A Fox News host went on a QAnon show, and the absurdity just blew up from there. She started talking about Darwin.
What is the only thing on Earth that is actually renewable? It’s life. And they can, you know, go back to the big-bang theory and Darwin. I mean, when I found out, does anyone know when, who employed Darwin? Where Darwinism comes from? Well, I mean, you know, look it up, the Rothschilds. It goes right back to 10 Downing Street and the same people who employed Darwin and that’s when Darwin, you know, wrote his theory of evolution and so on and so on. And I’m not saying that none of that is true. I’m just saying Darwin was hired by someone to come up with the theory. Right? Based on evidence. OK, fine.
Um, no one employed Darwin. He was independently wealthy, getting his money from his inheritance (being related to the Wedgwood industrialists helped), rents and business investments, and book royalties. No one paid him to write The Origin, other than John Murray, that is, who was his publisher, and who also published Sir Walter Scott and Lord Byron. Now there’s a grand group of conspirators.
I know of no connection with the Rothschilds, other than that an anti-Semitic hate group (a term that applies to both Fox News and QAnon) wants desperately to connect the Jews to everything.
I did look it up, and didn’t find any links between Darwin and the Rothschild bankers. Well, except for maybe this weird incoherent rant about Rothschild-Khazarian Mafia.
Irony Alert! Darwin’s famous “scientific” voyage to the Galapagos Islands as the resident naturalist aboard the H.M.S. Beagle in 1831 was ostensibly made to catalogue different species of plants and animals, but in actuality was a prelude to pervert the history and Biblical origins of Mankind with the publication of his scientism (fake science) books, On the Origin of the Species (1859) and The Descent of Man (1871).
Of course Darwin (Marx, Nietzsche, Freud, Weber, and many, many other scientists and academics, philosophers and intellectuals since the last quarter of the 17th century) were virtually all financed with Rothschild (Fake Jewish Khazarian Mafia) money, (including all his books, essays, articles, and lecture tours) proposing his Theory of Evolution Atheism and Eugenics Racism which brought with it instant national and international fame and celebrity. Why were the Rothschilds interested in financing this obscure naturalist with no scientific expertise in either biology or zoology? Following the Kabbalah Law of Opposites and Babylonian Talmudism, the Rothschild Khazarian Mafia funded these anti-intellectual enterprises with the specific intent to deconstruct and ultimately destroy Christianity by pushing the academic atheism Big Lie that mankind is no different than the animals, and in fact descended from them.
If the crazed grammar doesn’t persuade you, they also published this image.
Yeah. Look it up.
What. The. Fuck.
We have found the successor to Alex Jones.
Factcheck:The real reason Darwin went to Galapagos was to locate the Chrystal of Zinthar.
After Darwin’s death it disappeared until it two centuries later turned up in South Park, leading to a confrontation between Robert Smith and Mecha Barbara Streisand.
Reginald Selkirk says
In 2082? Somehow I don’t remember that.
Reginald Selkirk says
IOW, from Capitalism. He lived off his capital, not his labour. Must be some kind of communist plot. (sound of gears stripping, smoke pours from ears)
Reginald Selkirk @ 3
I was outsorcing the calculations to Ted Cruz.
Here! I found an expert on Jewish conspiracies!
Pierce R. Butler says
Last year I did a web search for the world’s major banks.
None of the articles even mentioned the Rothschilds.
They mostly focused on China – which must be a front for the R’s, as revealed by the “chi” in both names…
Jewish spaCe lasers! Benghazi! The airlinEr that Hit the second TOwer was used To spray chEmtrails!
Erlend Meyer says
She isn’t wrong, she is right. Far Right.
Facts has nothing to do with this, it’s all about building a foundation of lies that people can choose to believe in.
birgerjohansson@1 the Darwin stuff may be new, but the Rothschilds and “Jews are actually Khazars!'” bits are old hat. People who believe the Khazar conspiracy theory usually believe the “real” Jews are actually the White Anglo Saxon peoples of Europe. Many Khazars were apparently Jewish at one point, but not all, and the kingdom dissolved around the year 950.
The Pope bankrolled the guy who came up with the big bang theory.
See? The Illuminati is all over the place.
Reginald Selkirk says
And that’s the way they like it.
Pierce R. Butler says
Ann foidermore… Western Khazaria encompassed what is today — eastern Ukraine.
It all!! now fits togetehr!!1!
Akira MacKenzie says
I get the feeling this vile scut is of the “The Catholic Church is the WHORE OF BABYLON!!,!11!!” persuasion.
OK, so I think this answers the question of whether Conservatism is a mental illness, but is it treatable?
Laura Logan is a classic example of a word salad.
It will be in textbooks for decades as a fine specimen of the literary form.
getting his money from his inheritance (being related to the Wedgwood industrialists helped
Aha! I knew it. Darwinism bought and paid for by Big Pottery!
Kinda weird how conservatives are being anti-Hitler while simultaneously being so pro-Nazi.
No mention of the Trilateral Commission? Very suspicious.
As with so many of these things, it was better in the original German.
Darwin was simply one of those 19th-century upper-class/wealthy scientists who could have dabbled, but engaged in science seriously.So you got evolution, and eugenics from very similar sources. :)
@13 And THAT’S… the REST of the story.
When your political currency is insanity, the more insane you can demonstrate yourself to be, the more successful you will be. Republicans are in a race to the bottom of the dung heap and are wallowing in it.
Can’t agree with your headline, PZ.
Pauli’s possibly apocryphal “not even wrong” quote meant that the paper in question hadn’t formulated its argument well enough to be testable or even meaningful. “Not even wrong” is on target for Deepak Chopra, or the creationist “why are there still monkeys?” defence. But in this case, Logan is clearly and egregiously wrong.
For me, the final nail in the Republican coffin was the 2012 nomination campaign, where only one solitary “respectable” conservative ran, Jon Huntsman. (By “respectable” I don’t mean I liked him or his fiscal-conservative politics, but that at least his platform was not founded on science-denial or bigotry-enablement and he openly rejected “negative” campaigning.)
In that 2012 campaign, he was up against Santorum, Gingrich, Ron Paul, Rick Perry, Michelle Bachman, that is, the absolute bottom of the republican scum barrel, as well as eventual winner Romney (awful, but nowhere near as gut-churningly bad as the others). And despite this, Huntsman only got to the third round of primaries before withdrawing, having come seventh on the ballot.
This was when I knew that there was no hope for conservative American politics. The Republican party had decayed to the point of political gangrene. Instead of a much-needed amputation, the American body politic allowed the gangrene to spread — Romney’s failure to win the election was blamed on not being far-right enough, and in 2016 there was not a single Republican nominee who did not represent the nadir of conservatism. The so-called moderate candidate was Jeb Fucking Bush…who, just like Huntsman, dropped out after the third primary because he wasn’t nightmarish enough for the conservative base.
No doubt others had worked this out way earlier than 2012, but that was the moment of awareness for me that the Republican Party was too far gone to move back from the deadlight.
Le Chifforobe says
Don’t drink soap! Dilute! Dilute!
@25 Yes indeed. They have got into the mindset, shared with the Australian conservatives, that if you lose an election the answer is to move further right. Classic recent case in South Australia, where the Liberals were beaten badly, and a candidate for the new leadership announced that the problem had been the lack of right wing policies, and the rejection of some fundamenatlist pentacostals for membership!
Despite all the BS espoused about Darwin by these half-wits, the fact that they couldn’t even get Darwin’s role on the Beagle correct actually annoys me the most (I must be tired..). Darwin was the captain’s companion (independent confidant) not the resident naturalist, the role of official naturalist would belong to the ship’s doctor.
Amusingly, Logan is apparently even wrong here:
Stephen Jay Gould said:
Oops – I see calgor@28 anticipated me!
Incidentally, FitzRoy was a pioneer of weather forecasting and, ironically considering his opposition to Darwin, got into trouble with fundamentalist Christians as a result – they considered it an impious insult to God’s sovereign power over the weather. In 2002, the UK Met Office renamed one of the sea areas (of the northwest coast of Spain) for which it issues forecasts “FitzRoy” after him.
Reginald Selkirk says
Benjamin Bynoe – surgeon on board the Beagle
Is Q even doing drops anymore on the chans? Think about it. Obscurism recycled and spewed out by the bakers. Boomers.
Why are so many ignorant of Darwin? Hayseed education system? Jefferson’s wall made of styrofoam? Why is FFRF so busy?
Has anyone listened to podcasts? QAnon Anonymous? Three funny guys. Chuckling it up. Chuckle. Chuck. Darwin.
Why are dingbats following breadcrumbs to Khazarians, Long Dead Bavarians, and Shape Shifting Interdimensional Lacertilians? Diversion from reality. Dumbasses.
Not Q. H. Lizard.
Reginald Selkirk says
“My friend the Doctor is an Ass”
I mean, anyone with a pen could’ve been hired to write a book of evilutionist pseudoscience but only Darwin’s scientific authority could make it accepted worldwide. Just consider how famous the man is among biologists even today! s/
The mildly deranged penguin claims she — via a multifractal hyperweb of dummy corporations (most registered extrasolar) — hired Captain Fitzroy, and hence Darwin. She says this was part of a still-developing plot plotted with the Glápagos penguins (Spheniscus mendiculus) to, um, well, plot something… at this point she gets very agitated and eats cheese. (Since she always eats cheese, it’s unclear if she’s any more agitated than usual.) It’s very unclear what this ongoing plot is about, but is probably like her other plots, and involves either cheese, MUSHROOMS!, ruling all multiverses, or all four.
This is, of course, a far saner and more believable hypothesis than that burbled by Lara Logan; you caan tel beescuz it’is roton inn’t amercantican jus licke jeezbos speoked ¡
I think that Lara might be someone who we might want to give a break to. Trauma often turns people to the right.
Recall her experience in Tahrir Square, and while it doesn’t excuse the idiocy, it at least explains it.
They like nazis who don’t lose.
Doc Bill says
Lara Logan has been pushing conspiracy fantasy for well over a decade. She was once hired as a journalist and even worked for CBS before her fictitious reporting caught up with her and she was fired. She appears to be mentally unhinged.
Reginald Selkirk @24 quotes someone quoting a letter by Darwin about McCormick’s “great tribulation, whether his cabin shall be painted French Grey or a dead white“—my emphasis is there to highlight this clear evidence that already then, Darwin was pushing Critical Race Theory!
They can’t even get the genealogies right.
No, “Hitler” was not Alois’ “mother-in-law’s maiden name.” It’s connected to his stepfather, Johann Georg Hiedler. Alois didn’t know who his father was and petitioned the Austrian government to have his stepfather be recognized as his biological father. Thus, he took his name. But, the government misspelled the name as “Hitler.”
Now, this was around 1876. Alois didn’t marry Klara until 1885. And indeed, Klara’s mother’s name was Johanna Hiedler. It is because of the unknown parentage of Alois that there is speculation that Klara was actually Alois’ first cousin once removed or possibly his half-niece.
And no, Evelyn de Rothschild is not the “owner of the US Fed.”
Wait, what? Now Hitler has two Jewish, paternal grandfathers?
There is a better known just as antisemitic theory, that Alois Hitler’s father was a Jew called Frankenberger. No records of any real person like that exist.
The real father/grandfather probably was either the man Maria Schicklgruber (not Matild Schueckelgruber) married, named Hiedler, or that man’s married brother.