July 18, 2019

WAR ON SCIENCE: Protesters continue to block telescope construction in Hawaii. “The number of protesters daily blocking access to Mauna Kea in Hawaii and thus prevent the start of construction of the Thirty Meter Telescope (TMT) grew to more than 2,000 yesterday. The police arrested 33 people, but did nothing else to clear the road. Meanwhile, Democratic governor David Ige finally took some action, albeit mild.”

UPDATE: From the comments: “So on the 50th anniversary of the manned moon landing, we have pagans protesting an astronomical observatory on land sacred to a volcano god. Stupid people. They’re everywhere.”

This didn’t happen in 1969 because it would have been mocked and punished. It happens now because it is indulged. But it’s just some grifter angling for a payoff.

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