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Low IQs 'shouldn't have children'

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  1. 2dogs

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    Perhaps criteria other than IQ should be considered in who should or should not be "encouraged" not to procreate:

    Million Mom Marchers .

    Ditto anyone with the last name Schumer, Kennedy, Boxer, Feinstein or Waxman.

    Michael Moore, assuming he could (and that is a big assumption).

    Any "journalist" for CNNPBSMSNBCABCCBSNBCNEWSWEEKTIME


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    http://news.com.au/common/story_page/0,4057,7417014%5E13762,00.html

    Low IQs 'shouldn't have children'
    From correspondents in Copenhagen
    September 30, 2003

    A DANISH academic has sparked an uproar by calling for state measures to encourage childbearing among intelligent people but to dissuade those with low intellectual ability, to create what he called a better Danish society.

    Helmuth Nyborg, a well-known psychology professor at the University of Aarhus who specialises in intelligence research, said it was time to "abandon the politically correct" and to practice selection in order to "improve the coming generations and avoid degenerates in the population", in comments this weekend that have been widely reported on national television and the country's main newspapers.

    "I'm aware that my proposal breaks a taboo that dates back more than half a century, since Hitler's Aryan race program, and it is very controversial," he said.

    "But the debate has to be raised now because the trend is cause for concern in Denmark, where we have an increasing number of problem kids," he said.

    His proposals triggered outrage among many politicians and experts, including Integration Minister Bertel Haarder, who said Nyborg's suggestions were "against all moral principles".

    But he said statistics show that women with lower educations have more children than highly educated women, who tend to spend more time studying and working before starting a family.

    Nyborg suggested that highly educated women could have their workloads reduced while less intelligent parents could be paid to not have children.

    "It's easy to make associations to Hitler and Nazism, as my critics do. But this has nothing to do with Nazism. Hitler was not a eugenicist, but an ideologue who abused the program of procreation," he said.

    "He didn't want to improve the human race, he wanted to eliminate certain groups such as Jews, gypsies and homosexuals, and he massacred the most intelligent among them," Nyborg said.

    Nyborg claimed intelligence was hereditary, and said it was "unfortunate and worrying if parents of lower intelligence bring more children into the world, as is the case today in Denmark, than highly intelligent parents".

    "We can already choose to have children or not by doing practical tests in fertility clinics which show whether the fetus has hereditary genetic malformations," he said.

    "It's possible to choose the eggs. So why not keep the best ones, in terms of intelligence," he said.

    "Between 10 and 20 per cent of the population, who are at the lower echelon of society and who cannot fill in a time sheet at work or who cannot hold down a job or take care of their children, should not have children," he said.

    "We are all aware of this problem, but we don't dare talk about it. But we should, for the sake of society and the future, so that we can have productive citizens and not people who need help," he said.

    Agence France-Presse
     
  2. Mark Tyson

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    This reminds me of the eugenics movement, a precursor to the Nazi atrocities. Eugenics was actually pretty popular at one time in the US. They wanted to prevent criminals and low IQ people from having kids. A mandatory sterilization program was actually held constitutional by the Surpreme Court, if I'm not mistaken.
     
  3. Tamara

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    You shouldn't go out in the cold without bundling up, either. This does not mean that we need to offer federal incentives to buy warm clothing, or make it a criminal offense to not wear a scarf.
     
  4. 2dogs

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    This reminds me of the eugenics movement, a precursor to the Nazi atrocities.

    Interestingly:

    "The group [Planned Parenthood] was founded by Margaret Sanger, still portrayed as a feminist heroine by Planned Parenthood activists today.

    But Sanger was, first and foremost, a eugenicist – one who believed in the inferiority of non-white races. In 1939, she proposed the infamous "Negro Project," a plan developed at the behest of public-health officials in southern states, where she writes, "the most successful educational approach to the Negro is through a religious appeal. We do not want word to go out that we want to exterminate the Negro population and the Minister is the man who can straighten out that idea if it ever occurs to any of their more rebellious members."

    Sanger also attempted to set up birth-control clinics in poor New York City neighborhoods to target "Blacks, Hispanics, Slavs, Amerinds, Fundamentalists, Jews and Catholics."

    Sanger was closely tied to Ernst Rudin, who served as Hitler's director of genetic sterilization. An April 1933 article by Rudin – entitled "Eugenic Sterilization: An Urgent Need" – for Sanger's monthly magazine, The Birth Control Review, detailed the establishment of the Nazi Society for Racial Hygiene and advocated its replication in the United States. A subsequent article by Leon Whitney published the following June by Sanger, entitled "Selective Sterilization," praises and defends the Third Reich's pre-holocaust "race purification" program.

    After the war had concluded and Nazi atrocities came to light, Sanger quickly changed the name of her organization from the Birth Control League to Planned Parenthood – to distance herself from her earlier Nazi associations. "



    http://www.worldnetdaily.com/news/article.asp?ARTICLE_ID=27780
     
  5. Baba Louie

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    Break out your tin-foil hats kids. Some good points made from the ultimate Boy Scout of Arkansas yet a tad on the controversial side (understatement of the day... and its early yet)

    http://www.kurtsaxon.com/controv018.htm

    Still and all, a good and interesting read, guaranteed to have some nodding their heads in agreement, while others will seek out sound counter point for debate/argument sake.

    Follow his link at the bottom to his Home page for other... interesting reads. I'm sort of surprised that Kurt "survived" the Dec 31 1999 millenia changeover tho'. Been reading his ramblings since 94 or so.

    IMO & FWIW, the only pleasure the poor can afford is making babies (well, a few minutes of pleasure compared to the remining PITA of feeding and raising them to be productive little worker bees) while the "Intelligentsia" tend to prefer to lose themselves in their work with the occasional foray into the art of reproductive pleasure and the related joy of raising their off-spring to be well rounded, productive little power-mad, gov't wary, firearm loving, anarcho-capitalists :D

    Adios
     
  6. Mark Tyson

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    I always had the impression that Kurt Saxon was very intelligent but, frankly, a little nuts. Didn't he used to work with the American Nazi party? Didn't he once call for the machine-gunning of anti-war protesters in the 60's? He is pretty witty, in a twisted Hannibal Lecter sort of way.
     
  7. Sean Smith

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    For those who want to learn more about the fallability of IQ testing, a good book to read is The Mismeasure of Man by Stephen Jay Gould. His politics may annoy you, but his analysis of the history of measuring intelligence (and its political consequences) is spot on.
     
  8. Tamara

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    Sean Smith,

    IQ testing may not be very useful in spotting idiots, that's for sure, however, much like pornography, you know 'em when you see 'em. ;)
     
  9. RON in PA

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    This kind of "intellectual" BS has been going on since at least the 19th century and Galton and the social-Darwinists. The author may claim he is not a NAZI, but this kind of thinking always seems to be part of "programs" that statists come up with. The "unintellegent" are always some group that the "superior" group (superior in their own mind) wants to eliminate.
     
  10. Bill Hook

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    As i'm sure most of you know, our state eugenics laws served as the model for the Nazis.

    Wasn't it the Carrie Buck case that German Jurists utilized, in particular?
     
  11. C.R.Sam

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    Hold the parents strictly responsible, problem should pretty well self solve in a generation or so.

    The author of the idea should go to a few Mensa meetings. Great crossection from clueless to cognizant.

    Sam
     
  12. Joe Demko

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    People who advocate this kind of activity always assume that they are part of the group that would be allowed to breed. We all know what happens when you assume.
     
  13. GinSlinger

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    The well-read/well-to-do have historically had fewer children than the masses.

    Why worry now?

    GinSlinger
     
  14. Bill Hook

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    Because the need for manual laborers is decreasing with advances in automation and the welfare state means that the many will be leeching off the few. In years past, there were jobs for these folks and they HAD to work if they wanted to eat.
     
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    I cannot believe this is even a topic of discussion on a pro-RKBA board. If you don't think the government is qualified to tell you if you can carry or not, why should the same incompetent @$$-clowns be allowed to dictate who can reproduce? Look at the Chicom government and their "population growth" controls. Whether you are pro-life or not, forced sterilization [of men and women] and forced abortion is a travesty comparable to genocide.

    Edit:For spelling
     
  16. Smoke

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    I am now aware of a Danish academic that should be discouraged to reproduce.
     
  17. Mike Irwin

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    Mandatory sterilization was carried out in Virginia well AFTER the Nazis had been relegated to the trash heap of history.

    One of the more detestable practices that reared its head in the United States.

    Unfortunately not a lot of people know that many states carried out forced sterilization programs. Some of the people I've discussed this with have been absolutely shocked to find this out. You can see just a little wind come out of thier sails when they find out that Nazi Germany didn't corner the market on the practice.
     
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    ""But the debate has to be raised now because the trend is cause for concern in Denmark, where we have an increasing number of problem kids," he said.
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    Hold the parents strictly responsible, problem should pretty well self solve in a generation or so.

    The author of the idea should go to a few Mensa meetings. Great crossection from clueless to cognizant. "

    Nice concept, but I believe that in Denmark it is against the law to strike your child as a punishment.

    I'm sorry, maybe I'm an ogre, but my parents paddled me when I crossed the line. Not often, but often enough that I made sure that the line wasn't crossed that often. I believe that limited corporal punishment has a role in child rearing.

    My parents believed so, too, and I didn't turn out to be a pedophile rapist axe murdering sniper.
     
  19. cordex

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    Agreed. If carefully and correctly applied, it can be very fruitful.
    Yet.
    :scrutiny:

    :)
     
  20. Mike Irwin

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    WARNING: The following is NOT intended to be a serious post, nor is it intended to condone child abuse. It may offend some people. If you think you might be offended, don't read it.

    "Agreed. If carefully and correctly applied, it can be very fruitful."

    Yep.

    A few simple rules to follow when employing loving "behaviorial modification therapy (BMT)" to a recalcitrant child....

    Always paddle when your anger is hot and fresh.

    Never use a board under 2x3, or over 4x4 in size.

    Nails are optional, but a 1" protrusion is always a good rule of thumb.

    Paddling until the thug's eyes pop out is not usually necessary to get the point across. Bulging is fine.

    Experts agree that the lost of up to 1/2 pint of blood in a 5 to 12-year old is OK, and upwards a pint is OK for older hooligans.

    Duct tape is useful for keeping screaming, which might disturb the neighbors, to a minimum.

    Remember to tell your child, before commencing BMT, that "This hurts me more than it hurts you. Not physically, but mentally. And mental pain is the worst pain of all..."
     
  21. keederdag

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    I will only say this ONE MORE TIME; Soylent green IS children.:D
     
  22. Mike Irwin

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    "Soylent green IS children."

    And a fine use for them it is...


    Great...

    I'm supposed to get together with MTNBKR for the gunshow this weekend.

    Given the nature of the past couple of posts, I'll probably find myself handcuffed in the back of his Toyota with a gun pointed at my head until we get to the gunshow venue -- the same on the way back -- if his daughter accompanies us.

    Oh well, I've traveled under worse conditions before. The Pennsylvania Turnpike comes immediately to mind... :)
     
  23. Brian Dale

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    Leaps of faith and logical fallacies

    And nowhere does he show that "less intelligent" children, or those who get low scores on standardized tests, are the same group as "problem kids." He just takes it as given, and goes on from there. There is NO basis for treating these groups as equivalent until all of the kids have fathers at home and they're taught right from wrong. Without that starting point, the data are meaningless.

    On "intelligence" tests: I think it's the Steve Gould book above that describes the history of intelligence testing. IIRC, it was invented and developed for the U.S. military in the First World War, to WEED OUT recruits who would be untrainable due either to lack of intelligence or lack of even rudimentary education. NOwhere was anything shown about those at the other end of the curve, the "smart" people. That still seems to be the case. Intelligence tests are one thing I do well, which might show nothing but a lot of practice on standardized tests. The Mensa groups I've belonged to in various parts of the country match Mike Irwin's assessment: "Great crossection from clueless to cognizant."

    I'll still be happy if I read in the future that "people like us" (THR members of all stripes) are having more kids. Why? We'll teach them well.

    {EDITED TO SAY IT EXPLICITLY: NO HUMAN EUGENICS!}
     
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  24. Waitone

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    With term limits and sterilization we could really make a dent in Washington.
     
  25. Selfdfenz

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    One would assume from the author's POV that the overall IQ of the Danish volk would slowly increase over time if low IQ peps were not allowed to reproduce in the future.

    But, after the intelligencia gets sooo smart, don't they go gue...I mean gay, at an abnormally high rate. I don't see that group pulling up the IQ a great deal, as they don't have all that many children....

    Besides, parental IQ is not necessarily an indicator of what the IQ of the F1s will be.

    S-

    For all of our efforts to breed what we see as better, Labrador Retrievers are still Labrador Retrievers. Not even after all these years, not even with German Shepards as a model of that a canine whiz kid should be. "

    Selfdfenz 2003 ...on the folly of breeding better humans.
     
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