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“Precisely The Opposite Of What We Now Know To Be True!” - Sleeper was Right!

The Doomsday Science of Fear Has a Horrible Record of Fads, Failures and Scams

By Richard Allen – October 9, 2023

It may not be popular to admit, but I’ve long thought writer / comedian Woody Allen is funny, and often, very creative. I can’t say that I’ve seen all of his films, but of the ones that I have seen, his 1973 Comedy-Sci-Fi classic, Sleeper is my favorite. Sleeper is set in the year 2173 in a futuristic world, that pretends to have attained utopia. Here’s the setup for the movie:


“In 1973, health-food store owner Miles Monroe (Woody Allen) enters the hospital for a routine gall bladder operation. When he expires on the operating table, Miles' sister requests permission to cryogenically freeze her brother's body. After 200 years, Miles is unwrapped by a group of scientists and awakens to a brave new world of deadening conformity, ruled with an iron fist by a never-seen leader. Miles is forced to flee for his life when the scientists -- actually a group of revolutionary activists -- are overpowered by the leader's police.” https://www.tributemovies.com/movie/Sleeper/20270/


It's ironic that Woody Allen (who’s been accused of being a sexual predator), and is very much a “Hollywood Liberal,” describes a futuristic world of Big Brother that is very much like all the totalitarian regimes we’ve seen over the past 100 years, but with many high-tech and futuristic comforts. In many ways, Woody is also describing our current Western cultures. But what really strikes a chord is the group of Scientists who discovered his body cryogenically frozen and then illegally revive him. They are fascinated by the world that Miles (Woody) has come from in 1973, so, in one scene, two of these Scientists are discussing Miles’ condition as he’s finally awakened and beginning to speak. Here’s a snippet of the dialogue from these future Scientists:


Scientist #1: WELL, HE'S FULLY RECOVERED, EXCEPT FOR A FEW MINOR KINKS.

Scientist #2: HAS HE ASKED FOR ANYTHING SPECIAL ?

Scientist #1: YES, THIS MORNING FOR BREAKFAST. HE REQUESTED SOMETHING CALLED WHEAT GERM, ORGANIC HONEY AND TIGER'S MILK.

Scientist #2: OH, YES. THOSE WERE THE CHARMED SUBSTANCES . . . THAT SOME YEARS AGO WERE FELT TO CONTAIN LIFE-PRESERVING PROPERTIES.

Scientist #1: YOU MEAN THERE WAS NO DEEP FAT ? NO STEAK OR CREAM PIES OR HOT FUDGE ?

Scientist #2: THOSE WERE THOUGHT TO BE UNHEALTHY, PRECISELY THE OPPOSITE OF WHAT WE NOW KNOW TO BE TRUE!

It’s that last phrase from the quote above that I want to use as the basis for this week’s Blog: “Precisely the opposite of what we now know to be true!” The crazy thing is, now 50 years later it turns out that MOST OF THIS COMMEDIC DIALOGUE IS TRUE! What we thought was satirical comedy in 1973 when the film was released, is no longer funny. In fact, the pseudo-science behind the health food craze of the 1970’s has largely been debunked. The facts should be well known, Food and Drug Industry and Academia worked with Government officials to build the modern “Food Pyramid.” A guide that we now realize is wrongly Carb-Heavy and Protein-Lean. Not only do we have more heart disease, but that faulty Food Pyramid enriched the Food Industry, Medical Community and Pharmaceutical Industry who’ve made Billions and Trillions world-wide selling low-fat healthy foods. And then when heart disease skyrockets, the Doctors and Pharma Companies make their Billions and Trillions world-wide trying to get us healthy. SCIENCE IS NEVER INDEPENDENT, OBJECTIVE AND EMPIRICAL! Science, like everything else under the sun, is always financed by those wishing to make money by offering fixes to the problems which they helped create and identify!


Another example of Man’s Scientific genius shows how Industry and the Medical Community worked with Academia and Government to shift blame for health concerns away from Sugar and onto Fat. In an article on National Public Radio online entitled: 50 Years Ago, Sugar Industry Quietly Paid Scientists To Point Blame At Fat it says:


“In the 1960s, the sugar industry funded research that downplayed the risks of sugar and highlighted the hazards of fat, according to a newly published article in ‘JAMA Internal Medicine.’ The article draws on internal documents to show that an industry group called the Sugar Research Foundation wanted to "refute" concerns about sugar's possible role in heart disease. The SRF then sponsored research by Harvard scientists that did just that. The result was published in the New England Journal of Medicine in 1967, with no disclosure of the sugar industry funding.”


I’m also reminded that almost 100 years ago, many of our “best and brightest” from all walks of life in the United States and Western Europe, believed in a failed Scientific Theory called “Eugenics.” As well-known author, Michael Crichton (Andromeda Strain, Jurassic Park) points out in an Appendix to his book, “State of Fear:”


(Eugenics) “ supporters included Theodore Roosevelt, Woodrow Wilson and Winston Churchill. It was approved by Supreme Court Justices Oliver Wendell Holmes and Louis Brandeis, who ruled in its favor. The famous names who supported it included Alexander Graham Bell, inventor of the telephone; activist Margaret Sanger; botanist Luther Burbank; Leland Stanford, founder of Stanford University; the novelist H.G. Wells; the playwright George Bernard Shaw and hundreds of others. Nobel Prize winners gave support. Research was backed by the Carnegie and Rockefeller Foundations. The Cold Springs Harbor Institute was built to carry out this research, but important work was also done at Harvard, Yale, Princeton, Stanford and Johns Hopkins. Legislation to address the crisis was passed in states from New York to California.”


So what was this so-called Scientific Theory of Eugenics? Again, Michael Crichton states:


“The Theory of Eugenics postulated a crisis of the gene pool leading to the deterioration of the human race. The best human beings were not breeding as rapidly as the inferior ones – the foreigners, immigrants, Jews, degenerates, the unfit, and the ‘feeble minded.’ ”


It’s obvious that this so-called science was anything but. It was pseudoscience at best, and blatantly racist at its core. Along with Darwinian Evolution (macro-evolution), these two ideologies propelled Hitler’s purge of Jews and Stalin’s purge of White Russians. If the history of Eugenics wasn’t so sad, we might laugh at its lunacy. The truth is, we are no smarter or immune from “TRENDY THEORIES” than previous generations! I might list several other examples of pseudo-science, but I think my point should be well established. What people thought to be true excluded the actual truth which they were convinced was wrong: THAT ALL MEN WERE CREATED EQUAL! The differences in people comes from external factors and not innate characteristics. So, just like the Scientists in Sleeper, today we can confidently say of this silly science of Eugenics that it was: “Precisely The Opposite Of What We Now Know To Be True!” And like the “Low-Fat” scam, even a theory that is wrong can draw vast support from our leading government politicians, scientists, educators, media and celebrities, and be championed at our most revered universities and think tanks. Even more amazing, this “bad science” will be funded by the Elites and defended against anyone who dares to criticize!


Today, we are again experiencing the same phenomena with Man Made Climate Change. And only the “Sheeple” will toe the line and mouth the right words to get approval, funding and support by our cultural elites and celebrities. No amount of “real science” can penetrate their ideology. To them, Global Warming and Man Made Climate are no longer considered a theory, this junk science is now considered AN ESTABLISHED FACT! And no number of real facts about actual warming, ocean levels or carbon dioxide presented by genuine scientists can penetrate their consideration. So, if a ‘scientific genius,’ like actor Leonardo DiCaprio says it’s true, it must be. And with a wave of the hand, they dismiss any real scientific studies as paid for by those horrible polluters. They never mention that all of their studies and “Computer Models” are paid for by the “Climate Change Fear Industry.” At best, their Models are only 100 Year Weather Forecasts. And for 50+ years they have been periodically “Forecasting” the Coming Climate Apocalypse, setting future dates each decade, which have all come and gone. There is one thing we can say about their predictions, they have been 100% wrong about every “Forecast” they have made!


I’m not sure how many other Christians have noticed, but there are several amazing things that are present with all the industries that champion Fear: 1.) With little or no factual basis, they whip people into Panic and Fear over things for which they have no legitimate control. 2.) They offer salvation (fixes) to these non-existent problems that always involve Government Funding and Tax Money – of which they are also beneficiaries. 3.) While they promise very dire consequences if we DON’T PANIC AND REACT NOW, they never offer any real fixes. The following stands to reason: If we could fix a problem and it went away – WE WOULDN’T HAVE TO PAY FOR THE SALVATION THEY OFFER, NOR WOULD WE NEED THEM! And while they even admit their fixes won’t work, they argue that we have to do something. Crazy, but they get to have it both ways: They fleece the public for their endowments, grants and government largess. And 4.) THEY NEVER HAVE TO PRODUCE ANY RESULTS! Remember, it can’t really be fixed!


Believers in Jesus Christ are commanded, NOT to live in Fear, but to LIVE BY FAITH! “Faith casts out all Fear” (Mark 5:36). Yet Governments always use “Fear to control the people.” So we must keep our “eyes fixed on Jesus” (Hebrews 12:2). Environmentalism is just one of the many new “boutique religions of fear” that parade around like science. Let me encourage all of you to be faithful stewards of this earth, but never forget that God has also commanded us to “be fruitful and multiply, and subdue the earth.” Contrary to what the Elites are teaching the next generation, humankind is not a parasite that needs to be controlled or exterminated. We are to be God’s faithful stewards, both of the earth He has provided us, but more importantly, stewards of the grace that He has given us who ARE MADE IN HIS IMAGE.”


Soli Deo Gloria!

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