As the US Space Command likes to call it “The High Frontier” — a reference to the US Frontier that needs to be conquered and dominated just like we did in the old West. The melding of the NASA space exploration with US corporations building the technology at your expense is a big pimple on the US budget. That’s right — you pay for it and all the surveillance, targeting and delivery systems that your are sold with the slogans, “Keep America Great”, MAGA, Keep America Safe, Rebuild the Military, Mission to Mars, and frosted over with a secrecy regime that keeps you from knowing what is really going on. Meanwhile, homelessness, unemployment, health care costs, crumbling infrastructure, and failure to address climate change (even denying it after NASA documents it) infect the body politic. O you Masters of War.
On Monday, May 7, Citizens Project will co-host a forum, “Media Manipulation: This is Your Brain on Bots and Trolls,” along with Pikes Peak Library District and Jody Alyn Consulting. The forum will take place in the Carnegie Room of Penrose Library, 20 N. Cascade. Panel host and featured speaker is Corey Hutchins of Columbia Journalism Review. Citizens Project Executive Director Deb Walker asks that interested attendees RSVP to her at firstname.lastname@example.org.