier and superior human beings.
For starters, we can immediately dismiss automatically the false claim that eugenics (inherently) promotes institutional racism, or is manifestly driven by ambitions of so-called “ethnic/racial cleansing.” That such claims have been repeatedly leveled against eugenics ad nauseum does nothing whatsoever to validate them.
In fact, the pre-eminent intellectual “father” of the modern eugenics movement, Sir Francis Galton, likened the philosophy and practice of eugenics to applying selective breeding standards to homo sapiens, the way in which humans go to great efforts to promote stronger, healthier genes in top-breed dogs and horses.
Secondly, at the private, voluntary level, we as biological creatures actively practice eugenics selectively in choosing mates for which we wish to produce offspring. It’s been well documented that women prefer partners who display alpha-male tendencies; while men equally seek out partners with certain characteristics in order to satisfy the biological-evolutionary urge to pass one’s genes on with the greatest chance of survival. That this is not the only consideration given when humans select a partner does not negate the very real fact that this is something that occurs, and we might as well accept.
Insofar as the development of socialism is concerned, there are several ways in which eugenics plays a direct role in facilitating the ascension of humanity towards a more advanced stage. Most importantly is the creation of a new mankind. From the ashes of the old, decrepit bourgeois order will arise a more efficient, more prosperous and more just order.
Sir Francis Galton
This new order will in turn be populated by the new heirs of the earth: the proletariat. If it is without a doubt that man’s social consciousness is the byproduct of his material environment and surroundings; his personal capacities are determined by biological necessity. While the restructuring of the means of production and revolutionary transformation of the entire base and superstructure will transform society, culture, art, philosophy, politics and all other conceivable institutions; new policies directing the physical and genetic well-being of the population will also be in order.
More practical, though no less important, is the question of resources. Eugenics policies aimed at neutralizing the burdensome cost of artificially maintaining human beings who would otherwise succumb to severe congenital disorders and those physically or mentally incapable of contributing to the good of society and the working class, should not expect to be sustained by the state or society at large. The population of seriously afflicted persons is a drain on the nation and the working class; by reducing their numbers and limiting their abilities to reproduce, society can in turn invest more resources dedicated to the benefit and welfare of those most capable of contributing something back, while creating far more favorable conditions for posterity.