The Retard-o-tron™ found an article in WorldNetDaily (WND) — thus the jolly buffoon logo above this post. It’s another intellectual masterpiece by one of our WND favorites — Ellis Washington. In this earlier post we described Ellis and his intellectual style.
Today’s essay from Ellis is titled Obama’s predecessor … from 2,600 years ago. Most of it doesn’t interest us. It starts out by telling us about a name some of you may not recognize:
Lycurgus (c. 820–730 B.C.?) was the mythical lawgiver of Sparta that [sic] flourished in the first half of the seventh century B.C., who established the militarist reforms of Spartan society based on the Oracle of Apollo at Delphi. Lycurgus’ law reformations were instituted to affect the three primary Spartan virtues: equality (among citizens), military strength and austerity.
Here’s a Wikipedia article on Lycurgus of Sparta. Ellis tells us that Lycurgus was a really bad guy, responsible for a vast number of evils. He catalogs them all, including: compulsory redistribution of land, debasing currency, mandating egalitarian housing, requiring that everyone must eat the same food, and breeding programs to secure healthy human offspring. He also gives examples of people he says are modern followers of Lycurgus, such as Marx, Hitler, Stalin, Mao, Woodrow Wilson, and FDR.
It’s a typical Ellis Washington name-dropping gallop through history, and we’re not going to spend much time on it. You can click over to WND to read it all if you like. What got our attention, as it always does in his essays, is that he tosses Darwin’s name into the mix, despite having no rational cause for doing so. Here are the paragraphs where he does that. We’ll use bold font to emphasize the problem:
Though I consider Lycurgus’ practices proto-fascism, just as applicable would be proto-Marxism, or progressivism, or liberalism, or socialism, or Darwinism, or environmentalism, etc., because historically all of these failed, evil, socialist worldviews demand an invidious racism, managed outcomes, social engineering, Social Darwinism, class/race eugenics, statism and collectivism designed by leftists to force society into the same, perpetual, globalist dystopia affecting most citizens.
Way to go, Ellis! You slipped Darwin in there. There’s not much point in asking, as we’ve done before: What is Darwin’s name doing in Ellis’ collection? There’s no answer to that question. And look, dear reader, in the next paragraph he does it again:
Although he lived over 2,600 years before Karl Marx, the father of communism and socialism, I call Lycurgus a proto-Marxist (fascist) because Marx echoed the same pagan, anti-Christian, anti-family, anti-capitalist insanity of Lycurgus, which causes me to conclude: As in the world of the Democratic Socialist Party that gave America the Progressive Revolution and the Age of Obama, so it is in the world of Darwin, Nietzsche and Marx who wrote, “My object in life is to dethrone God and destroy capitalism.”
That’s where the essay ends. Okay, to show that we’re open-minded and willing to learn from a keen intellectual like Ellis, we shall adopt his methods and give you our own list of historical evils. It’s not that Ellis’ list is a bad one, but we want to go beyond that. As we do so, we must remember that it was Ellis who, in Scripture Trumps Darwin, informed us of “the syllogism that was a foundation of Western civilization”:
With that in mind, here comes the Curmudgeon’s list of historical evils: creationism, theocracy, incest, bestiality, pedophilia, necrophilia, coprophilia, despotism, sadism, cannibalism, terrorism, and — last but not least — Ellis Washington’s essays.
Thanks to Ellis, our logic is undeniable.
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