Last week, Donald Trump was told that it will be twenty years until the alien fleet arrives at the outer limits of Earth’s atmosphere. A fleet tasked with the grim duty of turning our small planet into dust as they make way for the creation of a hyperspace express route.
Clearly, its the only explanation for why President Trump has seen fit to announce the creation of Space Force — a sixth segment of the United States military.
It’s a joke to which our dear president doesn’t seem to understand the punchline. We aren’t being invaded — Donald Trump is creating another branch of the military that will further antagonize governments across the world while feeding a bloated federal bureaucracy and providing few benefits for public safety.
We actually already have a space force, called the Air Force Space Command, that covers much of the same responsibilities outlined in this new directive. With more than 36,000 employees, it is a smaller division of the Air Force that handles a narrow scope, but boasts a $44 billion annual budget.
The AFSC’s mission is to “Provide reliant, defendable and affordable space and cyberspace capabilities for the Air Force, Joint Force, and the Nation” and have been pursuing that mission since being founded in 1982. Are they not moving fast enough for President Trump? Have they not yet located the energy crystals to make lightsabers a reality? Is President Don afraid when they make contact with the third kind they might take our galactic neighbors to another leader?
Directing the Pentagon to create Space Force means the creation of a new military branch for the first time since the Air Force was established in 1947. This directive ensures we have troops at the ready to handle “navigation, weather forecasting” and an enticing tease of “much more.” The only thing we know for sure, is that “much more” will require much more money out of American taxpayers pockets.
The United States government is over $21 trillion in debt, commits atrocious acts of war on a daily basis with AUMF authorized drone strikes across the globe, and is failing to build an education system that will help the United States be successful here on Earth.
Even the Trump Directive acknowledges that “commercial ventures” are “outpacing” government development in space, and draws the conclusion that the one thing needed to help an emerging industry grow is more bureaucracy.
President Trump should leave this arena to the non-military private sector, and focus on making America great again by decreasing the economic burdens placed on American citizens.
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