posted on Jul, 21 2018 @ 12:39 PM
a reply to: lostbook
So, what says ATS?
Since you are asking.
What I don't understand is why go to the moon at all. I do understand the ''spirit'' of it all, the ''Man to the Stars'' motive that has kept our
imaginations fired for the last 80 years, but what is the reality?
All the idealistic dreams we have, all the ''for the future'' hopes inspire us but there is one underlying motive for any all human endeavors that
supersedes all of those others and that is the profit motive.
Governments ''for and by the people'' are not only rare but diminishing. What governments there are are basically controlled by ''kingpin'' despots or
completely under the thumb of international corporations and we all know exactly what the bottom line is for both of those, how to enrich their own
So sure, I do understand the ''conquering'' of near Earth orbit, that being communications and ''high ground'' defense but of what use is there for
going further that would bring the corporations forward to fund and promote this effort?
Nothing. From here to the moon is nothing. From the moon to Mars is , nothing. What does the moon have that would bring the huge outlay of corporate
capital in order to bring the bottom line profits. Add into that equation the also well known truth that one of the main stays of that corporate
bottom line is ''short term'' profits which would certainly not be forth coming from any of these ventures into ''outer space''.
And I am not buying the ''the moon has rare elements'' that will spur the development of new and exciting technologies. Every time I ask ''what
special elements' what few answers that come forth still to not cover the need for the corporate capital outlay that would be necessary to
''sometime'' in the future bring the profit to justify it.
'' Space Tourism"? I don't think so. I can see very rich people taking one trip or two just for shuts and giggle, but more than that? I think not. And
as far as any of us ever being able to afford a ticket? Ha.
So, all I can see this as being is a continuation of the ''pie in the sky'' future that we have been fed for over half a century.