Hey Look, Yet Another Creepy Billionaire Wants to Jack Off His Fortune Into Outer Space

I don’t typically pay much attention to billionaires, but with wealth inequality getting as absurd as it is it’s becoming increasingly impossible to ignore these douchebags. Like, I didn’t know Elon Musk was a complete fucking lunatic until he started talking about building a Mars colony. I can’t be the only one who realizes how obviously insane this idea is, can I? The guy’s solution to environmental destruction is literally to spend a ton of resources to escape to a planet where, wait for it, the environment is already useless. This is predicated on the psychotically optimistic and also batshit fucking insane idea that we could then use an untold more amount of resources (which lets face it will be gathered by low paying labor) to reboot Mars’ atmosphere by detonating nuclear blasts at the poles. According to most experts there’s maybe a slight chance this would actually work, maybe. That’s his fucking plan! These are the solutions “smart” capitalists come up with to save humanity.

I probably knew this on some subconscious level but wasn’t aware until just recently that Jeff Bezos is even fucking worse. We already spend a crap ton of government cash on space exploration, but how does this asshole want to waste the largest fortune in history? To double down on that space program which hasn’t done much of shit as far as making the world a better place as far as I can tell (unless you count all the sci fi it’s inspired). There have been a ton of think pieces about how unbelievably insensitive this is to all the poor people of the world (which is most people btw), but none of those bothered to mention how it’s just bad science. For every dollar you invest in the development of the human imagination, you’d get a million times more return on your investment as far as the expansion of human knowledge goes. It would pretty much destroy capitalism as we know it though, but oh wait, that absolutely needs to happen if we’re going to survive.

I don’t know how to point this out to you, but outer space is a goddamn metaphor. It’s not supposed to be taken literally. Outer space represents the higher astral realities that live on the other side of death. Why do you think we call them the heavens? To ascend to the higher astral realities, you have to pull your shit together down here and evolve to the point where you’re welcomed. I’ve run into this in my astral explorations frequently. I fly up and try to enter these worlds but there’s a barrier preventing me from doing so (although I’ve seen them on occasion in a more supervised capacity), just like there’s a gajillion miles of inhospitable nothing when you look at it from a materialist perspective. Again, it’s a metaphor and thusfar, our obsession with it’s physical exploration has done little to improve anyone’s understanding of anything.

Another way of putting that would be, space isn’t the final frontier, death is. Dreams are, and when you look into it, no scientist claims to have solved these mysteries or even come anywhere close. If you want to invest in space science, invest in studies on psychics who acid trance in the remote wilderness under the stars and meditate for a few months. It’d cost next to nothing. Hell, you try it an you’ll see what I’m talking about pretty quickly. To get out to the heavens, we’re going to have to learn to travel at the speed of thought, not light. Why do you think ancient shamanic cultures all built star temples exactly? Why do you think they worshiped the sun? Your willful ignorance is the exact cosmic joke that fuels our ridiculous parody world, and there is absolutely nothing more hilarious than richest man in the world wanting to throw away his money on essentially nothing. (From NBC News):

“Jeff Bezos is worth $131 billion, according to Forbes, and the Amazon founder and CEO is clear about the primary way he plans to spend that much money: getting to space.

“The only way that I can see to deploy this much financial resource is by converting my Amazon winnings into space travel. That is basically it,” Bezos says in an interview with Axel Springer CEO Mathias Döpfner, published by Business Insider on Saturday.

Bezos says his work on Blue Origin, his space company, “is the most important work that I’m doing.”

“Blue Origin is expensive enough to be able to use that fortune,” he says. “I am currently liquidating about $1 billion a year of Amazon stock to fund Blue Origin. And I plan to continue to do that for a long time. Because you’re right, you’re not going to spend it on a second dinner out.”

On Sunday, Blue Origin successfully launched its New Shepard rocket for the first time in 2018 from its facility near Van Horn, Texas. The company hopes to send humans to space as early as this year, but CEO Bob Smith says that will only happen when the company is completely sure the travel will be safe.”

(read the rest at CNBC)

 

Thad McKraken

Thad McKraken

CEO at DMI
Thad McKraken is a psychedelic writer, musician, visual artist, filmmaker, Occultist, and pug enthusiast based out of Seattle. He is the author of the books The Galactic Dialogue: Occult Initiations and Transmissions From Outside of Time, both of which can be picked up on Amazon super cheap.
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