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Thursday, March 19, 2009

The Danger of Technocracy

One of the most dangerous of the Goreite loons out there is James Hansen who has parlayed his employment at NASA into a position as a leading advocate for radical environmental reform. Yesterday, while preparing to join a protest march in England, Hansen declared that the democratic process was broken and that meaningful change would require resort to non-democratic means.

Read about it here.

This is how technocracy always ends up. Impatient with the pace of democratic change, the "experts", convinced of their own superior wisdom, always subvert democracy and restrict the freedom of citizens. This is why technocratic imperatives must always be resisted.