Plenty of cults exist - every cult has its 'religious dogma', its idols, its 'prophets', its 'science', its 'proof' and its intolerant liturgy of demands. Cults everywhere: Islam, the State, the cult of Gay and Queer, Marxism, Darwin and Evolution, 'Science', Globaloneywarming, Changing Climate, Abortion....a nice variety for the human-hater, amoral, anti-rationalist to choose from. It is so much fun mocking them isn't it ?
Tempus Fugit Memento Mori - Time Flies Remember Death
Darwinism or the idea that molecules formed by some dialectical process of chance; from single cells to the 100 trillion cell human; giving rise to mind, imagination, morality, organs and complexity of all manner and being; is to put it mildly – unscientific. Darwinian dialecticism is an inane and ultimately immoral 'religion' or cult, in the same category as Marxism, socialism, or Islam. These cults all claim to be 'inevitable', 'scientific', 'the only truth' and beyond dispute or inquiry. They are of course, all very much brain-dead.
They are also quite evil, to quote Weikart:
“Rudolf Schmid, reported in his 1876 book that many critics of Darwinism view it as 'only an unproven hypothesis that threatens to become a torch, which could reduce the most noble and highest cultural achievements of the past century to a heap of ashes.”
140 years later not a one bit of evidence exists to support the cult of Darwin. Not one.
Weikart's book is an essential read. How many people realize that Hitlerism is premised on evolutionary-survival of the fittest dogma ? How many understand that Nazi or National Socialist theology is the control by the state of every single facet of existence, in other words just a variant of Communism ? How many comprehend that socialist lies portraying Hitler as some sort of 'right-wing', pro-corporate, 'conservative' is the opposite of what he and his program were about ?
Not many. Weikart argues in convincing detail that Darwinism was an important component of Nazi theology. Of this there is no debate. Cleanse the world of the genes of the untermenschen.
“Among those embracing social Darwinism and a racist version of eugenics was an Austrian-born German politician, whose name – Hitler – immediately conjures up images of evil and death.”
Darwin considered non-European races decidedly inferior and openly advocated the destruction of Blacks by Whites in his 1876 the Descent of Man. Hitler believed the same as Darwin, writing in Mein Kampf [not to be confused with Mein Koran]: “...according to the eternal will [evolution] that rules this universe, to promote the victory of the better, the stronger, and to demand the submission of the weak and weaker....But by no means can it [the eternal law] approve of the right of an ethical idea existing, if this idea is a danger for the racial life of the bearer of a higher ethics [namely evolution].”
What laws does Hitler chatter about ? First and most importantly there is the Darwinian 'materialism', or the idea that you are just a bunch of molecules formed by natural processes and chance. Therefore there is no divinity, no free-will and no freedom from naturalism. You are a slave to Hitler's 'higher ethics' and the 'eternal will' of evolution lies outside of your knowledge and power. In other words there is no morality, no ethics to speak of, just the impersonal process of 'survival' and will to power. As Hitler wrote, in this world-view, the weak must be consumed by the strong.
Haeckal, the fraud who came up with 'embryonic recapitulation' or the development of the human embryo which mimicks human 'ancestors', progressing from a fish, to an amphibian, to a reptile etc. [a thoroughly stupid idea and one that was revealed as early as 1874 as a fraud], stated: “The theory of evolution finally makes clear, that the 'eternal, iron laws of nature' of the inorganic world are also valid in the organic and moral world.”
In other words Darwinism explains everything from your blighted and immature concepts of morality which are constantly in flux and thereby irrelevant [so Darwinists would say]; to your ability to speak.
This first 'revelation' in the new Church of Darwin, led to a second 'law' forwarded by a Darwinian fascist named Nordau, namely that moral relativity was more valid than moral certainty. If the 'eternal law' of evolution removes the human from cosmological primacy, destroys God, renders obsolete immorality, it must follow that moral clarity is both a hindrance and a lie. In this vein the dialectical of evolution simply demands 'progress', or the cleansing of genes. Why tolerate the old, the sick, the drunk, the lame, the blind, the weak ? Surely their genes are in disrepair and unnecessary in the view of evolutionary 'law' ? What need then of the Church and moral constraints ? Destroy them. Hitler and his cult would take this iron revelation to heart, torturing and killing imbeciles, the mentally incompetent, gypsies, homosexuals, drunks and any others they viewed as genetically inferior and terrorizing the Church into submission to Nazi will.
For the Nazis and others who subscribed to Darwinism, the release of moral bonds was indeed a turning point in history. It edified the program. In opposition to the Church, Darwinists and Fascists believe there is no free-will. As Weikart writes:
“The idea that morality and immorality are primarily hereditary biological traits had tremendous implications for social policy, including education, justice, and penal reform, marriage policy, and the control of reproduction....By rejecting human free will, many psychiatrists argued that responsibility as it had been traditionally conceived was misguided.”
“Marx's, or Dilthey's moral relativism owed nothing to Darwinism, but rather flowed from their historicist world-views. Darwinism was only one form of historicism amongst others, but it fostered moral relativism by scientific sanction for it.”
From 1859 until 1933, as Weikart proves, the German elite, medical establishment, scientific aristocracy, media and university system promoted Darwinism. It was an endless cataract of propaganda. Why did the Germans follow the Nazis? There are likely 100 reasons, but one important factor was that for 2 generations the German people had been fed endless propaganda about the 'scientific laws' of evolution, euthanasia [killing the sick], abortion [killing the inferior or unwanted baby; the fetus according to Haeckal was not fully human but going through animal transitions]; and moral relativism. When the Nazis appeared on the political scene with their pseudo-scientific jargon about the superior race, the Aryan superman, the need to liquidate the sick, the feeble minded or the unwanted, an entire nation just shrugged its shoulders and said, 'yes we know these ideals to be scientifically valid'.
More to come from Weikart.