If There Was One Thing We Needed, It Was Definitely Not That

Trump orders Pentagon to create another branch of the military.  As if the Empire needed any more.

[Trump’s] directive will task the Defense Department to begin the process of establishing the ‘Space Force’ as the sixth branch of the U.S. armed forces. “When it comes to defending America, it is not enough to merely have an American presence in space. We must have American dominance in space,” Trump said.

But what about those of us who have better things to do than obsess about America not dominating every aspect of the known physical universe?  Why do we have to pay for your sense of inadequacy and insecurity?  Why do future generations (who will be stuck with the bill for all of this) have to pay for it?  And of course the rationale involves the usual paranoia about…you guessed it:

The president framed space as a national security issue, saying he does not want “China and Russia and other countries leading us.”


4:16 pm on June 18, 2018