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One can almost prove scientifically that science and politics don’t mix.
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The purges are generally successful for a while, at least in terms of manipulation of power. The public unites in hatred for the condemned class, thankful to the Party for protecting them. The Party’s opponents live in fear, often in hiding, their effectiveness crippled.
And so the machinery of the state grinds on until, like any machine not constructed on genuine scientific principles, it grinds to halt, belching smoke.
Because real science mirrors the real world, and socialism is founded on a lie.
That lie is that man can live by bread alone.
Here’s a paradox – the most unscientific claim anyone can make is that science has explained everything. That claim is especially dangerous when applied to humanity. Marx was only one in a string of theorists who’ve imagined they’ve reduced human nature to a simple formula, a formula which can be manipulated through the application of enlightened laws drafted by philosopher kings.
They always leave something out. They always miss something.
It’s a little like a man claiming to have proved that shoes are unnecessary, because he’s cut off his feet.
He may be happy with the results of his experiment (visionary leaders usually have no trouble finding people to carry them from place to place), but his disciples are likely to be disappointed over time.
It’s not science that’s failed. It’s the hubristic claims of people who think they are scientists, but are only self-anointed prophets. Who think they’ve answered all the questions, because they’ve ruled the most important questions out of order.
You can generally tell when a true believer is posing as a scientist. He throws a fit and calls you a Nazi when you question his findings.
A man of faith in a godless age is hitting Americans where it hurts.
Mr. and Mrs. American Spectator Reader, let P.J. O’Rourke talk sense to your kids.
In Britain, defending your property can get you life.
The debacle of this president’s administration is both a cause and a symptom of the decline of American values. Unless Congress impeaches him, that decline will go on unchecked. An eminent jurist surveys the damage and assesses the chances for the recovery of our culture.
It won’t take long for conservatives to scratch this presidential wannabe off their 2008 scorecard.
The American Christmas, like the songs that celebrate it, makes room for everybody under the rainbow. Is that why so many people seem to be hostile to it?
Was the President done in by the economy, or by the politics of the economy?