Alisher Usmanov's Magnificent Gesture

Our unspeakably sleazy media have been having a field day hag-riding Dr. Watson as "the disgraced DNA scientist" – because he made a remark about sub-Saharan African IQ. 

But to sane people, Dr. Watson isn't remotely "disgraced."  He is the greatest living biologist today.  Like any other citizen, Dr. Watson has full rights to free speech and free thought, and that includes the right to say controversial things. 

According to media myth, Dr. Watson has been "forced" to sell his Nobel Prize medal – something he hardly needs.  Those media persecutors have been celebrating his supposed surrender to the hate campaign against him, as if he is broke and truly "disgraced." 

It is our witch-hunting media who are barbaric and disgraceful. 

Dr. Watson has now sold his medal for $4.8 million to the owner of the Arsenal soccer club, Alisher Usmanov – who, in a magnificent gesture, immediately gave it back to Dr. Watson.  The Independent reported:

Usmanov said that he had been motivated to buy and return the medal to avoid Watson having to sell it. He values Watson's work because of his contribution to cancer research, the disease from which Usmanov's father died, he said.

Watson, who has been spurned by the scientific community in the wake of controversial comments, told the Financial Times in November that he planned to use the sale to ‘re-enter public life’, and would use the funds generated to buy art, supplement his income and give money to educational institutions.

“In my opinion, a situation in which an outstanding scientist has to sell a medal recognising his achievements is unacceptable,” Usmanov said. “James Watson is one of the greatest biologists in the history of mankind and his award for the discovery of DNA structure must belong to him.

In headlining the story, the Independent refers to Watson as "disgraced."  The witch-hunters of the Independent have happily joined the public persecution of Dr. James Watson, the co-discoverer of the molecular structure of DNA – the famous double-helix. 

This is a great moment for British science, honor, sanity, and common sense. 

Usmanov's gesture is worthy of a Hollywood movie, if the decadents of Hollywood ever recover a sense of honor. 

The owner of the British soccer team Arsenal has now performed a real service to science and sanity.

This is a time to celebrate a bloody nose to the PC persecutors who keep our media in a state of Stalinesque fear. 

In our lowbrow media, a single non-PC remark will "disgrace" a fabulously important scientists, blackening his reputation for life – but not to  anybody who understands and appreciates real science.  Our media witch hunts reflect the unspeakable ignorance and fanaticism of the PC media itself, just as the Inquisition reflected the scapegoating spirit of the papacy in Italy during the persecution of Galileo.  The purpose of repeated witch hunts is not just to smear history-changing scentists and others – it is to spread leftist intimidation to you and me.  Keep that in mind, please. 

So nothing has changed since the public persecution of Galileo, except the particular brand of ignorant fanaticism of the mob.  (See Ferguson, MO.)

Well, let's give three cheers for Dr. Watson and Arsenal's Alisher Usmanov, a man who is willing to stand for British honor. 

Our unspeakably sleazy media have been having a field day hag-riding Dr. Watson as "the disgraced DNA scientist" – because he made a remark about sub-Saharan African IQ. 

But to sane people, Dr. Watson isn't remotely "disgraced."  He is the greatest living biologist today.  Like any other citizen, Dr. Watson has full rights to free speech and free thought, and that includes the right to say controversial things. 

According to media myth, Dr. Watson has been "forced" to sell his Nobel Prize medal – something he hardly needs.  Those media persecutors have been celebrating his supposed surrender to the hate campaign against him, as if he is broke and truly "disgraced." 

It is our witch-hunting media who are barbaric and disgraceful. 

Dr. Watson has now sold his medal for $4.8 million to the owner of the Arsenal soccer club, Alisher Usmanov – who, in a magnificent gesture, immediately gave it back to Dr. Watson.  The Independent reported:

Usmanov said that he had been motivated to buy and return the medal to avoid Watson having to sell it. He values Watson's work because of his contribution to cancer research, the disease from which Usmanov's father died, he said.

Watson, who has been spurned by the scientific community in the wake of controversial comments, told the Financial Times in November that he planned to use the sale to ‘re-enter public life’, and would use the funds generated to buy art, supplement his income and give money to educational institutions.

“In my opinion, a situation in which an outstanding scientist has to sell a medal recognising his achievements is unacceptable,” Usmanov said. “James Watson is one of the greatest biologists in the history of mankind and his award for the discovery of DNA structure must belong to him.

In headlining the story, the Independent refers to Watson as "disgraced."  The witch-hunters of the Independent have happily joined the public persecution of Dr. James Watson, the co-discoverer of the molecular structure of DNA – the famous double-helix. 

This is a great moment for British science, honor, sanity, and common sense. 

Usmanov's gesture is worthy of a Hollywood movie, if the decadents of Hollywood ever recover a sense of honor. 

The owner of the British soccer team Arsenal has now performed a real service to science and sanity.

This is a time to celebrate a bloody nose to the PC persecutors who keep our media in a state of Stalinesque fear. 

In our lowbrow media, a single non-PC remark will "disgrace" a fabulously important scientists, blackening his reputation for life – but not to  anybody who understands and appreciates real science.  Our media witch hunts reflect the unspeakable ignorance and fanaticism of the PC media itself, just as the Inquisition reflected the scapegoating spirit of the papacy in Italy during the persecution of Galileo.  The purpose of repeated witch hunts is not just to smear history-changing scentists and others – it is to spread leftist intimidation to you and me.  Keep that in mind, please. 

So nothing has changed since the public persecution of Galileo, except the particular brand of ignorant fanaticism of the mob.  (See Ferguson, MO.)

Well, let's give three cheers for Dr. Watson and Arsenal's Alisher Usmanov, a man who is willing to stand for British honor.