In the mind of the anti-free-marketeer

Lance's picture
Submitted by Lance on Tue, 2009-01-20 01:34

Just brilliant, from Brian Micklethwait at Samizdata

In the mind of the anti-free-marketeer, the government occupies the same kind of intellectual territory as the divine designer in the mind of an anti-Darwinian.

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Leonid's picture

I wonder, are you so desperate that you cite Trotsky? Social Darwinism has nothing to do with Darwin. It is greatest perversion of science performed by "liberals" who were eager to conduct experiments in social engineering and needed "scientific" basis for it. They used Darwin as Marx used Hegel-as stolen concept. They ignored the fact that Darwin theory pertains to animals and plants, that man as rational being is not part of evolutionary process; he became a source and initiator of this process. Trotsky, Lenin, Hitler treated man as animal. The results are known too well. Now you are trying to blame Darwin for it by citing Trotsky? You also imply that the only alternative we have is the faith in Jesus Christ. I have news for you. The alternative to social perverts and religionists is Objectivism.

Ha, From the same page:

gregster's picture

"We are of the opinion that atheism, as an inseparable element of the materialist view of life, is a necessary condition for the theoretical education of the revolutionist. He who believes in another world is not capable of concentrating all his passion on the transformation of this one."

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reed's picture

... Darwinism is a forerunner, a preparation for Marxism. Taken in a broadly materialist and dialectic sense, Marxism is the application of Darwinism to human society. - The Tasks of Communist Education, Leon Trotsky

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One for you Reed:

gregster's picture

(Your having read the book) "Life is always better when I have a book on the go which I can hardly wait to get back to. The Blind Watchmaker by Richard Dawkins is not quite going to be that for me."

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