February 11, 2018
Abraham Lincoln and Charles Darwin were born on the exact same day, Feb. 12, 1809, but their lives had opposite effects.
Lincoln 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, Nov. 19, 1863: “Fourscore 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.”
Lincoln, Darwin: Same birthdate, vastly different lives
Darwin’s theory of evolution claims men were not created, instead they evolved, and men are not equal, as some are more evolved than others. Just four years after Darwin’s “Origin of Species” was published, James Hunt used it to justify slavery, writing a paper in 1863 titled “On the Negro’s Place in Nature,” stating: “Our Bristol and Liverpool merchants, perhaps, helped to benefit the race when they transported some of them to America.”
Darwin’s “Origin of Species” was read and reread by Karl Marx, who saw “survival of the fittest” as validating his “dialectical conflict,” where labor and community organizers would create domestic chaos to enable communist dictators to usurp power.
Karl Marx wrote to Lassalle, Jan. 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 a personal copy his book, “Das Kapital,” to Charles Darwin, inscribing that he was a “sincere admirer” of Darwin.
Darwin also influenced Engels, Lenin, Hitler, Stalin, Mao Zedong, Pol Pot, and others whose totalitarian regimes killed and enslaved millions.
In 1876, Darwin’s views were used by the Melbourne Review to justify the eradication of indigenous Australians, arguing “the inexorable law of natural selection exterminating the inferior Australian and Maori races … the world is better for it … (thus preventing) promoting the non-survival of the fittest, protecting the propagation of the imprudent, the diseased, the defective, and the criminal.”
Of this, Darwin reflected “I do not know of a more striking instance of the comparative rate of increase of a civilized over a savage race.”
Darwin had a cousin, Francis Galton, who advanced racial eugenics. Darwinian evolutionist Winwood Reade’s book, “The Martyrdom of Man,” gave Cecil B. Rhodes justification for European expansion across Africa, saying “That book has made me what I am.”
In 1877, Rhodes wrote: “I contend that we are the finest race in the world and that the more of the world we inhabit the better it is for the human race. … It is our duty to seize every opportunity of acquiring more territory and we should keep this one idea steadily before our eyes that more territory simply means more of the Anglo-Saxon race, more of the best, the most human, most honorable race the world possesses.”
In contrast to Darwin, Abraham Lincoln’s last act in office was to put on all national coins the motto, “In God We Trust.”
Darwin’s theory has been used to deny a Creator God.
A year and a half into the Civil War, Lincoln told his Cabinet, Sept. 22, 1862, as reported by Treasury Secretary Salmon Portland Chase: “The 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: “I 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 the slaves.”
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.”
Abraham Lincoln stated Aug. 14, 1862: “It is difficult to make a man miserable while he feels he is worthy of himself and claims kindred to the great God who made him.”
Lincoln wrote to H.L. Pierce, April 6, 1859: “This 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: “If 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 came, 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, Dec. 1, 1862: “In 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 forever bless.”
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. … Thus 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. …”
Darwin continued: “Civilized races of man will almost certainly exterminate and replace the savage races throughout the world. … The 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 was used to justify racism, such as the Supreme Court opinion in Dred Scott v. Sanford, 1856, written by Chief Justice Roger B. Taney, who was appointed by Democrat President Jackson. The Dred Scott decision stated: “Slaves 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 benefit.”
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, Jan. 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.”
Latest News
Top news around the world
Coronavirus Disease

Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) is an infectious disease caused by a newly discovered coronavirus.

Most people infected with the COVID-19 virus will experience mild to moderate respiratory illness and recover without requiring special treatment. Older people, and those with underlying medical problems like cardiovascular disease, diabetes, chronic respiratory disease, and cancer are more likely to develop serious illness.

Around the World

Celebrity News

> Latest News in Media

Watch It
Hasan Minhaj, Kumail Nanjiani, Lulu Wang, Jon M. Chu, Ally Maki Join #Represent: Success Stories
May 30, 2020
wuCMpiZ5t6U
'Ramy' Creator Ramy Youssef on Season 2, Working With Mahershala Ali
May 29, 2020
TZk6RXM2OiI
Chris Evans Talks 'Defending Jacob' Season Finale
May 29, 2020
EJkYstFrquo
Bernice King, MLK's Daughter, Says There are Important Roles for Non-Protesters Too | TMZ
June 03, 2020
TOdZ9Y7WILo
'Tiger King' Jeff Lowe Says Carole Baskin's Getting Ghosts With Zoo | TMZ
June 03, 2020
wZ04cCTcraU
Kaley Cuoco Rejoices As She Eats At A Restaurant ‘For The First Time In Months’ | TMZ
June 02, 2020
fYYmNSYD1UY
Cole Sprouse speaks out about his arrest at LA protest | Page Six Celebrity News
June 03, 2020
U-tVVwrP0AU
Leah McSweeney of 'RHONY' shows NYC protests are as 'crazy as the news' | Page Six Celebrity News
June 03, 2020
M03kAbZfYSc
Kylie Jenner faked her way to billionaire status, Forbes says | Page Six Celebrity News
May 29, 2020
BCSYS0HFHG0
Did Blackout Tuesday Movement Miss the Point? | Daily Pop | E! News
June 03, 2020
tP2ze-bb0fg
James Corden Tears Up Talking With Emotional Reggie Watts | Daily Pop | E! News
June 03, 2020
-JD-qPck56U
Rihanna's Viral Dress Returns for Black Lives Matter | E! News
June 02, 2020
pDiticNP6Qs
TV Schedule
Late Night Show
Watch the latest shows of U.S. top comedians

Sports

Latest sport results, news, videos, interviews and comments
Latest Events
08
Mar
ITALY: Serie A
Juventus - Inter Milan
08
Mar
ENGLAND: Premier League
Manchester United - Manchester City
08
Mar
ENGLAND: Premier League
Chelsea - Everton
08
Mar
SPAIN: La Liga
Real Betis - Real Madrid
08
Mar
ITALY: Serie A
AC Milan - Genoa
07
Mar
ENGLAND: Premier League
Burnley - Tottenham Hotspur
07
Mar
ENGLAND: Premier League
Arsenal - West Ham United
07
Mar
SPAIN: La Liga
Barcelona - Real Sociedad
07
Mar
ENGLAND: Premier League
Liverpool - Bournemouth
07
Mar
SPAIN: La Liga
Atletico Madrid - Sevilla
01
Mar
SPAIN: La Liga
Real Madrid - Barcelona
01
Mar
ENGLAND: Premier League
Everton - Manchester United
01
Mar
ENGLAND: Premier League
Tottenham Hotspur - Wolves
01
Mar
SPAIN: La Liga
Espanyol - Atletico Madrid
01
Mar
ITALY: Serie A
Cagliari - Roma
29
Feb
ENGLAND: Premier League
Watford - Liverpool
29
Feb
ITALY: Serie A
Napoli - Torino
29
Feb
ENGLAND: Premier League
Bournemouth - Chelsea
24
Feb
ENGLAND: Premier League
Liverpool - West Ham United
23
Feb
ENGLAND: Premier League
Arsenal - Everton
23
Feb
ENGLAND: Premier League
Manchester United - Watford
23
Feb
ITALY: Serie A
Roma - Lecce
23
Feb
SPAIN: La Liga
Atletico Madrid - Villarreal
22
Feb
SPAIN: La Liga
Levante - Real Madrid
22
Feb
ITALY: Serie A
Fiorentina - AC Milan
22
Feb
ENGLAND: Premier League
Leicester City - Manchester City
22
Feb
ITALY: Serie A
Spal - Juventus
Find us on Instagram
at @feedimo to stay up to date with the latest.
Featured Video You Might Like
0vmRhiLHE2U JFCZUoa6MYE UfN5PCF5EUo 2PV55f3-UAg W3y9zuI_F64 -7qCxIccihU pQ9gcOoH9R8 g5MRDEXRk4k tudKp5Vhs3k iwWHibhssSo kQr0XHPbICM 5NeCb7JxaRk
Copyright © 2020 Feedimo. All Rights Reserved.