After years of the intellectual contingency of the far left beating the drum to the sound of “Science is just White Man’s mythology used to oppress the masses,” all of a sudden science seems to matter to progressives. These are ironic times indeed....
I listen to the news while I am working in the studio until the news depresses me too much and I switch to jazz. This past Friday leading to a weekend of protests for science all over the world, the news was full of reports about it. It was interesting to listen to and to find out about the different flavors the international marches were going to come in.
I listen to the news on National Public Radio which is progressively bent, and so it was doubly interesting to listen to them interview a Nigerian organizer who was telling the reporter that in Nigeria they were marching for GMO’s. Yes, I said FOR GMO’s. Usually on NPR one only hears about the ill effects of GMO’s on food production and how the E.U bans such products in their sphere of influence; and if NPR listeners hear about a protest, it is usually anti-GMO. Well, here was a person from a developing nation clamoring for GMO’s, or what in Europe is known as "white man’s tools of oppression". Weeelllll, it seems like scientific fact might actually be local (-;
I have a friend who used to do some landscaping for us and his father worked in the AG School at the university in town. He told me we would never be able to feed the world population had we not engineered food and used all the chemistry we have done… These are scientific facts, that is, facts supported by data that progressives don’t usually like to hear. Honestly, I like my food organic and grass fed, but "facts be facts"… or are they?
Today, facts be damned, let’s march for science no matter what's what!