Social Darwinism Quotes

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Adolf Hitler said, “Truly, this earth is a trophy cup for the industrious man. And this rightly so, in the service of natural selection. He who does not possess the force to secure his Lebensraum in this world, and, if necessary, to enlarge it, does not deserve to possess the necessities of life. He must step aside and allow stronger peoples to pass him by” (“12 Quotes”). This quote is expressing on how social darwinism was used in history. Considering how Adolf Hitler treated people this quote seems very accurate to the definition of Social Darwinism. Social Darwinism is People who believe they are they best or “fittest”, and/or above everyone else. As Herbert Spencer said in 1870, “it's the survival of the fittest” ("Herbert Spencer"). It…show more content…
In today’s world, the political leader are placing themselves above the people when they say opposite. Neverless they make us believe that we are the ones who do their every wish, well they are just as equal as the rest of us “civilians”. This is very evident, because how they are treated and how they hold themselves in a manner of hierarchy. A quote from an article on how social darwinism is coming back states, “Social Darwinism offered a moral justification for the wild inequities and social cruelties of the late nineteenth century. It allowed John D. Rockefeller, for example, to claim the fortune he accumulated through his giant Standard Oil Trust was "merely a survival of the fittest." It was, he insisted "the working out of a law of nature and of God."(Reich) In this quote Rockefeller even saids he was the fittest. It’s not just the US that has the “fittest”, some countries whole foundation is built on it. China for example, it helped their economy grow as a whole. As an effect of the 1978 reform China surpassed the US in the economy, this form of Social Darwinism isn’t bad, it helped one of our allies from an economic downfall. Deng Xiaoping was the head of the reform and was the fittest for the job, he was he right person to lead
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