Space Force: The Ultimate Extortion Machine

More and more news about a potential “Space Force.”

We long held the myth that the President can launch nuclear weapons by hitting a big red button. We know now that that isn’t true, that it’s much more complicated than that. Also, there are multiple complicating factors, such as weather and readiness.

But, what if we eliminated those factors altogether, and placed flying warheads on launch platforms in space? Warheads that could reach any target on Earth in minutes. While it’s not true that we could just shove a nuclear bomb over the side, and watch it fall (it takes a certain amount of energy, and time, to break out of orbit), it is true that several factors make a space launch much easier than an earth launch; and it would not be difficult at all (except for the security) to launch weapons remotely. It would actually be required. The distance and time is much less to target. Warheads could be bigger and still require less fuel. Booster stages wouldn’t be necessary.

But, I promised to write about extortion.

What if Trump had the kind of capabilities we’re speaking off? What if he really could hold his finger over the button, and order a foreign leader to attack some other country: or instantly be targeted by a civilization killing death machine?

Technically speaking, a space force would mean exactly that. If there is anyone who thinks that Trump “wouldn’t do that,” there are still places where you can get lobotomized – if you haven’t been already. Just to create these types of weapons systems is extortion. No country, friend or enemy, could resist that kind of power. Trump really would be a god. And maybe Putin was actually right when he said that the U.S. will be destroyed. By every other country on the planet, out of an instinct to self-preservation.

My dad knew seventy-five years ago that all this was possible. But, not a single news outlet, mainstream or blog, has mentioned the obvious dangers of this spectacular act of inhumanity. If we let this come to pass, it will be the most damnable act of cowardice in human history; committed by the people of the United States. Trump Tower will become the “Golden Horde;” but, would exact tribute from every country, and be hated universally. And, it would not be terribly difficult to break us: We don’t produce enough of the right things to maintain a stable economy on our own, and we would be declared: “fidelum bans,” cast out by the world. It would be suicidal.

But, that’s the bottom line, isn’t it? National suicide. Regressivists have reached the point where they are just too mean, lazy and stupid to care; though they would destroy their own families. And so-called Progressives aren’t progressive. They are mired in a swamp of their own making, and they don’t have the will, or courage, to ever get free of it. They can “debate” until we puke on their simpid (“simple/stupid,” a new word with very few uses) banality and timorousness. But, they don’t face political realities, and are consequently effete, useless, and reviled. And while Congress is stuck in the mud, Trumpism becomes more firmly entrenched every day, every hour. While yellowtail piss ants like John Roberts wipe their prints from the murder weapon (his opinion that the USSC “only judges,” will be remembered as insane, and one of the most ridiculous idiocies in the history of jurisprudence), we are left leaderless, betrayed and abandoned. And while Congress has put us in hock for generations, to pay for the indulgences of the greedy, we struggle to make ends meet, the vast majority of us, in the richest country in the world (Thank you Paul Ryan, you POS.)

Trump has hijacked the ultimate moneymaking machine that has ever existed, and he would have as well the ultimate extortion machine.

Call him: “Death,” and bow down to him. He is your master now. Or fight. What kind of life is this? But, whatever you do (Nancy Pelosi), please hurry, before it’s too late.

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Fun fact, Russia already has a Space Force.

That being said – and this is a sad comment, I trust Putin more than Trump with any button. When I say I hate Putin, it’s not out of Russophobia, but rather out of concern for Russians and democracy.

So long as there are still a few people on the White House staff to hide things from Trump I cling to some hope we will avoid Armaggedon. If anything, Trump aspires to be a Central Asian autocrat with statues of gold.

I wish that were hyperbole. There’s something about children of the rich and powerful. Not all. But, anybody can be born unbalanced and sociopathic. The poor end up in jail. The rich become nepotistic leaders like Kim Jong-Un and Nursultan Nazarbayev.

At least some despots had to crawl to the top. Give Hitler, Stalin and such that much credit. In some dark way, I almost have respect for a Putin-type figure. There’s something more human about even these horrible people than the brat born with a silver spoon.