Darwinism is a social adaptation of the theory of natural selection as first advanced by Charles Darwin Natural selection explains speciation in populations as the outcome of competition between individual organisms for limited resources or “survival of the fittest” (a term in fact coined by Herbert Spencer).
The sole basis for this theory was predicated upon Darwin and his colleagues’ sociological thinking about how various entities through competition are better able to survive than their counterparts and is known basically as natural selection. As for this article it is imperative that everyone remember Herbert Spencer. It was in fact, Spencer, who came up with the phrase “survival of the fittest.” Now onward to what is referred to as “Social Darwinism.”
Social Darwinism is precisely what the phrase suggests: again it is a theory of how well people adapt to their various environments and essentially raising to the top of that ladder. The only parameters missing from Social Darwinism is in the clearly defined meaning of what the “top” is for people.
Unfortunately, or in this case, fortunately, every person has their own version of what is the ‘top of the ladder’ for them. Many a scientist, philosopher, and politician are enamored by this theory; perhaps because there doesn’t seem to exist clear end points. For example:
Take a person like Kobe Bryant who loves playing basketball and as a child went through every conceivable situation known. Kobe grew up at a great time with legends like Michael Jordon, Abdul-Jabber, Magic, and of course, Larry Bird. I’m sure Kobe thought of one day ‘making it to the NBA.’ Just as I am absolutely sure that Tiger Woods dreamt of the PGA, all of it with fake crowd sounds, pumping fists, and all the marvelous things that go with being great.
In every sector of every industry there is a person or people who aspire to rise to the top. And in America especially these days, the ‘rising to the top’ stories range from those ‘twisties’ that secured our bread to the plastic more sophisticated enclosure that we use now. Someone had to think those things up, right?
Take a person out of Missouri that has a love of language, knowledge, and speaking with the desire to become the best and I’ll show you Rush Limbaugh, or Paul Harvey. To our knowledge these two hosts did not go to ‘higher education’ because they were receiving it on the spot. Moreover, we’re trying to show examples of drive, persistence, and desire that can make a person more socially fit than their counterparts.
One of the great things about America is that this “ISM,” albeit Darwinism, existentialism, or what have you, is available perhaps even more so now than ever; well, almost as ever.
As long as the liberals and their democrat little elves and our new president, as well as any republican in government continue to try and intervene in a process as old as humankind, there is bound to be trouble. Sure we believe that everyone is created equal, and in America, one has a chance to socially advance themselves with the exception of those who lack the desire, will, and sit back and let the government do it.
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