Its barely been reported. You look all over the news and you can find a ton of reports on a school shooting, on the Kardashians, on the feud between Leo and Marky Mark, on how Courtney Stodden dyed her hair, and all kinds of other stories. A few are less vacuous than celebrity dye-jobs, celebrity feuds, or cheap sensationalist reporting of meaningless violence. But almost no one has bothered to mention that the big story today is that for the first time in 37 years (THIRTY- SEVEN FUCKING YEARS) we (as in "humanity") has again landed on the moon.
It is an unmanned Chinese mission, but that's a step toward their long-term plan of landing people there, building a permanent base there, and making regular transits there, using it as a platform for further solar-system exploration, taking advantage of natural resources there, and setting up a permanent colony there.
You know, everything the human race SHOULD HAVE BEEN DOING FOR THE LAST THIRTY-SEVEN FUCKING YEARS, but that we (this time "we" being "the west") failed to do because of a monumental civilization-fail.
No wonder its been under-reported. Who wants to be reminded of that? Who wants the realization that we totally failed to be at the vanguard of humanity's next natural step in expansion, when we can hear about celebrity hair-dye? At least there we can distract ourselves from our utter sense of shame.
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