This evening, I wrote a brief post in which I criticized Derek Skees for a somewhat unorthodox position on the issue of eugenics. Shortly after, I received a complaint from a Skees fan, who suggested that I had maliciously taken his remarks out of context for political purposes. So I watched the video.
I think it’s actually worse in full context. Mr. Skees was asked, apparently by someone who thinks 9/11 was an inside job, if he would support legislation banning eugenics in Montana. Here’s his response:
Mr. Skees said that “eugenics is how some of us are trying to solve the population problem of the Earth. And so there are some of us..uh…China specifically that would love to sterilize all of us.”
Unsatisfied with that terrifying response, he continued to say, “The best way to solve the eugenics situation—and I have read this in numerous books—is it’s a problem with the lower class.”
Now, I certainly don’t know what kind of books Mr. Skees has read, but I do know a few that discuss eugenics and the “lower class.”
Derek Skees: too extreme for Montana.