It looks like someone has been watching too many sci-fi movies, as President Trump announces that ‘Space Force’ will become the 6th arm of the US military by 2020!
The President even tweeted:
Space Force all the way!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) August 9, 2018
However, not everyone was taken with the astrospace army idea…
There are billions of dollars worth of video games that have given you better names than Space Force!
— Tom Hennessy (demonetized) (@RevHennessy) August 9, 2018
“The only person I’ve heard say this is a fantastic idea is the Commander-in-Chief,” says retired astronaut Capt. Mark Kelly, about the proposed establishment of a U.S. Space Force.
— Peter Alexander (@PeterAlexander) August 9, 2018
Others were concerned about the waste of money, which could have been used elsewhere…
Instead of a US Space Force, why don’t we create a US Water Force to fix Flint’s water problem and a US Power Force to help Puerto Rico Recover? Or how about a US Health Force to bring healthcare to Humans, on Earth in the United States?
But no, Trump rather have Star Wars!
— Ed Krassenstein (@EdKrassen) August 9, 2018
Although, talking of ‘Star Wars’…
The Trump administration says it will create a Space Force by 2020 to secure "American supremacy in space." pic.twitter.com/IAK9ekpfs7
— AJ+ (@ajplus) August 9, 2018
Could it be that Donald Trump is setting himself up as some sort of Darth Vader figure?
Of course, that’s not to say it was definitely Star Wars that inspired Space Force…
Perhaps it was Star Trek?
Or maybe Donald sees himself more like Flash Gordon?
Then again, there may be another motive behind Space Force altogether?
(PS – We know it’s ‘you’re’ – but the misspelling seems more apt!) 🙂
Let us know what you think about Space Force?