Here within the twenty-first century historical past is as soon as once more rhyming. Similarly, wars, plagues, and numerous fiscal challenges have left the United States and most of its European allies buried below large nationwide money owed. It appears unimaginable to cease working deficits, not to mention pay down the principal. Unfortunately, it’s not simply our personal service provider class to whom we’re indebted. One nation particularly has been shopping for up the debt from Western nations as a part of an apparent technique to make us completely indebted to them: China.
China understands the debt entice they’ve nearly closed on us. They additionally perceive that there is no such thing as a Earthly means from which we will harvest the wealth to repay our debt to them. They acknowledge that our solely hope of getting out from below our burden is to go to house; the Moon, Mars, and the Asteroid Belt. That is why they’re in a race to get there first. They have a plan to not solely dominate the $10 trillion economic system they see in house by 2049, in time for the hundredth anniversary of their communist revolution, however they’ve 4 acquainted targets for doing so; to grab the wealth of house for themselves, to disclaim the wealth of house to us, to dominate geopolitics for hundreds of years…and most insidiously, 4) to go away the US and Europe trapped as their tributes working to service the curiosity on our debt–never paying down the principal.
This is a important time limit. As COVID-19 pandemic subsides, if we fail to go to house with bipartisan dedication to determine everlasting settlements and develop and harvest the sources we discover there, we run the danger of changing into a Chinese vassal state. Of course, China and others will work exhausting to persuade Americans and Europeans that going to house is foolhardy and provoke us to maintain our consideration on Earth and away from their true goal. They will do all of their energy to stop a house consensus in Congress and different legislative our bodies. After all, it will likely be simpler for them to grab the precious sources of house with the identical disregard for worldwide legislation and treaties as they’ve proven when seizing territory within the South China Sea in the event that they haven’t any competitors. China is enjoying a zero-sum sport of winners and losers. They intend to win.
It is much previous time to make use of NASA as a never-ending Lewis and Clark expedition, to discover house expressly for the aim of financial growth and settlement. The fledgling US Space Force should develop shortly into excess of mere help for terrestrial warfighters. It should transfer past the slim imaginative and prescient of the Department of the Air Force to develop into a navy on the brand new ocean of house; defending commerce, imposing the rule of legislation, and offering security of navigation companies for all lawful and non-hostile customers of house. At the identical time, Americans should fall in love with manufacturing once more. We should restore our technique of manufacturing and elevate a new technology of expert craftsmen and tradesmen as properly as dreamers and inventors with a ardour for constructing the long run.
The COVID-19 expertise has revealed that our competitors is much extra ruthless than many gave them credit score for being. Their public statements are fixed deceptions whereas their disregard for worldwide legislation and human rights it stunning. Their technique to entrap the West in an financial containment technique of debt is intelligent. Fortunately, there may be a means out, however we should act quickly and decisively. Our house service provider fleet, protected by our house navy, should set sail for the Moon as the Earth’s eighth continent, and on to Mars as its ninth, with the Asteroid Belt as a gold rush alternative alongside the way in which. It is an previous mannequin, however it’s one which works.