Monday, September 14, 2015

Beware of “Experts”

Jim Beers

According to medical Dr. Carey Franklin:  “I don’t believe most of the studies published in the medical journals anymore.”  “A review of more than 2,000 articles retracted by major journals revealed that more than two-thirds were retracted because of some type of fraud.” “Medical journal editors openly acknowledge that they cannot find article reviewers without any financial ties to private companies.”  “Medical researchers aim for articles that will attract the mainstream press.” “There is no quick fix for the erosion of trust in medical studies.” “If the current trend continues, medical studies will become the ‘reality television’ of science – difficult for outside observers to tell what has been manipulated and what hasn’t.”

Dr. Franklin - If you think the medical “experts” are corrupt in the field of medical science where human lives, and cause and effect should make bastardized “science” evident and minimal: take a look at the ocean of “environmental” “scientific” “studies” and “research” burying western civilization about environmental “facts” that are little more than hidden agenda “preferences”. You may feel some consolation knowing that your concerns regarding the current state of medical research are but one area of a generally collapsing field of “scientific” research.

The recent rash of shark attacks that severely injured and maimed children playing in shallow Atlantic surf is but one recent example of this phenomenon of “experts” misleading and bamboozling the public.

The “experts” tell us such attacks are “rare”. Four children attacked along our coast in a month is four too many when the cause is dangerous sharks present where children are enjoying the beach and this is not acknowledged as amenable to shark control or management in such places by “experts”. Targeted shark population and area controls through various means where human use is significant are simply unspoken, marginalized or shouted down as inappropriate by “experts”; just like managing or eliminating wolves/grizzly bears/panthers where they seriously distress and impact human activities are forbidden by “experts” partnered with bureaucrats. This is somewhat similar to gun control “experts” and bureaucrats discouraging “the public” from buying guns or arming themselves while killers that escaped from a “maximum security” prison roam the rural countryside. Such behavior by government and their associated “experts” defies common sense and endangers human lives.

Shark “experts” tell us that last year only 200 or 300 shark attacks occurred worldwide. As if Madagascar or Indonesia or a thousand such remote places know or report such things, or that someone really knows how Abdul or Freddie “disappeared”. Or even that nearby resorts or towns where an attack occurs suppresses such reports like the town fathers in the movie “Jaws” worried about business.

The shark “experts” (like the wolf/grizzly bear/panther/native ecosystem/etc. “experts”) are nearly all either government bureaucrats whose careers depend on “saving” sharks; professors and researchers who have lifelong attachments to sharks and adult needs for making a living from grants and donations; or non-government organization staffs and members that manipulate the general public by creating faux environmental hobgoblins to bamboozle unaffected and mostly urban dwellers into donating money and voting for the steady increase in central government tyranny that rural Americans are increasingly aware of as I write.

Wolf advocates told us wolves are not mortal dangers to children and the elderly; that there have “never been recorded wolf attacks”; that they don’t spread disease; that they don’t destroy ranches and livestock operations; that they don’t destroy big game herds and the hunting that supports so much State conservation programs; that they don’t kill thousands of dogs; that their numbers are minimal; that they should not be managed or controlled; that local people should have no say or rights where wolves roam: these are all lies disguised as “scientific” emanations from the mouths of “experts”. “Experts” that by the way (like the medical/bear/panther/native ecosystem/ etc. “experts”) neither have nor acknowledge any responsibility or liability for the mayhem and destruction that they create for others.

It is the same for grizzly bear advocates that blame the increasing attacks, destruction and deaths as these animals spread into more and more settled landscapes (like the sharks on bathing beaches or wolves and panthers in the settled landscapes of the Lower 48 States) ON THE VICTIM’S behavior or simple human presence instead of the animal that does not belong there. The bear/wolf/panther “experts” are only distinguishable from shark “experts” in one regard: the shark “experts” disguise their advocacy regarding an omnipresent animal; while the wolf/grizzly bear/panther advocates lie and forcibly impose their dangerous and destructive animals in vast areas that were once purposely and at great expense cleansed of these animals from Europe to The Lower 48 States. These latter “experts” that justify and enable these re-introductions have much more to ultimately answer for despite their current celebrity status.

An “expert” should first and foremost be concerned with human welfare, human rights, Constitutional government and the economy that supports all of us. Instead, today’s “expert” is a no-holds-barred advocate for the critter in these instances I just mentioned as well as many others. They think the critter should be more abundant, never killed, never controlled or bothered in any way. They think WE need to be suppressed, prevented from supporting families or living as free men in order for the sharks to occupy the beach; and the wolf, grizzly bear and panthers to roam everywhere and reach densities our forefathers knew all too well bode disaster for men, families and their communities. Look no further than the absence of recommended lethal controls or even the ability of free men to protect themselves, their families, their communities and their livelihoods from these animals that we once hired these “experts” to tell us how to maintain WHILE WE WENT ABOUT OUR LIVES.

When anyone tells you to listen to the “experts”, remember the years of propaganda about the “native” ecosystem. You know the silliness about “they were here first”, “they belong here”, “the ‘native’ ecosystem is best and ‘belongs’ everywhere it can be established”. These are little more than romantic notions camouflaging a host of hidden agendas. Some brie-nibbler on the North Side of Chicago or some young woman (often the daughter of a big donor) transferring from a Congressman’s staff in Washington to a job at The Nature Conservancy or Defenders of Wildlife might think that doing whatever is necessary to forcibly allow wolves/sharks/grizzly bears/panthers galore is wonderful. However, that is NO DIFFERENT than me as a young man wanting more pheasants and ducks for hunting and being willing to manipulate the terrible force of government to force my notions upon others, no matter their cost in human suffering.

Eliminating or minimizing deadly animals where humans live in settled landscapes (be it Minnesota or Tanzania) is no more wrong or inappropriate than forcing everyone to support more game animals for my hunting desires, despite what “experts” say and think. A settled human-oriented landscape and Constitutional freedoms are what have become increasingly “endangered” not the animals that “experts” believe should be allowed to destroy human lives and the liberties that were once responsible for building the most prosperous nation on earth that not only freed and supported others but was a magnet for 200-plus years for people worldwide that hungered for the safety and freedoms that no other nation offered.

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Jim Beers is a retired US Fish & Wildlife Service Wildlife Biologist, Special Agent, Refuge Manager, Wetlands Biologist, and Congressional Fellow. He was stationed in North Dakota, Minnesota, Nebraska, New York City, and Washington DC. He also served as a US Navy Line Officer in the western Pacific and on Adak, Alaska in the Aleutian Islands. He has worked for the Utah Fish & Game, Minneapolis Police Department, and as a Security Supervisor in Washington, DC. He testified three times before Congress; twice regarding the theft by the US Fish & Wildlife Service of $45 to 60 Million from State fish and wildlife funds and once in opposition to expanding Federal Invasive Species authority. He resides in Eagan, Minnesota with his wife of many decades.

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