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: Charles Murray is our generation’s George Bernard Shaw
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Mar 21st 2012
One of the reasons I wrote CALL OF THE SCREAMING WICKED is my unrealistic fear of an American fascist state. I might be paranoid, but I see a growing fascist ideological trend in our society, a belief that there are those who are innately superior to those who are innately inferior. In this distorted mind set we, as a society, need to nurture the superior, and mitigate the inferior. The barometer that is used to judge a citizen’s worthiness is their ability to accumulate wealth. The more wealthy you are, the more intelligent you are. And of course, the more intelligent you are equates to you being more humane and human; those who are less intelligent, they are considered animals. I could be wrong about this, but then there is Charles Murray’s new bestseller “Coming Apart” which starts off by stating what I just wrote as a given. In his thesis, he states that the superior elite need to teach the lower class barbarians how to become better citizens.
In my opinion Charles Murray is going to end up, with his arthritic World view, to become our generation’s George Bernard Shaw. So far Murray has a kinder heart than Shaw. George Bernard Shaw publicly stated:
“You must all know half a dozen people at least who are of no use in this world, who are more trouble than they are worth. Just put them there and say, ‘Sir (or madam), now, will you be kind enough to justify your existence?’ If you cannot justify your existence, if you’re not pulling your weight, …if you are not producing as much as you consume, then clearly, we cannot use the big organization of our societies for the purpose of keeping you alive. Because your life does not benefit us, and you can’t be of much use to yourself”
Shaw was a big supporter of Stalinist authoritarianism and Hitler’s Germany (He became anti-nazi when it turned out Hitler was exterminating groups based on ethnicity as opposed to productivity), so Murray really isn’t that bad. But, if you take away the part where Shaw wanted to kill people, their theories are quite similar. Murray’s solution is that those who are great need to shepherd society’s losers. What I wonder is this, how long will it take for someone in the elite to accidentally take the leap to the next logical solution once kindhearted education is not enough. What’s going to happen when people look at others as plague.
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