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Epidemics of Social Darwinism in Ameridca
11 Feb 2002
The racist prescription for perfecting the human race, which is presently having a major revival, is the doctrine of "survival of the fittest" guided by the ethic of "Social Darwinism"! In this story the author points to epidemics of this racist idea now at work in America and what can be done to overcome the problem.




Epidemics of "Social Darwinism" in America











CyberspaceCapital

Friday, 8 February 2002; 12:00 PM EST

Epidemics of "Social Darwinism" in America

The racist prescription for perfecting the human race, which is presently
having a major revival, is the doctrine of "survival of the
fittest" guided by the ethic of "Social Darwinism"! That is the
theory that helped produce the Holocaust in which 6 million Jews,
as well as other minorities and political dissidents were murdered
by the Nazis. The Nazi era danger of
police failure to protect citizen rights, far from over-stating the situation
at hand, is the very reason given by FBI Director Louis J. Freeh, for a new
agent training program that was released to the press Friday, June 30, 2000.

Police protection aside, "Social Darwinism" and the rule of
capitalist power guided by a philosophy of greed, are also public
policy problems in other specific areas of American society and culture.
These patterns, some of which involve direct police participation or
guidance, are the following:

The expected
biological diversity crash, involving "mass extinction" of plants and
animals that is now underway, posing a major threat to humans in the 21st-century ;

An
epidemic of youth violence in America, which is officially blamed on
"family problems" but is likely caused in significant part according massive research
studies conducted over the last five decades, by the heavy repeated examples of
violence in
entertainment, along with violence in
television broadcasting, which as one expert has explained, train children
how to kill their classmates, teachers, and anyone else who gets in the way ;

An epidemic of
death by medical errors in America, the leading cause of which is undue
delay of necessary treatment ;

An epidemic of
death by suicide in America, the causes of which
remain uninvestigated (hidden under the cover of silence), although
experts say the likely causes are social pressures, also known as
assassination by suicide ;

Big business and the elite educational institutions that help to
design their strategies are engaged in the
guided evolution of e-culture by an ethic of centralized control and greed.
This could habituate the public to an irrecoverable, debilitating pattern
using the sophisticated techniques of game theory and equilibrium selection
made famous by the man with "A Beautiful Mind," John F. Nash, Jr., who
won the 1994 Nobel Prize in Economics after recovering from a 30-year fall
into chronic schizophrenia.

The core ideals-in-use of the American Judiciary and legal systems are (and
have always been with rare exception) governed by the doctrine of
Thrasymachus - the will of the stronger, which is another variation of
Social Darwinism - the survival of the fittest.

CyberspaceCapital has posted two essays that help to clarify these dangers
and alternative strategies that can overcome them:


Corrupted by Fear, written by Aung San Suu Kyi, the 1991 Nobel Peace Prize
Laureate, explains how fear of the structures of tyranny is itself the primary
problem giving rise to corrupt political power.


Assassination by Suicide: I. The betrayal of capitalism, written by Vigdor
Schreibman, is a personal odyssey that shatters the present promises of the
Information Age and the myths of American democracy while also opening spectacular
new opportunities for genuine progress.


Federal Information News Syndicate, Vigdor Schreibman, Editor
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See also:
http://cyberspacecapital.org
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