Skip to comments.What should we do with the unemployable? Kill them. Obviously.
Posted on 05/13/2012 10:53:28 AM PDT by ProgressingAmerica
On page 300 of the book Fundamentals of Economics, Volume 2, Frank William Taussig writes the following :
A more fundamental question, yet still not one of an essentially novel sort, would be, how to deal with the unemployable. There would unfailingly be a certain number not capable of earning the minimum, - the aged, feeble, maimed, the dissolute or half dissolute. It would be impossible to compel employers to pay the minimum to those whose services were not worth it. But it is a fair question whether it is not a merit in the proposal, rather than a defect, that the community would be compelled to face squarely the problems of decrepitude and degeneration.
Who would do said compelling? The State - this is the chapter on "Labor Legislation".
Among those who are incapable of work or but half capable of it, two classes may be distinguished: those who are helpless from cases irremediable for the individual, yet not cumulative as regards society, such as old age, infirmity, disabling accident; and those helpless from causes that tend to be cumulative, such as congenital feebleness of body and character, alcoholism, dissolute living. The first class may be dealt with charitably, or provided for by some system of insurance. The second class should be simply stamped out. Neither the feeble minded, nor those saturated by alcohol or tainted with hereditary disease, nor the irretrievable criminals and tramps, should be allowed at large, still less should be allowed to breed. We have not reached the stage where we can proceed to chloroform them once for all; but at least they can be segregated, shut up in refuges and asylums, and prevented from propagating their kind. The opinion of civilized mankind is rapidly moving to the conclusion that so far at least we may apply the principle of eugenics, and thus dispose of what is the simplest phase of the problem of the unemployable.
Well thankfully, he didn't mince his words.
I have heard sentiments like this before. More than just once. When progressives start devaluing human life, you always seem to end up with the same result, now don't you?
I keep running into Malthusian ideals when I look into eugenics. I generally don't like the topic of eugenics because of how obviously dark it is, but this link between the two concepts is interesting.
It’d be a good way to get rid of Democrats.
Well, I certainly wouldn’t approve of that.
The left is actually quite predictable when it comes to this crap.
Socialism is about plunder and death. See some of the damage they have done...
Of course, Taussig died in 1940. This is sort of dated material. Today the ones with sharp knives are mostly environmentalists.
Most of what I cover is dated material. If you’ve ever wondered for example ‘where did Woodrow Wilson say x’, chances are I’ve blogged about it or will be doing so soon. And just about anybody else from the early 20th century progressive era.
Due to the relationship between American progressives and British Fabians, I’ve also ventured fairly extensively into that.
I do cover some modern things. Mostly revolutionary in nature. Like the STORM manifesto, being as I recorded the audiobook.
Environmentalism is merely the cause du jour of the death culture.
Scratch the surface and the Malthusian eugenics garbage will spill out.
Burgess Meredeth (The Obsolete Man) The twilight Zone.
Is that where society and class warfare is heading?
Jonathan Swift..."A Modest Proposal".
That is what Obamacare is for. They will “take care” of the elderly through the denial of health care.
Obama, during his campaign, promised to lower the costs of health care by suggesting that maybe gradma should not have a hip replacement, rather just take some pain pills.
Thanks ‘creek. I’ve never seen it before. (Romney Wordsworth :))
“The Shelter” was one of the best exposes of human nature even shown on TV.
“The old man in the cave” is a good one that shows that man must have faith in something or he’ll destroy himself.
For the past few years there have been somewhat hushed reports of Hillary attending various “summits” and conferences on world population. I have always wondered what sorts of ideas they’re coming up with.
Their problem though, seems to be the fact that their political support comes from the unproductive, and not the productive, so they’re probably still trying to come up with an approach to reducing the world’s population. I’m sure Obamacare is one of the cornerstones though, as that will help them eliminate the “drag” on the economy caused by retired folks.
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