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Donald Trump’s further descent into insanity became even more evident this week on his trip to San Diego, where he addressed members of the Marine CORE.
He viewed prototypes of the border wall, and expressed a strong preference for a “big, beautiful wall’ that you could see through.
He also threw out the idea of a “Space Force” to fight wars in space.
If you are a student of history, you’ll recognize why this is another very stupid idea.
On January 27, 1967, the Outer Space Treaty on Principles Governing the Activities of States in Exploring and Use of Outer Space, including the Moon and other celestial bodies was opened for signature. As of July, 2017, 107 countries had signed the treaty. Among its principles, it bars states party to the treaty from placing weapons of mass destruction in orbit of Earth, installing them on the Moon or any other celestial body, or otherwise stationing them in outer space. It exclusively limits the use of the Moon and other celestial bodies to peaceful purposes and expressly prohibits their use for testing weapons of any kind.
In chronical order, here are few other events that relate to space and/or agreements between countries related to world peace:
In June of 1961, the Antarctic Treaty was signed by 53 countries. The treaty set aside the continent as a scientific preserve, and bans military activity on the continent.
On May 26, 1972, President Richard Nixon and Soviet General Secretary Leonid Brezhnev signed Salt I in Moscow. In November, 1974, President Gerald Ford and Brezhnev signed Salt II.
Star Wars was released on May 25, 1977
On April 21, 1997, Timothy Leary’s ashes were shot into space, and the capsule containing his ashes remained there for six years until it burned up in the atmosphere.
There is no question that Trump is the most dangerous politician in the world today, and the world will be a lot safer when he is finally removed from power.