Billionaires in Space

 

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Are billionaires the future of space exploration?  While I considered that, for some reason, a 2020 interview with Jo Ann Richards came up that featured an image of Trump in space. Although that was hard to imagine even in a fantasy, it brought to mind another president, Barack Obama, who was said to be a participant in the Not-So-Secret Space Program before he ran for office.

Obama of course has never claimed to have been to space.  Rather, former write-in presidential candidate, Andrew Basagio, stated that first met Barack on Mars. Basagio alleged that participants had been trained by the infamous Ed Dames, who taught them how to avoid Martian humanoids and predators. They used a “jump room” in El Segundo California, but it was very dangerous and tens thousands did not return.

Basagio stated that his trips to Mars took place from 1981 to 1983. During one of them, he was sitting on a wall beneath an arching roof that covered one of the jump room facilities as he watched Obama walk back from across the Martian terrain. When Obama saw Basagio he stated “Now we’re here!”

The Obama White House denied the report. Of course they denied it. The story was a bit of a let down.  Even a young Obama would have said something more interesting than exclaiming that they were there.  He would have at least wondered about the Martians.

The adventures of mark richards- trump and billionaires in spaceConsidering the current state of conspiracies, the story now seems rather quaint. A more modern right wing version might have Obama fighting on the side of the Dracos (the bad aliens) or using the secret space program to abduct children from pizza parlors and take them off world. Is it any wonder that they went to the Red Planet? [Pro tip: Kerry Cassidy take note.]

Although Trump does not seem the type, I almost expect someone to think that he is secretly going into space to defeat the Democrats and any number of evil forces. Why shouldn’t there be a Q conspiracy theory placing Donald at the center of the efforts? 

Ultimately Trump is one of the best arguments against a secret space program. If Trump knew that Obama had been to Mars, he would have appointed Ivanka to oversee it while Donald Jr. figured out a way to profit.  The Trump brand would have expanded on Mars.  Any other result would not have interested him.  Without a Trump on Mars it’s impossible to believe the SSP exists.

Where does that leave the billionaires? If the Not-So-Secret Secret Space Program is advanced as some claim, then their money is misspent. They should instead have beaten Trump to buy the rights to hotels on Mars and Venus — as long as we make peace with the local inhabitants and predators.  If Hunter Biden goes to Mars we will know what he is doing there.

The more serious side is the resources poured into self gratification are a wasteful exercise that might have accomplished something far more important. As David Moscrop writes, “The private wealth of a small handful of individuals that makes private space travel possible, extracted from the many, is a currency and also a tool of power.”  Who pays for the real costs of such disparity, which only grows as the earth’s climate is on the brink?

However, I almost expect that someone will figure out that Jeff Bezos and Richard Branson’s flights are a cover — billionaires battling aliens alongside of Trump. The closest I’ve seen is a claim that Jeff Bezos has an alien in his neck, but that would make him part of the reptilian problem rather than it’s adversary.

I wonder every time I hear the phrase “Secret Space Program.” Because the program is said to be secret, virtually anyone can claim that they or someone else was a member — just ask Captain Mark Richards. I have as much evidence to show that I am a member of the SSP as he or Basagio.  

More importantly, the secret is not well kept.  After all that has been said about Gary McKinnon and Solar Warden . . . books by Dolan, Salla, and a host of others . . . John Lear . . . interviews with Kerry or George Noory . . .  all the self-identified whistleblowers including our own Captain Mark Richards — it clearly is no longer a secret. Those who use the term to identify themselves seem to want to increase their importance of being privy to secrets and adventures rather than offering something new.

In that respect, it’s not so different than the billionaires in space.

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