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Thread #166608   Message #4008037
Posted By: punkfolkrocker
09-Sep-19 - 08:44 AM
Thread Name: BS: India moon landing
Subject: RE: BS: India moon landing
As a very skint 1st world westerner,
with an impending uncertain and very finacially bleak old age ahead of me...
I'd welcome a space exploration program as a far more exciting and optimistic tonic
for the depression of poverty,
than any arms race and probable/inevitable world wars...

I was a small town council estate schoolboy in the 1960s who's imagination and intelligence
was stimulated by the space race and it's promise of a bright shiny techologically advanced future...

Panem et circenses....???

if that's all Fireball XL5, Thunderbirds, Lost in Space, and Star Trek ever were...
then brilliant.. gimme more of that fantastic spirit raising escapist delusion...

Last night I watched a dull disapointing pretentious Sci Fi movie "IO",
that made a botch of tackling big ideas about humanity being faced with a choice
of either escaping our polluted poisoned Earth to search beyond our sun for a new home,
or staying here and trying to fix the mess...

A stark choice of funding and resources..

It should have been a good movie, but turned out just another Netflix dud...