This is a glorious, golden moment for the neo-theocrats at the Discovery Institute‘s creationist public relations and lobbying operation, the Center for Science and Culture (a/k/a the Discoveroids, a/k/a the cdesign proponentsists).
And it’s especially perfect for David Klinghoffer, the Discoveroids’ journalistic slasher, upon whom they have bestowed the exalted title of “senior fellow” — i.e., flaming, full-blown creationist. Whenever anything goes wrong in the world, the Discoveroids routinely blame it on Darwin — and those journalistic attack jobs are usually perpetrated by Klinghoffer.
Consider his work product, or as we put it, his creationist oeuvre: he has previously linked Darwin to: Hitler, and communism, and Stalin, and the Columbine shootings, and Charles Manson, and Holocaust Museum shooter, James von Brunn, and the Ft. Hood Massacre, and Mao Tse-tung, and Dr. Josef Mengele, and James Lee, the Discovery Channel Terrorist, and most recently the practice of euthanasia.
The one horror headline Klinghoffer didn’t blame on the theory of evolution was the Colorado theater shootings by James Holmes, and that lapse was probably because we openly dared him to blame Darwin. We even posted about that a second time: Come on, Klinghoffer, You Can Do It! But he didn’t come through.
Now, however, the opportunity for evolution and Darwin-bashing is simply too great. Klinghoffer and the Discoveroids cannot resist blaming yesterday’s elementary school shootings in Newtown, Connecticut on Charles Darwin.
So we’ve been waiting. It won’t be long. While everyone else is reacting with sorrow and horror, the Discoveroids are thrilled by this new opportunity to attack science, reason, and of course Darwin. They don’t even need a “hook” that will, however tenuously, connect the shooter to Darwin’s theory. Mere chronology is sufficient — that is, “First Darwin, now this!”
Typical of that idiotic technique is something Mike Huckabee said on TV yesterday, while the news was still breaking. Here’s a video: This is because we’ve taken God out of the schools. But Huckabee just an Arkansas preacher with a preacher’s agenda.
You’re much more than that, David. Not only are you smarter than Huckabee, but you have a far bigger agenda — you and your Discoveroid comrades are the Enemies of the Enlightenment.
Come on, David! Like the dung beetle rejoices when a fresh load of manure drops down as if from heaven, so too do the Discoveroids rejoice when horror occurs. Well, David, what are you waiting for? This is what you were born to do. This is what you love to do. This is what they pay you to do. So do it!
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