Our title makes no sense, but it is nevertheless the top item on the agenda of the Discovery Institute today. As we’ve seen so often before, the neo-theocrats at the Discovery Institute‘s creationist public relations and lobbying operation attempt to blame all the evils in history on Charles Darwin.
You’ve seen their propaganda pieces, but here are a few reminders. They’ve previously blamed Darwin for 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 Discoveroid who most often writes their historical propaganda pieces is David Klinghoffer, their journalistic slasher, upon whom they have bestowed the exalted title of “senior fellow” — i.e., flaming, full-blown creationist. He gets most of their hatchet jobs, and he appears to relish the task. We know of only two horror headlines Klinghoffer didn’t blame on the theory of evolution. The first was the Colorado theater shootings by James Holmes, and that lapse was probably because we openly dared him to blame Darwin. We even posted our challenge a second time: Come on, Klinghoffer, You Can Do It!, but he didn’t come through.
Then there were the elementary school shootings in Newtown, Connecticut. As soon as the news broke, there were two — and only two — places in the universe that were thinking of a Darwin connection. One of them was at Discoveroid headquarters in Seattle, and the other was in the Curmudgeon’s secret underground control room. That was when we wrote Hey, Klinghoffer: This Is Your Moment! Once again, we suspect that we shamed the Discoveroids from doing what they would have otherwise done.
Well, now they have another opportunity. You already know about yesterday’s bombing of the Boston Marathon. We’re all horrified, with two exceptions — and those exceptions are thrilled. They are: (a) the perpetrators; and (b) the Discoveroids. The latter don’t seem to be much interested in actually committing violent acts of terrorism (at least so far), but they see such events as heaven-sent opportunities to attack Charles Darwin and his theory. They’re not very good at science, but they’re great at propaganda, so let’s just sit back and observe how they handle the situation.
As we said before after the Newtown shootings: Come on, Klinghoffer, you can do it!
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