Fox Nation host Lara Logan told a right-wing podcast this week that the Rothschild banking family paid Charles Darwin to develop the theory of evolution as part of an international conspiracy of world domination involving the British government. Speaking on the And We Know podcast, the onetime international correspondent for CBS News, who left the network in 2018 to promote conservative conspiracy theories, first for Sinclair Broadcasting and then for Fox News’ streaming service, implied that that the Jews controlled not just international banking but also 10 Downing Street and used evolution as a tool to break Christian resistance to their global control.
“Does anyone know who employed Darwin, where Darwinism comes from?” Logan asked. “Look it up: The Rothschilds. It goes back to 10 Downing Street. The same people who employed Darwin, and his theory of evolution and so on and so on. I’m not saying that none of that is true. I’m just saying Darwin was hired by someone to come up with a theory — based on evidence, OK, fine. But even the people, the scientists, all of the people who can take you back to the Big Bang, what is the one question they can never, ever, ever answer? They can never tell you what that was. Whether it is the molecules or the energy, or, you know, all that stuff.”
Ah, yes, the famous molecules where the Jews are hiding God from Christians.
Logan’s comments reflect conservative evangelical anti-evolution views, as well as anti-Semitic conspiracy theories, but they make little scientific sense. Darwin’s own grandfather, Erasmus Darwin, had developed an early theory of evolution decades before his grandson, and Alfred Russell Wallace independently developed a theory of natural selection at the same time as Darwin.
Earlier this month, Logan shared on social media an anti-Semitic article claiming the Rothschilds had Abraham Lincoln and JFK assassinated, started the U.S. Civil War, and that the Jews run Hollywood. The piece praised Putin for expelling “the Rothschild money changers,” echoing an anti-Semitic Kremlin line that regular readers will remember from the time when Russia hired Ancient Aliens star David Wilcock to front a “documentary” linking Jews to a global anti-Russian conspiracy and offering anti-American propaganda. Last week Logan praised Vladimir Putin for defending the West against the “New World Order” in his war against Ukraine, a country whose president is Jewish. The New World Order is one of the touchstones of anti-Semitic conspiracies about Jewish world domination.
If you subscribe to History Today magazine, I wrote about Rothschild conspiracy theories back in that magazine in 2018.
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