The Brownstone Institute declared, "Get the Courts Out of Science."
Its founder, Jeffrey A. Tucker, wrote the piece. He is upset that the Supreme Court is considering the vaccine mandate, although like me, he opposes the mandates.
He is no dunce but surely he missed the whole point of this case. This is the last chance to stop the mandates because the Supreme Court is the only institution left to stop the mandate madness. Otherwise the tyranny of technocracy will continue to strip us of our liberty, humanity, and personality. We will become faceless non-character players who merely do as we are told.
"Follow the science" is the mantra of despotism in the 21st century.
Americans have forgotten the cruelty of science under Nazis with their eugenics and their inhumane medical experiments by Josef Mengele.
Tucker wrote, "No matter what people say in retrospect, I seriously doubt that anyone would have predicted a future in which the pandemic highs would be reached following mass vaccination. It’s not only true in the U.S. but also all over the world. However much they help with mitigating severe outcomes of the disease, at least for a time, they have not been successful in stopping the spread of the virus. They will not end the pandemic.
"And yet, so far as I can understand this, that is the whole point of the vaccine mandate. It is to protect workers from getting Covid. There is zero evidence that this is possible with mass mandates in the workforce. People can get and are getting Covid anywhere and everywhere, among which surely means the workplace too. The vaccine is not stopping that. What will bring this pandemic to an end will not be the vaccines but the adaptation of human immune systems, exposed and then developing resilience.
"Apparently there was not one mention of natural immunity during the oral arguments, which is truly astounding. From what I could hear, there was a strangely truncated environment in which no one was willing to say certain obvious truths, almost as if a pre-set orthodoxy had been defined at the outset. There were certain givens that simply were not questioned; namely that this is a disease without precedent, that the state can stop it, that vaccines are the best ticket we have, that the unvaccinated have absolutely no good reason to remain that way."
No one in government considered anything other than an elaborate and expensive new vaccine because that is where the money is. That explains the quick dismissal of HCQ and the mocking of ivermectin, which was used to corral covid in India. There was no money in approving cheap and readily available drugs.
Fauci -- a failed physician -- and the FDA are corrupt paramours of Big Pharma. Their covid reaction condemned thousands to early deaths. This convinced me that for the right price they would approve Thalidomide for pregnant mothers today.
Science was once independent and trustworthy. Thanks to government research grants, all scientists now work for the government or starve. This is why no one dares to conduct any research that question the climate change orthodoxy.
Four centuries ago, the pope insisted Earth is the center of the universe. Only the pope's earlier friendship with Galileo spared Galileo.
Covid's attack on freedom was predictable because we put a phony expert in charge.
Reagan brought Fauci to DC to develop a vaccine for AIDS. Instead, Fauci built a bureaucratic empire, expanding his budget 10-fold. He is now the highest-paid government employee. He will enjoy the largest pension in U.S. government history if he ever gets the boot. He knows nothing about stopping a virus but everything in the world about creating a fiefdom.
He is far from alone, just the best at it.
They manipulated data, gave bad advice, and demanded we sacrifice our liberty. They are arrogant, greedy, and incompetent.
Clay Travis tweeted today, "The CDC director just said over 75% of covid deaths occurred in people with at least four comorbidities. Since Biden can’t shut down covid, suddenly all this data is getting shared publicly."
It is CYA.
Eisenhower warned us about the dangers of government-run science in his farewell address in 1961, which is chiefly known for his warning about the military-industrial complex.
Of science, Ike said, "Akin to, and largely responsible for the sweeping changes in our industrial-military posture, has been the technological revolution during recent decades.
"In this revolution, research has become central; it also becomes more formalized, complex, and costly. A steadily increasing share is conducted for, by, or at the direction of, the Federal government.
"Today, the solitary inventor, tinkering in his shop, has been over shadowed by task forces of scientists in laboratories and testing fields. In the same fashion, the free university, historically the fountainhead of free ideas and scientific discovery, has experienced a revolution in the conduct of research. Partly because of the huge costs involved, a government contract becomes virtually a substitute for intellectual curiosity. For every old blackboard there are now hundreds of new electronic computers.
"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.
"Yet, in holding scientific research and discovery in respect, as we should, we must also be alert to the equal and opposite danger that public policy could itself become the captive of a scientific-technological elite.
"It is the task of statesmanship to mold, to balance, and to integrate these and other forces, new and old, within the principles of our democratic system-ever aiming toward the supreme goals of our free society."
Yes, he said that 61 years ago.
He warned us.
We failed to heed that warning.
The only people who can save us now from the techno tyranny are the nine justices sitting on the Supreme Court.