Not surprisingly, Shaw was friends with that other creep, John Maynard Keynes. Shaw, a eugenicist, was not big on Christmas, but he was supportive of killing the undesirable. In On the Rocks, he wrote:Could be wrong but I get the feeling George Bernard Shaw wasn't too fond of Christmas pic.twitter.com/FxvNrYOP8U— Letters of Note (@LettersOfNote) December 19, 2017
The notion that persons should be safe from extermination as long as they do not commit willful murder, or levy war against the Crown, or kidnap, or throw vitriol, is not only to limit social responsibility unnecessarily, and to privilege the large range of intolerable misconduct that lies outside them, but to divert attention from the essential justification for extermination, which is always incorrigible social incompatibility and nothing else.And here is his take on the gas chamber:
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. ( From a lecture to the Eugenics Education Society, Reported in The Daily Express, March 4, 1910.)Quite the guy, anti-Christmas, a big fan of the gas chamber and not exactly a supporter of the non-aggression principle.
Here's my take on gift-giving, which I recorded before I came across the sanctimonious slobber above by Shaw.