It's Not Enough to Dominate Earth. We Must Now Dominate Space
by John Lawrence, August 10, 2018
VP Pence said, "We don't just want to have a presence in space. We want to dominate space." Trump's latest brain fart is the Space Force. We want to militarize space. We want to control space, and God help any other country that wants to fight us in space, because we will win because we are the best and we are the strongest. We will dominate space just like we've dominated earth, just like we dominate Nature, just like we don't give a hoot about global warming. Nature will heel to our command, and we'll burn all the coal we want. Nature just better get used to it.
The Bible says, "[Man shall] have dominion over the fish of the sea and over the birds of the heavens and over the livestock and over all the earth and over every creeping thing that creeps on the earth.” Yes, let us also dominate our neighbors, dominate our wives, and dominate our children. How very German! Nietsche said the family is the smallest unit of domination. Marriage should not be based on love; it should be based on dominance - the dominance of a man over a woman. The woman then should be happy to have dominance over the children.
So we see where Mike Pence and Donald Trump are coming from. Of course the military-industrial complex is eating all this stuff up. They are eager to provide a sixth branch of the military because there's a lot of money in it. They can envision the defense-intelligence-homeland security budget topping $1.5 trillion when the Space Force comes into being. For them there is no such thing as a cooperative exploration of space in which the US participates along with other countries on a peaceful basis. No, they can't wait to militarize space. It represents a new domain to militarize, a new domain to dominate. It's Nietsche's "will to power." Forget love and cooperation. Only power relationships should justify institutions. A good war halloweth any cause.
So peace is out the window. We must militarize every aspect of life. We must dominate in every institution, in every arena. We must win. Cooperating, getting along, Christian charity, these are all romantic notions based on some guy formerly known as the Prince of Peace. Taking care of Mother Earth - there's no money in that. America must dominate its neighbors. We must dominate other countries. We must secure the bounty of the earth to our own advantage. Then when global warming gets serious, we will have the necessary resources to cope while those that we dominate will just swelter.