Monthly Archives: September 2019

Darwin and Racism

“Darwin was not the world’s first racist, but you’re avoiding history if you don’t understand the role Darwin played in virulent scientific racism.” John West

“In physics and cosmology, lots more people are talking about the exquisite fine-tuning that leads to life.  And in biology, they’re talking about the exquisite molecular machines.” Ibid

Dangerous descent

How Darwinian thought seeped into every cultural crevice, and what we can do to counter it today

Dangerous descentJohn West (Discovery Institute)

John West is vice president of Discovery Institute, a Seattle-based think tank best known for its research and advocacy for intelligent design. West is also the author of several books, including Darwin Day in America, which examines how Charles Darwin’s idea influences culture today. Here are edited excerpts of our conversation in Seattle.

Where has Darwinian thought had the most influence on society today?The area of faith. Darwin’s theory wasn’t just about change over time—it was that we’re part of an accidental process. So Darwin has been the greatest gift to people who would like to deny that God exists. But it’s gone way beyond that: We’ve seen Darwinism used to devalue human life, because Darwin thought humans are basically animals. At the end of On the Origin of Specieshe says it’s through death, disease, and starvation that the best things have come about in nature. Continue reading

Democracy vs. Republic

1920“Democracy never lasts long…It soon wastes, exhausts and murders itself.” John Adams

“Maintaining our republic form of government has created economic, political, and military security within the U.S. that has made it the most prosperous nation in the history of the world.” R. Quinn Kennedy

Reminder to Liberals: The USA Is Not a Democracy

By R. Quinn Kennedy, American Thinker, September 7, 2019

Semantic infiltration within the political realm is typically defined, in its various forms, as unknowingly adopting the terms used by an opponent in such a way as to undermines one’s own argument.

With the help of their cronies in the mainstream media, leftists are exceptionally good at semantic infiltration.  Take, for example, the words “illegal alien.”  The term is simple enough.  When a citizen from a foreign country enters a country not of his origin, he is alien to that newly entered country because, by birth, he is not a citizen of it.  When the individual has entered the new country in violation of that country’s immigration laws, he can be properly termed an “illegal alien.”

Throughout the late 1990s, in order to shift the emphasis away from the very real fact that Mexican nationals crossing the border into the United States were doing so illegally, the Left coined the disingenuous term “undocumented immigrants.”  The mainstream media, clearly understanding Nazi Germany’s propaganda techniques used to influence public perception, began repeating the term “undocumented immigrant” relentlessly.

“Undocumented,” in this case, infers that illegal aliens simply lack the correct documentation that affords them the same basic rights as a legal citizen of the United States.  Since Americans take pride in our country having risen to greatness in large part through mass legal immigration, the term “immigrant” seemingly provides a level of equal status. Continue reading

Chick-fil-A

“I pray God’s mercy on our generation that has such a prideful, arrogant attitude to think that we have the audacity to define what marriage is about.”  Dan Cathy

(Image: CC/Flickr/Mike Mozart)

On Thursday, five Texans who frequent the San Antonio airport and wish to eat Chick-fil-A there filed a lawsuit against the City of San Antonio under S.B. 1978, a new Texas law dubbed the “Save Chick-fil-A Bill.” The new law forbids government actors from discriminating against religious groups or those associated with them, and removes government legal immunity from agencies that do so. The law’s passage followed the San Antonio airport’s ban on Chick-fil-A, citing “a legacy of anti-LGBTQ behavior” and calling the fast-food chain “a symbol of hate.”

“The city’s continued exclusion of Chick-fil-A is based ‘wholly or partly’ on Chick-fil-A’s past and present contributions, donations, and support for certain religious organizations, including the Salvation Army and the Fellowship of Christian Athletes, which it provides through WinShape, its charitable foundation,” the lawsuit explains, citing the new law directly. Continue reading