The View From 1776

Darwinian Evolution: the Foundation of Liberal-Socialism

A reader believes that characterization is completely absurd.

Posted by .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) on 09/28 at 09:27 PM
  1. <i>This is the Darwinian philosophical view that underlay Lenin
    Posted by .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)  on  09/29  at  05:38 AM
  2. So, thought-life in the Netherlands is not circular, as in socialism? Sure.

    Lacking criteria for decision and choice, socialism is circular; unlearning and self-justifying self-destructive - and Other- destructive.

    Stalin, Hitler and polpot, et al, only choose an idealogue that fits 'for the moment.' When it is inconvenient they reject and/or attack.

    You're certainly a poor 'pragmatic socialistic' student of history if this is your sole comment - as criticism. Typical socialist natural selectivity.

    Go stick your thumb in a dike instead. I'll pretend you are a wind-passing mill.

    semper fidelis
    vincit veritas
    Posted by Jim Baxter  on  09/29  at  09:58 AM
  3. Patrique, I have no idea whether either you or Tom is correct on the detail that you mention but there is no doubt to me that the rising culture at the time used the used the false assumptions of evolution (among others including Existentialism) to found their flawed principles.

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    Posted by .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)  on  09/29  at  09:59 AM
  4. Patrique, your comment about Lamarck is irrelevant.

    Read what I wrote: "the Darwinian philosophical view..," not Darwin's scientistic hypothesis of evolution.

    The common philosophical element among Darwin, Marx, Lenin, Franklin Roosevelt, and Hitler is their belief that history is wholly the product of physical conditions in nature, i.e., materialism.

    Darwin's evolutionary hypothesis states that all of life forms resulted from the interaction of changing physical environmental factors, coupled with chance mutations in living plants and animals.

    Marx, Lenin, Roosevelt, and Hitler believed that human nature and human society are the product of political action by the state.


    None of them had any room for the individual human soul.

    Darwin was an agnostic whose beliefs lead to the bleak conclusion that human aspirations and actions are meaningless in the long run, as they will be overwhelmed by the irresistible, evolutionary, materialistic forces of nature.

    Marx, Lenin, Roosevelt, and Hitler believed that individual rights were meaningless, if not dangerous to the political state. Their conception of rights related only to economic or social classes of people, whose "rights" inhered in the chance, materialistic circumstances of class membership. They all believed that human salvation was to be found only in the earthly political state and that individuals had no meaning and no security outside the collectivized political state.

    It was this materialistic philosophy that Marx found so attractive in Darwin's work, that he recognized as "scientific" proof of Marxian evolution of the political state.

    It was this materialistic philosophy of Darwin that facilitated the clinical, abstract nature of 20th century collectivist, socialistic rule.
    It was this materialistic philosophy of Darwin that enabled Stalin purportedly to say that one death is a tragedy, but a million deaths is just a statistic.
    Posted by .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)  on  09/30  at  12:20 AM
  5. I always respond with hope that someone like patrique may want more well researched and documented sources about this. The first time I read it was in Ann Coulter's book "Godless - The Church of Liberalism." Another I saw later was Tom DeRosa and Coral Ridge have some resources about "Darwin's Deadly Legacy." These are lengthy college level well documented resources confirming Thomas E. Brewton's assertions.
    Posted by .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)  on  09/30  at  12:47 AM
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