Usually I have nothing but harsh words for the media.
Yesterday was different and it was because of the last Space Shuttle launch. Thanks for the coverage.
I used to be a huge space buff. I still am, but I had to put my limited resources into saving the country from the stupidest politicians. Now that the least stupid ones are sitting in the most dangerous positions we can relax a bit.
I especially want to thank Charles Adler for his show yesterday. He had Robert Zubrin and Seth Shostack among others on today to talk about Mars and Alien contact respectively. I haven't heard those names in so long and I remember now how much I admired them.
If you get the chance watch the BBC series Hyperspace. Its a bit old now but its narrated by Sam Niel and its very well done. BBC's politics might be biased but they do make some fine documentaries.
The thing that struck me about all this is how far we've (humanity) dropped since the heyday of Apollo and the Shuttle programs. The last Space Shuttle mission might be the high water mark for western civilization. All that is left now is the hitch-a-ride-on-old-communist-junk program. Its sad. I look at movies like Avatar and think of how remote that vision of the future is today.
Remember Avatar? Its about a dark and terrible future where we can travel the gap between stars, grow alien clones in a tank and pilot them in complete sensory emersion virtual reality from a fortress on another planet. That wasn't stupendous, it was wrong and oppressive and a vehicle for atrocity. Do you see what they are doing to us?
There will be no epics among the stars or even our own planets. Some say there never was a future like that. The people who think the space future of the fifties was all a dream forget about the Cold War. The most powerful nations built fleets of tens of thousands of rockets and buried them underground to collect cobwebs. Thank goodness. We got our space future. It was just different than expected.
Now there is nothing and no plans to go anywhere or do anything except to try and validate Global Warming so that the socialists can control everything. Disgusting. Nasa's Rick Hansen is one the primary little green men who push Global Warming hysteria with their every breath. He is even proud of sabotaging the air conditioners at landmark hysteria conferences for good visuals of overheated bureaucrats. That sort of attitude pervades the warmist community.
The end result will be the stifling of growth, the decline of the economy and the ultimate inability to project human will into outer space for the benefit of all mankind. Freedom loving human beings from all races and religions who read this must realise that the hydra of socialism, the cult of giai environmentalism, and defeatist liberalism are a poison and a curse on us all. They must be fought wherever their stink is found. They must be pushed back, discredited and dismantled.
So thanks again for talking about space and reminding me what the quest is all about. Its a war for the future.