Tuesday, July 06, 2010

Rocket science

First Muslim spacecraft to land on Earth.

Let's see, what other U.S. institutions can the Failed Messiah co-opt into his globalist dream? How about NASA? Oh, wait. That's being taken care of. Deconstructing a nation was never so much fun.
NASA Administrator Charles Bolden said in a recent interview that his "foremost" mission as the head of America's space exploration agency is to improve relations with the Muslim world. Though international diplomacy would seem well outside NASA's orbit, Bolden said in an interview with Al Jazeera that strengthening those ties was among the top tasks President Obama assigned him. He said better interaction with the Muslim world would ultimately advance space travel.
That someone in his position could publicly speak such twaddle is scary enough; that he would do it on the Jihad News Network makes me think that this administration urgently needs to be declared non compos mentis and placed on meds.
"When I became the NASA administrator -- or before I became the NASA administrator -- he charged me with three things. One was he wanted me to help re-inspire children to want to get into science and math, he wanted me to expand our international relationships, and third, and perhaps foremost, he wanted me to find a way to reach out to the Muslim world and engage much more with dominantly Muslim nations to help them feel good about their historic contribution to science ... and math and engineering," Bolden said in the interview.
Here we have in almost pure, undiluted form government mission creep. Remember, there is not one memorandum, not a single job in the Washington squirrel cage that isn't unwillingly funded by the desperate citizenry. If you are a taxpayer, why are your pockets being vacuumed to "re-inspire children to get into science and math"? Are there no other worthy pursuits?


Even if you believe, as I don't, that science and math are the royal road to Utopia, why should the government push children in directions they may not want to go in? What about the kid who likes, for example,
words and wants to be a writer, or likes history and wants to be an archaeologist? You can argue that there aren't many good jobs for writers and archaeologists, but there are no good jobs for someone herded into a position that doesn't match his interests and talents.

Help Muslim nations feel good about their "historic contribution to science"? If they've made such a historic contribution ("historic" is the right word; not much in the last 800 years), why does the head of NASA have to spend your money to make them feel good about it? Are they too stupid to feel good about how smart they are?


For that matter, why is the
U.S.S. Titanic in the business of making anyone, Muslim, Christian, Animist, or Atheist feel a warm glow of self-worth? Isn't that the individual's responsibility — to make life choices and accomplish things so as to have a genuine basis for feeling good about oneself?

Not in the view of the Failed Messiah and his cult. They don't trust people to know what's best for themselves, or find out by making mistakes. Only the Giant Brain of the central government, high on its subjects' money, can reach out to children or a bloc of countries to see that they follow the approved path.


Personally, I don't get very inspired by a politically motivated bureaucracy shooting people into orbit or dropping them off on the moon in time for supper, but if we're going to have NASA, then let it stick to its knitting. Let kids be whatever they damn want to be … if they can. And let the Muslim countries discover their fabulous contributions to science … if they can.


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