that's why all this has happened." - Alexander I. Solzhenitsyn
Ian Juby is presenting a video that is a perfect follow-up to yesterday's post and serves as the introduction to the premise that was introduced thereby -
“Darwinism by itself did not produce the Holocaust, but without Darwinism... neither Hitler nor his Nazi followers would have had the necessary scientific underpinnings to convince themselves and their collaborators that one of the worlds greatest atrocities was really morally praiseworthy.”
― Richard Weikart, From Darwin to Hitler: Evolutionary Ethics, Eugenics, and Racism in Germany
Why was it okay to have catch, kill and stuff "Aborigines" at one time?
Why was it okay to cage and present a man of dark color, Ota Benga in the Bronx Zoo?
Why was it just fine to segregate the US Military in the early 20th Century?
Why was it okay to have pictures of naked or partially naked African women in the National Geographic Magazine back in the 60's and probably beyond and stocked in libraries (even school libraries) while similar magazines were kept behind the counter and only sold to adults?
Why did the American Eugenicists sterilize African-Americans in the early 20th Century?
Why did Hitler kill off so many Jews? Why did Stalin do the same?
Francis Galton, cousin of Charles Darwin, founded Eugenics. Eugenicists wanted to eliminate people with dark skin, people with Down's Syndrome and generally thought the white people were a superior "race" who were the "most evolved" of humankind.
Abortion on demand is highly unlikely to be allowed in a civilized society. But when people do not see intrinsic value in human life as given by God, they can not only decide it is fine to kill off people of color or perhaps political enemies or aging people but why not kill babies in the womb?
The Founding Fathers would never have envisioned abortion or they would have made sure to specify it in the Bill of Rights. But men such as these could not have supposed that the United States of America would ever be so savage as to allow baby murdering!
Darwinism applied to society would not prohibit murder at all, but rather every person would be expected to do whatever it takes to reproduce his own seed at the expense of anyone else who might get in the way. Jeff Dahmer simply explained that he was living out a Darwinian lifestyle. Later in prison, Dahmer found Christ and prayed to be killed because he truly believed his acts were too heinous to allow him to live. An inmate did kill him in prison as Dahmer had hoped.
Hitler sought to build a society with the underlying thought that the German/Aryan people were supreme and needed to rule the world. That Hitler himself was not strictly an Aryan himself was ironic, all things considered. Karl Marx certainly admired the works of Charles Darwin, as did Engels. Go and read for yourself: The Link
Socialists and Communists of today are quite happy to admit their link to Darwinist thought!
Stalin was every bit as devoted to Darwinian thought as was Hitler!
by Paul G. Humber, M.S.
At a very early age, while still a pupil in the ecclesiastical school, Comrade Stalin developed a critical mind and revolutionary sentiments. He began to read Darwin and became an atheist.
G. Glurdjidze, a boyhood friend of Stalin's, relates:
"I began to speak of God, Joseph heard me out, and after a moment's silence, said:
"'You know, they are fooling us, there is no God. . . .'
"I was astonished at these words, I had never heard anything like it before.
"'How can you say such things, Soso?' I exclaimed.
"'I'll lend you a book to read; it will show you that the world and all living things are quite different from what you imagine, and all this talk about God is sheer nonsense,' Joseph said.
"'What book is that?' I enquired.
"'Darwin. You must read it,' Joseph impressed on me" 1
". . .in order to disabuse the minds of our seminary students of the myth that the world was created in six days, we had to acquaint ourselves with the geological origin and age of the earth, and be able to prove them in argument; we had to familiarize ourselves with Darwin's teachings."1
Darwin put an end to the belief that the animal and vegetable species bear no relation to one another, except by chance, and that they were created by God, and hence immutable. 4
Over a half century ago, while I was still a child, I recall hearing a number of old people offer the following explanation for the great disasters that had befallen Russia: "Men have forgotten God; that's why all this has happened."
Since then I have spent well-nigh 50 years working on the history of our revolution; in the process I have read hundreds of books, collected hundreds of personal testimonies, and have already contributed eight volumes of my own toward the effort of clearing away the rubble left by that upheaval. But if I were asked today to formulate as concisely as possible the main cause of the ruinous revolution that swallowed up some 60 million of our people, I could not put it more accurately than to repeat: "Men have forgotten God; that's why all this has happened." 6
Now that's what Darwin's natural selection is. And that's also how to grind people down with stupidity. 7
that's why all this has happened."
1 E. Yaroslavsky, Landmarks in the Life of Stalin (Moscow: Foreign Languages Publishing house, 1940), pp. 8-12.
2 Conway Zirkle, Evolution, Marxian Biology, and the Social Scene (Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 1959), pp. 85-87.
3 Stephen Jay Gould, Ever Since Darwin (New York: W. W. Norton and Co., Inc., 1977), p. 26.
4 Eduardo del Rio (pseudonym="Rius"), Marx for Beginners (New York: Pantheon Books, 1976), Glossary, n.p.
5 Harrison E. Salisbury, "Reading The Gulag Archipelago is like no other reading experience of our day," Book-of-the-Month Club NEWS, Midsummer, 1974, pp. 4,5.
6 Edward E. Ericson, Jr., "Solzhenitsyn - Voice from the Gulag," Eternity, October 1985, pp. 23, 24.
7 Aleksandr I. Solzhenitsyn, The Gulag Archipelago (New York: Harper & Row, 1973), p. 7.
8 Paul G. Humber, "The Ascent of Racism," Impact (Institute for Creation Research, February 1987).
9 Sir Arthur Keith, Evolution and Ethics (New York: G. P. Putnam's Sons 1947), p. 14.
10 Henry Fairfield Osborn, Evolution and Religion in Education (London: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1926), p. 48.
* Paul G. Humber, A.B., M.S., M.Div., is a schoolmaster at a college preparatory school in the Philadelphia area.