UNESCO, Eugenics, and Transhumanism

By Aaron Franz

TheAgeofTransitions.com

first posted Wed. April 29, 2009

 

Sir Julian Huxley was the first ever Director-General of UNESCO, The United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization.  In 1946 he wrote its founding document entitled "UNESCO Its Purpose and Philosophy." The overall task of the organization can be summed up in this quote:

 

"to help the emergence of  a single world culture,"

  

Uniting the world is no easy task.  The only way that it could be done is by first standardizing all cultures.  This is where UNESCO comes in.

 

"although political unification in some sort of world government will be required for the definitive attainment of this stage, unification in the things of the mind is not only also necessary but can pave the way for other types of unification."

 

Throughout this paper Huxley clearly lays out the nature of this planned unified philosophy.  He overtly mentions eugenics, explaining it to be the rational scientific way of managing the worldwide society.  He altruistically speaks of bringing light to the "dark" areas of the world.  These dark areas are labeled "backward", because of their lack of progress.  Uniting the world requires forward thinking.

 

"From the evolutionary point of view, the destiny of man may be summed up very simply:  it is to realise the maximum progress in the minimum time."

 

World unification is seen as a natural step in the evolution of the human species, but that is just the beginning.  Mr. Huxley was of course the man who coined the term transhumanism.  To rapidly evolve humanity through the application of science is not only the goal of transhumanism, it is also that of eugenics.  The fact of the matter is that both transhumanism and eugenics are one philosophy.  The philosophy of UNESCO.  It is the means to bring about world unification.

 

"Biological inequality is, of course, the bedrock fact on which all of eugenics is predicated."

 

Through the enlightened use of science, those who are worthy will guide society.  This is seen as pure reason to the eugenicist.  Huxley speaks of using the scientific method to:

 

"increase in our knowledge of and control over the phenomena of human and social life."

 

Control over everything is what Huxley wants.  This is his conception of utopia, and it is the job of UNESCO to make this the ideal throughout the world by means of standardized education/indoctrination.  The cold and calculated tasks of eugenics are all part of a forward thinking world society.

 

"The dead weight of genetic stupidity, physical weakness, mental instability, and disease proneness, which already exist in the human species, will prove too great a burden for real progress to be achieved."

 

It is extremely telling that Huxley was picked to be the first Director-General of UNESCO.  The United Nations portrays itself as an benevolent organization which has the best interest of all the poor people of the world in mind.  The truth is that their goal of world unification includes the implementation of eugenic policies.  The eugenic mindset views this as altruistic.  They believe that the most intelligent have a right to life, and that the weak only get in their way.  Humanity can't properly evolve with inferior types ruining the collective gene pool.  This is an elitist philosophy which views the mass of humanity as disposable, and it is what drives the world unification movement.

 

"...that the public mind is informed of the issues at stake so that much that now is unthinkable may at least become thinkable."

 

This is the eugenic/transhuman concept which will bring about the rapid evolution of mankind.  Huxley explains that social and scientific progress have always been the main drivers of our evolution, and that nature is far too slow to rival them.  Huxley is the father of the cutting-edge scientific cult of Transhumanism.  When transhumanists talk about upgrading their biology through the application of radical new technologies they are saying the same thing that Huxley did years ago.  Transhmanists regularly site the fact that human nature in its current form is highly flawed, and the way to improve it is through the enlightened application of science and technology.  The WTA has one of Huxley's writings posted on their site HERE.  It does not overtly mention eugenics like "UNESCO Its Purpose and Philosophy" does, but that doesn't matter.  Eugenics and transhumanism are one philosophy.  It is vital that we understand this crucial point before becoming carried away in high-tech fantasies of a posthuman future.

 

Eugenics claims to be based on natural evolution.  According to eugenics the modern world has become what it is today by evolutionary means.  The key to a perfect future is to guide our evolution to greater and greater heights.  This is done through the application of science.  For humanity to attain it's destiny requires that the world embrace a standardized philosophy:

 

"...a scientific world humanism, global in extent and evolutionary in background."