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Bruce Gagnon is coordinator of the Global Network Against Weapons & Nuclear Power in Space. He offers his own reflections on organizing and the state of America's declining empire....

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Saturday, December 06, 2014

Which Seed Do We Carry?



I'd like to watch this on TV but probably won't.  There are growing numbers of space movies with the general theme about the need to move human civilization off to another planet.  The aerospace industry is doing mass marketing for their expensive technology venture.

You can find many links between outfits like Lockheed Martin and corporate front-groups such as the Mars Society.  The Mars Society line is that the Earth is a rotting, dying, stinking planet and we need to terraform Mars and move our civilization there.  Likely ride on a nuclear powered rocket to a nuclear powered Martian mining colony.  I'm not interested in that trip.

It looks like this TV production called Ascension might cross a few of those themes and I'd be interested to see how they treat them.  Here is the official description of the program:

Who will save Humanity's last chance for survival? Ascension, a three night event, begins Dec. 15 at 9/8c.

A young woman's murder causes the subjects of a century-long mission to populate a new world to question the true nature of the project as they approach the point of no return.

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