Arresting domestic scientists while inviting others from abroad
Dear government: Your pressure on universities is arbitrary and widespread. You make a call for scientists living abroad and try to create international opportunities for them. I support this. You do well. The country needs to have good science, high standards of science, science and technology production. The country’s need for high-level social scientists, lawyers, artists, high-level philosophers, thinkers is also strong. You make a call for scientists abroad but on the other hand, your dependent legal system targets scientists and intellectuals here and puts a ban on their leaving the country. Is this what you mean by calling for the return of scientists abroad: “Look, you will come and do your work here. You will not deal with democracy, law, or justice; they do not concern you...” Science is a whole, with its philosophy, art, and social sciences. Science flourishes in places where there is this whole, because they all feed each other and produce through interacting with each other. In this whole, what you will do if some oppose your rule, your unlawfulness, your injustice and arbitrariness? Will you arrest them? Never forget, all of those who come from abroad will have high political-social, legal consciousness. To what kind of university environment will you invite them? Could your rectors and deans create a merit system environment? The high-level scientist you invite does not only require enough material conditions, but also a dynamic environment based on scientific merit. Have you considered this?