Rush Limbaugh stated during his April, 4th 2012, radio show that feeding people in need is like feeding the wild animals in our national parks. He added that there are consequences attached to feeding the hungry: Animals must learn to fend for themselves if they are to survive and thrive.
In his attempt to describe Social Darwinism, he explicitly demonstrated that he agrees with the concept.
His comparison exposed his support of governmentally monitored national containment zones (national parks) for the underprivileged (animals) replete with posted laws and directives (do not feed the bears) which would mandate that compassion and charity are against the law (if you feed them they will die).
He also exhibited his ease in dehumanizing those very people in society who he deems to be animalistic and primal.
Darwinism is a theory that in nature only the strong survive; Social Darwinism is a man-made construct of laws and regulations which are created, specifically, to deny the underprivileged access to resources.
The dire outcomes of such restricted access are justified in the Social Darwinist’s mind with overly simplistic theories: Animals must learn to fend for themselves if they are to survive and thrive.
(2 +2 = 5 or 2 + 2 = 4? u decide.)