In US presidential elections, voters are allowed to either pick open enemies of science, called “Republicans”, or habitual liars who distort and disregard science however it befits them, called “Democrats”. Third option: effectively none. Almost everywhere in the world, only devote religious people like Obama are allowed to climb to power. Germany’s chancellor Merkel has to basically hide that she was a physicist in order to ensure the voters trust her to be aligned with the obsessions of her “Christian Democratic Union”.
While this is sometimes more or less openly discussed in Western intellectual circles, one aspect is hardly ever mentioned: In China, scientists decide at the highest level for many years now. Science bloggers, “freethinkers”, libertarians; they dream about secular people occupying the most important political positions; they dream of science having effective influence somewhere up there. While they yearn, openly secular scientists themselves occupy the most important political positions in the thus by now most important country in the world!
Liu Yandong: 1964-1970 Student of the Department of Engineering Chemistry of Qinghua University, 1970-1972 technician and workshop head of Kaiping Chemical Plant, 1972-1978 Beijing Chemical Experiment Plant, … . Today, she is one of the world’s most politically influential and powerful females. Scientist – secular – unknown to Western intellectuals regardless whether of the pretend sciency or wannabe feminist variety – go figure.
In China, science is not a campaign promise forgotten one minute after the vote:
"It's amazing," says Alice Lyman Miller, a China scholar at Stanford University and editor of China Leadership Monitor, "the thought of the entire Politburo sitting around and listening to academics for hours." [time magazine]
The science community pretends to encourage more science inside politics. They demand future directed, secular, peaceful leadership. Hu Jintao is clearly secular, a scientist, an amazingly humble person who went through a lot of hardship – carrying bricks belongs to his resume as much as being world leader. Via the Scientific Development Concept toward a harmonious society, Hu and people like him made science the leading ideology (!) of a quarter of the human population. Hu established "Follow Science, discard Ignorance!" as the third of his Eight Honors and Disgraces.
Hu Jintao, the world’s most influential leader, has a scientific background and worked as an engineer building hydroelectric power stations. He also studied Buddhism in order to facilitate the dialogue with those still infected by religion in the underdeveloped west of his large and populous, multiethnic country (and the rest of the world).
While you were watching the internet, proudly not belonging to the FOX news audience but instead reading progressives on new atheist’s blogs, China meanwhile has not only almost taken over the whole world in terms of diplomatic influence and economic power, but their former main doctrine has been effectively replaced by secular science as the official leading ideology of the new China!
These are obviously enormous successes for science and secularism, yet science media or "new atheists" never mention it. Why? Are Western intellectuals annoyed not to profit from that the future already happened without their input? Do they hate to admit that “yellow scum” actually did it, not nice English speaking white folk? Western intellectuals have a long tradition of racism.
If you ever asked yourself why China is about to steamroll the US into the religious mud of anti-scientific ignorance, bulk incarceration of innocents, and mutual race hating that the US is in, science and education are the answer. Because of China, Asia takes over the role of scientific leader.
Wen Jiabao, 1960-1965 Student Department of Geology and Minerals at Beijing Institute of Geology, 1965-1968 Postgraduate majoring in geological structure.
China’s amazing success is anathema to Western intellectuals, because their selective perception and thus loyalty lies with the institutionalized corruption in Western power structures that ensure their own positions. Enormous efforts have resulted in much progress in China’s fight against corruption. This success threatens all who base their existence on corrupt systems, like much of academia sadly is. Western intellectuals want to believe the ridiculous media distortions about China. A religious belief in an ill-defined pseudo-democratic doctrine rationalizes their own lifestyle. Wherever science doesn’t support that indoctrination, they disregard it. This underlines that having more intelligent humans alone does not help; it still needs a system that allows those minds to actually participate.
In China, intelligent people join one of the parties in the Chinese party system in order to influence the political decisions via discussions and elections and all that which is basically impossible once you argue against corporate interests inside Western pseudo-democracies. Hu Jintao is just a single example for a guy from one of the poorest provinces in China being able through dedication to the cause and hard work to influence political decisions. He knows science, and his consensus seeking style has made science as important in China as it should be. The Chinese political system has made it possible that such could actually make it all the way to the most important position – no Western system allows such.
Some of you see the end coming, global warming and overpopulation killing us, and you desperately want science to have more influence on political decisions soon. China is the only country where science, lowering population growth and city sprawling, and many other crucial topics have been taken seriously. Some of you fear religion to be the biggest future threat of all. China is basically the only country where secularism is taken seriously!
Hu’s last term in office ends in the fall of 2012. A younger person will become the first among equals in the 22 member Politburo and its Standing Committee. If you are truly interested in science being heard and decisive in the world’s future, support China and do what you can so it does not lose its way, say forced by US aggression. The future of science, secularism, and the whole world will be decided next year in the important 2012 elections, by the responsible committees. I hope they can find replacements that understand the importance of science as much as Hu, people that grasp the importance of their predecessors’ role and positive influence. One promising candidate, Xi Jinping, has a background in organic chemistry and seems to see Hu as the role model he is, which are certainly good signs.
Elected president of the People's Republic of China. Person cult has long been rejected by the new China. That is the irony of statues - those who deserve them most, if such had any value, do not get them.
Vote for Reps or Dems, whoever you feel runs the US down further into the gutter faster; it does not matter too much. They all agree on that science comes after religion and personal gain. The important 2012 elections do not allow religious zealots or callous businessmen to deceive masses of silly consumers. Those 2012 elections are held in Beijing.
There is only one more important election: You vote every day, with what you eat, what you buy, what you read, what you say, what you do. If you want to support science, secularism, and peaceful diplomacy, support China.