BRACE YOURSELVES, because the Big Lie is being hauled out yet again. At the blog of the neo-theocrats at the Discovery Institute’s Center for Science and Culture (a/k/a the Discoveroids), there appears this tantalizing new post: Darwinism & Communism, Part I.
Today it’s communism, tomorrow it’s Hitler, and the next day they’ll blame Darwin for British imperialism. The Institute for Creation Research even writes about Darwin’s Influence on Ruthless Laissez Faire Capitalism. And somewhere there’s probably a creationist with a website claiming that Darwin is the cause of toenail fungus.
We’ve previously written about the often-seen — and utterly false — allegations that Darwin is responsible for the evils of communism, National Socialism, etc. See: Debating Creationists: The Big Lie. In particular, we’ve written about the frequent lies regarding some kind of linkage between Marx, Stalin, and Darwin. Beyond discussing lies about Darwin’s influence, we’ve also written about what we think is a true intellectual connection: Adam Smith’s Invisible Hand and Charles Darwin’s Natural Selection.
With that as an introduction, your Curmudgeon presents to you, dear reader, the concluding paragraph from the Discoveroid blog article we mentioned at the beginning, with bold font added by us. But first, a warning — Prepare yourself for what you may find to be a descent into the depths of devil’s bowels.
Starting tomorrow, I would like to devote a couple posts to the thesis that Communism has deeper Darwinian roots than many of us realize. That, in fact, even though Marx had already begun sketching the outlines of his ideas before Darwin published the Origin of Species — the Communist Manifesto appeared in 1848, the Origin in 1859 — he is fairly called a Darwinist. That, finally, the men who translated Marxism into practical political terms in the form of Soviet terror were evolutionary thinkers, just as they themselves claimed to be.
In this way we are promised a series of Discoveroid blog articles attempting to show how Darwin somehow reached back in time to influence Marx, notwithstanding that Darwin published his theory of evolution after Marx was a bull-blown communist who had already published virtually all of his writings, and after millennia of earlier communal experiments.
Why would anyone read this forthcoming series of articles? Marxism — and later Leninism, Stalinism, etc. — is a system that functions by stealing private property, killing the resisters, and dividing the loot according to the politically determined needs of the population — the fit and the unfit alike. That centrally-controlled totalitarian arrangement seems like a maniac’s version of Intelligent Design more than anything else. Nevertheless, the Discoveroids promise to reveal how it’s somehow modeled after Darwinian evolution, whereby the fit naturally survive and the unfit exit the breeding population — without the commands of a Designer.
If you do read the promised series, be aware of what you won’t see. There will be no scientific evidence which contradicts Darwin’s theory. That’s because there isn’t any. The Discoveroids always say they’ve got such evidence, it keeps piling up, and they must teach it in public school science classes so the students can learn the “weaknesses” of evolution — but somehow they never deliver on that promise. Instead, they offer yet another version of the Big Lie.
So be prepared, because the Discoveroids are about to unleash what we fully expect to be an avalanche of excreta, a festival of filth, a celebration of sewage. How can you resist? The devil grins. The sphincter opens. Enter and embrace the darkness.
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