Question by Christian † Constitutionalist: Are there echoes of Darwinian evolutionism apparent in Adolf Hitler’s (Nazi) “Mein Kampf” reflections?
“Man must realize that a fundamental law of necessity reigns throughout the whole realm of Nature and that his existence is subject to the law of eternal struggle and strife . . .where the strong are always the masters of the weak and where those subject to such laws must obey them or be destroyed, one general law leading to the advancement of all organic beings . . . let the strongest live and the weakest die.” (1925, Mein Kampf, ch.10)
“Finally, it may not be a logical deduction, but to my imagination it is far more satisfactory to look at such instincts as the young cuckoo ejecting its foster-brothers, ants making slaves, the larvae of ichneumonidae feeding within the live bodies of caterpillars, not as specially endowed or created instincts, but as small consequences of one general law leading to the advancement of all organic beings–namely, multiply, vary, LET THE STRONGEST LIVE AND THE WEAKEST DIE.” [emphasis mine] (1871, The Origin of Species or the Preservation of Favoured Races in the Struggle for Life, ch.7)
Charles Darwin wrote:
“The enquirer would next come to the important point, whether man tends to increase at so rapid a rate, as to lead to occasional severe struggles for existence; and consequently to beneficial variations, whether in body or mind, being preserved, and injurious ones eliminated. Do the races or species of men, whichever term may be applied, encroach on and replace one another, so that some finally become extinct? … At some future period, not very distant as measured by centuries, the civilized races of man will almost certainly exterminate, and replace, the savage races throughout the world. At the same time the anthropomorphous apes, as Professor Schaaffhausen has remarked, will no doubt be exterminated. 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.” (1871, The Descent of Man, chs. 1 & 6)
Answer by Wise Duck
Darwin’s books were banned in Nazi Germany.
Edit: The conclusion to chapter four is about crushing Marxism. Perhaps you should check the primary source for a change?
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