We live in a post-modern, post-scientific age of incoherence; where we demand two simultaneous incompatibles:
1. That reality ought to be subordinated to subjective consciousness - i.e. that reality conforms to the prevalent, official, mainstream, global leftist ideology.
If apparent-reality does not conform to ideology - it is re-defined as not-reality.
2. That reality is independent of what we think about it: therefore science is (continues to be) dominant.
As in I/We follow The Science!
The apparent contradiction is removed because 'The Science' - that is, the kind of science which is agreed by The System to define reality - is now wholly a part of The System.
And The System is also the source of ideology.
The System, on the one hand, claims to be derived-from and driven-by The Science - while continually (and at every level) shaping The Science.
The System is reality, it is truth (The Science) and it is virtue (the official ideology).
When 'objective reality' (as defined by official science) is part of the same System that regards ideology as primary - then there can be no conflict between science and ideology.
The System is itself reality - because it defines both the ideology and The Science from which that ideology claims to be derived. This 'works' because it is The System which continually creates agreement/ non-contradiction between the ideology and the science; and this is done (done on an almost daily basis in recent months) by continually re-shaping what counts as science into compatibility with ideology.
But because The System is bigger than science, and includes science; it is the 'dog' of ideology which is 'wagging the tail' of science.
However we, as individuals, continue to be subjective. That is; we continue to experience The System as external to our-selves.
Our consciousness is not within The System - and never can be.
We can deny or suppress this knowledge - but the fact remains that this separateness is implicit in the experienced fact that we our-selves are required to conform to The System; which requirement is experienced as the need to be changing; the requirement frequently and rapidly to be changing our consciousness.
(Variously called 'consciousness raising', or addressing of 'implicit bias' - meaning that individual consciousness is recurrently falling out-of-step with the 'reality' of The System.)
Thus we are frequently aware of a 'need' - a demand - to change our-selves in line with The System: and indeed this need/demand is increasingly pressed upon us; with propaganda and manipulations coming from all sides in the world of public discourse; and by requirements to subject ourselves to explicit indoctrination based on the assumption that We All (as individuals) Need To Change.
From the perspective of The System it is We - as individuals - that are The Problem.
It is We, as individuals, who have-to change our thinking: for instance in relation to the birdemic-peck, climate, antiracism, sexuality etc. We need to keep-up!
This flows from the base assumption that it is The System which is true reality (because of The Science) - and it is our personal subjectivity (outside The System, as our subjectivity necessarily is) which is unreal, false; and - if subjectivity fails to conform itself to The System - evil; because evil is that which opposes The System.
Opposing The System is evil because The System is the source of ideology-morality.
The System tells us that our thinking and decision-making ought-to-be ('must' be) within The System - and, since this can only be chosen; we are each called-upon to make that overall choice: the choice of Yes to The System - or No.
As of 2021 - Yes or No to The System is the foundational choice upon which all other choices depend.
It is a choice.
Therefore the great externally-imposed imperative - the only moral/ ethical imperative of these times, one that we all experience here-and-now, as of 2021; is that it is your job and my job and everybody's job - now and for evermore, over and again - to keep making that choice.
We must: Stay With The System!