John Carter of Mars was instantly transported to Mars through a mysterious science fiction timey-wimey portal.
Donald Trump wants to get to Mars the old fashioned way – by spending $1.5 trillion to put people in spaceships for years, while their bodies are wrecked by radiation even before they arrive on a barren, lifeless planet where they will never be able to walk outside without special protective suits.
In the abstract, a manned mission to Mars sounds fascinating.
For Donald Trump to propose such a high-priced journey while he is taking money away health care, housing, transportation, economic development, clean energy, environmental protection, and education is despicable.
Donald Trump of Mars is no hero’s adventure. It’s a tyrant’s folly.