In his Rice University speech, John F. Kennedy challenged America to put a man on the moon and in the process, inspired a generation to take pride in American exceptionalism and lead the world in space exploration.
William Bradford, speaking in 1630 of the founding of the Plymouth Bay Colony, said that all great and honorable actions are accompanied with great difficulties, and both must be enterprised and overcome with answerable courage.
If this capsule history of our progress teaches us anything, it is that man, in his quest for knowledge and progress, is determined and cannot be deterred. The exploration of space will go ahead, whether we join in it or not…
We mean to be a part of it–we mean to lead it. For the eyes of the world now look into space, to the moon and to the planets beyond…
In short, our leadership in science and in industry, our hopes for peace and security, our obligations to ourselves as well as others, all require us to make this effort, to solve these mysteries, to solve them for the good of all men, and to become the world’s leading space-faring nation.
We choose to go to the moon. We choose to go to the moon in this decade and do the other things, not because they are easy, but because they are hard, because that goal will serve to organize and measure the best of our energies and skills, because that challenge is one that we are willing to accept, one we are unwilling to postpone, and one which we intend to win…
With these words, the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) was formed to see this great calling come to pass.
Unfortunately, American exceptionalism is something our current President doesn’t believe in, but he does believe in the need to pacify Muslim extremists around the world and he has found a way to mix these two into one, great big, policy.
Gee, Kennedy sure was a dope, wasn’t he? And apparently, confused too.
- Didn’t he realize that America could never succeed in space without the help of nations who appear to be in need of some positive affirmation?
- Wasn’t he aware that American superiority in space would lower the self-esteem of Muslims around the world?
- Didn’t he know that the math and science knowledge we would need couldn’t be found at Rice, but rather in places like the Iran and Iraq?
- Shouldn’t he have given his speech in a place like Cairo instead of Rice?
In light of Barry’s new policies, we can now see why he has coddled Iran. He’s probably planning to use their nuclear missile technology as a part of our mission to Mars. If Israel gets annihilated in the process, who cares? At least their self-esteem will be intact.
And, in the spirit of the new mission for America’s space program, the administration has announced a new name meant to better communicate the intentions of agency:
MASA – The Muslim Affirmation and Self-esteem Agency
Barry hates winning and American exceptionalism, so his approach to dealing with NASA should come as no surprise. It allows him to spend money that would have gone to the space agency on his endless wealth-redistribution programs, all-the-while he reaches out to the Muslim nations that he has much more in common with than he will admit.
What others had to say:
- NASA Chief: Next Frontier Better Relations With Muslim World – Fox News
- NASA: From the Moon to Mecca – RedState.com
- NASA logo makeovers: New Arabic Sensitivity Administration – Michelle Malkin
- Photoshop call: Redesign NASA’s logo – Michelle Malkin
- NASA’s spaced-out mission no longer includes … space – HotAir.com
- At last, NASA has a real mission « Public Secrets
- Now Obama’s F’ing Up NASA! | ‘Okie’ on the Lam
- Sister Toldjah