Glenn Beck just quoted George Bernard Shaw. Here is the quote:
You must all know half a dozen people at least who are 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 can’t justify your existence, if you’re not pulling your weight, and since you won’t, if you’re not producing as much as you consume or perhaps a little more, then, clearly, we cannot use the organizations of our society for the purpose of keeping you alive, because your life does not benefit us and it can’t be of very much use to yourself.
Who was George Bernard Shaw? You probably know him as a famous playwright. He was, however, first and foremost, a socialist. He supported women’s rights, equality of income, and the abolition of private property. He studied the writings of political philosopher Karl Marx. After studying Marx, Shaw began a career in speaking against capitalism and writing socialist propaganda. He joined the Fabian Society in 1884 and served on its executive committee from 1885 to 1911.
Who are the Fabians? This is a political group who organized literally to change the world. The “Fabians” were named after Fabius, the famous Roman general which opposed Hannibal as they were “biding their time” until they would “strike hard”.
Why am I writing about Shaw and the Fabian Society here?
I write because they still exist and are a threat today:
You will never hear a Fabian defend legitimate national law based in the U.S. Bill of Rights. They call individual liberty and freedom “old-fashioned” and “outdated.” Fabian propagandists distort reality. Their goal is to confuse and manipulate free people into giving up their freedom for world peace and security. Fabians say the American principles for freedom must be balanced in order to “save the planet” and “stop global terrorism.” (They never admit they’re the terrorists.)
The question may arise, did Glenn Beck quote George Bernard Shaw out of context and cause him to appear to say something he did not mean? You decide. Here are passages with the sources given:
USE OF GAS CHAMBERS
“We should find ourselves committed to killing a great many people whom we now leave living, and to leave living a great many people whom we at present kill. We should have to get rid of all ideas about capital punishment …
A part of eugenic politics would finally land us in an extensive use of the lethal chamber. A great many people would have to be put out of existence simply because it wastes other people’s time to look after them.”
Source: George Bernard Shaw, Lecture to the Eugenics Education Society, Reported in The Daily Express, March 4, 1910.
KILLING THOSE “UNFIT TO LIVE”
“The moment we face it frankly we are driven to the conclusion that the community has a right to put a price on the right to live in it … If people are fit to live, let them live under decent human conditions. If they are not fit to live, kill them in a decent human way. Is it any wonder that some of us are driven to prescribe the lethal chamber as the solution for the hard cases which are at present made the excuse for dragging all the other cases down to their level, and the only solution that will create a sense of full social responsibility in modern populations?”
Source: George Bernard Shaw, Prefaces (London: Constable and Co., 1934), p. 296.
According to Russell Sparks, Eugenics was a “widespread progressive cause promoted by the Fabian Society.”
The idea of redistribution of wealth is one of the goals of the Fabian Society.
More on this topic at a later date…