I hit this point a couple weeks ago:
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At that point in history astrology WAS a science in the precise sense. Astrologers observed and measured star and planet positions in order to predict weather and cultural changes. Other scientists observed and measured the positions and shapes of electrostatic fields and magnetic fields. Others observed and measured the positions of small physical objects in order to predict and build engines and mousetraps. Same practices, same methods, same focus on USEFUL RESULTS.
Nature is lawful. Nature is determined. If we can figure out the laws, we can use them reliably.
At that point in history, astronomy on its own was ENTERTAINMENT. If you just wanted to see the stars and paint pictures of them, you were having fun, not trying to do useful work.
The two purposes FLIPPED, by a mysterious and accidental coincidence, at the same time as the French terror. Robespierre and Marat needed to abolish all beacons,
all external influences and predictive laws, so they could be perfectly FREE to destroy minds and culture and people. So they declared purposeful science to be "unorthodox science" and banned it.
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Since then, Fauci has obligingly filled in the analogy.
Fauci literally said: La Science, c'est moi.
Robespierre also said the same thing by his actions, but the more familiar echo of the sentence is Louis XIV: L'etat, c'est moi.
This echo shows that the analogy is incomplete.
Robespierre was backed by the peasants, who wanted to abolish a brutal aristocracy that was killing peasants.
Fauci is backed by the brutal aristocracy, not a revolution. His explicit purpose is to kill all the peasants.
The ultimate result is the same, using Science as a god of genocide. The sponsorship is opposite.
As usual, Hix made the point beautifully back in the objective '30s.
The Four Doctors, starting at 4:30 in the mp3.
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