Wednesday, 7 July 2010
Darwin, Racism and Fascistic Humanism
Much is made about the evils of religion and the purity of thought and purpose inherent in humanism and atheism, springing of course from the glories of the 'Enlightenment,' and there is no greater revered priest to this New Theology than good old Darwin.
As with all extremist belief's, this is intellectually ill-founded and theorists like Darwin are not only misunderstood, but selectively represented, in exactly the same tried and tested ways of the religious fundamentalists they purport to abhor.
It is a rarely reported fact that the sub-title Darwin chose for Origin of the Species was 'the Preservation of Favoured Races in the Struggle for Life' [it was removed from later editions of the book]. Darwin was a racist, and by association, all of his current day advocates are also. Darwinism [and the humanist movement in general] has a lot to answer for when you look at the turmoil of the 20th century. Hitler [a militant atheist that Dawkins no doubt secretly reveres] was a huge fan of Darwin; he wrote the fundamentals of eugenics into the heart of the Nazi charter. In fact the 'Age of Reason' [if ever there was such a laughable misnomer] has been responsible for tens of millions of deaths from the Napoleonic Wars through Nazi/Stalinism to the Khmer Rouge and 21st century Iraq.
Evolutionist theory led directly to the holocaust. 'Survival of the fittest' as an ethos has led to a free market fundamentalist capitalist system [where all metaphysical considerations are at best blanked at worst ridiculed], in which the accumulation of money and the perpetuation of a small, global, economic elite is promoted as the only valid purpose of human life.
This system is not only destroying our humanity, but our planet.