Pol Pot's ghost celebrates Darwinism.

My friend Madame Tea-Leaves claims that a spirit materialized at her last seance, with many resounding spirit-raps, and chilling moans. It identified itself as Pol Pot, here to honor the influence of Darwin in providing materialistic philosophies with a creation-story: a Darwinist fantasy that is claimed as "science," and which says that a mindless, mechanical, materialistic process of competitive struggle and slaughter gave rise to all living things.

So Karl Marx sent a copy of his book Das Kapital to Darwin, inscribed from a "sincere admirer." With materialistic Marxism rendered sufficiently plausible by Darwin's so-called "science," Lenin, Stalin, Mao and Pol Pot were able to establish their dictatorships and to slaughter people by the tens and hundreds of millions.


Old Darwin claimed that blind strife
Had somehow created all life.
I'll honor his creed,
For with it, no need
For intelligence: carnage is rife,

So I'll rip up the system, and kill
Its defenders. Destroy them. I will.
Old Darwin's the way
To our Marxism. Say,
How much blood his dogma will spill,

For if humans are merely machines
Created by death, why, that means
We can "break a few eggs"
When our purpose thus begs
For slaughter. It's all in our genes.

(Marx's "sincere admirer" homage to Darwin is described in the 1991 biography DARWIN, by Adrian Desmond and James Moore, p.601. Darwin peered at the Das Kapital tome and somehow thought Marx's so-called "scientific" book to be "a great work," although he couldn't read German well. Desmond and Moore are both so old-fashioned as to still be believers in Darwinism, but their biography takes a realistic approach and doesn't uncritically swoon over old Charlie. Although Stalin favored the somewhat unorthodox "Creative Darwinism" of Russian biologist T.D. Lysenko, after Stalin lost favor orthodox Western-style Darwinism was taught in all public schools in the Soviet Union, beginning in about 1967. The 1970 edition of the official Great Soviet Encyclopedia, translated into English in 1975, hailed Darwin and what it naturally called "Darwinism" [the conventional theory of evolution has been customarily referred to as "Darwinism" for many decades.] The encyclopedia considered orthodox, Western-style Darwinism to be the one true materialistic and "scientific" account of the origin of species, and to be a vital part of communist ideology.)