Saturday, January 18, 2020

It's a Jungle Out There

Today's snarkfest involved the rollout of the proposed battle dress uniforms for Trump's Space Force. The camouflage pattern was the source of the mirth:

The general thrust of the mockery is that these uniforms would only be useful if the Space Force were fighting the hostile autochthons of the Forest Moon of Endor:

Those fuzzy little freaks should have raked the forest floor!

Being a child of the New York Metro Area, and an avid listener of college radio, and 'alternative' commercial radio, I immediately realized that these uniforms would be useful if the Space Force ever had to invade a space jungle:

Any real action by the Space Force would have to involve the securing of Penzey's locations... for, uhhhhh, reasons:

I know I'm jumping on the bandwagon here, and that one critique of criticism of the Space Force is that people ragging on it would have supported it if Obama had proposed it, but I genuinely believe that the militarization of space is a bad thing. NASA was specifically created as a civilian agency to signal to the Soviets that the space race should not be weaponized. I'm not exactly comfortable with the US signalling that the 'final frontier' is a war zone. Sure, it might be comical to rag on the camouflage uniforms for our newly minted star warriors, but the whole endeavor seems a bad business.


Vixen Strangely said...

As a SF fan, I am just saying these BDU's could be a tactical admission that our government is in possession of a """Stargate""" and that we even now have access to Earthlike worlds in which we are likely to encounter potential technologically savvy sentient hostiles. We're just being softened up slowly and at low heat. Like a brisket. Per the guidelines in this book from our alien allies....

To Serve Man.

Big Bad Bald Bastard said...

WHOA, VS, that would mean that the Space Force is actually the Gate Force!!! I know how this ends...