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From Space, Build a New Economy and Society

June 1, 2020
President Trump, the First Lady, Vice President Pence, and the Second Lady participate in a SpaceX Demonstration Mission 2 Launch briefing Wednesday, May 27, 2020, at the Kennedy Space Center Operational Support Building in Cape Canaveral, Fla.
President Trump, the First Lady, Vice President Pence, and the Second Lady participate in a SpaceX Demonstration Mission 2 Launch briefing Wednesday, May 27, 2020, at the Kennedy Space Center Operational Support Building in Cape Canaveral, Fla.

We are now getting to see how large is the number of young people who have been induced by their pessimism, or trained, or even organized and paid to try to destroy everything about the once-productive industrial economy and society which has been hollowed out for decades. City of London bankers and Wall Street speculators have been destroying it brick by brick for all those decades. They have been funding “greener and greener” Malthusian intellectuals to attack the underlying idea of human progress on which peaceful society depends, and to turn youth toward an obsession with destroying it.

If protests continuing everywhere now become such riots daily, there is no way out but to build a new economy where technological challenges, scientific discoveries and productive and healthy lives await every young person. There are two immediate frontiers on which to build this new economy: Saving lives across all poorer nations and communities suffering this pandemic; and exploring space as only potentially shown in the past, with hyperfast fusion rockets and settlements on the Moon and new space science training centers around the country.

Stop throwing trillions at Wall Street banks, then, and let’s build new hospitals and medical centers, science centers, fast train corridors, freshwater systems, space vehicles and launch platforms and crack fusion power for all of it. Let’s do what President Donald Trump dared propose: people on the Moon in 2024, a settlement there in 2028, and Mars in 2033.

It was, after all, the American people’s surge of optimism about space exploration in the 1950s and 1960s which Malthusian “thinkers” at the British Empire’s Tavistock Institute first set out to destroy.

So it was that when NASA Administrator James Bridenstine spoke to the press yesterday afternoon, after the successful Crew Dragon journey and docking with the ISS, reporters fairly leaped to the phones to demand, “Admit that a space mission can’t unify America!” “How can you convince the guys in gas masks of anything?” Bridenstine said he would “speak from the heart,” and hoped that NASA could show “how much brighter the future can be than it is at this moment.” He spoke of the upcoming months’ missions of unmanned spacecraft to Mars, with NASA’s “Perseverance” and other international space agencies planning to launch this Summer. “This is a moment for people to reflect on exploration,” he said.

The man with the new rocket company SpaceX, Elon Musk, said, “We have to really drive innovation hard, and say, ‘Okay, let us go as fast and as hard as possible to get humanity back to the Moon and there to stay, and have a base on the Moon, maybe a city on the Moon, to have a base on Mars, a city on Mars to ... make life multi-planetary.’ I think this is very important to ... ensure that the light of consciousness does not go out.”

And there is a more critical question than “the guys in the gas masks”—whom the anguished protesters over George Floyd’s murder are rejecting. Can this reflecting on human life and exploration force cooperation among the leaders of the United States, Russia, China and other major powers in a summit this year? A four-power space exploration and infrastructure-building program is what LaRouchePAC, EIR and the Schiller Institute of Helga Zepp-LaRouche call for. It can give millions of young people plenty of scientific questions and productive activity to explore.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        

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