This is getting to be a weekend feature. We were once again awakened by blaring sirens and lights flashing on the wall display of our Retard-o-tron™. The blinking letters on the wall said WorldNetDaily.
WorldNetDaily (WND) is the flamingly creationist, absolutely execrable, moronic, and incurably crazed journalistic organ that believes in and enthusiastically promotes every conspiracy theory that ever existed. WND was an early winner of the Curmudgeon’s Buffoon Award, thus that jolly logo displayed above this post.
We were not the least bit surprised when we were directed to a rant by Ellis Washington — a leading light at WND. The best example of his cosmic-level thinking can be found here, Scripture Trumps Darwin, when he informed us of “the syllogism that was a foundation of Western civilization”:
Today’s bit of brilliance from Ellis is titled Liberal fascism through the ages.
It’s typical of Ellis’ work at WND — a rapid romp through history, uncomprehendingly dropping names and concepts, all the while claiming that his personal likes and dislikes are the essence of morality and brilliance. We’ll skip almost all of it — some of which we agree with — but it’s so much like a storm of confetti that there’s no point in paying close attention. You can click over there to read it all if you’re an Ellis fan. Instead of a tiresome series of excerpts, we’ll get right to his “conclusion.” The bold font was added by us:
The French Revolution (1789-99) was an overt war by liberal intellectuals in France against Christianity, the church, the clergy, and came at the end of the Age Enlightenment (1650-1800) and before the later romantic movements of Darwinian evolution, Marxist socialism and Nietzsche’s relativism and atheism which all led directly to the decline of Western civilization.
That is absolutely breathtaking! Darwinian evolution — somehow grouped with other “romantic movements” like Marxist socialism, “led directly to the decline of Western civilization.” Is Ellis a clear thinker or what? Let’s read on:
The previous intellectual trinity of Socrates, Plato, Aristotle, was replaced with the imposter trinity: Marx, Darwin and Nietzsche (with Sigmund Freud thrown in for good measure).
Any mind that lumps such polar opposites as Darwin’s natural selection together with Marx’s “to each according to his needs” is … well, somewhat muddled. We continue:
Long before the Pilgrims, the Puritans and the founding of America in 1607 —
We must interrupt that sentence. It was Jamestown, Virginia, that was founded in 1607. The Puritans came later, and they didn’t found America — their Puritan progeny founded Salem — the fruits of which were the Salem witch trials. America was founded much later, a product of the Enlightenment (which Ellis seems to dislike), and it was very much a philosophical and political backlash against the theocratic excesses of the Puritans.
Okay, let’s start Ellis’ sentence again. Actually that sentence is a full paragraph, the conclusion of his chaotic essay. See what you can make of it. The expression in brackets is in the original:
Long before the Pilgrims, the Puritans and the founding of America in 1607, liberalism in all of its myriad of permutations, shadows and disguises infected the history of humanity – from Nimrod’s Tower of Babel (precursor to the United Nations), Baal worship, idolatry, materialism, paganism, witchcraft, doctrine of Jezebel (pagan worship of god through sex), doctrine of Molech (child sacrifice [i.e., abortion]), to slavery, secular humanism, democracy, Darwinism, communism, socialism, unionism, progressivism and living constitutionalism – it’s all liberal fascism, it’s all anti-God, anti-intellectual and Obama is using these pernicious ideas to purposely destroy America and deconstruct the U.S. Constitution so that he, the Democratic Party and its globalist allies can rule into perpetuity.
That’s it. And now, dear reader, here is your assignment. Tell us, please, what “Darwinism” is doing in the middle of that horrendously constructed sentence. We await your input.
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