Neoconservative David Klinghoffer, senior fellow at the Discovery Institute and former literary editor of National Review, crassly informs us that evolution is racist. Apparently Darwin might not have thought Africans to be his equals and – heaven forbid! – he read Malthus. The truth value of evolution is irrelevant, because “classical Darwinism, along with the wicked uses it’s been put to historically, together form a good reason to take a second, fresh, and objective look at the science.”
Trudging through the muck at the Discovery Institute is like taking a crash course in what I call “Cultural Marxist Christianity.” Heaven forbid that natural inequality might exist in the world. Heaven forbid that there might be human biological diversity. Heaven forbid that ethnic nepotism is real. Truth must be sacrificed for egalitarianism, leveling and the universal brotherhood of man. These people are Cultural Marxists par excellence, but today they call themselves “conservatives.”
Update: In one of his books, Paul Gottfried notes that the neocons detested modern evolution theory even back when they were Trotskyites because of its anti-egalitarian implications. Once becoming “conservatives,” the former Trotskyites quickly were able to dupe social conservatives to carry the torch denouncing evolution as racist.
Update #2: I happen to believe the current theory of evolution to be generally true (and complimentary to traditional morality and religion), but if someone actually thinks the theory evolution is false, then by all means he should present a scientific argument and attempt to refute it. That is science and it is healthy. But denouncing Darwinian thought because it’s “racist” is pure left-wing nonsense.