Thursday, March 27, 2008

Politics vs Science

In politics, popular idea win, which might not be truth.
In science, truth win, which might not be popular.

When science and politics are at odd with each other, who is going to win? Most time, political (popular) idea win. Galileo was a perfect example.

Politicians are ultimately populists. Scientists are truth seeker.

Politicians are more likely to change their stands according to the wind.

Scientists only change their mind because of logical evidence, not of popularity.

Tuesday, March 25, 2008

Victimhood: most powerful political idea.

Victimhood has been a very powerful psychological force behind most powerful political movement, for good or bad.

African Americans constantly use victimhood of slavery to mobilize their political base. Jews often use holocaust to remind people for sake of Isreal. Angry white men also play victimhood to support conservative movement. Victims of discrimination is behind policy of affirmative action. White victimhood of affirmative action used against affirmative action. Tibetans play victimhood. Hitler also used victimhood of humiliation due to WW-1 to generate fanatic support and get powers.

Humans are easily galvanized by victimhood. Playing victim is the game of politics. Even aggressors are playing victim.

Who dares to chanllenge conventional view or genius could become anothergenius.