Though President Barack Obama refuses to publicly describe himself as a socialist or a communist, the pages of non-revisionist history books are full of details about purges similar to the one he recently launched.
Purges often work like this: When a new socialist/communist leader seizes control of a formerly Democratic nation, he takes steps to purge his government of any and all intellectuals whose beliefs do not line up with his own.
President Obama appears to have set the wheels in motion for just such a purge with the issuance of a Presidential Memorandum on Scientific Integrity one week ago today.
‘Let the Purge of the Intellectuals Begin!’
Purportedly “designed to guarantee scientific integrity throughout the executive branch,” the memo calls for director of the Office of Science and Technology Policy to develop recommendations for presidential action designed to guarantee scientific integrity throughout the Executive Branch, based on the following principles:
The selection and retention of candidates for science and technology positions in the executive branch should be based on the candidate’s knowledge, credentials, experience, and integrity
The OSTP director has 120 days, according to the memo, to provide his recommendations to President Obama. That means that anyone working in the Executive Branch whose views — on subjects such as abortion, embryonic stem cell research and global warming, to name a few — differ from those of “Dear Leader” (i.e., conservatives) should expect to be shown the exit door soon after Independence Day.
Likewise, any conservative foolish enough to think he can land a job as a government scientist anytime in the foreseeable future — even during a time of unprecedented growth in government — will find himself disappointed.
Welcome to the Land of Hope and Change!