WE thought the title we encountered was some kind of spoof, but it’s not. Behold: Charles Manson, Evolutionist.
It’s by David Klinghoffer, Senior Fellow (i.e., “full-blown creationist”) among the neo-theocrats at the Discovery Institute’s Center for Science and Culture (a/k/a the Discoveroids). David also operates his own blog, Kingdom of Priests, a part of Beliefnet, where his latest essay is posted. What Klinghoffer writes at Beliefnet sometimes shows up at the Discoveroids’ blog, so we regard each blog as an extension of the other.
Our last post about Klinghoffer was here: David Klinghoffer: “Darwinists Are Uncivil!” in which we described — with links — how David associates “Darwinists” with a variety of hideous criminals, including Hitler, Lenin, Stalin, and even lesser killers like James von Brunn, the Holocaust Memorial Museum shooter. Oh, the Columbine shootings too. With all that, David wonders why “Darwinists” don’t like him.
We thought David had pretty much exhausted the catalog of monsters and crimes he could blame on Darwin, but in his latest rant, David does it again — this time with Charles Manson. Here are some excerpts, with bold added by us:
Manson foresaw a race war pitting blacks against whites, and some have speculated that his motive in directing the murders was to hasten the inevitable conflict.
That’s old news. What of it? David then quotes someone. Warning — Discoveroid quotes should always be checked, and we haven’t verified this. The quote is allegedly from an interview that prosecutor Vincent Bugliosi wrote about regarding Bugliosi’s “interviews with talent scout Gregg Jakobson, who spent many hours, over the course of a year and a half (1968-69), talking with Manson about his philosophy.” Okay, what does this second-hand account of an interview between a talent scout and Charles Manson reveal? Brace yourself — here it comes:
[In Bugliosi’s book the talent scout is quoted as saying] … Charlie “believed there were different levels when it came to race, and the white man occupied a higher level than the black.” This was why Charlie was so strongly opposed to black-white sex; “you would be interfering with the path of evolution, you would be mixing up nervous systems, less evolved with more evolved.”
Jeepers, that’s right out of Darwin’s writings! Well, actually it’s not, except in David’s brain. We continue, this time with David’s words:
[I]n The Descent of Man and elsewhere, Charles Darwin wrote of degrees of racial superiority and of racial conflict and genocide as inevitable features of biological evolution.
Darwin wrote nothing like that. Here’s more from David:
Manson departed from Darwinism in that he looked forward to the victory of the inferior race over the white “pigs.” The blacks would then turn over their power to the Manson Family.
Well, that’s certainly a departure from Darwin. But so is everything that David attributes to Darwin. David wraps up his charming little essay like this:
No, obviously, as if it needs saying, I am not in any way blaming gentle Charles Darwin for murderous Charles Manson.
You had us fooled, David. Here’s the rest of the last paragraph:
But the present anniversary does remind us of another stitch, a bizarre one, in the fabric of Darwinism’s moral legacy.
This is beyond sick. But then, it’s from David, and he’s a high-level Discoveroid. What else would we expect?
Hey, we’re wondering — Do the Discoveroids assign all these slimy jobs to David, or does he volunteer for them?
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