posted on Aug, 14 2013 @ 12:55 PM
reply to post by Zaphod58
Okay, I see what you've been saying here and I don't know why but it kept seeming like you were blaming the public to the exclusion of Government
when, alright, I'll honestly say it is a shared issue. At least in one way. I'll back up a bit and say shared blame works.
I'll agree it works in that a strong showing of support and enthusiasm by the public would generate the energy and drive needed to reverse the issue.
Without it, it's easy to red line almost everything NASA does that isn't directly essential to the national interest (and I seem to recall reading
something about cuts on Weather satellite replacements too...so not sure if it hasn't cut there as well).
At the same time. I guess I just find it really sad and yes, quite pathetic that matters of not only national interest but human survival as a species
must rely on Boobus Americanus not only grasping the issues but then being excited about doing something.
Congress ought to care because life will go on when the old farts up there now are dead. They know, generally, they don't have long left and whatever
they do now won't be something they live, by natural years and causes, to see or suffer anyway. They ought to care because others come after them and
personally? I'd rather not be killed by a radiation blast from deep space we never saw coming ....or an asteroid that we should have seen months in
advance but only catch a glimpse of weeks to impact and 0 anyone can do to stop it.