Jacques Attali was an advisor to François Mitterrand (former President of France) and wrote this in 1981:
“In the future it will be a question of finding a way to reduce the population. We will start with the old man, because once he is over 60-65 years old, man lives longer than he produces and it costs society dearly.
Then the weak, and then the useless who do not contribute anything to society, because there will be more and more, and especially finally, the stupid.
Euthanasia directed at these groups; euthanasia must be an essential instrument of our future societies, in all cases. (our emphasis)
Of course, we will not be able to execute people or organize camps. We will get rid of them by making them believe that it is for their own good.
Too large a population, and for the most part unnecessary, is something economically too expensive. Socially, it is also much better for the human machine to stop abruptly rather than gradually deteriorate.
We won’t be able to pass intelligence tests on millions and millions of people, you can imagine!
We will find something or cause it; a pandemic that targets certain people, a real economic crisis or not, a virus that will affect the old or the elderly, it does not matter, the weak and the fearful will succumb.
The stupid will believe it and ask to be treated. We will have taken care of having planned the treatment, a treatment that will be the solution.
The selection of idiots will therefore be done by itself: they will go to the slaughterhouse alone. “
This fragment is excerpted from his book “Brief History of the Future”, published in France in 2006.