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July 21, 2019

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I wish I’d seen this article in time to post this yesterday for the big anniversary of one of America’s greatest propaganda scams. By that I don’t mean the moon landing was a hoax. I mean that real or not, the moon landing’s primary purpose was to serve as a techno-triumphalist, anti-Gaian, Cold War propaganda stunt.
 
But perhaps the hype is starting to wear thin?
 
A recent survey of 3,000 kids found that being a YouTube star was a more sought-after profession than being an astronaut among kids in the US and the United Kingdom.
 
Children ages 8 to 12 in the US, the UK, and China were recently polled in honor of the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 mission, which resulted in the first person to walk on the moon.
 
Kids in the US and the UK were three times as likely to want to be YouTubers or vloggers as astronauts, while kids in China were more likely to want to be astronauts.
 
It sounds like a good sign to me if kids in the US and UK are disregarding the system hype about “space travel”, a stupid worthless endeavor which never will accomplish anything except maybe to weaponize space. (If the fossil fuels last long enough and the missiles don’t fly first. But nuclear war looks more and more likely with every passing month.) Meanwhile it sounds like Chinese kids are still drinking the techno-necro kool ade.
 
The main reason the techno-cultists and their corporate funders always give for continuing with this white elephant is that someday it will be necessary to colonize other planets, with Mars the usual candidate. This always means, “Civilization must and should continue to murder the Earth unto the total end, but have no fear about humanity destroying its own basis for life, because we’ll simply move to another planet and commence destroying it.” (Basically the same rationale as for the geoengineering idea.) It’s a purely psychopathic, omnicidal mindset of hatred for all that lives, and all proponents of space travel share it.
 
So much for the real purpose of the idea and the moral-spiritual character of it.
 
As for the practicability, the kind of space travel required to colonize Mars is physically impossible. There could be no protection against such prolonged exposure to the sun’s radiation in space. Nor could anyone transport the vast resources even the most minuscule Mars base would require. One only need look at the results of the two Biosphere projects, earthly attempts to simulate a rudimentary base on another planet or other body. These failed almost immediately, physically and psychologically. This completely exposes the idiocy of the “terraforming” idea. And those projects had the deck loaded in their favor in many ways, much like the military’s “war games” always stack the deck in favor of the outcome the brass wants. Yet like many of these war games, and like so many other things designed by those who disregard reality, the biospheres nevertheless got clobbered by reality. I doubt Mars would give anyone such an initial advantage.
 
Any such attempt, like with any other necropolitan “great work”, would hoover up vast social resources and perpetrate further ecocidal ravages on THIS planet, our one and only home (but these persons are so insane they’ve forgotten that), for the benefit only of the richest and most powerful (and some of their thugs). Much like the geoengineering notion, it would be designed to convey vast amounts of public money and power to a few of the most privileged corporations. And even if a Mars colony were possible, those are the only persons who would benefit.
 
Of course, like with such technologies as geoengineering, pesticides and GMOs, the proponents of space travel and space colonization don’t really care whether it could ever work or not. The point is to gain time for further, total destruction of this Earth, and to exult in the idea for religious purposes.
 
Fantasies of space, wherever they go beyond escapist fantasy, always mean a psychotic hatred of our one and only home, Earth who created and nurtured us.
 
So it’s a good thing if kids today no longer have the literal stars in their eyes and no longer put “astronaut” at the top of their list of What I Want to Be When I Grow Up. Of course to obsess on Youtube or any other gadget with a screen also is to become alienated from reality, alienated from the Earth, mentally inert, maladaptive in an evolutionary sense. But at least one has stopped gazing “up”, the way every misguided religion from Christianity to modern scientism (actually a Christian epigone) has obsessively done. It would be one small step for man in the right direction.
 
 
 
 
 

April 5, 2018

The Search for a Lifeless Planet

Filed under: Mainstream Media, Scientism/Technocracy — Tags: , , — Russ @ 4:02 am

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They fetishize Mars precisely because it’s a lifeless desert. This is their aspiration for Earth

 
 
At the leading edge of space-travel fantasy propaganda, the NASA/SETI complex continues its campaign to search for “life on Mars”. This involves a number of “rovers” aimlessly trundling around. There are two currently active. “Opportunity” is a glorified roller skate, while “Curiosity” is more like an off-road vehicle, thus better symbolic of the destruction mentality. All this is preparation for the Mars 2020 mission.
 
The whole program, which its proponents freely admit is primarily about US prestige and propaganda for technocracy as such (and fat government contracts, though they don’t freely admit that part), has cost over $5 billion so far, and the 2020 mission will at least double this if it goes ahead. Goes to show how there’s always endless money available for anything the system wants to do, while it’s only where the elites don’t want to do something that suddenly “we can’t afford it”. As the ringing clarion call went, “Trillions for Wall Street and war, not a cent for single payer!” The entire political class and its voters agreed on that in 2016.
 
Although you’ll hear all kinds of hype about what the Mars missions are learning about the geology, climate, hydrological history, etc. of the planet (and this all coming from people who are ferociously hostile to funding the study of Earth’s ecology or the effects of industrial poisons upon human and ecological health), it mostly boils down to the search for life on Mars. (Again, those most interested are those most hostile to the study of life on Earth.)
 
 
That’s Big Science for you, always working the flim-flam. Of course as early as the 1960s James Lovelock told NASA you don’t need to send a spaceship to Mars to check for life. All you need to do is analyze its atmosphere, which can be done from Earth. A living planet will have a dynamic atmosphere, a dead one will have an inert one.
 
But even then NASA was far less interested in science than in publicity and big budgets. Of course the $1 billion Viking mission confirmed what easy, inexpensive atmospheric analysis already knew – there’s no life on Mars. And all the subsequent roving and $ billions have continued to confirm what we knew from the start before the first mission ever was launched.
 
(Of course the magazine feature I linked above has not even a single mention of Lovelock’s recommendation. No surprise there, the New York Times as well cares zero about actual science, but cares only about the propaganda of scientism and technocracy.)
 
As I’ve been writing since the earliest days of this blog, scientism is a fundamentalist religion and technocracy is the corresponding ideology and mode of power organization. Neither seeks the good of humanity. Both seek only their own total power. This logically means they actively seek the extermination of humanity and of all uncontrolled life. Their power imperatives give them no choice, and they choose to do it anyway since the core of their vision is the total extermination of all life and its replacement by a self-replicating machine.
 
The idiocies of Big Science are a relatively innocuous, if extremely expensive, aspect of the propaganda campaign for what is ultimately intended to be an absolute and total extermination campaign. When you hear of a search for life on Mars, remember that this is in the service of the search for a lifeless Earth.
 
 
 
 
 

September 29, 2015

First Commandment: Care About the Earth

Filed under: Agroecology, Dance of Death, Scientism/Technocracy — Tags: , , — Russ @ 3:24 am

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In the hallowed halls they’re claiming to have found their best evidence yet of seasonal liquid water flows on Mars. Meanwhile, human access to water on Earth is increasingly assaulted by corporations like Nestle, while corporate campaigns like fracking and poison-based agriculture increasingly monopolize and poison our water. Once again those who have eyes to see can see the great irrelevancy of the scientific-industrial complex to actual human beings and their needs, and how the whole endeavor is more of a misdirectional propaganda gambit.
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Meanwhile agroecology, a fully developed and demonstrated science and set of practices ready for full deployment, conserves and cleans water.
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Auden put it well:
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It is our sorrow. Shall it melt? Ah, water
Would gush, flush, green these mountains and these valleys,
And we rebuild our cities, not dream of islands.

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