Sunday, September 18, 2011

Why we aren’t there (and ‘affordable housing’ in Woodstock)

“I suspect that human capability reached its peak or plateau around 1965-75 – at the time of the Apollo moon landings – and has been declining ever since.

“This may sound bizarre or just plain false, but the argument is simple. That landing of men on the moon and bringing them back alive was the supreme achievement of human capability, the most difficult problem ever solved by humans. 40 years ago we could do it – repeatedly – but since then we have not been to the moon, and I suggest the real reason we have not been to the moon since 1972 is that we cannot any longer do it. Humans have lost the capability.”

(Several months ago I decided human political philosophies reached apogee in the 1930s. Every event since then has been but a chapter (or footnote) in the struggle between fascism, Communism, capitalism, socio-Marxism/fascism/capitalism. The only difference in the now-of-them-all is who receives the payouts, with the Big Boys unchanged. Or, “Meet the new boss.”)

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