"the people least competent to survive in the world were the ones reproducing the fastest"
Darwin: [Greg]"the careless, squalid, unaspiring Irishman multiplies like rabbits"
"while the best of the human population was using birth control and having fewer children"
Darwin quoting Greg, URL above.
But especially compare:
"A folk-State should in the first place raise matrimony
from the level of being a constant scandal to the
race. The State should consecrate it as an
institution which is called upon to produce creatures
made in the likeness of the Lord and not create
monsters that are a mixture of man and ape. The
protest which is put forward in the name of humanity
does not fit the mouth of a generation that makes it
possible for the most depraved degenerates to
propagate themselves, thereby imposing
unspeakable suffering on their own products and
their contemporaries, while on the other hand
contraceptives are permitted and sold in every drug
store and even by street hawkers, so that babies
should not be born even among the healthiest of our
people. In this present State of ours, whose function
it is to be the guardian of peace and good order, our
national bourgeoisie look upon it as a crime to make
procreation impossible for syphilitics and those who
suffer from tuberculosis or other hereditary
diseases, also cripples and imbeciles. But the
practical prevention of procreation among millions of
our very best people is not considered as an evil,
nor does it offend against the noble morality of this
social class but rather encourages their short-
sightedness and mental lethargy. For otherwise
they would at least stir their brains to find an answer
to the question of how to create conditions for the
feeding and maintaining of those future beings who
will be the healthy representatives of our nation and
must also provide the conditions on which the
generation that is to follow them will have to support
itself and live."
Also compare Darwin in:
an exercise: parallels between 1871 Darwin & 1924/5 Hitler?
4 more Hitler-Darwin parallels
Hitler’s debt to American eugenicists
Hitler’s actions make sense given his atheism and eugenic, social Darwinist vision
"He pointed out [in 1964] that African Americans as a group
scored 15 points lower on IQ tests, and suggested the cause was hereditary."
July 1947 indictment by Allies of SS Race and Settlement
Office leaders. Cited in
Black, Edwin. 2003. War Against the Weak: Eugenics and America’s
Campaign to Create a Master Race (NY: Four Walls Eight Windows),
“Kidnapping the children of foreign nationals in order to
select for Germanization those who were considered of
’racial value.’… Encouraging and compelling abortions
on Eastern workers… Preventing marriages and
hampering reproduction of enemy nationals.”
Haeckel on killing the disabled
Darwin on selection of Spartan children