So, its true.
A fact of establishment dogma that I've been searching for, the veil is finally lifted.
The students of university astronomy and astrophysics programs are trained to ignore cognitive dissonance. Doublethink is real. Graduate programs in astrophysics and astronomy are cult like communities. The minds are trapped so ruthlessly that there is no hope for them to understand the stars unless they escape.
That the national slogan of Oceania is equally contradictory
is an important testament to the power of the Party’s mass campaign
of psychological control. In theory, the Party is able to maintain
that “War Is Peace” because having a common enemy keeps the people of
Oceania united. “Freedom Is Slavery” because, according to the Party,
the man who is independent is doomed to fail. By the same token,
“Slavery Is Freedom,” because the man subjected to the collective
will is free from danger and want. “Ignorance Is Strength” because
the inability of the people to recognize these contradictions cements
the power of the authoritarian regime.
That the mentality of establishment astrophysics and astronomy is equally contradictory is an important testament to the power of establishment's campaign of psychological control. In theory, the establishment is able to maintain that "War is Peace" because having a common enemy (dissenters, perceived "pseudoscientists") keeps the people of the establishment united. "Freedom is Slavery" because, according to the establishment, the man who is an independent researcher is doomed to fail. By the same token, "Slavery is Freedom," because the man subjected to the collective will is free from career danger and lack of income. "Ignorance is strength" because the inability of establishment's researchers to recognize these contradictions cements the power of the authoritarian establishment regime.
The branding of university's students as learned astrophysics researchers regardless if they do not understand the stars is the topping to the cake. How can they be claimed educated folk when the are not really educated? That is the goal of the accreditation process, to give the illusion of expertise with formal documentation.