American Minute with Bill Federer FEB. 12-Born SAME day-But OPPOSITE legacies - Lincoln v Darwin
American Minute with Bill Federer
FEB. 12-Born SAME day-But OPPOSITE legacies - Lincoln v Darwin
Abraham Lincoln and Charles Darwin were born on the exact same day, FEBRUARY 12, 1809, but their lives had opposite effects.
is best known for issuing the Emancipation Proclamation and freeing
millions of slaves, claiming all men are created equal, as he stated in
his Gettysburg Address, November 19, 1863:
and seven years ago our fathers brought forth on this continent, a new
nation, conceived in Liberty, and dedicated to the proposition that all men are created equal."
theory of evolution claims men were not created, instead they evolved,
and men are not equal, as some are more evolved than others.
Darwin's Origin of Species
was read and reread by Karl Marx, who used 'survival of the fittest' to
formulate the 'dialectical conflict', where labor and community
organizers would create social chaos out of which a communist
dictatorship could arise.
Karl Marx wrote to Lassalle, January 16, 1861:
"Darwin's book is very important and serves me as a basis in natural selection for the class struggle in history."
Karl Marx dedicated his book, Das Kapital, to Darwin, inscribing he that he was a "sincere admirer" in Darwin's personal copy.
Darwin also influenced Engels, Lenin, Hitler, Stalin, Mao Zedong and Pol Pot, whose totalitarian regimes killed and enslaved millions.
Lincoln's last act in office was to put on all National Coin the motto, "In God We Trust."
Darwin's theory has been used to deny a Creator God.
Lincoln told his Cabinet, September 22, 1862, as reported Treasury Secretary Salmon Portland Chase:
time for the annunciation of the emancipation policy can no longer be
delayed. Public sentiment will sustain it, many of my warmest friends
and supporters demand it, and I have promised God that I will do it."
When asked by Secretary Chase to explain, Lincoln replied:
made a solemn vow before God, that if General Lee were driven back from
Pennsylvania, I would crown the result by the declaration of freedom to
Lincoln, the first Republican President, addressed the Indiana Regiment, March 17, 1865:
"Whenever I hear anyone arguing for slavery, I feel a strong impulse to see it tried on him personally."
Lincoln wrote to H.L. Pierce, April 6, 1859:
is a world of compensation; and he who would be no slave must consent
to have no slave. Those who deny freedom to others deserve it not for
themselves, and under a just God, cannot long retain it."
Lincoln stated in his Second Inaugural, March 4, 1865, just 41 days before his assassination:
we shall suppose that American slavery is one of those offenses which,
in the providence of God...He now wills to remove, and that He
gives...this terrible war as the woe due to those by whom the offense
shall we discern therein any departure from those divine
attributes which the believers in a living God always ascribe to
Him?...'the judgments of the Lord are true and righteous altogether.'"
Lincoln stated in his Second Annual Message, December 1, 1862:
giving freedom to the slave, we assure freedom to the free...We shall
nobly save - or meanly lose - the last, best hope of earth...The way is
plain...which if followed the world will forever applaud and God must
In contrast, Darwin published his Origin of Species, 1859, and Descent of Man, 1871, in which he wrote:
"With savages, the weak in body or mind are soon eliminated...
We civilized men, on the other hand...build asylums for the imbecile, the maimed and the sick...
the weak members propagate their kind. No one who had attended to the
breeding of domestic animals will doubt that this must be highly
injurious to the race of man...
Hardly anyone is so ignorant as to allow his worst animals to breed...
Civilized races of man will almost certainly exterminate and replace the savage races throughout the world...
break between man and his nearest allies will then be wider, for it
will intervene between man in a more civilized state, as we may hope,
even than the Caucasian, and some ape as low as a baboon, instead of as
now between the negro or Australian and the gorilla."
Social Darwinism served to justify the racism of the Dred Scott v Sanford Decision, 1856, written by Chief Justice Roger B. Taney, who was appointed by Democrat President Jackson:
had...been regarded as beings of an inferior order...so far inferior,
that they had no rights which the white man was bound to respect; and
that the Negro might justly and lawfully be reduced to slavery for his
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, in her book Pivot of Civilization, 1922, called for the:
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."
influenced Nazi Party member Ernst Rüdin, the 'father of racial
hygiene,' who advocated eliminating those with hereditary defects
-'untermensch'- from the human gene pool, which led to millions dying in
Darwin influenced Joseph Stalin, as recounted in the book Landmarks in the Life of Stalin:
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 'common core' type indoctrination:
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 an estimated 27 million Ukrainians.
notorious 1937 order No. 00447 called for the mass execution and exile
of "socially harmful elements" as "enemies of the people."
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.
Pot's communist Khmer Rouge killed 2 million Cambodians in his
'killing fields' between 1975 and 1979, with the Darwinist-style logic:
'Keeping you is no gain. Losing you is no loss.'
article "Nationalism in the Slave States of Soviet Russia, Nazi Germany
and now, China," December 23, 2010, was written by Lev Navrozov, an
immigrant from the U.S.S.R. who has worked with the Center for the
Survival of Western Democracies. He stated:
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.