American Minute with Bill Federer
Darwin’s theory influenced Margaret Sanger, who promoted “eugenics” and “forced sterilization” to eliminate inferior races. Sanger founded a 501(c)3 called Planned Parenthood.
Margaret Sanger wrote in her autobiography of addressing a Klu Klux Klan rally in Silver Lake, New Jersey in 1938. She wrote in her book Pivot of Civilization, 1922, calling for the:
“Elimination of ‘human weeds’ … overrunning the human garden; for the cessation of ‘charity’ because it prolonged the lives of the unfit; for the segregation of ‘morons, misfits, and the maladjusted’; and for the sterilization of genetically inferior races.”
Margaret Sangers’ magazine The Birth Control Review published in April 1933. an article by Nazi Party member Ernst Rüdin, one of the “fathers of racial hygiene.”
Ernst Rüdin, advocated eliminating those with hereditary defects — “untermensch” — from the human gene pool, which led to millions dying in the holocaust.
Darwin influenced Joseph Stalin, as recounted in the book Landmarks in the Life of Stalin:
“At a very early age, while still a pupil in the ecclesiastical school, Comrade Stalin developed a critical mind and revolutionary sentiments. He began to read Darwin and became an atheist.”
Joseph Stalin stated of the Soviet state-controlled “common core” type indoctrination:
“There are three things that we do to disabuse the minds of our seminary students. We had to teach them the age of the earth, the geologic origin, and Darwin’s teachings.”
Stalin used intentional famines, forced labor and executions to eliminate over 7 million Ukrainians.
Stalin’s notorious 1937 order No. 00447 called for the mass execution and exile of “socially harmful elements” as “enemies of the people.”
Estimates of deaths during the Stalinist period range from 8 to 61 million.
Darwin influenced Mao Zedong who stated:
“Chinese socialism is founded upon Darwin and the theory of evolution.”
Mao Zedong’s atheistic Communist Party policies resulted in an estimated 80 million deaths.
Pol Pot’s communist Khmer Rouge killed 2 million Cambodians in his “killing fields” between 1975 and 1979.
With Darwinist-utilitarian logic, Pol Pot stated:
“Keeping you is no gain. Losing you is no loss.”
In the article “Nationalism in the Slave States of Soviet Russia, Nazi Germany and now, China” (Dec. 23, 2010), Lev Navrozov, an immigrant from the U.S.S.R. who worked with the Center for the Survival of Western Democracies, stated:
“Once upon a time it was assumed that a slave should fulfill the slave-owners’ order as efficiently as a machine. But after Stalin, Hitler, and Mao … slaves must relive the order, and hence scream in their delight to kill and be killed.”
These genocides resulted from ascribing an unequal value to human life.
The statement in Lincoln’s Gettysburg Address, “a new nation … dedicated to the proposition that all men are created equal,” was echoed by other Presidents.
Franklin D. Roosevelt stated in his United Flag Day broadcast, June 14, 1942:
“The belief in man, created free, in the image of God — is the crucial difference between ourselves and the enemies we face.”
Harry S Truman stated in his Inaugural Address, January 20, 1949:
“We believe that all men are created equal because they are created in the image of God. From this faith we will not be moved.”
Ronald Reagan stated to the citizens of Hambach, Germany, May 6, 1985:
“Each of us … is made … in the image of God, the image of God the Creator.”
Woodrow Wilson stated in Denver, Colorado, on the 300th anniversary of King James Bible, May 7, 1911:
“The finger of God that moves upon the face of the nations is against every man that plots the nation’s downfall or the people’s deceit …
These men are … groping and staggering in their ignorance to a fearful day of judgment; and … the glad day … will come in which men will sing by the host of the coming of the Lord in His glory,
and all of those will be forgotten — those little, scheming, contemptible creatures that forgot the image of God and tried to frame men according to the image of the evil one.”
Self-Educated American Contributing Editor, William J. Federer, is the bestselling author of “Backfired: A Nation Born for Religious Tolerance no Longer Tolerates Religion,” and numerous other books. A frequent radio and television guest, his daily American Minute is broadcast nationally via radio, television, and Internet. Check out all of Bill’s books here.