Ohgod, I have a friend who's sometimes this extreme (not necessarily saying those same things). He really doesn't believe those extreme viewpoints, but it takes some tiresome discussion to see that (and for him to realize it too, I think).[DOUBLEPOST=1357926131][/DOUBLEPOST]
I think we're making humanity a disservice by helping morons procreate. I feel medical treatments should be justified... drug overdoses, darwin award-like stupidity etc shouldn't be treated like emergencies... first treat all the productive, nonidiotic citizens first and THEN if there's time and resources, get to the idiots. I also feel sterilization of people that should not be allowed near children wouldn't be a bad thing. And people should pass a history/civics test before being allowed to vote, but I guess that's not really eugenic-y.
Basically, watch the intro to Idiocracy and realize it's literally what scares me the most about this planet right now. Cause it's eerily true.
We've become more docile because we treat each other in a manner that is civilized. Our rules are in place because we want an environment where we can have debates without attacks and sometimes just get silly. Part of it is because we've all grown to know each other better.
But if you are talking about civilization as a whole...nah. We're just as violent and stupid as we've always been, we just have the means to broadcast it better.
I kind of agree with at least part of what Calleha said. I mean, my girlfriend works in the mentally handicapped industry. It's very nice and great what we're doing and how much we're doing for them (over here - state-organized health care), but sometimes I have to wonder if it's really worth it having 3 adults working in a class of 8 mentally handicapped who will never get above the mental level of a 3 year old. It's great that we're doing it for those that are there, but preventing them from being so numerous might be doing a kindness - and the money can be better spent elsewhere.