Science is the new witchcraft.
Since North American governments don't seem to want to promote science anymore many people are starting up their own chemistry and Biochemistry labs.
...then the police arrest you for no reason.
It's a friggen' shame.
We all know who the wackos are. They are the ignorant white trash bombmakers who support the conservative movement in the US. The police don't arrest them. They would rather arrest innocent people.