Space War? Please No

by | Apr 12, 2019

So the Pentagon is concerned about the fact that other nation-states aren’t simply surrendering to American hegemony on account of our threat to nuclear bomb them three times as much into oblivion as they will bomb us into oblivion?  America builds a robust first-strike force, so Russia makes a couple hypersonic missiles to sort of kind of maintain Mutually Assured Destruction?  Now the Pentagon is calling it a “space war”?

How about just not messing up space with so much debris that we can never get up there ever again?  Forget having a future (not to mention a present).

How about admitting that MAD is a thing, and total spectrum dominance, total hegemony, aren’t going to happen?  America might have to pay the market price of Tungsten.  Our dysfunctional social, economic, and political front domestically might need actual reforms.  We might actually have to compete with other nations on a fair playing field.  Imagine that!

Nah!  More battlefields, more weapons, more money, more general officer positions to be filled.  Omnicide is someone else’s problem, right?  Dante, you may have to open up a new, deeper circle of hell.

About Zack Sorenson

Zachary Sorenson worked for the United States Air Force for six years as a Navigation Officer. He recently quit because of a principled opposition to war. He considers himself to be a Libertarian, and studied Economics at the University of Maryland, College Park. He would like to see the resurgence of a non-political commitment to peace for its own sake, across the spectrum of ideologies.

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