It is indicative of the intellectual vacuum at the Discovery Institute that they always return to their outrageous Darwin-Hitler claim — which we debunked in the early days of this humble blog — see Hitler and Darwin. Hitler never read or even mentioned Darwin. Not long after that we showed that the WWII leader who actually did read Darwin wasn’t Hitler, it was Winston Churchill.
Nevertheless, the Discoveroid propaganda campaign has never stopped. The last time we wrote about one of their Darwin-Hitler posts was almost two years ago: Hitler, Hitler, Hitler, Part VIII. We’ll repeat what we said at the start of that one:
You know what the Discoveroids have been saying: No Darwin, No Hitler. That is, without Darwin and his theory of evolution, there would have been nothing like Hitler. It’s just that simple. And just that stupid. But you can’t blame them. Were it not for their bizarre Hitler claim, all they’d have is their “scientific” arguments for intelligent design. One is a god of the gaps argument. The other is William Paley’s watchmaker analogy — which was popular in the days before Darwin.
They’ve had a few Hitler posts since then, but we’ve ignored them. Now they’re at it again. The latest post at their creationist blog is The Rest of the Story — Eugenics, Racism, Darwinism. It was written by Sarah Chaffee (whom we call “Savvy Sarah”). We’ll give you some excerpts, with bold font added by us for emphasis.
She begins by discussing an article by Jason Jones and John Zmirak, of whom we know nothing, about Margaret Sanger and eugenics. Despite their implications, with which Savvy Sarah readily agrees, Darwin’s work had nothing to do with eugenics — see Racism, Eugenics, and Darwin. Nevertheless, Savvy Sarah points out that Sanger and her movement thought:
… they were genetically superior to the rest of the human race, [and] found in Charles Darwin’s theories an ideal pretext and a program: to take the survival of the fittest and make it happen faster, by stopping the “unfit” from breeding. … Instead of seeing the poor as victims of injustice or targets for Christian charity, the materialism these elitists took from Darwin assured them that the poor were themselves the problem — that they were inferior, deficient and dangerous down to the marrow of their bones.
Aha — Sanger and her gang imagined that they were Darwin’s chosen people. Then Savvy Sarah says:
Jones and Zmirak bring up some harrowing examples, among them the observation that Sanger’s friend Lothrop Stoddard was a leader in the Massachusetts Klu Klux Klan and wrote a book Hitler called his “bible.”
Even more evidence! Hitler allegedly liked a book by Sanger’s friend, who was a Klansman, and this too is Darwin’s fault. After that she tells us of yet another Darwin-Hitler connection:
A speaker Sanger invited to a population conference, Eugen Fisher, had operated a concentration camp in Africa imprisoning natives. Jones and Zimrak note, “It was Fischer’s book on eugenics, which Hitler had read in prison, that convinced Hitler of its central importance.”
All of this convinces Savvy Sarah that the Darwin-Hitler connection is iron clad. Nevertheless, she dimly senses that not many agree, so she ends her brilliant post with this:
They say that history is written by the victors. With evolutionary theory holding sway in the media and academia, it’s little wonder we rarely hear about these connections and events.
So not only was Darwin the inspiration for Sanger, her Klansman friend, and of course Hitler, but the global evolutionist conspiracy has kept this a secret. Now that the Discoveroids have figured it all out, maybe Darwin will be banned from our schools, in recognition of the evil his theory has wrought.
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