At what point will humanity realize that science and technological advancement is more important than money? We complain about the environment, we complain about poverty, we complain about hunger, and we cry into the aether that something should be done to help all people of the world, but with a significant divergence from logic, we always go back to cost, money and financing as a bullshit reason for NOT doing the right thing.
Has it ever occurred to you that maybe, just maybe, we now live in a world that is so drastically different than anything in the past, that we cannot possibly use outdated forms of economic controls or reasoning?
For anyone who is religious, I have a question: do you think God cares more about money, or doing the right thing? Is the Almighty hamstrung by finances in Heaven? Do banks, investors and politicians dictate the ongoing operations of the hereafter? At what point did our wallets become more important than our humanity, ESPECIALLY in a world where the human mind and ingenuity has developed technology and systems that can provide a high standard of living for all? Is it not part of the Lord's Prayer to make the Earth as it is in Heaven? WHY ARE WE NOT REALLY TRYING TO DO THAT!!!
This article on Space.com reflects just one more instance of the same nonsense. People like Obama, Bush, and so many others blow smoke up our asses on a regular basis about how they love science, engineering and technology, then when the rubber meets the road, they never deliver what is actually needed. Why? Money. It's ALWAYS money that screws up the advancement of humanity more than it helps us. We're willing to dump hundreds of billions of dollars prolonging wars against elusive and invisible foes, in countries that don't really give a damn about really defeating them, but we're not willing to slightly boost funding for something that ends up being a significant boon to humanity for generations? Really?!
The United States of America is going to fall behind other nations when it comes to space exploration and development, because we are more concerned with social programs, saving banks, and propping up idiotic car companies than we are about driving down a path of advancement, abundance, global cooperation and true freedom. Sounds good, doesn't it?