[From time to time it’s good to recall that a prime purpose of RR is to leave a record that in this day and age not all Americans were informationally deprived sheeple who daily swallowed the lies and propaganda of its Constitution defying and corrupt government peopled by the abysmally ignorant and terminally hubristic. I have been expecting that this administration would finally level out in its rate of issuing idiotic and destructive mandates on the country’s shrinking share of workers and producers. But this was not to be, as each day the carnage from collectivist governance continues to grow.]
Gender equality in all aspects has been the socialist mantra. Politically propitious thought in academe has taught that it should be accepted axiomatically that men and women were equal in all dimensions save some plumbing discrepancies and perhaps a smattering of hormonal differences. Otherwise, men and women were deemed to be the same in thought and deed, and in their response to pharmaceuticals. Well, now it turns out that nothing could be further from the truth. Disquieting data denying equality along every gender specific attribute has been emerging for years, but due to the mindset of our recently educated scientists, they never considered expanding their developments, tests, and experiments to examine gender specific differences; as I said, the unquestioned and politically correct axiom was that men and women were equal.
Focusing on the differential reactions to drugs, these became so noticeable and persistent that finally even’60 Minutes’ (9feb14 edition), that icon of national information, had to take notice and presented a segment populated with scientists and researchers newly surprised that ‘yes Susie, men and women are profoundly different in both mind and body.’ Emerging records show that this truth has been administratively denied by the FDA for many years, and now it appears that almost all of pharmacology needs to be re-examined just to determine the proper gender-specific dosage levels since, at best, the dosages were initially generated for males only.
But what CBS (understandably?) failed to connect in its coverage of this latest massive bureaucratic bungle is that even science has been corrupted by the leftwing politics in our universities. And pharmacology is just the tip of the iceberg since much of the research in academe is sponsored by the federal government, a sponsorship the attached strings of which are quickly discerned by those researchers wishing to keep the federal fiscal faucet flowing.
Historically these science travesties have many poster children, perhaps the most prominent being the disastrous seed genetics foisted on USSR agriculture by Stalin’s promotion of Trofim Lysenko’s 'science'. In our own country we have even bigger debacles now baked into our scientific infrastructure in programs that promote science-free environmental and educational theories and stratagems. The AGW hysteria is a prime example whose tendrils reach into state-level programs like California’s AB32. And the list goes on.
Climatologists and fellows of the American Meteorological Society Richard McNider and John Christy give a detailed response (here) to the recent ignorance spouted by SecState Kerry about the “settled question” of global warming that is not embraced by skeptics likened to knuckle-dragging believers in a flat earth. Kerry, of course, knows nothing of any science, and is a bought and paid for political trumpet for the moneyed interests (e.g. Al Gore) that are reaping millions from the government’s environmental diktats and mangled green industries markets.
Today, the US is viewed by all – allies and enemies – as having abrogated its global role as the white hat hegemon since WW2. Our foreign policy is in shambles, and its effect on our QoL is felt daily as our economy tries to regain its footing against the strongest socialistic headwinds it has experienced since FDR’s alphabet soup days (back then NRA stood for the National Recovery Administration which did anything but help the country recover from its government induced Depression). The details of our foreign policy retreat and its effects are summarized by Niall Ferguson and Peggy Noonan among many others (here and here).
And what today demands the attention and energies of Team Obama and the divisions of double dummies in its train? - why it’s income inequality and global warming. Anything to take attention away from the cover-ups, scandals, lies, and massive failures of Obamacare, Benghazi, DOJ Fast & Furious, IRS targeting, NLRB, FCC ‘surveys’, Syria, Iraq, Afghanistan, the ‘Asia pivot’, TPP, DHS, Al Qaeda and Taliban ascendancy, EPA, ethanol fiasco, energy independence, green industries growth, national debt, uncounted and unknown trillions of unfunded liabilities, America’s student rankings, failures of private sector unionization, our shrinking workforce, NSA and privacy, and economic growth (no doubt I missed a few).