‘Tucker Carlson Tonight’ host examines how the left uses ‘science’ to push their agenda
Sooner or later, though it’s hard to imagine now, the present revolution will end. Ultimately all revolutions do finish, they could ’t be sustained. And when ours does We’ll wake up one morning in a nation where we don’t have to lie about everything all the time, where math is allowed, where we could acknowledge the profound and inherent differences between men and women without being fired for it. That day is coming. The question is, when it does come, what will be left of our society? We can’t know the solution in detail, but here’s what we’re expecting : we hope that reason stays. Rationale : logic, the ability to think clearly and rationally — that’s the one thing we could ’t lose. We’re going to want it to rebuild.
That ’ therefore, of all of the ethical atrocities being perpetrated at the moment in the name of fairness and inclusion, it’s the constant attacks on science should control our special attention.
When the coronavirus first arrived in our country last winter, most Americans uncritically accepted what the authorities said about it, they believed they could trust the people in charge. Few imagined our leaders could leverage a public health crisis for their own political gain. That seemed like the 1 line that politicians wouldn’t cross. Yet almost immediately, they did cross it.
Around the nation, Democratic governors used quarantine restrictions to benefit their allies and punish their opponents. Abortion mills stayed open, but the police kept churches shut. You could buy weed but you cant get your knee replaced. Demonstrations against the lockdowns were banned. Riots against Donald Trump were encouraged. See the governor of Michigan shamelessly clarify the difference:
Governor Gretchen Whitmer, April 30, 2020: it’s probably not going to be safe to congregate in masses for quite a while and it is heartbreaking, but we know Michigan isn’t alone in this moment, this is what is happening all across the country, these big gatherings can’t firmly happen right now // WHITMER, June 1, 2020: The passing of George Floyd has once again shown a light on the orderly cycle of injustice in our country. To the overwhelming majority who have taken to the streets and protested peacefully, protesting, historic inequities, black Michiganders, and people across the nation are facing, I hear you. I see you. I respect you, and I encourage your efforts to enact real structural change in the us.
So, you’re no longer allowed to exercise your Constitutional right of meeting unless it’s to support the Democratic Party. It wasn’t just the governor of Michigan. Gavin Newsom did the same thing in California. Phil Murphy did it in New Jersey. It was partisan politics posing as science, however, this was the most amazing part, it had been endorsed by real scientists and ’s the part which should worry you. Doctors such as Jennifer Nuzzo at Johns Hopkins University told us that structural racism was a bigger health threat than the coronavirus. So go ahead and loot Macy’s. It’s an important part of general health.
For people who still thought that American science was on the level, this was a shocking moment. When did the men and women that are paid to be rational, become corrupt religious zealots? When did their scientists become ayatollahs? That happened years ago, it turns out. The rest of us just weren’t noticing.
In February of 2019, an article was printed in the journal, “Neurology, ” which is one of the preeminent peer-reviewed books in all of medicine. The piece was called “Lucky and the Root Doctor. ” It clarified a physician ‘s experience with a man in the Deep South called Reggie. Reggie was suffering from a severe neuromuscular disorder, which had left him blind.
Modern science may have helped Reggie, but he didn’t want the help. Reggie believed he was blind because he’d been cursed by a voodoo spell. This ’s what he told his physician. He refused treatment and left the office for good.
The physician who wrote the bit about Reggie was a man named William Campbell. Campbell believes in western science. He does not believe voodoo is the cause of blindness. His piece was developed to help other physicians communicate with patients like Reggie, so those patients could receive effective medical treatment. Regrettably, American medical journals are no longer allowed to criticize witchcraft. Criticizing witchcraft is racist.
So the editor of Neurology, a guy named Robert Gross, began a purge of his publication. He fired the humanities editor, then suspended the entire humanities section. To further atone, he hired what he described as a “deputy editor for equity, diversity and inclusion. ” Then Robert Gross, as if that wasnt enough, composed a groveling apology letter, calling Campbells post “racist” and acknowledging it had caused ” anguish. ” Nowhere in the letter did Robert Gross clarify any of this. Why exactly is it racist to favor western medicine to witchcraft? Isn’t that the whole purpose of our system? Gross never explained. He just declared it and moved on. So that’s now the official policy of this country’s top neurology journal—that witchcraft is just like western medicine and how dare you say otherwise. Where does this leave you? If you were nervous about brain surgery before, this isn’t comforting news. How long before your doctor is sacrificing a chicken in the operating room? That’s a serious question. We can no longer say that science is better than voodoo—that’s racist.
Something similar occurred this month in the world of financial research. One of the best business journals in the world, the Strategic Management Journal, deleted a paper from the Internet without any explanation. The crucial thing to understand is that all the numbers in that paper were true —the data were right ; no one claimed otherwise. The piece went through a peer-review procedure and was published.
The piece was published because it was called this, “Examining investor responses to appointments of Black top management executives and CEOs. ” We don’t understand what those reactions were. It might be an interesting to know. But you can’t understand because the first version of the piece is gone, disappeared into the distant cave in which we hide uncomfortable facts. It’s been replaced with a revised version. So what’s the truth ? We can’t know.
This is the definition of corruption, but it has spread through science. Have a look at the jobs postings at Nature Magazine, once the foremost science publication on Earth. What Nature is looking for now in its employees has nothing whatsoever to do with science. In fact, it’s anti-science. Here, s one recent job posting from Twitter.
Quote: “As part of our commitment to foster diversity and inclusion, we are looking for a Black candidate with a passion for science communication based in the united kingdom for a fulltime, paid news internship. “
So the thing that jumps out is that no Whites or Asians or Hispanics are permitted. Is that legal? Of course not. But that’s not the point. The bigger problem, and it’s larger than civil rights law, is that the people we hope to make the main choices in our society — what kind of health research do we finance ? Who gets treatment and that doesn’t? In the long run, who lives and who dies? The people who make those choices are no longer rational. They’ve lost the ability to think empirically. Equity has become their god. They no longer believe in mathematics. This ’s a real issue for the civilization.
This article is adapted from Tucker Carlson’s opening commentary on the May 28, 2021, edition of “Tucker Carlson Tonight. “