White Supremacists Adore Darwin
Shocking quotes from white supremacists
reveal genocidal intentions
based on Darwin’s worldview
Lately the world has seen the vitriolic hate of radical Muslims that motivated, on October 7, the worst atrocities against Jews since the Holocaust. Some supporters around the world joined in the hate, some chanting “gas the Jews!” at a public gathering in Australia. It’s hard to believe that less than a century since Hitler systematically murdered 6 million Jews that so many people have not memorized a different chant, “Never again.” What kinds of worldviews motivate this level of hate, to the extent that devotees of the belief system would be willing to murder millions?
Radical Islam is one, but there’s another with a brutal track record: Darwinism. Genocides by social Darwinists and communists who based their politics on his worldview are well known. Some of its most vicious modern disciples might surprise many: the white supremacists and neo-Nazis. These are sometimes viewed as members of the “far right” politically, but their true colors are as bloody as the communists on the left, potentially worse.
White Nationalism Is Anti-Creationist and Anti-Christian
Rather than discuss details of this Darwin-White Supremacist connection, I urge people to read chapter 8 of Richard Weikart’s 2022 book, Darwinian Racism. The author, a history professor at UC Stanislaus fluent in German, is an expert on German political thought in the 19th and 20th centuries. He was shocked when he looked at one of the favorite books of the modern White Nationalists, Might Is Right by Ragnar Redbeard, written in 1896. “Redbeard’s book is the most incendiary piece of social Darwinist literature that I have ever read,” says Weikart, “which is saying a lot, since I am an expert on the history of social Darwinism. Perhaps that is why the author used a pseudonym” (p. 133). Redbeard’s book was long forgotten but was picked up and promoted by Anton Levay, founder of the Church of Satan. In more recent years, leading White Nationalist organizations have promoted this book as essentially their bible. Look at the Darwinian mindset that motivated Redbeard’s thinking. Weikart writes,
In the pages of Might Is Right, Redbeard encouraged readers to grasp for power in order to triumph in the merciless Darwinian struggle for existence among unequal humans. From the very first pages, Redbeard viciously and relentlessly attacked Christianity—calling Jesus “the true prince of Evil”—and spurned Christian morality, such as loving others, showing compassion, and helping the weak. Rather, Redbeard insisted, “In actual operation Nature is cruel and merciless to men, as to all other beings…. We must be, like nature, hard, cruel, relentless.” He dismissed with contempt the US Declaration of Independence’s dictum that “all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with unalienable rights,” because, he claimed, the Creator it referred to is a “mythical airy being.”
Similar descriptions of a Creator are often stated by angry atheist critics of Creation-Evolution Headlines as they proudly boast of the scientific superiority of evolution.
Redbeard’s Darwinist foundation led to the purpose of his incendiary book: “And it is proposed to prove in this book, that strife, competition, rivalry, and the wholesale destruction of feeble types of men is not only natural, but highly necessary.” This was “Darwin’s law,” he said: the struggle for existence is the “only yardstick for morality” in his twisted view. In stark contrast to the Beautitudes of Jesus, which exalted the humble, merciful and poor in spirit, Redbeard preached: “Cursed are the Unfit for they shall be righteously exterminated.”
Such thoughts, similar to those espoused by Hitler, are highly inflammatory for those looking for some kind of “scientific” justification for their hate.
We should not think for a minute that the evil inherent in Darwin’s worldview was exhausted in the 20th century. Though mild-mannered in person, Darwin unleashed a Pandora’s box of evil ideas, and ideas have consequences. We are seeing those ideas fanned into flames again today. A World essay about Andrew Tate indicates that antisemitism is rising today among a few who call themselves conservatives. Antisemitism is certainly visible on the left. Both get their ideas from the same poisonous root. Jesus spoke of evil trees that bear evil fruit. Darwin’s “tree of life” is really the tree of death. Its poisonous fruits are still ripening and tempting the unwary.
Don’t fall for the artificial distinction of “far left” and “far right” that would classify the likes of Redbeard and his modern disciples at one or other end of a political spectrum. The proper distinctions are between Christ or Satan, Creation vs Evolution, humility vs pride, peacemaking vs warmongering, freedom vs totalitarianism.
The Bible that Redbeard and the White Nationalists despise should be accepted with gratitude by thinking people. It contains a loving message from God seeking to reconcile sinners who hate him to peace and adoption as his children through the sacrificial death of his Son, Jesus, for human sin and lostness. The Bible teaches the opposite of “strife, competition, rivalry, and the wholesale destruction of feeble types of men.” From the Psalms through the New Testament, strife is deplored and peacemaking is exalted. Paul told the Galatians that human selfish nature is completely at odds with the Spirit of God:
Now the works of the flesh are evident: sexual immorality, impurity, sensuality, idolatry, sorcery, enmity, strife, jealousy, fits of anger, rivalries, dissensions, divisions, envy, drunkenness, orgies, and things like these. I warn you, as I warned you before, that those who do such things will not inherit the kingdom of God. But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, self-control; against such things there is no law. And those who belong to Christ Jesus have crucified the flesh with its passions and desires. If we live by the Spirit, let us also keep in step with the Spirit. Let us not become conceited, provoking one another, envying one another. (Galatians 5:19-25).
The contrast could not be more stark. If those who ate of Darwin’s fruit in the 20th century committed unspeakable atrocities and genocides, justified by “natural selection” and “the struggle for existence” and “survival of the fittest” who would be so foolish to accept it again? What will you say when a Darwinist with a devilish grin hands you a tempting fruit with a promise, “Try this. You’ll like it. It’s scientifically proven to make you wise. You will be like gods, knowing good and evil… heh heh heh.”