Don’t know if we should be calling these woke folks, ‘astronauts’ or ‘cosmonauts’. But it was also expected that the people they picked for a hypothetical lunar mission would be leftists who hate America. Their experiments will likely consist of measuring equity on the moon and claiming that low-gravity environments have a disproportionate impact on people of color. And this garbage is starting early. Really early.
NASA astronaut Victor Glover, recently named as the pilot of the Artemis II mission around the Moon, listens to Gil Scott-Heron’s poem “Whitey on the Moon” twice a week on the way to work.
Maybe doing some actual mission prep would be more helpful? But we’re dealing with wokes here. So signaling their virtue and, in typical fashion, preemptively dumping on whatever task they’re going to screw up anyway is more important than the actual mission.
In the 1970 spoken-word poem, Scott-Heron criticizes investment in space when black people in the U.S. couldn’t afford health care.
Gil Scott-Heron, a racist crackhead who came down with HIV, was not offering some meaningful critique of the space program, he was inanely blaming white people for his problems.
Was all that money I made las’ year
(for Whitey on the moon?)
How come there ain’t no money here?
(Hm! Whitey’s on the moon)
Y’know I jus’ ’bout had my fill
(of Whitey on the moon)
Imagine the outrage if a white astronaut were prepping with a racist tone poem about black people.
Anti-American lefties came to embrace ‘Whitey On the Moon”. First Man managed to censor the American flag while featuring Scott-Heron’s racist rant.
A memorable scene captures this dissonance by juxtaposing the Apollo 1 disaster, in which a fire killed three astronauts during preflight testing, with people protesting NASA’s program — all set to a rousing reading of musician and poet Gil Scott-Heron’s work “Whitey on the Moon.”
Victor Glover has demonstrated why he doesn’t belong on this mission. He doesn’t represent America or NASA. And should a future conservative administration that cares about the details take office, he should be removed and allowed to pursue his dreams of talking about how terrible America is.
Glover also believes that it’s important to listen to the spaceflight skeptics, those who don’t see the utility in sending people to space or spending money on those efforts.
Good point. If he gets sent up, no money should be wasted on bringing him back.