Not to be confused with Darwinism.
Social Darwinism, shortened to Darwinism, is an ideology inhabiting a far-right area outside of the political compass that advocates for a society where all murder, theft, and competition is legal, with the intention that only the strongest individuals will survive. "True" Social Darwinism has never been implemented in the real world and is largely based on fiction like the Purge films. Most ideologies that we might associate with Social Darwinism were actually influenced by Eugenicism
History and Variants
Spencerism refers to the philosophy and sociology of Herbert Spencer. Spencer was a 19th-century English author and philosopher born in Derby, England who wrote various texts about "Universal evolution" which was a theory believing that everything from the universe to societies to flowers starts out as homogeneous and then becomes heterogeneous before then transforming back into a homogeneous substance. The ideology however is based on Spencer's view of natural selection and survival of the fittest as well as sharing common ground with anarchism through ideas of full freedom for the individual and not being forced into actions one is unwilling to do. The ideology is also capitalistic and thinks that those who are rich and successful are so because they developed skills through natural selection that let them get and keep those positions on the social hierarchy.
Capitalist Darwinism arose from various criticisms by people on the left of the capitalist economy (whether it makes sense or not). Some critics claim that capitalism would lead to extreme wealth for the richest and misery and exploitation to the death of the poorest in factories. They also claim that there would be total destruction of the environment, with government support as an exchange of values, combat against unions and communists and the greatest increase in the misery of the poorest.
He really loves competition and thus spits in the face of scarcity, and often challenges other ideologies to duels.
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The term “social Darwinism” originated in the 19th century and, as historian Peter Bowler suggests, “was used from the start in a pejorative context". To call someone a social Darwinist was to insult them by implying that they had abandoned all moral standards to make success the only criterion for what is good” (Bowler, 2003, 299). The term was popularized in the 1950s by historian Richard Hofstadter (1916-1970) in his work Social Darwinism in American Thought.
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- Kraterocracy - Nice aesthetic. But I don't see what the point in having a "rule of the strong" is when you could just make everyone strong.
- Avaritionism - Cool dude! We've compared weapon collections. But without laws the strong might end up... *stretches* "showing compassion" again.
- Combatocracy - We dominate the weaklings together!
- Primalism - The animal kingdom is an example of natural selection in its purest form, not affected by the "morality" invented by people.
- Meritocracy - Of course, the most talented will be at the top of the chain! But why do we need useless ones?
- Anarcho-Egoism - Moral egoism is very based but you don’t use it enough!
- Nazism - These idiots called themselves Darwinists but didn't win the war? Cringe. Aktion T4 was based though. The Dirlewanger Brigade would've been based, too, if they hadn't turned out to be a bunch of pussies beaten by commies.
- Fabian Socialism - Kinda based but what's with this caring about the poor shit? You know caring about your own people is a weakness too, right? Still, the only lefty I might be able to have some use for. Maybe.
- Eugenicism - Right idea, wrong application. Artificial selection and natural selection are two very different things. Also, it doesn't go nearly far enough. Why not just kill off all the inferior “people”? Do you value their lives or something? That might be showing compassion as far as I'm concerned, which is a weakness I can exploit.
- Odalism - Waiting for you after the end of civilization.
- Illegalism - Like to commit violence like me, but only out of petty self-interest, sometimes even for no reason at all. Unlike I merely use violence to actually achieve a visionary ideal.
- National Capitalism - You have great ideas, but are far too moderate.
- Capitalism & Fiscal Conservatism - Market hierarchies are based but you are even more moderate for my tastes.
- Communalism - I'd say he's poisoning our gene pool... But it's more like he's spitting on our gene toothbrush. Using someone else's toothbrushes can lead to infection, so you and your friends in the commune infecting each other prove the theory of natural selection...
- Anarcho-Pacifism - Literally weakness.
- Anarcho-Nihilism - "I admire how much you want to be like me" is what I would say if you weren't some larping edgelord. Grow a damn spine!
- Kakistocracy - Rule of the stupid?! You will die first!
- Mediocracy - And you for second!
- Hive-Mind Collectivism - How can there be competition if everyone is the same?
- Voluntary Human Extinction - Natural selection at it's finest.
- Soulism - There is no such thing as an unjust hierarchy.
- Ego-Communism - Aren't you just Soulism but with fewer drugs?
- Posadism - NOOOO YOU CHEATER! YOU CAN'T JUST NUKE EVERYTHING!
- Esoteric Fascism - THE SAME GOES TO YOU TOO!
- Humanism, Socialism & Welfarism - True biological evolutions of humans can be only realized by accepting that NOT ALL HUMANS ARE EQUAL and that they must not be treated that way either.
- A Modest Proposal For preventing the Children of Poor People From being a Burthen to Their Parents or Country, and For making them Beneficial to the Publick by Jonathan Swift
- Principles of Biology by Herbert Spencer
- Social Darwinism by Gautier Emile
- Might is Right by Ragnar Redbeard
- ↑ His book Social Statics (1851) has a chapter dedicated to women's rights and equality