The scientific mind of the technocratic age

Posted 8/7/19

Mr. Kaune recently stated in “Perspectives” (Leader, July 31), “My opinion is that the current EMR safety guidelines in the U.S. are based on solid science and protect us from …

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The scientific mind of the technocratic age

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Mr. Kaune recently stated in “Perspectives” (Leader, July 31), “My opinion is that the current EMR safety guidelines in the U.S. are based on solid science and protect us from demonstrated hazards.”

Given the steadfast assure-isms with which industrial science and technologies have in short order despoiled a perfectly habitable planet, one wonders about the scientific mind of the technocratic age. A mindset profoundly disconnected within its own artifice and bell-jar, spectacularly insulated from the causes and effects upon what’s left of the natural world. Nonetheless, the fruits of same are continuously marketed in our “best interests” rubber-stamped by the whirling revolving doors of the corporate insider’s government.

Witness our world, its vast ills, and systemic corruption repeatedly revealed within multi-national institutions pushing global agendas. The road to this hell has been paved with “credentials”, the talking heads blunting, defending latest agendas, products, and fallout.

At this late hour, there’s a particular carelessness or heartlessness therein that’s difficult to fathom or deny, at the expense of our entire ecosphere. It’s been pushed to extremes and incredulity by such mendacious and moneyed luminaries as big tobacco, banking and Wall Street, pharma and chemical, extraction and weapons industries, etc.

Lest we forget, it’s the same mindset that delivered Monsanto’s worldwide crimes. More recently, global tech and utility behemoths dispense by the billions shiny radiation-emitting surveillance gadgetry, green-washed and green-lighted by captured government agencies. Originally formed to protect, doing nothing of the kind.

“Solid” science? Harmless? Protections? Trust? Absurd.

The moral imperative of the times - be responsible for your own independent research and analysis, keeping in mind industry-driven narratives and bullhorns. There’s an abundance of data at fingertips. Educate yourselves, talk, and choose - any decent future and sovereignty we may have depends on it.

Alby Baker
Port Townsend

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