Meh, we do not need breeding programs. We just need more hardship in order to not grow decadent.
An example of an effect of that we have grown way too soft is in order, I believe.
This (the decadent softness) has more immediate repercussions than some long-distant genetic stuff.
The reason Asia is running laps around us economy-wise is because they are a lot harder than us nowadays.
Stuff needs to be more like they were before all the peace/feminism/liberal/humanist-bullshit started to be the norm.
Might makes right, sadly, and if we don't want to get f***ed in the a** by Asia, we need to be pretty nasty.
Why we need to be pretty nasty now is because of the same reason that... Let me do a little allegory:
If you clean a little every day, your place will be a clean and functional environment. If you skip it for a year and just pile crap upon crap, you're in for a dirty job, because sooner or later you'll have to clean.
Even if "to clean" means that you have to tear down the house with a bulldozer because it's stacked with shit and germs to the rafters.
It's the same thing with international economic balance, and we're soon up to the rafters I believe.
If we (the west) had continued to be top dog and clamp down hard on anyone who tried to stick out, firmly but fairly gently, we would not be here today.
Something always has to give, that's as good as a natural law.
It's not pretty, nice, fluffy or otherwise even slightly pleasant, but staying on top of the food chain is hard work.
If we're not even going to try, we might as well drop dead now.
Ultimately, it's all about contrasts. For there to be good, there needs to be bad.
For you to have a good life, usually you will need to be a bit bad. Even if you yourself does nothing, you might be a part of a country or other group that is, for example, exploitative.
I'm not unaffected by the humanist stuff at all. I even don't like what I am saying, emotionally.
But there is a word for what the western world is doing right now, and that is "unsustainable business model".
We can't go on like this.
If you didn't get what this has to do with Eugenics...
The thought that started this thread is a bit misguided, in my opinion, but it is just a symptom of that a great deal is wrong with our society.
In that, the meaning of the OP was pretty much right. Society is in an economical and social decline of, I think, unsurpassed magnitude.
Symptoms are showing all over.