>How on earth could observing world and recording said observations be POLITICAL?
How much time do you have? How much energy do you have to expend? How much can you observe?
Now, you should easily see that the answers to those questions are 'exceptionally limited'. To further observe the world you are going to need to convince others that they should share your same goals on what you want to observe. Once you have more than one person involved in a project, politics is involved.
You: But science is observation, bro.
Right, and getting any science done in a possibly limitless universe means filtering out massive amounts of information. That filter works at many levels. From limitations in tools that gather data, to inability to store it, data that is useful but doesn't lend itself to the goal at hand, etc. How those filters get applied, what subprojects are funded, where manpower is assigned is all political.