Why is Eugenics considered a bad thing? Shouldn't we want to breed out negative traits within the human species so future generations don't have to suffer the same diseases and disabilities we have now. What if it were possible to breed humans into a perfected state with healthy bodies and high IQs. Imagine a world with no mental illnesses or children born with debilitating disabilities. These things simply wouldn't exist if had a proper Eugenics program.
Almost every developed western country practiced Eugenics in the late 19th and early 20th centuries to great positive effect. It was a common practice for doctors to sterilize patients with hereditary diseases and especially the mentally ill. Many criminals were sterilized along with vagabonds and the indigent poor. This was still being practiced in Switzerland upto the 1970s. As a result of the sterilization program Switzerland virtually eliminated all poverty and social ills. Yet the morals of the 21st century tell us this is wrong.
Eugenics fell out of favor with the general public as an overreaction to events in WW2. However, we need to have a serious discussion over whether that was the right decision. Part of the reason there is a mental health crisis going on these days people with mental illnesses are breeding again and passing on their anti-social and violent tendencies. What do the mass shootings in America and the stabbing epidemic in London have in common. It is mental illnesses running rampant. What is clear is that drugs do not work. Do people really want to live in society where this is normal. I certainly don't.
Agricultural Eugenics has been growing by leaps and bounds. Crop yields are ten fold what they were 100 years ago. Famines are largely a thing of the past. Look at the difference between the fruits and vegetables of our ancestors and what we have available now. This should not be seen as a bad thing.
There human equivalent to this and it is called Eugenics. Instead of improving the the human genetic stock has crashed.