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Communist Body Count
Communist Body Count: 149,469,610"
December 4, 2006
The following estimates represent citizens killed or starved to death by their own Communist governments since 1918. These numbers do not include war
dead. The governments are sorted by body count (highest to lowest).
While this list is as complete as I have been able to determine, it is evolving. Some numbers are incomplete and there are still five Communist
countries that have the potential to kill more of their citizens. Over the next year, each government will be profiled in detail on this website.
Communist Body Count: 149,469,610"
Eugenics Quotes: From lofty ideals to centralized population control and mass death
Here’s a collection of eugenics quotes– from as far back as 520 B.C. (the ideas are clearly age-old) up through the golden age of Eugencis-proper
(from about 1883 through WWII), and up to the present date, where futurists, transhumanists and government policy makers look to an age where
race-specific weapons are possible and mass death is conceivable and desirable for some of those in control.
With respect to those who may find the eugenics promise of better, faster, stronger, more human-than-human and the end of disease and handicaps to be
appealing, I put forward (as a working thesis, if you will), that the drawbacks and excesses of eugenics as we’ve already seen it unfold should
caution any promotion or endorsement.
Eugenics has been promoted not as a general philosophy of man, but inherently as a system of state control– where reproduction must be guided by
"wisemen" of one brand or another. This system leads, ultimately, again and again to control by elites who seek god-like powers (oftentimes in those
very words)– and total social control will almost always guide its directives and oversee its moral judgments– making the betterment of the many
over the elite few impossible.
This is true not only in the excesses of the Nazi Germany– an obvious extreme, but in the would-be ideals of H.G. Wells (a la his 1905 Modern
Utopia), the sometimes practical, sometimes overtly controlling eugenical policies in the USA, England and elsewhere in the first third of the 20th
century– and the same perils of total control threaten us in the might-be ideals of meg lo-maniacal elites of the transhumanist camp– most who
envision a man transformed, and some who envision the power of a god to kill the many.
Thus, what I oppose is not the hope for a better man, but the repetition of a vicious cycle of elite control and systematic death– surely a far cry
from the ideals we were asked to hope for in the promises of sciences & the state– but connected, undoubtedly, to the controls over the direction of
humanity as he moves ever forward towards the future.
EUGENICS QUOTES (By no means exhaustive)
"Ram, ass, and horse, my Kyrnos, we look over
With care, and seek good stock for good to cover;
And yet the best men make no argument,
But wed, for money, runts of poor descent.
So too a woman will demean her state
And spurn the better for the richer mate.
Money’s the cry. Good stock to bad is wed
And bad to good, till all the world’s cross-bred.
No wonder if the country’s breed declines-
Mixed metal, Kyrnos, that but dimly shines."
Theognis of Megara on eugenics and dysgenics, circa 520 B.C.
"Men are generally more careful of the breed of their horses and dogs than of their children."
- William Penn. Some fruits of solitude, in reflections and maxims relating to the conduct of human life. 1693
"It does not, however, seem impossible that by an attention to breed, a certain degree of improvement, similar to that among animals, might take
place among men. Whether intellect could be communicated may be a matter of doubt: but size, strength, beauty, complexion, and perhaps even longevity
are in a degree transmissible… As the human race could not be improved in this way, without condemning all the bad specimens to celibacy, it is not
probable, that an attention to breed should ever become general."
- Thomas R. Malthus. An Essay on Population. 1798
"Eugenics is the study of the agencies under social control that may improve or impair the racial qualities of future generations either physically
– Francis Galton, first cousin and associate of Charles Darwin, circa 1883
"What nature does blindly, slowly and ruthlessly, man may do providently, quickly, and kindly. As it lies within his power, so it becomes his duty to
work in that direction."
– Sir Francis Galton (1905)
"Galton’s eccentric, sceptical, observing, flashing, cavalry-leader type of mind led him eventually to become the founder of the most important,
significant and, I would add, genuine branch of sociology which exists, namely eugenics."
John Maynard Keynes. Eugenics Review. 1946
"Natural selection must be replaced by eugenical artificial selection. This idea constitutes the sound core of eugenics, the applied science of human
- Theodosius Dobzhansky. Heredity and the Nature of Man. 1964
"…impregnation will be regarded in an entirely different manner, more in the light of a surgical operation, so that it will be thought not ladylike
to have it performed in the natural manner."
Bertrand Russell. The Scientific Outlook. 1972
"There is no permanent status quo in nature; all is the process of adjustment and readjustment, or else eventual failure. But man is the first being
yet evolved on earth which has the power to note this changefulness, and, if he will, to turn it to his own advantage, to work out genetic methods,
eugenic ideas, yes, to invent new characteristics, organs, and biological systems that will work out to further the interests, the happiness, the
glory of the God-like being whose meager foreshadowings we the present ailing creatures are."
- Herrman J. Muller, 1935 (an associate of Sir Julian Huxley)
"The first century or two of the new millennium will almost certainly be a golden age for Eugenics. Through application of new genetic knowledge and
reproductive technologies…the major change will be to mankind itself…[T]echniques…such as…genetic manipulations are not yet efficient enough
to be unquestionably suitable in therapeutic and eugenic application for humans. But with the pace of research it is surely only a matter of time, and
a short time at that."
- Glayde Whitney, Reproduction Technology for a New Eugenics, paper for The Galton Institute conference Man and Society in the New Millennium,
"There is NO DENYING the natural world would be a better place without people – ALL people! Not a selective bunch. Get it straight."
Rebecca Calisi, student of Eric Pianka
"In order to stabilize world population, we must eliminate 350,000 people per day. It is a horrible thing to say, but it is just as bad not to say
- Jacques Cousteau, 1991 UNESCO courier
"Society has no business to permit degenerates to reproduce their kind…. Any group of farmers who permitted their best stock not to breed, and let
all the increase come from the worst stock, would be treated as fit inmates for an asylum…. Some day we will realize that the prime duty, the
inescapable duty of the good citizens of the right type is to leave his or her blood behind him in the world; and that we have no business to permit
the perpetuation of citizens of the wrong type. The great problem of civilization is to secure a relative increase of the valuable as compared with
the less valuable or noxious elements in the population… The problem cannot be met unless we give full consideration to the immense influence of
- Theodore Roosevelt to Charles B. Davenport, January 3, 1913, Charles B. Davenport Papers, Department of Genetics, Cold Spring Harbor, N.Y.