Yes. Another blogpost and link to a terrific article about this movie. Let's just say that Carol Devine-Molin's article, "Ben Stein Assails the Intelligensia," almost flawlessly reflects the truth about why this movie has drawn the hysterical ire of the liberal leftists. I couldn't have said it better!
[Note: some movie spoilers ahead.]
Just take a look at some of the most important points in her piece:
Ben Stein's new documentary "Expelled: No Intelligence Allowed" is a riveting expose of the intolerant academic community that systematically declares war on anyone or any institution [i.e. Seattle's Discovery Institute] that dares to question liberal Darwinian orthodoxy. "Correct speak" and "correct think" are de rigueur among scholars, who are expected to toe the line that "evolution" and "natural selection" are the be all and end all when it comes to deciphering the origins of mankind.
Thankfully, a few brave scholars have had the intestinal fortitude to challenge Darwinian theory, which cannot properly account for the creation of complex biological mechanisms. These academicians have underscored that the statistical odds are infinitesimal that human DNA could have emerged by evolutionary means as posited by Darwin. By raising the specter of "Intelligent Design", these renegade scholars have been subjected to terrible smears and utter ruination of their scientific careers. But should anyone be astonished? The modus operandi of the Leftist intelligentsia has always been to protect and perpetuate the big propaganda machine and destroy anyone at variance with dogma.
What is so great about this movie is the fact that Ben Stein interviewed the liberal elitists (a.k.a. the "modus operandi of the big propaganda machine") and they literally expose their own bias and hate-filled motives with their own words!
This is precisely why one of the biggest "stars" of the MOP Machine (Modus Operandi Propaganda machine), Richard Dawkins, is frothing at the mouth over how ridiculous he came off (again...using his own words!!!) in the movie!
Stein's research, interviews of people on both sides of the issue and final conclusion for why the political Left has such a virtual stranglehold on academia will astound you! I am telling you only so much so that you will go and see the movie and be stunned for yourself!!
Ben Stein figuratively MOPS the floor free of the propaganda machine's ostracization and then, meticulously exposes what many people have often thought about why there is no chance (excuse the pun!) for Intelligent Design to be given any platform in the academic world when liberal elitists run the show. "No debate allowed" is their mantra. Yet, when NO ONE in their political propaganda playground group could answer Ben's question, "How did life begin?" - they would rather believe that it somehow formed on the back of a crystal or that we were "seeded" by aliens from another universe. But mention that life (especially in biology and in the fine-tuning of the universe) appears to be designed; the liberal elitists scream "Creationism"! That's their excuse to keep any conversation about even the possibility of design being seen in biology off the table of discussion. Devine-Molin said it well:
"Correct speak" and "correct think" are de rigueur among scholars, who are expected to toe the line that "evolution" and "natural selection" are the be all and end all when it comes to deciphering the origins of mankind.
True signs of Marxist liberals!
Another part of the movie (discussed in the second half) is the irrefutable connection that Stein shows between Darwin's "survival of the fittest" mindset and how it influenced Hitler and the Nazis.
The truth of the matter is that when the Nazis perpetrated the Holocaust, they were indeed influenced by Darwin, eugenics and the concept of "natural selection" in efforts to create their "master race". At the very least, Darwinian theory provided the Nazis with the rationale to enact their heinous ethnic cleansing for the "greater good".
Ben Stein has provided his audience with incisive analysis -- The Nazis were dyed-in-the-wool atheists who fancied themselves as mini-gods poised to develop their man-made utopia. Part and parcel of that plan was to rid the gene pool of all so-called "undesirables" including the Jews, gypsies, handicapped and political dissenters.
Stein's visit to the "Eugenics" lab of Nazi Germany and the commentary offered by the woman explaining what happened there was so gut-wrenching. The audience was silent during that portion. We were all probably thinking the same thing. How could man's inhumanity towards man be so despicable? I'll tell you what triggered it (at least in this case). Darwinism's role in convincing people towards atheism.
The plight of Terri Schiavo came to mind. I thought about the priest who visited her and said that if he had attempted to cool her chapped lips with water from the vase of flowers at her bedside, he would have been arrested. This woman was court-ordered to starve and dehydrate to death. The "Eugenics" of Nazi Germany has become the liberal left's "euthanasia" clarion call of today. AWFUL!!!
The Holocaust scenes and discussion were reminders of the huge difference between insanity and evil. When Stein asked a person he was interviewing if Hitler was "insane," the man said no. He was an intelligent, ruthless leader who probably thought he was doing "good." But the fact is Hitler was evil.
[Update @ 10:40 a.m. PT: To view a movie clip that shows a portion of this subject (which is one of the most powerful and controversial parts of the film), go to
The first thing that popped into my mind at that point was the American Holocaust of abortion. People who preach the mantra of "choice," are, in effect, promoting the evil of killing babies in the womb. People who believe in "choice" may think that they are doing "good" (just as Hitler may have thought when he murdered the Jews, Christians, gypsies, handicapped, political dissenters and all the rest of the "undesirables" on his killing list) but Jesus Christ and morality tells us otherwise.
Choose life. Your mother did!
Perhaps you are getting the distinct impression that Stein's film cuts at the heart of much of the liberal left agenda. This is true. It does. And, what's more, it does so in a very convincing way!!
Hard-core liberals won't budge. They will always believe what they want to believe. No right-wing, Bible-thumping, conservative Christian, pro-life, pro-traditional family person like myself who is busily typing out this most important information will ever change their worldview. However, it is my hope that moderate, on-the-fence types will finally see the bankruptcy of the rabidly liberal left's agenda and see that it's end point is always the same. The immorality of many of their political positions leads to death and destruction.
Ben Stein has provided his audience with incisive analysis -- The Nazis were dyed-in-the-wool atheists who fancied themselves as mini-gods poised to develop their man-made utopia. Part and parcel of that plan was to rid the gene pool of all so-called "undesirables" including the Jews, gypsies, handicapped and political dissenters. Darwinian theory, which takes God out of the equation in man's creation, facilitated an atmosphere that devalued human life in Nazi Germany. And let there be no mistake, the Nazis were not conservatives or right-wingers, but ardent socialists and fascists, as adeptly delineated by Jonah Goldberg in his bestseller, "Liberal Fascism", which chronicles the history of the political Left.
HT: GOP USA
Survivors of Abortion Holocaust