Originally posted by TheFinalTruth14
I agree - where could we go? It's an interesting idea. Why are new civilizations no longer being created or organized? How long before TPTB label
this civilization a terrorist group? It would have to be done legally. Problem is, if you don't have weapons, you can't protect yourself. If you
do have weapons, you are terrorists.
While searching for news at space.com a few years ago, I bumped into one of the greatest arguments to support human space exploration. Within the
author's argument for colonizing other planets, he presents a most profound and logical answer.
Some bullet points to his argument:
'In order for democracy and freedom to exist, mankind has 'no choice' but to proceed with human space exploration.'
'When you think about the gap between stars, visualize it as the gap between continents.'
'Humanity has a need for exploration, which is powered by both curiosity and necessity.'
'When the New World (before it became the US) was first discovered by the Europeans, oceans represented the great unknown.'
'Once mankind mastered boat building (not through commercialization), there was no stopping them from escaping tyranny.'
I think it is only a matter of time, and the term astronauts will be replaced with the term colonists. Even though our current president has canceled
NASA's human space exploration programs (and turned it over to foreign countries), I personally believe this will encourage us to defiantly explore
other possibilities. Human space exploration will be fueled by a group of individuals who seek independence and freedom from government (monarch)
controls; thus, the great unknown will be colonized by those with insurrectionist philosophies similar to our US founding fathers.
Why don't we all just leave?
There are no more islands to explore, nor are there any to colonize. Our only other option is to explore space, and to create our own means of space
travel. If we are not able to create such technologies, to colonize another planet soon, we will have no other choice but to a declare war.
50% of the US population is in a philosophical and ideological deadlock with the other 50%. During the 2000 elections, the 50% conflict showed its
head for the first time. Only once the 2008 election cycle came around, we witnessed the polarization of our population again. Obama only won his
election by 3% points. What made up that 3% difference was the Independent voters who were upset with Republicans. Fast-forward to this year's
election, the Independents will be shifting back to the Republicans. Only 3% of the population swings left or right. It is unsustainable. As long as
the United States is ideologically split 50/50, conflict will continue now and into the deep future.
War and space colonization are inevitable. It is just a matter of time, resources, and opportunity.
[edit on 11-7-2010 by Section31]