NASA Administrator Bill Nelson claimed that China is on the warpath in space. Having successfully launched its own Mars rover and performed a soft landing on the far side of the moon, China now sets its sites on a manned lunar mission by 2025.
80-year-old Nelson told Politico that America and China “are in a space race” and that: “we better watch out that they [China] don’t get to a place on the moon under the guise of scientific research. And it is not beyond the realm of possibility that they say, ‘Keep out, we’re here, this is our territory.’”
When asked for evidence of hostile intent, the astronaut said, “…look at what they did with the Spratly Islands.” The South China Sea archipelago, artificially built up in the 21st century, is hotly contested with Brunei, China, Malaysia, Philippines, Taiwan, and Vietnam claiming portions. The Spratly system has several Chinese military installations on artificial atolls. According to the Administrator, first, China will conquer the South China Sea and then the Moon. Although Nelson is concerned about recent advancements by the China National Space Administration (CNSA), he still says America ‘will win’ the space race.
The Former Senator is a moderate Democrat with a record of neoliberal foreign policy stances. In 2016, the UN Security Council considered Resolution 2334 to condemn illegal Israeli settlements in the West Bank. Then Senator Nelson, along with a broad bi-partisan coalition, signed onto an AIPAC-sponsored letter to the Obama Administration imploring them to veto the Resolution. Russia and China backed the measure, emphasizing the broad agreement within the international community. In 2017, Nelson co-sponsored Sen. Cardin’s (J-MD) Anti-Israel Boycott bill which would restrict US citizens from participating in an economic boycott of Israel if the ‘boycott’ was encouraged or instigated by a foreign country or international body.
He voted for the Iraq War in 2002, was the only Senate Intel-committee Democrat to support funding Bush-era CIA torture programs, voted for more sanctions on Iran, North Korea, and Russia in 2017, voted for Lindsey Graham’s 2017 bill to deny funding to the Palestinian Authority, and backed the Trump administration’s policy of moving America’s embassy from Tel-Aviv to Israel, declaring “Jerusalem is the capital of Israel.”
On the NASA side, the space agency also operates diversity programs called “Special Emphasis Programs.” SEP categories do not include White men, focusing instead on African American, American Indian/Alaska Native, Asian/Pacific Islanders, Disability, Hispanic, LGBT, and women’s Special Emphasis Programs. The goals of SEPs are to promote ‘equitable participation‘ by members of each category, making sure NASA has representation at conferences of interest groups and awareness of social justice issues among NASA staff. Yet NASA’s DEI statement claims they do not discriminate based on race nor any other “non-merit based factor” with respect to “job assignments” and “promotions.”
The golden age of NASA relied on the essential contributions of German scientists rescued via Operation Paperclip. The most notable was Wernher von Braun. To learn more about Paperclip’s role in the Apollo missions, listen here. In the modern day, Internal SEPs like the Ames African American Advisory Group (AAAG) provide mentorships and training opportunities to Black employees at the Ames Research Center. It’s an open question, how well NASA, in conjunction with Space Force, will perform as space missions have been left to private actors like Jeff Bezos and Elon Musk?
Space Force with a Chance
In 2019, President Trump campaigned for the creation of the US Space Force to counter the “growing threat posed by near-peer competitors in space,” maintaining ‘superiority’ in American space capabilities.
Space Force follows the 2019 Air Force guidance which created a “Diversity & Inclusion” program. Diversity guidance was first published under Airforce Secretary and Trump appointee Heather Wilson. “Air Force leaders must recognize and address their own filters, privileges, biases, and cultural preferences, and then be courageous enough to experience and incorporate new ideas and skill sets,” the guidance said. “They must seek and utilize feedback from diverse sources to sharpen skills.”
Each year, Space Force volunteers visit schools across America (and satellite states of South Korea, Japan, Belgium, Germany, the United Kingdom, and Italy.) Ostensibly to interest more K-12 students in astronomy and STEM careers, the program has ulterior motives. The STEMtoSpace program helps spread American military propaganda to the next generation.
One of the Guardians volunteering for the effort is Capt. Issac B. Chung, SSC Intelligence Analyst. Born and raised in Los Angeles, Chung says STEM volunteering is a way for him to give back to the community. ‘It’s important for Guardians to reach out and participate in these events for a multitude of reasons,’ Chung said. ‘Guardians and the Space Force are still very unknown to the public or are often times confused with science fiction, and these visits help people better understand our role in national security.’STEMtoSpace December 2022 Press Statement
Space Force’s Vice Chief of Space Operations (Vice-CSO) David D. Thompson has written about the need to improve space capabilities. In a co-written 2018 article for Air & Space Power Journal, Thompson traces the beginnings of US military space superiority to the early adoption of Global Positioning Systems by air force commanders during the First Gulf War. By 2017, America’s global hegemony rested on a network of military satellites remaining safe from advancing Russian and Chinese space capabilities. According to Thompson, America’s national security strategy required “unfettered access to—and freedom to operate in—space,” buttressed by “…capabilities designed to protect and defend the domain.”
Space Force CSO LT. General B. Chance Saltzman is more of a foreign policy realist, influenced by John Mearsheimer. He was critical of US foreign interventions during the “unipolar era.” American adventurism in Iraq, among other conflict zones, significantly hampered US military readiness in the world. Saltzman said focusing on terrorism or failed states was a waste of resources. Saltzman was particularly opposed to the creation of the US Africa Command which he described as overextension on a region (Sub-Saharan Africa) that is of “little strategic importance.”
Saltzman was early within the military establishment to foresee the return of great power relations. He suggested that interventions beyond securing nuclear weapons and preventing genocide would make America weaker in the face of growing rivals in Russia and China. Space, in his view, will become increasingly important for international relations.
But Saltzman is forced to carry out the wishes of America’s Jewish foreign policy establishment. Therefore, his works make errant references to the “Holocaust” to judge whether interventions prevent genocide or not along with facile comparisons between Putin and Hitler.
He argues that the Ukraine War demonstrates the importance of supplementing the Space Force’s gaps with international partners and the private sector to oppose adversaries. A recent report shows how Elon Musk’s SpaceX used Starlink satellites to provide internet service to Ukraine’s forces and Iranian protestors. Musk has extensive ties to US intelligence, receiving investment from the CIA’s venture capital fund In-Q-Tel and a massive contract from NASA.
The realists are less blood-thirsty than the Kagan Institute for the Study of War who see the multi-polar world as a threat to the Jewish ability to enforce their will on the world with impunity. While Saltzman and the company favor restraint, they still serve the same master as the hawks and still implement diversity initiatives.
Veterans recount their views on serving
National Justice Party board member Michael McKevitt, a veteran himself, reacted to the news by saying:
It’s interesting that the US looks at space as another frontier to conquer, command and control instead of as something worth exploring and learning from alongside other nations.Michael McKevitt, National Justice Party Central Committee Member
In November of 2022, McKevitt delivered a speech during a Mass Meeting of the National Justice Party focused on military affairs. He says diversity initiatives began in the late 1990s, particularly in elite units because they were “too White and male.” He argues that the military doesn’t value White soldiers as anything other than cannon fodder in Zionist wars. According to McKevitt, many vets are disillusioned by the end of their service and so they turn to nationalists for answers. Establishment think tanks and NGOs have attempted unsuccessful efforts to “deradicalize” veterans, but they don’t change the fundamental problems with the military and foreign policy leading veterans to despair. During the emotional speech, he says it’s time to stand up for veterans and against the diversity agenda in the armed forces.
The Justice Report reached out to several other veterans who described their experiences serving in the military. One of them, who wished to be known only as Adam, to protect his identity, said that trainers were more interested in an anti-racist curriculum rather than policing the many former gang members who enlisted or the many minority recruits who would frequently get into fights. Although Adam left the National Guard in 2018, even under Trump his unit had to sit through a four-hour pro-LGBT PowerPoint which included a guide on “coming out trans to the military.”
He was required to attend Sexual Harassment/Assault Response Program (SHARP) training. Adam recalls the program teaching “male soldiers that they are all potential rapists; women can do no wrong.” White men accused of harassment by minority female counterparts could expect to be treated harshly by command. Although pro-diversity propaganda was commonplace, even non-racial training materials frequently portrayed Whites negatively and non-Whites in a positive light.
Another veteran named McLoughlin, this time from the Army, said his company also had to participate in SHARP lectures frequently. It was clear to McLoughlin that anti-harassment training was geared primarily toward Blacks. The meetings were disruptive to work on base, often forcing the integrated crews to work late. Commanders, in his view, spent too much time “uplifting” unqualified personnel rather than trying to be efficient. Minority soldiers under investigation for sexual harassment or abuse would not lose privileges contrary to the rules. They also received lenient punishments for violating rules. Asked whether current military culture hurts America’s military readiness, he responded:
Every soldier I spoke with agreed these seminars would be completely unnecessary if we didn’t have an integrated force. The top brass is completely corrupted, bribed and blackmailed, while our supposed enemies focus on reaching for the stars.
In contrast to America’s anti-White military and clandestine intentions in space, China says it’s interested in peace. According to RT:
Beijing has on numerous occasions denied US accusations of having an insidious agenda behind its space program. In August, Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman Zhao Lijian said that “outer space is not a wrestling ground, but an important field for win-win cooperation.” The exploration of the cosmos is “humanity’s common endeavor and should benefit all,” Zhao said, adding that China was committed to the peaceful use of space and to cooperation with other countries.
CNSA is also collaborating with the French Space Agency to launch a telescope in 2023 which will study gamma-ray bursts, much to the chagrin of US foreign policymakers. On 13 January 2023, China launched several new ‘classified satellites’ whose purpose Space Force has yet to identify. Given the amount of anti-White, diversity initiatives in the military and in defense contracting, which harm military readiness, America faces an uphill battle to win the space race.
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