Sunday, 1 March 2015
You need power only when you want to do something harmful …
“You need power, only when you want to do something harmful, otherwise love is enough to get everything done.”
The above was said by Charlie Chaplin and it is true, so next time you hear or read about a scientist, a chief scientific advisor, or a former chief scientific advisor saying that science must have a seat in government, you will know why they are saying this – it’s because they want power so that they can do something harmful. That is the nature of modern Western science.
I do not want any power because all I need to change to world is love.
All power corrupts. Power corrupts politicians, both elected and non-elected, it corrupts business people, and it corrupts scientists, engineers and technologists. Power also corrupts chief scientific advisors and former ones too. And the reason why this is so is because all these people are just frail humans who so easily succumb to the rewards that stem from holding power, and one of those rewards is power – over you, nature and life itself.
Now is to time for peaceful resistance, for peaceful opposition. It is time to drive out of government all those people, like the former chief scientific advisor, who are seeking power, who are so bound to an ideology and its dogma, that they are no longer able to recognise that this is so.
Power, science, genocide, totalitarianism, the rule of science and reason, dehumanisation … Everything is connected …