Tuesday, July 20, 2010
41st Anniversary of the Apollo 11 Moon Landing
Labels: unity and purpose
Later I learnt that America's best, most inventive Astronaut, Buzz Aldrin, also had bipolar disorder. This was known to NASA long before the mission but they accepted it because they knew that Buzz was worth it.
I wish I had such tolerance from the Australian Federal Government.
But that is their mistake and their narrow bigotry in action.
"Can't we all come together as Americans and solve our problems. It's not like we are going to the Moon. We know what to do...."
See, now that's where we disagree. I think we do NOT know what to do. Specifically, we do not know how to fix the economy. More specifically, our policymakers have been following the wrong policies; and the widely popular objections to our policies are the wrong objections.
It took us a decade to get from the earth to the moon. Sadly, in the four decades since, we've gone nowhere. In the 1960s, Arthur C. Clarke thought we'd have active moon bases by 2001.
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