Pekka-Eric Auvinen was an 18-year-old Finnish student. On 7 November, 2007, he left his home for the Jokela High School in the town of Tuusula, 43 kilometres from Helsinki, as he did on every other school day. On that day, however, Auvinen had an extraordinary reason for going to school, one which the whole world would learn of in a matter of just a few hours.
Around 11.44 hours, the sound of gunfire began to be heard from the Jokela High School. Auvinen had begun firing at random at students in the main entrance to the school building. School principal Helena Kalmi called on the panicking students to run into classrooms. Students looking out of classroom windows and watching what was happening saw that Kalmi had set out to intercept Auvinen. However, he was in no mood to listen to her. He fired 7 bullets into the 61-year-old Kalmi, killing her before the students’ eyes. His next victim was the school nurse running to help those students who had been injured in the first burst of fire. Auvinen killed the 43-year-old nurse and then entered the main building.
Auvin hammered on classroom doors, telling students to rebel against the school administration. Around 11.55 he heard the police calling on him to “give himself up.” He answered with another burst of fire and continued moving through the school, firing at any students he encountered. Shortly after the police surrounding the building had entered inside they found Auvinen in the toilets, where he had committed suicide. The death toll from that bloody assault was 9, consisting of 7 students, including Auvinen himself, and the 2 school employees, with another 11 people injured. (1)
But who was Auvinen? What propelled him to carry out that bloody attack and then commit suicide? What was the hatred that led him to kill his fellow students without batting an eyelid?
The facts about the person who committed that attack that stunned all Finland soon began to emerge. Auvinen set out his ideas on life and human beings prior to the attack in files published on a number of internet video sites. Interestingly, one of these was titled “The Jokela High School Massacre – 7 November 2007.” The video starts with the Jokela High School building, and then moves on to Auvinen posing in his room with a gun in his hand. Auvinen had posted videos on various sites employing different user names. These consisted of violent images accompanied by pessimistic and aggressive songs. There was nothing surprising in an individual so prone to violence carrying out such a bloody killing. However, one of these videos was particularly noteworthy in terms of the light it shed on the motif behind that violence. Under the user name “ikillyouall667,” Auvinen described in that video, titled “My Philosophy,” how the massacre was a requirement of natural selection.
Natural selection is a concept on which Charles Darwin based his theory of evolution, and is an expression of weaker animals being eliminated by stronger ones in the struggle for survival. Because it described human beings as the result of natural events devoid of any consciousness and since it is itself based on violence, natural selection was to become the indispensable foundation for both atheist philosophies and violent ideologies and movements. The dictators who sent millions to their deaths during the Second World War regarded war as a requirement of natural selection, and make a great many references to Darwinism in their propaganda.
“I am just a normal anarchist that believes in natural selection. Humans need to put natural selection back on tracks. The animals live that way, why won’t the humans. We are animals after all. We were made that way now we just screw everything up and pollute the Earth that birthed us. Humans are the worst animals on the planet. We humans came up with a screwed up society. The whole world is screwed. All of the society shall fall. That is what should happen. The sooner, the better… Law is the opinion of the “higher in power”… That’s why you should take control of your own life. Live in anarchy. Do what you want and don’t let others tell you what to do. This is your own life. The weak should die while the strong live. Itis survival of the fittest, natural selection. Animals die all the time. You don’t see some dog crying their eyes out after they figure out that some other dog died. because another dog has died. Humans die too. It should be the same reaction. It is just all natural, not a big deal. Do not cry for someone you don’t know, this is not sad…My personal phylosophy, THE GENOCIDE OF THE HUMAN RACE MUST HAPPEN.” (2) (Capital letters in original text)
“I am ready to fight and die for my cause I, as a natural selector, will eliminate all who I see unfit, disgraces of human race and failures of natural selection. No, the fact is that I am merely an animal, a human being and a dissident…The time has come to set the principle of the survival of the fittest and natural selection back on its feet.” (3)
Jokela was not the first
The Jokela High School massacre represents a clear example of the tragic consequences that Darwinism being taught to young people as a scientific reality can have. What is more, it is not the only such example. On 20 April, 1999, two students at the Columbine High School in the U.S. state of Colorado, 18-year-old Eric Harris and 17-year-old Dylan Klebod, arrived at their school carrying guns and bombs, slaughtering 12 students and a teacher in 30 minutes before killing themselves. Harris was wearing a T-shirt with the words “NATURAL SELECTION” on it. (4) The majority of the documents seized by police from Harris’ home in the wake of the attack referred to natural selection and feelings of superiority. In video tapes previously uploaded onto the internet, Harris and Klebold constantly spoke of their being “more evolved” and of what it felt like to be “superhuman.” (5)
By telling people that their lives have no purpose, Darwinist education turns them into mentally ill individuals, pessimistic and violent and devoid of hope and joy. Even leading atheist Darwinists admit this negative state of mind to which Darwinism leads. This effect can be seen in the foreword to the book Unweaving the Rainbow, by the atheist zoologist Richard Dawkins;
A foreign publisher of my first book confessed the he could not sleep for three nights after reading it, so troubled was he by what he saw as its cold, bleak message. Others have asked me how I can bear to get up in the mornings. A teacher from a distant country wrote to me reproachfully that a pupil had come to him in tears after reading the same book, because it had persuaded her that life was empty and purposeless. He advised her not to show the book to any of her friends, for fear of contaminating them with the same nihilistic pessimism. (6)
It is of course important to concentrate on those who carried out the Jokela and Columbine massacres and the ideas that led them to do so, but we also need to go a little deeper and consider another factor behind those events. That factor is the Darwinist education still being provided in schools. Students in the USA and Europe are taught the nonsense that life on Earth began spontaneously and that human beings are an advanced form of ape that emerged by way of natural selection, as if these things were scientific fact. The Jokela and Columbine killers were people who had received this Darwinist education provided in Western society. Therefore, although the attackers were school students, in effect the schools were themselves responsible.
(2) Pekka-Eric Auvinen”s Video “My Philosophy”, http://www.liveleak.com/view?i=bb4_1194559199
(3) Sami Torma, “Nine die in Finland after YouTube post”, http://www.reuters.com/article/topNews/idUSHEL00597220071107
(4) Denver Rocky Mountain News, 25 June 1999, p. 4A, 14A
(5) Antonio Mendoza, High School Armageddon, http://www.mayhem.net/Crime/columbine.html
(6) Richard Dawkins, Unweaving The Rainbow, Houghton Mifflin Company Newyork, 1998, p. ix