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It Always Begins In The Same Way, Part 1… Hey, Isn’t That’s The Guy From The Clear-Eyes Commercials?

May 27, 2009

Just before I began typing this blog, I had finished watching a DVD; a movie written by and starring Ben Stein. The original purpose of this blog was to inform as many people as I could about this sublime yet remarkable, light-hearted yet unsettling film…and to encourage as many of them as I can to see it for themselves.
It’s called Expelled: No Intelligence Allowed.

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Created and narrated by Stein, Expelled delves into what is regarded as one of the proverbial cornerstones of Leftist ideology: Evolution…notably Darwin’s Theory of Evolution…and how such a theory has become, in essence, a fundamentalist orthodoxy for the so-called Intellectual Elite.
It is rare that you see a movie that inspires the viewer to take action. Sadly, such movies in the past included the likes of Fahrenheit 9/11 and An Inconvenient Truth….but now, with Expelled, there is a documentary that is certain to ruffle the feathers of the Radical Left. And It’s about time, too.

I won’t go into too much detail about the movie…I’ve never been a big fan of spoilers. But there is one scene in particular that deserves comment. Midway through the film, Ben Stein is having a discussion with Dr. Richard Weikart, author of the book From Darwin To Hitler: Evolutionary Ethics, Eugenics, and Racism In Germany.
To watch as Ben Stein sits with Dr. Weikart on the grounds of Dachau Concentration camp…you can see how this affects him. You can actually feel for Stein as he listens to Dr. Weikart discuss how the Nazis so casually, and so easily, made the leap to declaring all Jews as “undesirables“. Stein puts his hands over his face in a gesture of shame, disgust, and incredulity as he hears what Dr. Weikart says.
The most poignant point made by Dr. Weikart is his reply to those who claim that Hitler was insane.
Dr. Weikart flatly disagrees.
His response is simple, succinct, and…in my opinion…deadly accurate.

Enough spoilers….this is a good movie. I strongly recommend that you see it.
Expelled: No Intelligence Allowed, starring Ben Stein.
Not only does this movie document the neo-Fascist effort to quash any consideration of theory that would suggest that any & all life on Earth wasn’t merely a phenomenal accident…and its insidious progression (pun intended…see the movie to understand what I mean!) towards more frightening aspects of such schools of thought…frightening yet familiar aspects.

As I contemplated the set-up of my latest blog, I decided to add a few pictures to accompany the boring text…then I decided to add a clip of the movie itself. So off to YouTube I went to find some movie scenes to embed in my blog.
That’s where I discovered something quite interesting…and disturbing.

To be continued…

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One Comment leave one →
  1. Sweet permalink
    May 27, 2009 11:04 pm

    great job on the wordpressery!

    funnily enough, I just watched the movie yesterday, and thought pretty much the same 🙂

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