I tend to avoid the Graun’s ironically-titled Comment is Free, but Helen at Your Freedom and Ours linked to this article by Jonathan Freedland about the Left’s eugenicist past and I thought it’d be an interesting read. It was.
But the comments…
Oh, my good lord. I’ve never seen so much intellectual arrogance from people so little entitled to display it in my life. That Freedland’s evidence is dismissed without coherent argument goes without saying (Shaw and the Webbs weren’t socialists, apparently), but it doesn’t end there. If you fancy a quiet Sunday afternoon clutching your head in fear of your brains running out of your ears, click the link. A pseudonym (from the Greek ψευδώνυμον, “false name”) isn’t a pseudonym if everyone knows it, associating the Left with authoritarianism is “willfully obtuse” (but Ayn Rand, oh she was authoritarian)… the parade of misinformed claptrap, delivered in that confident, withering, tone so beloved of Leftists, is almost endless. Of course, it goes without saying that eugenics is perfectly fine by a fair number of them.
And people wonder why everything’s fucked.