Meganomicism, Part Three: Scientifically veiled inhumanity
By Michael Moriarty
In this series on Meganomicism I have concentrated on some of the leading, wealthy and influential "lights" and exemplars of Meganomics, i.e. Bill Gates and Bill Clinton. I also described Planned Parenthood as containing the essential ingredients within Meganomicism: government (non-profit), business (profit) and religion (Progressive Christianity, Humanism and Feminism).
When all these categories are wedded in such a profoundly self-serving trinity, nothing short of a national disaster will alert us to the dangers, to the tragic incompatibility between the human rights paragraph of the Declaration of Independence and the American Supreme Court's Roe v. Wade decision.
The legalization of abortion is central to the enabling of Meganomicism. This desensitization and inhumane judgment by the Court was the defining process and the scientifically veiled ruthlessness required for America's governments, businesses and religions to turn a conglomerately blind eye to Meganomicism and its bottomless greed for money and power.
Admittedly, the religious or spiritual component becomes lost when you consider the agnosticism and possible atheism of Meganomicism's leading personalities. With the exception of Bill and Hillary Clinton, the other giants of American Meganomicism – such as Bill Gates, Ted Turner and George Soros –have never affiliated themselves closely with any spiritual philosophy. However, it could reasonably be argued that their businesses themselves have been their religions as well.
Surrounding these men, however, is the one, increasingly obvious phenomenon of Meganomics: the rise of Science as a religion unto itself.
Where the technology of computers and world communications networks end, and the realm of pure science and mathematics begin … that would be hard to determine with any precision. However, the repeatedly acknowledged fascination which Bill Gates has shared with the public, his growing knowledge of quantum theory … this is clearly quite beyond technology.
If, for the sake of simplicity, we can include quantum theory and other forms of higher mathematics under the rubric of science, then, the shockingly docile acceptance, by Americans, of the Supreme Court's Roe v. Wade decision legalizing abortion is ... as you will see … considerably less of a surprise than it ordinarily would have been.
With Americans increasingly trained to accept dogma veiled as a science and draped in a sometimes impenetrable lexicon, these terms infusing both abortion and global warming with distinctions such as "those of us who know" and "those of their ilk who don't know" … or are left out in the cold deliberately, forced never to know … one begins to recall that lofty region which the Catholic Church had placed itself in, an intellectual and spiritual realm encompassing so small a "few" that history described it as the Dark Ages.
In short, Science is now replacing that former omniscience once owned by the Catholic Church. Higher Science, in essence, is replacing Latin, that sacred language only accessible to the Chosen Few.
The sins of the Catholic Church, however, have now become a Progressive pastime, a virtual course of study for liberals, not the least of which are crimes of neglect during the Holocaust or during epidemics within the Catholic Church, such as child abuse. God knows, when this era of Progressive Enlightenment is over, what body count we will have, once the abortion rate grows within increasingly approved, full term abortions and expanding embryonic stem cell research. Science will ride as homicidal a rough-shod over humanity as any fanatic religion or "national socialism" ever did … and it will all be in the name of Progress.
The other, ominously possible fate is an unavoidable World War III. Early appeasement policies enacted by free world Progressive governments, both liberal and neo-conservative, these false promises will recall Neville Chamberlain's "peace in our time" and will parade themselves as the Progressive Movement's "best of all possible worlds".
As Europe paid for its blindness to the Holocaust, America will pay for Roe v. Wade and its 35 year, legalization of an absolute contradiction in terms: American inequality.
As of now, with Roe v. Wade, no one is eligible for equality or equal rights until he or she has entered the third trimester of gestation … and even then, it is increasingly questionable whether that gestating infant has an "inalienable right to life" at all.
Science … the third millennium power of science, as with the much earlier powers of the Catholic Church, now this Science has its own epoch to wallow in with godlike presumptions. The progress and the deification of science … I call it a central necessity within the exploding, imperial ambitions of American Meganomicism.
Michael Moriarty is a Golden Globe and Emmy Award-winning actor who starred in the landmark television series Law and Order from 1990 to 1994. His recent film and TV credits include The Yellow Wallpaper, 12 Hours to Live, Santa Baby and Deadly Skies. Moriarty is also running for President of the United States in 2008 as a candidate for the Realists Party. To find out more about Moriarty's presidential campaign, contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
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