This is a follow-up to our earlier post on this topic: Rush Limbaugh on Evolution.
At Rush’s website we find this, presumably a partial transcript from his broadcast of 01 October: Who Cares What Darwinist Fanatics Think? We’d like you to click over there to read it all, so we’ll just give you a few excerpts, with bold added by us. Here it comes:
All I have to do is say Darwin, I don’t care what follows, I get loads of e-mail from people ripping me.
And all I said was Charles Darwin and Karl Marx are responsible for more deaths than even global warming.
Global warming hasn’t killed anyone. Followers of Marx, yes — millions. But Darwin? Let’s read a bit more:
As far as I’m concerned Darwin is corrupt and everybody that believes in Darwinism is corrupt and they present a problem.
Can you believe this? The man’s gone daft! We continue:
Liberals love anything that allows them to say there’s no God. Liberals will go anywhere and support anything if they can use it to say there’s no God. Okay, fine. Then they come up and they say survival of the fittest, fine and dandy.
Darwin ran around saying there’s no God? Who knew? Anyway, in this next part of the rant, Rush comes close to making sense, although he’s obviously confusing “social Darwinism” (which Darwin never espoused) with the biological theory:
Well, then why don’t they let survival of the fittest rule in American society? They love Darwin, and they love survival of the fittest except when it comes to America. Now they want equality of outcomes. They don’t want survival of the fittest. They want survival of the incompetents. In fact, they want the incompetents to triumph over the competent.
There he lurched close to the truth, but not close enough. Natural selection, if it were applied to society, is the polar opposite of Marx’s “To each according to his needs.” Rush understands that, so he should love Darwin. Instead he hates him — because he was “corrupt.”
This is the end of Rush’s transcript:
These people that believe in Darwin are no different than people who have faith in Jesus Christ or Mohammed or what have you. It’s fascinating.
Rush knows how to think. We’ve heard him say intelligent things quite often. And he certainly understands politics. He should have enough sense to stick with what he knows. But he obviously doesn’t.
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