Socialist Nobel-Winning Author George Bernard Shaw: Let ‘Useless’ People Die

“You must all know half a dozen people at least who are no use in this world … Just put them there, and say, now sir or madam, now will you be kind enough to justify your existence? … [I]f you’re not pulling your weight in the social boat … then clearly we cannot use the big organisation of our society for the purpose of keeping you alive, because your life does not benefit us, and it can’t be of very much use to yourself.” George Bernard Shaw, Socialist, Winner of 1925 Nobel Prize for Literature

Quote Source: Audio of Shaw available here:

Base Photo: George Bernard Shaw poster for play. Photo provided by Ashley Van Haeften. Part of Library of Congress collection. 

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