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Former NASA Director Charles Bolden

Do you remember former NASA Director and former Marine General Charles Bolden, gentle readers?  I wrote about him back in September of 2013 in The Follies Of Parks In Space—Or Something…   As director of NASA, he took his marching orders from the Obama Administration, and as I recall, Joe Biden had something or other to do with that.  In any case, this was NASA’s bold new mission in 2013:

and perhaps foremost, he [Obama] 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 engineering — science, math and engineering.’

Well of course!  What else should America’s space agency be doing but making Muslims feel good about things like their 7th century accomplishments, instead of feeling good about contributing pretty much nothing but hatred, intolerance and terrorism these days?

But now, gentle readers, Joe Biden, the semi-living, mummified embodiment of the Peter Principle is President, Kamala—however she’s pronouncing it today—Harris is Vice President, a VP whose approval rating is now 28%, the lowest of any VP in American history, and she’s following the Obamite trail Mr. Bolden so boldly blazed in 2013. This article, gentle readers, is proof we are now, with the Brandon Administration, beyond satire, beyond parody, beyond humor into an entirely unexplored realm of human stupidity.  This alone could comprise ten or so editions of Too Stupid To Survive, so take your blood pressure meds, and off we go into the dim recesses of what passes for the brain of our Vice President:

Vice President Kamala Harris asked NASA if it could use its satellites to track trees ‘by race’ in various neighborhoods as part of ‘environmental justice’ during a recent display on climate change, leading many to ridicule the vice president online and even giving rise to a ‘Black Trees Matter’ hashtag.

Harris, who serves as chair of the National Space Council, visited Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Maryland, on Friday ‘to see vital climate science work.’

Where else but at a space flight center could one best “see vital climate science work”?

As she met with scientists and engineers and received a firsthand look at how the climate is studied by the space program as well as how it provides data concerning planetary changes and their impacts, the vice president declared, ‘I truly believe space activity is climate action.’

In a clip originally shared by Deputy Director of Rapid Response at Republican National Committee (RNC) Jake Schneider, Harris is seen interrupting a presentation in order to share her ‘woke’ inquiry.

‘Can you measure trees — part of that data that you are referring to, [and it’s an issue of] EJ, environmental justice — that you can also track by race their averages in terms of the number of trees in the neighborhoods where people live?’

This is an issue I explored in Too Stupid To Survive #30 in October of this year:

An analysis from a geospatial data company argues the number of trees planted in different neighborhoods nationwide is unequal along racial lines, and says the threat of ‘tree inequity’ is real and growing.

Here’s what it amounts to: particularly in urban areas—blue cities ruled by D/S/Cs—particularly the poorer—Black—portions of those cities, there aren’t many trees, certainly not compared to wealthier areas of those cities.  This is, somehow, a threat.  A threat toward who or what remains unclear.  This, of course, can have only one cause: RACISM!  It couldn’t possibly be that some people don’t have landscaping at the top of their “to do” list, if they even have a “to do” list.  And if these D/S/C controlled cities are so concerned with stamping out the terribly threatening scourge of tree inequity, don’t they have the wherewithal to dig up the concrete and asphalt outside the drug stores the residents have burned down or shoplifted into closing in mostly peaceful protests and reparations sprees to plant a few anti-racist, equitable trees?

How exactly, by the way, is NASA going to deal with this?  Harris said: “I truly believe space activity is climate action,” which is a bit odd in that there is no, you know, “climate” in space, nor does anything NASA does in space affect the climate, other than perhaps the occasional probe momentarily blocking particles from solar flares, etc. as it orbits Earth, or flies off out of the solar system.  Still, I suppose it might be better than having Harris divert intelligence satellites from doing things like keeping an eye on China, Iran, Russia, various terrorist states—like Afghanistan–and groups to count trees and try to make something racial out of the take.

D/S/Cs care soooo deeply about the environment, far more than we Normal Americans, as Victor Davis Hanson notes, writing about his native, rural California:

I drove today along a rural avenue next to my farm. Both sides of the street were littered—far more than usually so—with trash. They were not just the usual garbage bags and tires, but washers, dryers, refrigerators, car seats, furniture—and mattresses of all shapes and sizes. It was an intensification of the now old story of rural California as an open dumping ground of refuse.

I stopped to inspect the flotsam and jetsam. The dumpers are careful to glean out their personal addresses. They rarely leave traceable material. But all the magazines, newspapers, and printed material were in Spanish. Note there are no green regulators out here who patrol rural avenues to stop the pollution and desecration of the natural landscape; in the hierarchy of wokeness, illegal immigration trumps the environment.

Back to our self-imagined elite Veep:

The incident comes as Democrats’ $1.75 trillion entitlement spending bill includes billions for left-wing environmental activists’ pet projects, including planting more trees in low-income neighborhoods to create ‘tree equity.’

The tree equity provision is just one of a plethora of climate-related spending provisions in the bill.

A bill they just passed with the help of 13 “Republicans,” which is going to enable D/S/Cs to give it to us, good and hard.

 Still, I wonder which trees are anti-racist and equitable?  Surely Birch and Aspen have to be systemically racist and inequitable.  Maple isn’t any more anti-racist.  I suppose they’ll have to plant—Oh! That’s what the “Climate Corps” is all about!—Black Oak, Walnut, or even better, Ebony!  But what about “environmental justice?”

Oh.  But what is it, exactly?   The EPA has a helpful definition:  

Environmental justice is the fair treatment and meaningful involvement of all people regardless of race, color, national origin, or income, with respect to the development, implementation, and enforcement of environmental laws, regulations, and policies. This goal will be achieved when everyone enjoys:

*The same degree of protection from environmental and health hazards, and

*Equal access to the decision-making process to have a healthy environment in which to live, learn, and work

Thank goodness!  The media have been just chock full of stories of people of color, LGBTQWERTY communities, and everybody but white folk denied “fair treatment and meaningful involvement…with respect to the development, implementation, and enforcement of environmental laws, regulations, and policies.”  What’s that you say?  There has been no such thing?  Oh.  But of course, the EPA has an “Office or Environmental Justice,” which I’m sure makes sure the environment is just and stuff.  You can read all about it here.  I’m sure they explain why we have to spend trillions trying to do things like plant trees where people don’t give a damn about trees, and try to clean up the sewers D/S/C “leaders” have made of places like Detroit, D.C., Baltimore, Seattle, Portland and San Francisco.

But of course, since we’re systemically racist, all white people are evil, and have done nothing for centuries but deny everybody else environmental justice, thank goodness we have the best and brightest like Kamala Harris to show us how best to use our space exploration resources.  Perhaps Harris can demand NASA adopt a new motto:

“To boldly plant trees where no trees have been planted before!”