[Marxism] The Prophet Misarmed: Trotsky, Ecology and Sustainability
sartesian at earthlink.net
Fri Mar 13 10:16:52 MDT 2009
Here I go, arguing with anyone.
What's wrong with eugenics? In a word, everything. It is without
scientific basis. For one. It is historically an ideological weapon, a
pseudo-science, used against poor, working class, and people of colonized
areas. It has no scientific basis. Did I already say that? Not sorry, it
requires repeating. There is no scientific evidence, no molecular basis,
for "improving" the human species as a viable biological and social
organism by selective breeding. As a matter of fact the historical weight
of evolution argues for just the latter-- that variety, that "unselective
reproduction" is what works best in biological adaptation.
Eugenics is not gene therapy, or repairing damaged genetic structures-- it
is nothing but an attempt at pre-culling the "herd." The herd in this case
being poor people, and in particular, poor women.
Selective breeding certainly works for commercial improvements-- and that is
really at the heart of eugenics. Commerce.
["Commerce is our product. More human than human our motto," says Eldon
Tyrell about the production of Nexus 6 replicants in Blade Runner].
I would recommend for perhaps the 100th time that people read the Legacy of
Malthus, by A. Chase, to get a grip on just how unscientific, how
reactionary, eugenics is.
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