December 11, 2023

After The Republic

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*Editor’s Note* – There’s a lot in this entire article. However, it is quite interesting. It helps explain how what used to be in the country is no longer. It gives some time to the destruction of Science for political gain. Interestingly enough, this is the closest I have seen a writer, with enough knowledge to have a pretty good understanding of how things are, attempt to state that there are no differences between either of the political parties. I hope you will take the time to read this. It might hurt some though.

“What priorities will the ruling class’s notion of scientific truth dictate to the next Democratic administration? Because rejecting that true and false, right and wrong are objectively ascertainable is part of this class’s DNA, no corpus of fact or canon of reason restrains it or defines its end-point. Its definition of “science” is neither more nor less than what “scientists say” at any given time. In practice, that means “Science R-Us,” now and always, exclusively. Thus has come to pass what President Dwight Eisenhower warned against in his 1960 Farewell address: “A steadily increasing share [of science] is conducted for, by, or at the direction of, the Federal government.… [T]he free university, historically the fountainhead of free ideas and scientific discovery, has experienced a revolution…a government contract becomes virtually a substitute for intellectual curiosity.” Hence, said Ike, “The prospect of domination of the nation’s scholars by Federal employment, project allocations, and the power of money is ever present—and is gravely to be regarded.” The result has been that academics rise through government grants while the government exercises power by claiming to act on science’s behalf. If you don’t bow to the authority of the power that says what is and is not so, you are an obscurantist or worse.”<<<Read More>>>