Saturday, December 16, 2017
CDC given a "banned words" list.
Basically, science shall not be part of the discussion:
The Trump administration has reportedly banned the Centers for Disease Control from using the phrases "evidence-based" and "science-based" on official documents.
Because it's so much easier to take over thinking if science isn't allowed to be called on for counterarguments. While The Hill out that element in their lede, the original source (Washington Post) headlined different banned words: "fetus, transgender, diversity." BU banning "fetus" you force language into some stage of "baby;" similarly, you can't talk about the concept of "transgender," because the Trump admnistration wants to wish it away. As well as dicersity: a lack of diversity is no longer a problem because the concept and the goal are hurtling down the memory hole.
While the government is telling you the tax bill is great for you, your tax dollars are now going for inferior research; the abililty to convey solid results is hampered. The CDC is going to need some serious wordsmithing. But it can be done: the scientific evidence is clear and indicates, etc.
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