So there is 1 ton of science and equipment sitting on mars that promises to tell us interesting stuff about mars, and all at the low low cost of 1 billion dollars. Then in a press announcement some man declares how awesome America is as the leader in space exploration. Now as much as I love space and find it fascinating it is ethically wrong that we as humanity spend money on luxuries like the mars rover while children die hunger. Now I am all for space exploration, and I have nothing against America btw but Humankind needs to prioritize. Why do we as humans have this awful ability to blind ourselves to the truth (even I am guilty of this). Sorry for this post just seems there is no justice these days. Just saw on local news a pedophile considered likely to re-offend is being released and thankfully will be under 24 hour surveillance, but the people who will pay for his continued upkeep? The tax payer, meanwhile children go to school without food because they can't afford food, and the government doesn't want to help.
And meanwhile we all continue, myself included, in our bubble like world of apathy and ignorance, and this will ultimately be our downfall.
Feel free to disagree with me, I truly wish I were wrong, but I fear that I am right.