Murder for Darwin


CyberLizard, someone whom I only know from his infrequent postings over at my usual Scienceblogs/Blogger hangouts and yet still suspect is a /b/tard, apparently reads WorldNetDaily so you don’t have to, and he stumbled across a doozy. The wingnutosphere is apparently all a-flutter over a possible connection between James von Brunn (a holocaust denier and birther, among all the other craziness necessary to become a triple-murderer at 89 years old), and… get this… Darwin.

Where did that report come from?

The Moonbattery blog revealed von Brunn advocated the socialist policies espoused by Adolf Hitler and used Darwinian theory to support his anti-Semitism.

Holy shit. A paranoid, conspiracy theorizing, hate and fear mongering site using another paranoid, conspiracy theorizing, hate and fear mongering site to back up their paranoid conspiracy theories.

Dammit, my irony meter just asploded.

Nested blockquotes FTW!

Protip for creationists: Darwin had nothing to do with “social Darwinism”. And Hitler was a good Christian doing his good Christian duty of killing everyone who didn’t think like them. Conflating Hitler and Darwin is like violating Godwin’s Law by default before even stepping into the arena to debate creationism vs evolution. As in, you’re rolling natural 1’s on every roll of your 20-sided die — just by owning a 20-sided die, you’re already failing.

Comments

  1. says

    Professor Guenter Lewy, author of “The Catholic Church and Nazi Germany” quotes Hitler as saying that he did “… regard Christianity as the foundation of our national morality and the family as the basis of our national life.”Gosh, that sounds an awful lot like something the Christians in the United States have been saying a lot lately.Hitler writes in Mein Kampf:

    “The folkish-minded man, in particular, has the sacred duty, each in his own denomination, of making people stop just talking superficially of God’s will, and actually fulfill God’s will, and not let God’s word be desecrated. For God’s will gave men their form, their essence and their abilities. Anyone who destroys His work is declaring war on the Lord’s creation, the divine will.”Mein Kampf, Vol. 2, Ch. 10

    Gosh, that still sounds an awful lot like Christian fundamentalists.

  2. says

    Kinda sounds roughly to me like a case of “he who smelt it dealt it” — projection of the more repugnant parts of their own ideals onto their enemies in a sick version of mental judo. Thanks for the quotes… I’ll keep them handy the next time someone puts forth the ridiculous “Hitler = atheist” meme.

  3. says

    @Dan J: Are you sure that quote wasn’t from Newt’s speech instead of Mein Kampf? The cognitive dissonance is hurting my poor little logic-loving brain.

  4. says

    It’s possible, but it’s also possible that objectively evil people (who are only evil as in a detrimental force to society, despite thinking themselves good) think similarly evil things. It could be parallel evolution of their thought processes. I mean, there’s only so many philosophies one can hold, and since fundamentalism tends toward the “crazy” side of the spectrum no matter what your underlying beliefs are, you’re bound to have some overlap between a fundamentalist Nazi and a fundamentalist Christian (and a fundamentalist anything, including atheist — though I dare you to find me an example of that, a person that goes around and kills in the name of “probably no god”).

  5. says

    Oh, but all of us godless atheists have no moral foundation, so we’re already out there murdering, and stealing, and coveting, and eating shellfish, and boiling lambs in their mother’s milk, etc., and all of that is being done on the sabbath!

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