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the morality of medical "authorities"
the last people you want with social control over you are medical researchers
consider this “experiment” undertaken at the NIH:
now consider the sort of person who would:
conceive of such an experiment
think is was morally permissible to run such an experiment
have the stomach to actually run and observe such an experiment
have so little basic humanity that they could joke while doing so
anyone else having the phrase “total fricking psychopath” sprint to mind?
(perhaps you used a different “f” word?)
sure, this sort of stuff is MUCH more common in medical research than most people suspect.
sure, most people simply do not wanna hear about what happens in the background to bring them the medicine, data, and consumer products they use.
but my point here is somewhat different.
this is what medical science looks like. you can call it reckless or needed. but this is what it is.
these are the people who populate it. you can call them monsters or necessary evils. but this is who they are.
but i have a somewhat different point to make:
these people are NOT like most of us. 99% of humans would be unable to perform that experiment terrorizing monkeys whose brains were damaged to intensify fear. that is not a normal capability, much less a normal inclination.
and this makes granting vast social power to people such as these an incredibly bad idea.
they have about as much humanity as the viruses they study.
it’s why you should be terrified of technocracy, especially bio-technocracy.
ask yourself one simple question: