By A.M. Kisly
As a continuation of the previous article, Brannon Howse explores four more individuals whose lives, and teachings have proved to be a very destructive force to the world. In an age when those in power threaten to destroy the very the foundation of our faith and freedoms, it is imperative that we take a look at who and what these influences are in our society and determine if in fact there is yet hope for the future of our country.
In the last article we discussed that there are six main worldviews: Biblical Christianity, Secular humanism, Cosmic Humanism (New Age), Islam, Postmodernism, and Communism/ Marxism. Only one of these is built on truth. The other five have brought destruction, despair, mass murder, and chaos.
We also discussed that among the many proponents of these views, a small group of seminal thinkers have done more than any others to assure that these aberrant philosophies still influence and undermine America long after the philosophers have exited this life.
We have taken a quick look at Karl Marx, John Dewey and John Maynard Keynes, we now conclude this message by Brannon Howse.
7 Dangerous Thinkers and Their Legacies that Just Won’t Die - Brannon Howse
CHARLES DARWIN (1809-1882)
Darwin is the author of “Origin of species” and “The Descent of Man.” The Descent of Man is really a call to embrace eugenics which Darwin euphemistically called “survival of the fittest.” While Darwin initially talked in terms of a farm animal breeding program, he eventually made it clear he was talking about humans as well.
Adolph Hitler and Margaret Sanger embraced Darwin’s worldview, and it has led to the deaths of millions. Eugenicists, as defined by Dr. George Grant, are “the practitioners of an odd pseudo-science who sincerely believe that if human civilization were to survive, the physically unfit, the materially poor, the spiritually diseased, the racially inferior and the mentally incompetent had to be eliminated.” Here is how Darwin put it in his book, “The Descent of Man.”
“With savages, the weak in body of mind are soon eliminated; and those that survive exhibit a vigorous state of health…We civilized men, on the other hand, do our utmost to check the process of elimination; we build asylums for the imbecile, the maimed, and the sick; we institute poor-laws; and our medical men exert their utmost skill to save the life of every one to the last moment. There is reason to believe that vaccination has preserved thousands, who from a weak constitution would formerly have succumbed to small-pox. Thus the weak members of civilized societies propagate their kind. One who has attended to the breeding of domestic animals will not doubt that this must be highly injurious to the race of man. It is surprising how soon a want of care, or care wrongly directed, leads to the degeneration of a domestic race; but excepting in the case of man himself; hardly anyone is so ignorant as to allow his worst animals to breed.”
In case you think I need to provide more proof that Darwin was promoting eugenics, then consider another quotation from his book, “The Descent of Man.”
“If…various checks…do not prevent the reckless, the vicious and otherwise inferior members of society from increasing at a quicker rate than the better class of man, the nation will retrograde, as has occurred too often in the history of the world. We must remember that progress is no invariable rule.”
Now listen to Hitler writing in “Mein Kampf.”
“Every crossing between two breeds which are not quite equal results I a product which holds an intermediate place between the levels of the two parents. This means that the offspring will indeed be superior to the parent which stands in the biologically lower order of being, but not so high as the high parent. For this reason it must eventually succumb in any struggle against the higher species. Such mating contradicts the will of Nature towards the selective improvements of life in general. The favorable preliminary to this improvement is not to mate individuals of higher and lower orders of being but rather to allow the complete triumph of the high order. The stronger must dominate and not mate with the weaker, which would signify the sacrifice of its own higher nature. Only the born weakling can look upon this principle as cruel, and if he does so it is merely because he is of a feebler nature and narrower mind; for if such a law did not direct the process of evolution then the high development of organic life would not be conceivable at all.”
Dr. Erwin Lutzer in his book, Hitler’s Cross, explains the Darwin/Hitler connection when he writes:
“Hitler also accepted Charles Darwin’s theory of “the survival of the fittest” and asserted that man had every right to be “as cruel as nature.” Detailed lectures were given in schools and to SS troops to prove the inferiority of the Jews. Aryan skulls were compared with those of Jewish ancestry to prove on a scientific basis that the latter were hopelessly inferior. Only the “fittest” had the right to survive.”
Doctor-assisted suicide and “mercy killings” were precursors to the murder of 11 million people under Hitler’s Darwinian/Nietzsche worldview. It all began with the murder of 275,000 handicapped and mentally disabled adults and children through active euthanasia. Some experts put the number as high as 400,000, and much of this began with parents asking Hitler to grant them permission to kill their disabled children.
Americans should consider this before continuing down the path of legalizing “doctor assisted suicide” and the “right to die.” There is much documentation that the gas chambers of the death camps had been established as a direct by-product of Hitler’s active euthanasia programs in these “hospitals” or death centers. Murder of innocent citizens in an up-close and face-to-face manner by such methods as a firing squad was creating severe psychological problems for many of the Nazi soldiers, some of whom resorted to committing suicide to deal with the guilt of their actions. Thus, the killing equipment of the euthanasia centers was dismantled, transported, and reassembled at such death camps as Auschwitz, Treblinka, and Sobibor.
America’s first holocaust has been the murder of nearly 50 million unborn children. I predict our second holocaust will be active euthanasia. With the bankruptcy of Social Security and Medicare, and the imminent national health-care program, the right to die will become the duty to die. Will Christians speak up or be silent? Abraham Lincoln said, “Silence makes cowards out of the best of men.”
FRIEDRICH NIETZSCHE – (1844-1900)
Friedrich Nietzsche, along with Michale Foucault, is one of the founders of postmodern though. Postmodernism says that truth and reality are created by man and not by God- something is true if it works for you. Post modernism declares that truth is not absolute and binding over the entire globe, but situational and subjective. Postmodernism is a dominant worldview in America today, and Friedrich Nietzsche is one of the most widely read authors on college campuses. So, just who is Nietzsche, what is his connection to Hitler, and why should Americans be concerned that his worldview is so popular in America?
Nietzsche is best known for declaring “God is dead,” but few know that he went on to say that not only is God dead but that “we have killed him.” Nietzsche hated Christians, which may be one reason Hitler loved Nietzsche. Nietzsche declared, “Christianity has been the most calamitous kind of arrogance yet.” He also wrote, “I call Christianity the one great curse, the one enormous and innermost pervasion, the one moral blemish of mankind…I regard Christianity as the most seductive lie that has yet existed.” Nietzsche believed that Christianity made Germans weak. He described himself as “The Anti-Christian Friedrich Nietzsche” and sometimes just as “the Antichrist.” He also wrote a book titled, Antichrist.
Hitler was so impressed with Nietzsche that he would visit Nietzsche’s museum and have his picture taken while staring at a bust of Nietzsche. Hitler declared, “Creation is not yet at an end. Man is becoming God…Man is God in the making.” Hitler also declared, “Do you really believe the masses will be Christian again? Nonsense! Never again! That tale is finished. No one will listen to it again.” So impressed was Hitler with Nietzsche that he passed the writings of Nietzsche on to Benito Mussolini, the dictator of Italy.
Hitler combined the worldview of Darwinian evolution with the “superman” of Frederick Nietzsche and developed eugenics, or the systematic elimination of individuals the State deemed to be the weakest link, the racially defective, and subhuman. Both Hitler and Nietzsche proclaimed the need to end the guilt of the human conscience. Nietzsche took Darwin’s survival of the fittest or the will to survive to the next level and proclaimed that “life simply is will to power.” Whatever it takes, one should purpose to be a ruler, a master over the less desirable. Thus, in promoting his master-and slave morality, Nietzsche, in his book “Beyond Good and Evil”, proclaimed the need to look beyond Christian definitions of good and evil to whatever it took to gain power, including the need for cruelty. Nietzsche wrote, “We should reconsider cruelty and open our eyes…Almost everything we call ‘higher culture’ is based on the spiritualization of cruelty, on its becoming more profound: this is my proposition.”
“Master morality” meant the strong rule over the weak. And by weak he would also mean Christians with their compassion for the sick, aged and vulnerable. Anyone who held to fixed morality would make themselves slaves, and deservedly so. Nietzsche had no need for the Christian worldview and its absolute truth and standards of justice and injustice, righteous and unrighteous. For Nietzsche the standard was only what put and kept one in power. Nietzsche wrote, “…that the demand of one morality for all is detrimental for the higher man…” Note that this is exactly why today’s cultural elite have one standard for the masses and a completely different standard for themselves.
Why do Christians have such a strong commitment to the life of the unborn, the sick, the disabled, and the elderly? Because we understand, as did America’s Founding Fathers, that man is created in the image of god, and thus every person has a right to life, liberty, and property. With the loss of the Christian worldview and the ever-increasing acceptance of Nietzsche’s postmodernism by American society, Christians and conservatives are at risk at being portrayed as the enemies of the State, intolerant, out of touch, bigoted, extremist, or even domestic terrorists-all because their Biblical worldview is in direct contrast to that of “the higher man,” the cultural elite, or the master morality.
America’s sick, handicapped, and elderly will also be a risk as man’s intrinsic, God-given value is replaced by a value that is measured only by what a person can do for the State. Are they productive human resources? Once national health care is a reality and Americans see it as a risk, only the threat of its removal will be needed to convince the younger, postmodern generations that the lifeboat is too full, and it is time to toss the weak overboard.
In a sad irony, many teachers who have long since retired will experience first-hand the brutal, inhumane consequences of the worldview they inculcated into their pupils through situational ethics courses. America’s citizens will not likely escape the consequences of their duplicity or apathy. Whether parents, grandparents, uncles, aunts, elected officials, pastors, Sunday school teachers, journalists, butchers, bakers, or candlestick makers, they will find that Aristotle was correct when he said, “All who have meditated on the art of governing mankind have been convinced that the fate of empires depends on the education of youth.”
Just a few months after writing his book “the Antichrist,” Nietzsche went insane and spent the next ten years out of his mind. It cannot be stated too emphatically that the godless worldview of Nietzsche will lead individuals into self-inflicted insanity and despair and will cause a nation to be ruled by madmen. Ideas do have consequences.
ALDOUS HUXLEY – (1894-1963)
Aldous Huxley is best known as the author of “Brave New World,” in which he outlines the steps toward total social transformation. Huxley’s list of stated goals confirms that he is still impacting America’s educational system:
1. Rewrite history to discredit nationalism and promote Globalism.
2. Teach thinking skills based on feelings and experience, not facts and reason.
3. Encourage loyalty to peers and teachers, not family and churches.
4. Immerse students in global beliefs and values
5. Block opposition to the new global paradigm.
6. Condition students to serve a “greater whole.”
Aldous Huxley supported the idea of a planned economy where the government merges education with industrial production, just as was called for by Karl Marx in the tenth Plank of the “Communist Manifest.” Huxley wrote:
“A really efficient totalitarian state would be one in which the all-powerful executive political bosses and their army of managers control a population of slaves who do not have to be coerced because they love their servitude…To bring about the revolution we require…enabling government managers to assign any given individual to his or her proper place in the social and economic hierarchy. Round pegs in square holes tend to have dangerous thoughts about the social system and to infect others with their discontents.”
This philosophy has been in the process of being implemented both at the state and federal level for many years, despite that fact that individuals such as myself, Lynn Cheney, and others have been warning about the danger it poses to individual liberty and the free markets. Many Americans believe the government education system is a planned failure and intellectual slavery. Why? Because if children are not educated, they are easily controlled.
Huxley spent the last years of his life experimenting with mind-altering drugs in an attempt to find some kind of esoteric or hidden truth. Harvard professor, psychologist, and promoter of psychedelic drugs, Dr. Timothy Leary, recalled, in a piece titled “Flashback,” a conversation he had with Huxley. Huxley said, “These brain drugs, mass produced in the laboratories, will bring about vast changes in society. This will happen with or without you or me. All we can do is spread the word. The obstacle to this evolution, timothy, is the Bible.”
Leary responded, “We had run up against the Judeo-Christian commitment to one god, one religion, one reality, that has cursed Europe for centuries and America since our founding days. Drugs that open the mind to multiple realities inevitably lead to a polytheistic view of the universe. We sensed that the time for a new humanist religion based on intelligence, good-natured pluralism and scientific paganism has arrived.”
ALFRED KINSEY – (1894-1956)
I’m going to be very brief in writing about Kinsey because he was so perverted I cannot bear to put into words more than I have done here. Kinsey, who was very much committed to Darwinian evolution, released his book, “Sexual Behavior in the Human Male,” in 1948. Far from being a scientific study, Kinsey’s book was sexual propaganda that sought to convince Americans that all sex was equal regardless of whether it was between people of the same sex, the opposite sex, or adults with children. In fact, the extensive research of people such as Dr. Judith Reisman reveals that Kinsey, though married, was a homosexual.
Kinsey’s “research” included collecting data from adult men who had sexual relations with children. Kinsey documented the molestation of children ranging in age from four months to teenagers. Kinsey’s goal was the normalization of homosexuality, bisexuality and pedophilia.
Kinsey kicked off the sexual revolution, and the war on biblical sexuality continues to this day through sex education curricula. In my first book , written in 1993, I quoted from an eighth-grade curriculum that a parent in South Dakota personally placed in my hands. This curriculum told these young, impressionable students that “Children are not necessarily harmed or disturbed by child molesters.” Numerous attempts have been made by parents, educators, and a member of the U.S. Congress to eliminate federal funding of any sex education curriculum based on the perversion of Kinsey. However, the pro-Kinsey lobby, Hollywood, and the liberal media have characterized and marginalized anyone who sought to expose Kinsey’s demented worldview and how taxpayers pay for its wide distribution.
WISE FOOLS? NO, JUST FOOLS
Romans 1:22 says, “Professing to be wise, they became fools,” which is to say they became vain, useless, and futile in their thinking. This clearly describes Karl Marx, John Dewey, John Maynard Keynes, Aldous Huxley, Charles Darwin, Friedrich Nietzsche, and Alfred Kinsey. Among these “Leading intellectuals” are child molesters, drug users, family deserters, and at least one who went insane.
I hope this look at these “professional” lives brings insight and some clarity to the question, “How did this happen to our nation?”
Those who share the worldviews of these enemies of our constitutional republic and Biblical worldview do not want their agenda and its consequences to be revealed to the American people. Above all, they do not want us to equip and train our children and grandchildren with a Biblical worldview by which to recognize, reject, and fight against their seductive and destructive lies.
THE TRUTH IS…enough courageous Christians CAN STILL make a difference!
These are just 7 of the many people whose worldview and influence are in fact destroying America.
In upcoming articles, we will continue to look at these influences and discuss how every Christian must respond.