Neil deGrasse Tyson is de astrofisicus die vaak te zien is in programma's over het buitenaardse en is een goede verteller, kan niet anders zeggen. Helaas heeft deze wetenschapper een heel vuil randje, zo is hij voorstander van Trump's militarisering van 'de aardse ruimte' en mocht het de VS lukken hier de dominante factor te worden, kunnen we pas echt onze borst natmaken.
Als de VS inderdaad de aardse ruimte kan domineren, domineert het ook het leven op aarde, iets waar deze grootste terreurentiteit op aarde nu al 'goed' in is.........
Lees het volgende artikel van T.J. Coles, overgenomen van CounterPunch en je haar zal rechtovereind gaan staan :
by T.J. COLES
Photo Source Tricia McKinney | CC BY 2.0
It turns out that Tyson is promoting a new, co-authored book, Accessory to War: the Unspoken Alliance Between Astrophysics and the Military (W.W. Norton, released, tastelessly, on 11 September), which is all about the history of science militarization. The book is a disgraceful attempt to use history as an excuse to justify the continuation and expansion of taxpayer-funded R&D into hi-technology via military budgets. By now, the hi-tech sector dominates the top US corporations: Amazon, Apple, Facebook, Google, and Microsoft. Much of the innovations used by these companies were initiated in the military.
“In 2001, Tyson was appointed by President Bush to serve on a 12-member commission that studied the Future of the US Aerospace Industry. The final report was published in 2002 and contained recommendations (for Congress and for the major agencies of the government) that would promote a thriving future of transportation, space exploration, and national security.”
“was once again appointed by President Bush to serve on a 9-member commission on the Implementation of the United States Space Exploration Policy, dubbed the ‘Moon, Mars, and Beyond’ commission. This group navigated a path by which the new space vision can become a successful part of the American agenda.”
“Of particular importance to the space exploration vision is a strong partnership between NASA and the Department of Defense, where research, technical assistance, and operational assets are often shared. The Commission believes that the role of the existing Partnership Council – wherein NASA, the Air Force, and National Reconnaissance Office (NRO) coordinate mutual work and interests – should also focus actively on supporting the new vision.”
“we suggest that the Administration and Congress create within NASA an organization drawing upon lessons learned from the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA). DARPA is a highly successful organization that is chartered to fund high-risk/high return basic research in support of national defense priorities.”
“Some of the foremost topics the DIB is exploring include artificial intelligence, machine learning, workforce capacity, organizational structure, hiring and retention strategies, acquisition reform, electronic and drone warfare, software capabilities, and IT infrastructure.”
“A vibrant economy … depends on at least one of the following: the profit motive, war on the ground, or war in space … Must war and profit be what drive both civilization on Earth and the investigation of other worlds? History … makes it hard to answer no … Star charts, calendars, chronometers, telescopes, maps, compasses, rockets, satellites, drones–these war not inspirational civilian endeavors. Dominance was their goal; increase of knowledge was incidental.
… The first few years after 9/11 were a fine time to be mercenary, a military engineering firm, or a giant aerospace company.”
“Blinking back tears and fighting to keep my composure, I thought about leaving the conference. I began to choreograph my resignation from the board of the Space Foundation. But at the same time I felt I couldn’t just walk out of the sanctum of war…
[W]ithout the power sought by its participants … and without the tandem investments in technology fostered by that quest for power, there would be no astronomy, no astrophysics, no astronauts, no exploration of the solar system, and barely any comprehension of the cosmos.”======================================
'Star Wars 2.0: Trump wil een 'raketafweersysteem' in de ruimte'
'Trump zag onlangs alle afleveringen van Star Wars en wil de VS nu ook militair overwicht geven in de ruimte.......'
'CDA wil Nederlands 'space force' in de ruimte....... ha! ha! ha! ha! ha! ha!'