Obama's Blackstronaut

I propose that we start a new Zeitgeist blog series entitled  “So, This Is How It Ends,” chronicling instances of multiculturalism so advanced that one finds oneself hoping that this latest outrage is representative of a terminal stage of Western civilization and that things couldn’t get worse.

Item 1: In an interview with Al Jazeera this past week, NASA new chief, Charles Bolden, disclosed the administration’s goals:

"When I became the NASA administrator -- or before I became the NASA administrator – [Barack Obama] charged me with three things. One was he wanted me to help re-inspire children to want to get into science and math, he wanted me to expand our international relationships, and third, and perhaps foremost, he wanted me to find a way to reach out to the Muslim world and engage much more with dominantly Muslim nations to help them feel good about their historic contribution to science ... and math and engineering," Bolden said in the interview.

So, Bolden’s tasks are, 1) inspire the children, 2) reach out to the world, 3) improve the self-esteem of Muslims. (Space exploration doesn’t seem to have made the list this year.)

We can also be confident that the presence of Mr. Bolden will inspire the next generation of black Diversity hires.

P.S. Whatever one thinks of NASA -- I’d advocate dumping the bloated bureaucracy altogether and turning space travel over to the private sector -- we should give two cheers to the former NASA chief, Michael Griffin, who offered this critique of the whole idea of “fighting global warming”:

To assume that [global warming] is a problem is to assume that the state of Earth's climate today is the optimal climate, the best climate that we could have or ever have had and that we need to take steps to make sure that it doesn't change.

First of all, I don't think it's within the power of human beings to assure that the climate does not change, as millions of years of history have shown, and second of all, I guess I would ask which human beings - where and when - are to be accorded the privilege of deciding that this particular climate that we have right here today, right now is the best climate for all other human beings. I think that's a rather arrogant position for people to take.

This man was pushed aside to make way for Obama’s Blackstronaut.

P.P.S. This report from The Onion pretty much sums up NASA (though the nerdy white guys’ days seem to be numbered.)