This comment isn't to anyone in particular.
First, I firmly believe in the 4 words spoken by MLK that likely got him killed; "content of their character". If I personally champion anything, it
is individual justice. Individual justice is NOT social justice. In fact it is quite the opposite. SJW's reject merit in favor of tiny minorities
that can be exploited by someone for their differences while forcing untruths into the zeitgeist.
When we witness something untruthful, that we know to be untruthful, but it is presented as true, virtually everyone recoils in revulsion. If you can
be somehow forced to bury the revulsion that is a defense mechanism for your mind and hide your reaction through inaction then you are controlled by
the entity making you do nothing in the face of being defrauded.
I am going to bore you with a few bald truths. America has launched just over 330 of the 550 humans ever to go into space. There have NEVER been
openly gay people in space. Going into space is IMPORTANT. Going into space is incredibly EXPENSIVE. Sometimes, there is exactly one chance to get it
right. The military, economic, and social security of an entire nation may be riding on the outcome.
Sally Ride had the right stuff. Unlike so many other places in our gradually disintegrating civilization, the space faring organizations of mankind
use MERIT FIRST to determine who goes into space. The only way Sally got a ride into the heavens is that she spent her whole life earning it. She was
not a token diversity hire. Instead of championing her alternate sexuality for some dubious political leverage after LGBT rights were already on their
way to being firmly established in law, she got on with her critically important job and kept her love life private. RIP.
So why are LGBT oriented folks seemingly barred from space? Because so many of them turn out to be crazy.
You want to go into space? You can't be suicidal. You can't abuse drugs. You can't have a criminal record. You have to study when others party. You
can't have implodable multi-partner love affairs. You can't outright lie to anyone about your real sexual alignment or practices. You have to be
morally upstanding and ethical and honest to a fault with yourself and everyone else - all of the time. Because they will test you. And watch you. And
probe you. And do it again and again. You have to be able to obtain a security clearance. You have to be rock solid. And sadly, this is not common in
the LGBT community for a number of reasons. A hard and uncomfortable truth.
Its hard enough for straight people to keep their act together. The UNPRECEDENTED case of Lisa Nowak was the worst nightmare for the US space program;
someone who somehow slipped past their rigorous screening for unstable personalities.
So when a show comes along and shovels a dump trunk of bull excrement on your head about how a crew of horny mental midgets constantly break every
well thought out rule about how to comport yourself in space and the military, you get rightfully bent out of shape. Because it just CAN'T BE TRUE.
NONE OF IT. And that makes for a stupid show.
Make a show about how Sally Ride was a brilliant student, a disciplined individual, and how she coped with privately being a Lesbian. There may have
been a few others that kept their private life separate from their commitment to professionalism in space. This could be riveting real human drama.
Make a show about how a dedicated mother and wife and qualified astronaut, with all that implies, LOST HER MIND and went after a potentially IMAGINED
love rival. Explore all of the fallout there must have been as countless agencies that have mission critical individuals working for them in areas
like special ops, intelligence, and space where a failed mission could actually end the world struggled to increase the effectiveness of their
screening and training.
Because those would be interesting programs, if done with the right ambitions to entertain, intrigue, and communicate how complex life really is. But
a show that packs a bunch of diversity hires into the only human FTL space ship that run around like doped up teenagers in heat is just disingenuous.
Because if the entire future of humanity is riding on it, NONE OF THEM ARE GOING. And not because anyone is being a bigot. It is just a genuinely bad
And that is the biggest part of why you didn't really like the show. But it was also the REASON the show was made. To beat you down. To make you get
used to being blatantly lied to.
Why is that?
edit on 1-8-2019 by SpamBox because: grammar