Tuesday, November 4, 2014

NASA And The Neocon National Greatness Agenda

By Ilana Mercer

Hungry to sustain the National Greatness agenda, Republicans, who pose as the party of free-market capitalism, were furious when Barack Obama and his posse privatized aspects in the operation of NASA, the National Aeronautic Space Administration. Duly, neoconservative statist Chucky Krauthammer recently linked the so-called erosion of NASA under Obama to the Virgin Galactic SpaceShipTwo crash. That's what happens when you trust this kind of national greatness enterprise to the private sector is what Krauthammer seemed to be saying.

How many disasters has NASA (which, incidentally, has always been a private-public collaboration) weathered? Many. Which NASA official has been as as devastated as Virgin founder Richard

Branson, as quick to take responsibility for the failures, or as resolute about rectifying these? Branson's career in business has been spectacular. The test pilots, astronauts and scientists who work for him know the risks. They'll get it done. The incentives to succeed are tremendous. Angelina Jolie and her brood will get to levitate above the earth more so than they already do, soon and safely.

Contributor Ilana Mercer is a paleolibertarian writer, based in the U.S.  She is a contributor to Junge Freiheit, a German weekly of excellence, and is a fellow at the Jerusalem Institute for Market Studies. Her latest book is “Into the Cannibal’s Pot: Lessons For America From Post-Apartheid South Africa.” Her website is www.IlanaMercer.com. Follow her on Twitter: https://twitter.com/IlanaMercer. “Friend” her on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ilanamercer.libertarian

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