When Einstein wrote his famous letter to President Roosevelt, the President’s scientific advisors had already been briefed by the Empire to expect the letter and its contents. Imperial science saw the Atom Bomb as an opportunity.
In 1989 Pons and Fleischman discovered a new phenomenon that might be related to fusion. The Imperial executives of American Science did not view this new phenomenon as an opportunity. Instead they systematically destroyed it.
One opportunity slaughtered Hiroshima and Nagasaki and gave the Empire a terror weapon while “Cold Fusion” was viewed as a threat to oil company profits and stamped out.
Hot fusion was US Government financed (since the 1950’s) while all attempts to produce green or renewable energy were sabotaged (on oil company orders) or never funded. The oil companies never viewed hot fusion as a threat, and 70 years later, it is still not a threat to their profits.
And no, criminal activities masquerading as science are not a discussion of politics.