The View From 1776
Wednesday, May 21, 2008
Darwinian evolutionary doctrine and its concomitant faith in the godless political state as the savior of mankind ironically, in practice, reduce human existence to the law of the jungle: survival of the fittest.
Darwinian natural selection has been used repeatedly since 1859 to justify strong-arm political tactics leading to dictatorial tyranny. In National Socialist Germany, for example, Jews were declared unfit to survive, and that declaration was rationalized on the basis of Darwinian “science” and its offshoot, eugenics.
As G. K. Chesterton noted: when men cease to believe in God, they don’t believe in nothing; they believe in anything. In that regard, read Lawrence Auster’s HOW DARWIN’S BELIEF IN NATURAL SELECTION CHANGED HIS EXPERIENCE OF LIFE.
In the Western world since 1789, Chesterton’s anything has meant perfection of humanity through the agency of socialist economic planning. Such perfection, however, is attained at a cost.
Anarchist Mikhail Bakunin, opposing Marxian collectivism in 1872, described what life was to be under socialism: