Disaster in South Korea
Last week the world saw clearly what happens when a nation looks to Russia for technology. That nation crashes and burns spectacularly.
Quite frankly, we see it as being not just ridiculous but blatantly offensive for an impoverished, backwards nation like Russia to be engaged in any way in a space program. The billions of dollars Russia spends each year developing missiles and rockets, all in a frenzied and desperate desire to compete with the United States, should instead be spent on meeting the actual needs of the people of Russia.
They need hospitals, they need roads, they need fire prevention, they need qualified teachers, they heed affordable healthcare, they need a suitable diet and education about evils like smoking and AIDS. What they get instead, just as in Soviet times, are tanks and nuclear bombs. They can’t eat them or learn from them, they can’t consult them when their children are sick.
It is almost as if their own government despises the people of Russia and is seeking fervently to destroy them. And yet, it would be unwise and improper to feel sorry for these Russians, they have made their bed. They have chosen to give their support to a government dominated by proud KGB spies, and to look the other way as that malignant regime seeks to recreate the USSR. How can they be surprised, then, if that government seeks to impose upon them the selfsame privations from which they suffered in Soviet times? How can they be surprised when that government, and their very nation, collapses once again, just as it did in Soviet times?