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A bloody key for understanding the 20th century,
Von Ein Kunde
Rezension bezieht sich auf: The Descent of Man (Great Minds Series) (Taschenbuch)
First let me warn other readers: I agree with the other reviewers that this book is extremely racist and sexist and thus extremely offensive for non-white or female readers (Hitler's Mein Kampf is nothing in comparison!)This book may drive them crazy, they'd better not read it. To Darwin's discharge I must say that he wrote at a time where most readers were white males, so he was not expecting women or non-whites to read this book I guess he would be horrified if he saw that we have educated the "inferior races" (or "savages" as he calls them) and that we have also given equal rights to women.)
What I find most valuable with this book is that, after reading it, I realize it is the key for understanding the 20th century. I agree with the other reviewers that the 20th century has been mainly influenced by Darwinism. And I add that this happened not only in a direct way, but also indirectly through nazism/facism and marxism/socialism/communism (were'nt Marx and Engels darwinists, and did not Marx want to dedicate his book Das Kapital to Darwin, although the latter refused to have his name associated with marxism?) And was not WWI driven by the "biological necessity" of selection, as the Germans would put it? Darwin's Descent of Man helps understand why the 20th century was the bloodiest ever, with, besides WWI and WWII, the nazi's killing 6 millions innocent Jews (an inferior race according to Darwinism) and the socialists murdering over 100 millions innocents civilians who were not embracing socialism quickly enough. But Darwin's The Descent of Man explains also the differences in the birth policies of the socialist regimes. I now understand why the Chinese, unlike the Russians and East Europeans (white socialists), have applied such self-destructive anti-birth policies: because being Asian, they are, according to Darwinism, an inferior race, thus should disappear at some point to free space for the favored, most superior race (whites.)
Darwin's ideas still raise some questions. If whites are the most superior, favored race, and blacks on the contrary the most inferior race, why is it that whites have been strongly decreasing in proportion during the 20th century, whereas blacks have been proliferating? Even worse, whites will probably have become extinct over one or few centuries, whereas humans will be then blacks or hybrids with black blood, or arabic semites, latinos and Asian? Would this mean that whites, although the most evolved, are the most UNfit for survival, and hat on the contrary blacks are the most fit for survival? I wonder what Darwin would think of this.