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Response to BlueMan Votes (Reply #33)

Sun Nov 11, 2012, 12:39 PM

34. ARE we "figuring them out right here on terra"? No.

Instead we're trying to figure out how to steal more oil, how to frak up the environment for coal, how to REDUCE the public education system, how to make people ignore climate change, how to do more evil of every kind to the earth and to people.

"We" meaning our transglobal corporate, bankster, war profiteer-controlled political establishment and their monopolistic media propagandists and their bought and paid for political operatives.

THEY are NOT trying "figure out" our most "pressing problems" "right here on terra" and thus, since they control national policy--with corporate-run 'TRADE SECRET' voting systems, billions in secret campaign donations, "revolving door" employment between government and corporate board rooms, filthy lobbying and other shackles on public policy--We, as a people, are PREVENTED from solving problems as the problems pile up into disasters.

This is VERY demoralizing to our people.

Our democracy is NOT working right. In fact, if it were, we would have put humans in a habitat on or near the moon long ago, and we may well have already sent humans to Mars. INSTEAD, look at the frigging WAR MACHINE that was just used to slaughter a hundred thousand people in the first weeks of "shock and awe" bombing to steal their oil!

ALL that money, ALL those resources, ALL that human energy should have gone into the space program--and DIDN'T! WHY? If we'd gone that way--outward to the solar system and the universe--there would be NO QUESTION about funding education and health care; there would be NO QUESTION about the rich looting the poor with "austerity." The rich would recognized as the selfish bastards that most of them are, who FAil to share in, and contribute to, the national vision.

The "national vision" has become money, money, money--getting rich, being powerful bullies, being self-indulgent morons. The environment be damned. The poor be damned. Working people be damned. Small business be damned. Public education be damned. The earth itself be damned. This is nuts--and it CAN be changed--as JFK and NASA engineers once had the notion of changing it: by focusing our country and our people on a higher goal of immense worthiness and human and especially scientific importance.

This is what we do best. It is our special gift as a people: engineering! And what have we used it for--drone bombers and drone spy planes! Frakking! GMO destruction of the food chain. Despoilation of the Gulf coast and other places to fuel the war machine. Transglobal transport of consumer goods to destroy our own manufacturing base and all our jobs. Destruction of every kind! Where do we see anything constructive being done with our engineering genius? We are mostly making weapons to keep the uber rich uber rich and are neglecting everything else. We can't even keep our roads in repair!

We need something to lift us out of this muck. A national mission to space could provide the inspiration we need, not only because it is immanently worthy but perhaps most of all because it includes everybody.

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