Since Darwin was a peaceable Victorian gentleman and naturalist, what connection could there be between him and Hitler and contemporary white nationalism?
It was the spring 1999, a Denver suburb. The day, April 20 — Hitler’s birthday. An 18-year-old white nationalist donned a shirt emblazoned “Natural Selection.”
Hitler was clear that he deplored the mistake of basing anti-Semitism on “religious ideas instead of racial knowledge.”
To hear some tell it, Adolf Hitler was a Christian creationist who rejected Darwinian evolution.
The vile trope that blacks are somehow closer to apes than other races has deep roots in Darwinian biology and social theory.