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SPACE MILITARIZATION: THE “DEATH STAR” PETITION

HAPPY MAYAN APOCALYPSE everyone! Apropos of the day, I thought I'd talk about the theme of this website: space death stars and militarization.

While talking recently on the phone with my friend George Ann Hughes of The Byte Show, we talked about something she had drawn to my attention: a formal petition to the White House for the USA to build a "death star" space-based strategic weapons platform. At the time, my reaction was to chuckle nervously, but soon my email boxes were overflowing with articles from many of you, one of which concerned this very petition. First, we need a little perspective, and here as so often the folks at RT TV provide it:

Space militarization: Coming to a galaxy near you

Now let's concentrate on two series of statements in the article:

"Zaitsev said that America’s push to militarize space may include the use of both nuclear and conventional weapons, which could have dangerous and dramatic implications for future warfare.

"'The United States, as well as some other leading powers, is attempting to gain supremacy in [space],” Zaitsev explained. “This will enable their aerospace operations at the very beginning of a war to initiate strikes on strategic facilities throughout the [targeted] country.'" (Emphasis RT's)

Just who some of those "other powers" are is stated here:

"The United States and the European Union are working out a draft code of conduct in outer space," he said. "This document may regulate space activity in the interests of the United States and its allies and may discriminate [against] other states, including Russia.”

“Russia and China are unlikely to sign this document, which means military confrontation in outer space will intensify,” Zaitsev warned.

You can add India, Japan, and Brazil to that list as well. Space is the new "high ground" in warfare, and no self-respecting elite contending for a place at the global table of power in the future can afford to be without a space capability. But the article is subtly suggesting something else: No space power can afford to be without a space-based military capability, and that capability includes strategic offensive technologies, both "nuclear" and "conventional". Zaitsev is here most likely carefully choosing his words (or the censors in Russia have carefully chosen his words for him): "conventional" could mean anything "not nuclear", including space-based strategic kinetic weapons and bombardment capabilities, space storage and vectoring capabilities for chemical and biological weapons, and of course, exotic directed energy weaponry.

Now, like you, I tend to think that if the elite are talking about regulating anything, it means they've already done it: so we can rest easier tonight thinking of all those American, French, British, Russian, German, Japanese, Chinese, Indian, and Brazilian tungsten-rod-launching kinetic weapons satellites in orbit overhead, and lord only knows what else they've already put up there.

Well, this brings us to "the petition", for believe it or not, if you haven't already heard, there is a petition in the USA floating around that requests the Obama Administration to build an Amerikan "death star" in orbit around earth for use against.... well.... suspiciously, it doesn't say...:

Star Wars-like ‘Death Star’ petition prompts White House response

Group wants US to build 'Death Star'

Well, if this is genuine, then it's a sad commentary on the state of popular Amerikan culture, since the only gainful employment the authors of the petition in question can seem to come up with is building a weapon of destruction, and to call it a "death star" and deliberately to invoke the image of George Lucas' infamous "planet killer" is to signal the intent to build a weapon of ultra-mass-destruction.

But it may be something more, and I strongly suspect that it is. I suspect that this may be an engineered "spontaneous" petition, the beginnings of a "meme", orchestrated to be put into popular culture, that meme being a "popular" movement for the weaponization of space. Forget about Ronald Reagan's Strategic Defense Initiative, for that program never achieved the popular cachet of becoming a formal petition to the White House.

If that's the case, then the idea of doing so simply to "create jobs" is a screen... the problem is, just who does one imagine we need a "death star" against?

Sorta makes you think of the Rosin affidavit, doesn't it?

See you on the flip side...

18 thoughts on “SPACE MILITARIZATION: THE “DEATH STAR” PETITION”

  1. One of the reasons I was drawn to this site is the brilliance of, and deep research by, Dr. Farrell. Another reason is the good quality of posters this site draws such as, Robert Barricklow who is able to patiently teach those of us who are willing to learn.

  2. Well it is good to know the world escaped the APOCALYPSE. Did we simply morph into an exciting new Aeon, or Eon if you prefer, of Hope and Change, or an Aeon of Death, Destruction and more damnable lies? I believe it is the latter alternative or trajectory.

    I too suspect the “spontaneous” DEATH STAR petition is ‘engineered hype’. The post-election Secession petitions hit over 700,000 within about a week from 69 petitions registered and the DEATH STAR petition could struggle to reach 5% of that number. So, obviously it was not the folks supposedly behind the Secession petitions.

    To answer the question posed, “just who does one imagine we need a “death star” against?”, well the DEATH STAR will be deployed against ‘Them’, as in, “Them people who are against us.”

      1. Star Trek is a reasonably fascist, militarized society. They go on colonizing journeys to dominate other planets.

        Taking the long way home…
        Take for example, just the act of becoming ambulatory/today that cuts you out of contemporary culture. In many ways we are probably less human than we were as hunter-gathers.
        What I’am trying to get across, is what were doing, is adapting to the culture we?(or elites?) created, which is a frightening thing because the culture, in a sense, has become a living organism of its own. A BIG part of that “culture” is media driven.

        I threw in that “Star Trek” concept to sake up some thought processs, in order to go deep into what is happening all around us/”the culture”.
        This site as developed it’s own culture, a think outside the box type.
        “Think” vs “belief”, is the key, in that thought process.

        1. Quote: “Star Trek is a reasonably fascist, militarized society. They go on colonizing journeys to dominate other planets.”

          That ‘s not particularly fascist. You’ve described European colonial policies in the 18th, 19th, and 20th centuries.

          The show(s) is about a space fleet (navy), it’s not about life on the colonies or planets making up the Federation, so it’s misleading to draw conclusions about a militarized society.

          1. You eed to read
            Aids,Opium, Diamonds, and Empire
            by Nancy Turner Banks, M.D.

            Because Yaj, it almost sounds like you were educated in the # 1 Country in the world – for Brainwashing. And it starts early, & never ends.

          2. Robert Barricklow:

            You need to correct your made up definition of “fascism”.

            No I don’t particularly need to read book about the misdeeds of various recent empires to make up a different definition of fascism.

            Start Trek is not fascist, no one can claim it is colonial, it relies on a lot of planning by so central government, but none of that is exclusively fascist.

          3. Many people get caught up in the definition of fascism. Some accept Mussolini’s defintion of a Corporate State, where Big Business & Big Government work hand in hand. Some scholars, who look deep into it, like Sheldon Wolin, have taken fascism further, in terming an “inverted totalitarianism” type; where, instead of the “Hitler/State” taking command of the corporate state, The Corporations take command of the “Corporate State”.
            The British government, acknowledged the peculiarity of a situation where a commercial body was ‘excerating sovereignty over more peple, with a larger revenue and a much larger army’ than the Brutish State. But both were in bed together.

            So Yaj, I’am reminded of Inpector O when reading your post,
            “Straight lines are way overvalued”.

          4. Don’t get me wrong. Your post’s points of view are written from an intelligence & passion. It’s just hard for me to “explain” some concepts, that require “another” perspective; another way of thinking, seeing, and understanding.

            What I’am trying to say is,
            The twain, will not meet in this case.
            ( Or as Elmer Fudd might say,
            “the twain of thought”.)

          5. Robert Barricklow:

            No, you’ve made up a definition of “fascism” to support your still incorrect position.
            You’d be in a stronger position if you had admitted the mistake and simply pointed out what Star Trek’s society is akin to. (Not to worry JPF did something very similar with the Bill of Rights a couple three weeks ago and, like you only vastly weakened his point, in trying to fix it.)

        2. I always get a chuckle at how fast the red shirts get eliminated. and Captain King James in his sunny yellow shirt…with Yahweh on communications (message from star fleet command captain) and check off charting the course.

          The symbolism in the original show is great.

  3. Noam Chomsky famously said that just as the militarization of the oceans led to the first world war and the militarization of the skies led to the second world war, the militarization of space would lead to a third world war. Is there any hope for us?

    A more subtle form of space warfare is to deflect a big meteorite to target another country.

  4. Given that the Moon based authorities forbade any Earthling bases there, the crashing of Ebb and Flow into the planet, though a petulant gesture, gives some indication as to the first target of any future hostilities.

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