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Markers of Success, Cargo Cults, Statolatry

Fresh guacamole is certainly a marker of success:

And now, on to cargo cults!

Cargo cult: a religious practice that has appeared in many traditional pre-industrial tribal societies in the wake of interaction with technologically advanced cultures. The cults focus on obtaining the material wealth (the “cargo”) of the advanced culture through magic and religious rituals and practices. This same magical thinking is evident in modern cargo cults found in welfare states where it commonly manifests as statolatry, celebrity “wisdom,” higher ed credentialism, doublespeak, increased centralization, prohibition, crony capitalism, nannyism, denigration of the individual and individual liberty, and a sycophantic press.
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Richard Phillips Feynman – The Last Journey Of A Genius

NASA owes it to the citizens from whom it asks support to be frank, honest, and informative, so that these citizens can make the wisest decisions for the use of their limited resources.

Richard Feynman

Paraphrasing Feynman:

The government owes it to the citizens from whom it asks support to be frank, honest, and informative, so that these citizens can make the wisest decisions for the use of their limited resources.

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Richard Feynman: Feynman Online | Wikipedia | Google

The Feynman Lectures on Physics | Science Videos

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