The truth of what Newt says is evidenced by what happened after Darwin's "Origin" was published. The emerging elites were swept away by enthusiasm and sought to apply Natural selection to every aspect of human life. Darwin didn't invent social darwinism, but his authority was behind this promiscuous application of nature selection. William Jennings Bryan, to this day, is treated as a buffoon because he was horrified by the bloodymindedness of the elites with regard to the poor and for this reason sought to curb the teaching of it in the schools.
Some food for thought:
Darwin and eugenics: Darwin was indeed a Social Darwinist
Wow, good point, before Darwin, everybody was always nice to everybody else.
Do I need a sarcasm tag?