This link is to Fakeologist and a video that is very brief, a minute or so of Carl Sagan interviewed by Charlie Rose not too long before his death in 1996. In the clip, Sagan is warning us of scientific tyranny, what happens when the public has no basis in science.
Of course, that is fait accompli now. Covid was the worst expression of such tyranny, a complete hoax with a fake virus and a testing process guaranteed to imitate a spreading disease.
But it is not the first. AIDS was such a hoax, as is climate change. As a commenter notes over at Ab’s site, “…the charlatans who have emerged are now from the scientific [and medical] community and there’s nobody in the political or religious community to call them out now.” Did you notice during Covid that we had no support, nothing from any sector to help us through that mess, to boldly decry the use of junk science to imprison us. Churches, schools, medical authorities and facilities were all dead to us.
All we had were dissenters, like Ab and I and others, people who cannot reach the general public.