The website of radio station WSAU in Wausau, Wisconsin has this provocative headline: Fact – Adolf Hitler was a Socialist and on the left. The article was written by Ben Armstrong, about whom we know nothing. Here are some excerpts, with bold font added by us for emphasis:
There are plenty of left wing websites and left wing history books (AKA public School history books) that will tell you that Hitler was on the right. In fact, in order to the debunk this article, liberals will run to those websites. The problem is, those websites are simply opinions or Twisted lies and not facts. Fact – NAZI is an abbreviation for National Socialist Workers Party.
Assuming that his readers will be shocked, he says:
What would prove that the Nazis were socialists? I know, let’s look at what they actually believed from their own Manifesto.
He quotes at least a dozen things from their Manifesto which make his point, and then he adds this:
I left out a lot of the racism that is in the manifesto because that all stems from their belief in Darwinism.
After that, Armstrong tells us:
The Nazis believed they were a superior race because they believed in evolution. The belief in evolution is a left-wing belief. It is also a racist belief. To believe in evolution is to believe that some races have evolved more than others, Darwin himself believe this.
Armstrong’s rant continues for a while, and finally ends with this:
I apologize to those of you on the left for using facts and history to prove my point. I know it’s not fair, and I feel bad about it.
So what do we learn from this mess? Two things: (1) Hitler had a bizarre grab-bag of wacko beliefs from both ends of the political spectrum, but he was clueless about and never mentioned Darwin’s theory; and (2) creationists who use Hitler as one of their arguments against evolution are the most ignorant of all.
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