How to Dismantle STEM

in STEMGeekslast year (edited)

This episode features Dr. Bret Weinstein, a biologist who got national attention during the 2017 Evergreen State College protests. There's a thread that spans the entire interview about the deemphasis of the scientific process.

It's a three hour interview. If you don't have time to listen to the whole thing, here are the highlights on how to dismantle STEM (aka #shutdownstem):

Steps (maybe not in this exact order):

  1. Create a movement about disassembling things that makes the west marvelous (24:03).
  2. Broadcast: #shutdownstem (24:16)
    • e.g.: "1000s of scientists go on strike to protest systemic racism in STEM" (25:44)
  3. Claim: The sciences are unfairly biased in favor of those who are successful (30:04).
  4. Attack The Enlightenment (38:17).
  5. Identify "race traitors" who is anyone studying science because science is racist (41:39).
  6. Ensure that even if movement dies down, it'll be back (1:28:13).

Like I said, it might not be possible pull off in this order. For your movement to have the power to get existing scientists to declare that science should be shut down, you have to have established this narrative for decades. Which also implies that if your movement can implement parts of this, you need the resources to keep repeating the process until STEM is dismantled. Congratulations!!

Some background of Dr. Weinstein (2018):

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This guy tried to warn you in 1984:

 last year 

I have a question. He claims that the process of demoralization is complete and irreversible. That's a pretty strong claim. So are you suggesting that what we're seeing now is the aftermath of KGB meddling from the 60s?

I think it's odd that the KGB's plan is so effective, it could be on autopilot for that long.

In other words, while I think this is informative and materially related, I also think there's something else going on too.

I have a question. He claims that the process of demoralization is complete and irreversible. That's a pretty strong claim. So are you suggesting that what we're seeing now is the aftermath of KGB meddling from the 60s?

Yes, that's what he suggested and I agree with him. I don't see any reasons why he would lied about it as a defector.

I think it's odd that the KGB's plan is so effective, it could be on autopilot for that long.

Once it gained a critical mass it can go on by itself, but it's worth remembering that KGB has a successor in the Russia's SVR and there are many other parties that could continue where the original KGB stopped (China,...)

In other words, while I think this is informative and materially related, I also think there's something else going on too.

Perhaps, but it does look like its origins can be traced to the KGB's plan.

 last year 

I generally buy the notion that the USSR then, and CCP now, perceive free cultures as a threat to their dominance. I also buy the notion that there are active plans in place, like Thousand Talents Plan, to shift the remaining dominance.

But I'm not willing to chalk the whole thing up to external meddling, either. There are people in academia who are willing accomplices. There are economic factors that are tailor-made to support this shift. I think the solution is to opt-out of their economy and buy bitcoin.

There are people in academia who are willing accomplices.

Yes, and Bezmenov has named them (not sure if it is in the video that I posted) as useful idiots.

If you trace the current situation you can see that they first conquered the social sciences but now you can see attacks on the hard science with that math is racist and similar bs...

If he was live today, Bezmenov would be astonished at just how far it all went.

From my understanding, the KGB plan was to sabotage the national myth of USA. Make people stop thinking about it as a freedom loving home of the brave who's ascension to power and prosperity has started by the founding fathers and their declaration that all men are created equal... and have the current climate where a significant number of its citizens believe that their country is irredeemably evil creation built upon the exploitation of minorities and governed by the white supremacists.

Hell, KGB is laughing from its grave as we are looking at the riots, just-in-time revision of the US history and the toppling of the Jefferson's and Washington's monuments.

The attack on the science and reason is just a cherry on top compared to that.