the nature of DoD project funding.
I had an 'aha!'-moment that rang true about the nature of govt funding, period.
He stated that during the go-go (my term, not his) Cold War years,
DARPA/DoD-grant 'scientists' only had to 'prove' to a colonel or a general in charge of a said project about INFLATED 'dangers' the said project and/or weapons systems would solve, 'scare' him enough for the said Col. or Gen. to feel like he's doing something patriotic, look like a hero to the 'preventative war effort' then tell the respective congressmen/women or senators that project x, y, z would provide his district and the state with jobs, it's was all party and easy 'money.'
The Cold War is a war that never went hot, so frankly the weapons systems or whatever large-funding project, didn't even have to work!
For example, the precursor to the CERN Large Hadron collider, which was once designed to be "THE largest particle collider in the world!" the Superconducting Super Collider in Texas.
Now, it's literally just a ring of empty tunnel bored out underneath Texas, which got shelved, in a rare congressional act of penny saving...after blowing $12BILLION+ for a project, in their typical "cost-plus" fed contracts, which was originally sold as a $4.4BILLION (pre-inflation).
Funny thing is, I distinctly remember Kaku reciting the fateful answer that most likely shelved the project for good: when a congressman asked whether the TX part.collider would find/prove the existence of God, the replying scientist in their typical academic talk, gave a long meandering answer.
But it's what Kaku said that intrigued me: he said that had that scientist instead simply answered "Yes!" or "very likely!" more than likely, the public would be hearing about SCSC instead of CERN.
Basically, a 'scientist' recommended that for the sake of public funding, he should've flat out lied, or at least a 'white lie.'
But to me, more than that, it exposed HOW there were so many endlessly ridiculously large taxpayer wealth wasting projects got to be greenlit, during the Cold War, and well, of course, now: the 'scientists' NEVER had to appeal, nor 'prove their case' to the public.
During politically induced/labeled/manufactured perpetual 'crisis' period, ie the Cold War, all you have to do is use a keyword to get funding: just as "Terrorism!" is the only thing they need to say now to get funding, the term "Red Terror" or "Commie Threat" were its equivalent counterpart alchemical 'give me money' PR-excuse term, then.
Basically, the 'scientists" never really had to practice talking to 'peons' who were outside of their typical social circles, which includes colonels and generals heading projects.
As in, they pulled the Saddam Hussein-card.
Anglo-American Empire Hegemon always love dictators, because you don't have to go through a committee to get the best deal on oil and other natural resources from the said vassal state.
With 'democratic' voices, the approval for funding becomes less efficient.
So basically what Kaku said, in not so many words, was that throughout the entire Cold War's military and 'science' projects funding-era, all DoD/DARPA contracted head project manager/scientists LIED for a living.
Whoa, like I'm shocked! Shocked! I tell ya.
Ya, nothing new. But, like Snowden, it was a confirmation from a man who came out of the national security state infrastructure proving and/or admitting on record, what those of us who are curious about the world, have always known.
Regardless, point being, it wasn't by accident that you saw resurgence of prominent govt agency or govt funded scientists hitting the airwaves during the 1990's the 'official Cold War drawdown years' promoting various projects: it was a simple PR campaign for funding.
So what else is new. LOL...er.. .o(
Predictions in due Time...
"Let it not be said that no one cared, that no one objected once it's realized that our liberties and wealth are in jeopardy." - Dr. Ronald Ernest Paul