Thursday, January 07, 2010

Not all Darwinists were Nazis, but all Nazis were Darwinists



Some food for thought, no? It is true; Hitler hearts Darwin!

The "scholarly" side of me is interested to know where the video came from and how well it was translated, though....

Spencer

6 comments:

sherlock said...

Wow. Thats....
I'm at a loss for words.

Thanks for posting!

duva said...

I've never studied German but understand it well enough to say the translation seems accurate. Can't say where it came from though but it fits well in with what we learnt of Nazi Germany in school (which makes me curious when reading the description of this video - does this kind of stuff really come as a surprise to you Americans?)

Kosta said...

If Hitler was a fan of Socrates, would that make Socrates bad as well?
Your post is meaningless.
How about if he liked cream cheese?
What about if he were a christian?
Which most Nazis probably were.

There are many christians who have committed heinous acts and crimes, does that mean christianity is evil?
Many mobsters claim to be christians.

The Warrior said...

Sherlock: You're welcome!

Duva: Ah, thanks! Now, I didn't actually read the description until just now--what exactly do you mean, about what's a surprise to Americans? If what you meant was the Nazi-Darwin link, then yes, it is quite the "in" thing to pretend that all that's not true.

Kosta: Perhaps you did not read my comment rules. I suggest you read them again.

I will let this one comment pass, but again you need to read and abide by my comment rules. Also, profiles must be public; no anonymous users are allowed, so if you choose to comment again, it must be with a public profile.

That said, I will ignore the comments about Christianity as they discount themselves.

As to cream cheese, did Hitler use cream cheese to slaughter millions of human beings?

...I didn't think so.

Spencer

duva said...

Well, I was just surprised since in Sweden we got holocaust, nazi propaganda (their school books were unsettling!) and fascism in general stuffed down our throats in our history lessons all throughout school. It was this "don't you forget this!!!". Then again I guess it always was (and is) more real to us here in Europe (even though Sweden was one of the three European countries not involved in the war) than to you on the other side of the Atlantic, so that's probably why we have heard this kind of stuff to the death.

Denying the link between darwinism and nazism is kind of stupid, then again Kosta has a point in questioning whether darwinism or atheism need be bad per se because of that; then again (again!) you made that point quite clear yourself in giving this the title "not all Darwinists were Nazis, but all Nazis were Darwinists" so I don't see much to complain about.

Then again (for a third time..) putting this up as a battle between Atheism and Christianity is also quite strange (as the one who uploaded the video does). He's right of course in saying that not all victims of Nazi Germany were Jews, actually around half of the victims were (approx. 5 million) while the rest were primarily Slavic people (from Poland, Belarus, Russia and Ukraine mostly) who in a lot of cases probably were Christians; however as he does, claiming that they were murdered as Christians is merely showing an extremely shallow understanding of the war and ideologies behind. There were Christians and Atheists on all sides, there were monsters among all of them. That war wasn't a fight between those.

The Warrior said...

Denying the link between darwinism and nazism is kind of stupid, then again Kosta has a point in questioning whether darwinism or atheism need be bad per se because of that; then again (again!) you made that point quite clear yourself in giving this the title "not all Darwinists were Nazis, but all Nazis were Darwinists" so I don't see much to complain about.

Ha, thank you. :-) It's rather "hidden" in America. Not popular to talk about...or should I say, not "politically correct" as it is called over here.

But I guess you could have worse things pounded into your head in school, no?

Spencer