Saturday, April 15, 2017

Identity Politics, Progressive Hobbyhorses and Marginalized Terrorist - ‘The March for Science’

"March For Science" - Earth Day - Washington DC, April 22, 2017
"Ah, science. If you're even loosely engaged in the wild and dark art that is politics these days, you know by now that 'science,' as a word, has taken on an almost mystical meaning. 'Science,' in many of its modern incantations, now serves as a form of code, as vague and fuzzy as a Wiccan chant. For a growing number of political activists, the meaning is simple: Science, you see, is a lively mix of standard progressive hobbyhorses, tossed wild-eyed and cranky into one cantankerous bag."
"Witness the upcoming March for Science, scheduled for Saturday, April 22. This also happens to be Earth Day, which is nice enough -- and hey, who could object to a good old-fashioned rah-rah session for science? I, for one, always welcome a refresher on that long, troubling episode in our planet's history when a few impertinent continents apparently traipsed all the way over to the other side of the globe and no one was there to panic about it."
"Alas, this March for Science does not appear to be largely about science, or about people who know a great deal about science, or even about people who want to know a great deal about science. (It would be kind of fun, in fact, to quiz earnest potential attendees on whether Johannes Kepler should finally win that well-deserved Oscar.) Keeping up with today's hottest trends, the March for Science has wrapped itself in identity politics, cranked up the oven to 'scorch,' and potentially set things on track to unceremoniously collapse into one giant intersectional souffle." - Heather Wilhelm, National Review
The “March for Science” is being organized by activist scientists and radical environmentalists opposed to Donald Trump's policies and proposed cuts to federal agencies. The organization behind the “March for Science” tweeted the Trump administration's bombing Islamic ISIS fighters in Afghanistan is “an example of how science is weaponized against marginalized people.

The march’s Twitter account also sent out a ridiculous re-tweet lamenting the bombing by radical activist Zellie Imani of the Black Liberation Collective,  a group of students dedicated "to bringing about freedom and liberation for all Black people"   It has since been deleted. March organizers have been racked by infighting over how much the event should emphasize diversity and gender issues. (??)  Some march leaders have resigned over disagreements.

The “March for Science” gained attention earlier the year, garnering hundreds of thousands of likes on Facebook. The usual suspects Major activist groups have backed the march, but Earth Day marches are planned in other cities.  Looks like just another Goofy Leftist Sideshow for the Media's consumption.

Thank You MJA for the Linkage!