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
First review here.
The modern day Dark Age revisits the age of Hitler and declares that he was Christian, pro-free trade, a capitalist, 'right wing' and a lover of markets. Anyone who believes this is truly too stupid to vote. Lies are not science, nor are they facts. Hitler never entered a church, persecuted Christians and their faith and murdered hundreds of bishops and priests. National Socialist aka Nazi theology was the same as Communism, with the state controlling all aspects of existence [a wet dream for Obama/EU cult members]. Herr Hitler knew nothing about economics, trade, or finance, except that the state with his cult at the centre would control the entire economy. This is why Germany was bankrupt by 1939 [debt, spending, no financial flows, no private transactions etc.]. Autarchy not free-trade was the law.
Worse for modern day Marxists and secularists who pray at the idol of Darwin, is the reality that Hitler was a rabid evolutionist, and his Nazi cult promulgated Darwinian theologies as 'scientific proof', that the concepts of racial superiority, genetic superiority, Nordic supremacy and the need to liquidate the sick, the gay, the old, the non-Aryan and the Jew, valid. The entire Nazi program was buttressed by 2 generations of Darwinian propaganda which the scientific and medical elite espoused as 'factual'. Sound familiar ? We know today that not a shred of evidence exists to support evolution. Not a damn thing. [and I say that as a former cult member].
So much for settled science. Euthanasia, abortion-as-a-right [if the fetus is not Aryan enough or will be simple-minded, a cripple, a Jew etc.], monkey-to-man fantasy, racial inequality, and Aryan invincibility were all 'consensus science' by 1935 in Germany. 60 years of propaganda will do that to a society. It renders it brain-dead, morally vacuous, unable to think either collectively or individually.
Weikart makes this point throughout his book. The 'establishment' of big brains, who today would be in the media as 'experts' [see quacks called scientists and globaloneywarming for eg.]; enthused that Darwinian theory was 'law', and that evolution was a variety of 'natural will', both concepts used by Hitler in his speeches, writings [Mein Kampf], and table discourses. In today's parlance the science was settled, the laws of evolution mandated genetic cleansing, the inexorable impersonal processes of molecules and cells knocking about to create 'higher' life forms had to be supported and extended.
-Like Nietzsche [a sad sick little demented man called a 'philosopher'], Tille [another evolutionist crank] forthrightly declared battle against Christian and humanitarian ethics, which he considered contrary to an ethos based on Darwinian evolution. This was a common stance in Germany post 1870.
-Many German philosophers considered that Nietzsche's superman was the higher stage of human evolution and that 'slave theologies' [to quote Nietzsche] such as Christianity actually impeded the iron law development of naturalist evolution. A theme adopted by Hitler who venerated Islam as a warrior cult of blood; and disparaged Christianity as effeminate and pacifist [echoing Gibbon].
-Nietzsche and other 'philosophers' were greatly influenced by evolutionary propaganda parading as science including works from: Ree, 'The Origin of Moral Feelings' 1877; Nageli, 'Mechancial-Physiological Theory of Evolution' 1884; Roux, 'Struggle of Parts of the Organism' 1881; Rolph, 'Biological Problems: Toward the Development of a Rational Ethic' 1882. Rolph's work accepted evolution whilst rejecting natural selection [we now know that natural selection means nothing, either you have the genomic code for a 'trait' or you don't, you can't 'acquire' it].
-Schallmeyer and others, using evolution as their platform, complained that the purpose of ethics was only to help the strong overcome and dominate the weak; and that more powerful societies need to triumph over the less-powerful.
-Ploetz and others openly advocated [end of the 19th century] for euthanasia, forced sterilization of the 'incompetent' and the culling of the weak and sick.
-von Ehrenfels in 1892 developed an entire ethic and set of mores premised on Darwinian evolution, which rejected Christian and utilitarian ethics and proposed one based on instincts to create strength and beauty.
-Professors such as Luschan, Ribbert, Fritsch and dozens of others in the early 20th century proposed widespread eugenics to relieve the human genome of the weak and sick; and that healthy, strong Aryans were naturally 'moral' and superior.
-By 1900 Germany was teeming with 'societies' and organizations dedicated to promoting Darwinian evolution and its corollary theologies of racism, eugenics, and anti-Christian dogma. These groups were full of scientists, medical professionals, professors, and politicians. Morality was being redefined to simply mean that might makes right and that Aryan supremacy was by itself a sign of moral development.
Universities, the media, medical journals, scientific papers, and public speech-making were saturated by Darwinist determinism post 1870 in Germany. As Weikart clearly illustrates, Darwinian cant was most enthusiastically received in Germany. It spread like a cancer throughout Germany infecting the width and breadth of society. In the cult of Darwin, morality and ethics became overturned and impersonal dialectical forces, 'creating' a superior 'human' take the fore. In this world-view humans are not unique but simply more evolved animals, though the later mid-20th century nonsense that walking fish are our true ancestors, was still to come.
Hitler and his Nazi beasts were thus immersed in a Germanic world of anti-Christian theology, will to power; racial determinism; and the devaluation of human life. If you are just an accident of molecular naturalism and you do not fit into what the cult of Darwin deems to be 'acceptable' either in race or genetics, or in strength and physical features, why not kill you ? You have no natural law right to exist, nor are you a unique individual with your own aspirations, goals and right to life. You are nothing. Just a hairless ape prey to the might-makes-right 'law' of evolution. And this is called progress today by Darwin-loving Atheists and Marxists.
More to come from Weikart.