Eugenics 2.0

I have a couple of book recommendations for you that may help you anticipate some things that are coming down the pike. With the medical-industrial complex gaining such popular purchase, the intersection of these interests with the national security apparatus portends frightening potentialities.

Edwin Black is known for his work on the association between corporations and the German state during the period of national socialism, the history of eugenics, and the use of technology for enslavement and mass extermination.

In this book, IBM and the Holocaust, Black investigates the role of IBM in facilitating and profiting from genocide. IBM supplied the technology, including the Hollerith punched card system, all of which had to be managed by IBM (there was no off the shelf software in those days), that the Nazis used to manage and track the Jewish population and other minority groups.

In his War Against the Weak: Eugenics and America’s Campaign to Create a Master Race, Black explores the history of eugenics in the United States and how it influenced similar programs in other countries, including Nazi Germany. For example, the Nuremberg laws were based on the California sterilization laws.

Corporations, especially those in big finance, industry, and technology, saw eugenics as a way to improve the genetic quality of the population. They funded eugenics research, financed eugenics organizations, and used the ideology behind eugenics to justify their business practices.

The medical-industrial complex, which includes biotech companies, has grown even more powerful in the interim. With mRNA, CRISPR, and other gene modifying technology, along with cybernetics and the development and implementation of bio-surveillance systems, humanity is at the threshold of eugenics 2.0.

Radical transformation of the human body and cognitive faculty are being socialized and normalized—and theories have been and are being contrived to rationalize what promises to yield hug profits.

All this, coupled with the accelerated evolution of AI technology, rationalized by trans-humanism, is far outpacing any ethical discussions of the potential for widespread societal harm that may result from the advancements.

Fascism, with futurism at the core of its impulses, has always sought to produce a new type of man, to fuse machine and man, to transcend the perceived weakness inherent in natural history through the application of science and technology to the human body.

I will have more recommendations for you and a lot more to say about this the months ahead. We have to start talking about in a serious way.

I have already been blogging about this. Here is a sampling: The Immorality of Vaccine Passports and the Demands of Nuremberg; Biden’s Biofascist Regime; Science Versus Scientism: How to Spot the Difference; State Action in Texas Concerning Medical Interventions for Minors Suffering from Gender Dysphoria Explained; If We Allow This, We are Over.

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Andrew Austin

Andrew Austin is on the faculty of Democracy and Justice Studies and Sociology at the University of Wisconsin—Green Bay. He has published numerous articles, essays, and reviews in books, encyclopedia, journals, and newspapers.

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