President Trump provoked much tittering and mockery when he proposed that the United States military create a “Space Force” in order to extend American empire into the endless void above and to create yet another trough in which to funnel an irresponsible amount of taxpayer money into the pockets of military contractors.
Now that he’s appearing to be seriously moving forward with the project, however, people are beginning to speak out.
Former NASA astronaut Scott Kelly, a former commander of the International Space Station, slammed the president for his wasteful delusions and advised him to end the wars we’re already in before pushing for a new one.
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“This Space Force is talking about some future, potentially almost scientific war that we may have to be a party of. How about we deal with the war we’re currently in? The cyber war that is, you know, trying to affect our democracy, the thing that’s most important to the United States, which is free and fair elections” said Kelly in an appearance on MSNBC.
Kelly is, of course, referring to the active efforts by the Russian Federation to electronically manipulate and interfere in the upcoming midterm elections on behalf of the Republican Party, as they did in the 2016 presidential election.
Though the conclusions by the intelligence community and law enforcement are steadfast in their assertion that the Russian threat is a very real and present danger to the United States, the Republican Party and President Trump have done nothing to try to combat it and have even killed Congressional bills that would have beefed up our electoral security.
If anyone knows what he’s talking about when it comes to space, it’s Scott Kelly. The last thing our military needs is more money to spend on ridiculous vanity projects like a “space force” when half of the American people can’t afford to pay rent or buy groceries.