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How “science” woke up


“Believe in science”.

You’ve probably seen this common – and silly – trope on leftist political turf boards. But what does that mean?

Science is a method, a tool, but these lawn signs seem to call for something else.

Rather, the statement means believing in the politically compromised science of institutions promoting ideological outcomes.

This is believing in the American Medical Association, which now wants to remove the reference to sex from birth certificates without any medical justification.

This means trusting health officials and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention when they label “racism” as a threat to public health, worthy of withholding COVID-19 precautions in the name of pro-social justice and people. Black Lives Matter protests, but for nothing else.

What we are seeing in America and throughout the West is institutional corruption in the name of ideology, in which merit is attacked in the pursuit of political conformism.

A series of studies demonstrate how our institutions have become distorted and designed to serve this narrow interest at the expense of any semblance of meritocracy.

This transformation is fully underway.

So-called STEM fields – science, technology, engineering, and math – are certainly not immune to politics. Scientists, like everyone else, have their own opinions that can influence their work.

However, what becomes clear is that as America’s most powerful institutions seek to strengthen their awakened dogmas, they insist that ideology itself comes before expertise in any domain. Science and scientists must bow to the demands of ideology, just as they do under revolutionary and totalitarian regimes.

If you want to work or operate in most elite institutions, you must increasingly declare a declaration of awakened faith. And of course, the most prestigious positions will be awarded to the most loyal.

1 in 5 university jobs require a DEI

A recent study by the American Enterprise Institute found that nearly a fifth of college jobs now require so-called “diversity, equity and inclusion” requirements. They found this by searching for words like “diversity” and “diversity” in public school job postings. This has not only appeared in the humanities departments, where one would perhaps expect more political bias. No, they’ve happened in STEM job postings just as often.

Here are some examples of what the job postings were asking for:

What do you think of diversity, equity and inclusion [DEI], including factors that influence the under-representation of particular groups in academia, and the experiences of individuals of particular groups within academia?

Have you participated in activities aimed at advancing or promoting a diverse, equitable and inclusive environment or institution? We note that the activities can be large and organized or they can be specific and very personal. Please tell us the role you played, what you did, what happened and what you learned from the experience.

Getting into a new institution will involve changes and being busy! Please let us know how you plan to fit DCI into your role as a faculty member, including any new or existing initiatives you would like to be involved in.

Don’t think that you can escape the revolution in apolitical pursuits, and don’t think that you can remain apolitical. You must cry out for your conversion and demonstrate your attachment to the revolution, otherwise.

The study used an example to show how intense this strict ideological filtering has become in some elite schools. She used the example of applications for a life sciences position at Berkeley:

The magnitude of the resulting purge would make Stalin blush. Of 893 nominally qualified applicants, 679 were screened out solely because of insufficiently aroused statements of diversity, equity and inclusion. In other words, Berkeley used a political litmus test to eliminate more than three-quarters of the candidate pool.

So much for inclusion.

On top of that, diversity statements were in demand even more in elite universities than in non-elitist schools. One of the study’s authors, James D. Paul of the Educational Freedom Institute, commented in an interview with the Washington Free Beacon that this shows how ideology is now “taking precedence over merit”.

To be part of the new ruling elite, you don’t really have to be an elite. It is not the most capable and educated “natural” aristocracy of Thomas Jefferson who soars to the top in a free society.

No, under the new rules it is more important to be in the right ideological position, to have the same beliefs, tastes, interests and attitudes as everyone else in this upper class.

What is remarkable is that the authors of the AEI study admitted that they may have even underestimated the extent of ideological filtering by reducing their search terminology to the words “diversity” and “diversity”. . This is because the wide array of various other initiatives that fall under the same ideological umbrella have not necessarily been captured in the research.

It’s like the question of how much critical race theory is taught in K-12 schools. It’s not actually labeled “Critical Race Theory 101 for Kindergarten Children”. Instead, it draws on terminology and ideas associated with ideology, with concepts such as “anti-racism” and “white privilege” being among the many denunciations.

In addition, the study only looked at public postings. It’s entirely possible that many other jobs require diversity, equity and inclusion statements as part of the application process.

One might ask why do all institutions become like this? Why are they so closely linked to demanding a rigid ideological application?

The government accelerates the revolution

There are several answers to this question. One of these is brought to light by another study, this one from the Center for the Study of Partisanship and Ideology, which has shown that at least part of this transformation is openly encouraged by the government. federal.

The study found that one-third of National Science Foundation grants use the language of diversity, equity and inclusion in their abstracts. This is a big increase from just three decades ago, when higher education was already quite left, compared to the rest of the country.

Interestingly, the Washington Examiner’s Jeremiah Poff noted that the biggest increase in ideologically-driven grants has occurred in human resources and in math and physical science.

Human resources managers and administrators are, of course, the executors. They are the most effective way to get institutions to conform and promote an ideology.

This affects both public and private institutions. Yale, for example, now has more administrators than undergraduates. And these directors often focus on promoting diversity, equity and inclusion. They are most responsible for eradicating diversity of opinion.

Ironically, in the name of diversity, equity and inclusion, they eradicate diversity, equity and inclusion.

The managerial revolution is awakening

The administrative state uses taxpayers’ money to advance and strengthen the Cultural Revolution. It is the industrial complex awake in action.

This shows again why trust in institutions is falling apart. One after another, from academia to the media, to medicine and science to American business, conform to an ideological hive spirit facilitated by the encouragement of an irresponsible administrative state.

This is how the managerial revolution awoke and began to corrupt even science.

As with the fight against critical race theory in K-12 schools taking place across the country, it is now the people against the institutions. We will see who is the strongest.

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