NASA has become just the latest once-great American institution to undermine itself with race-baiting insanity. On Thursday, the agency publicly broadcast a lengthy panel discussion that attacked white people as a group, and suggested it was inherently evil to identify as a white person.
As Revolver.news was gathering quotes from the live-stream, someone at NASA may have realized what a blunder they were committing by broadcasting the event, and the video was made private. Nonetheless, we were able to transcribe enough quotes to do justice to the utter ridiculousness of the event, as well as the dripping anti-white racial hatred of its participants—who, as the perceptive reader may have already surmised, are far from rocket scientists.
On Thursday, the YouTube account for the NASA Johnson Space Center broadcast an unannounced livestream. Instead of showcasing engineering accomplishments, scientific research, or life on the International Space Station, the livestream, organized by NASA’s African American Employee Resource Group (AAERG), was a panel discussion on “white privilege.”
Instead of featuring top scientists and engineers, NASA’s broadcast starred academic race hustlers, like Prairie View A&M University political science professor William Hoston, whose groundbreaking work includes the 2018 book “Toxic Silence: Race, Black Gender Identity, and Addressing the Violence against Black Transgender Women in Houston.”
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While the broadcast was unlisted on NASA’s YouTube page, it wasn’t intended to be private, as Hoston advertised it on Twitter beforehand:
Johnson Space Center – NASA
AAERG Virtual Live Event – 11:30am CST https://t.co/I4KVGKH5MG
— Dr. William T. Hoston⚜️ (@DrHoston) August 20, 2020
Another participant in the virtual event was University of Pittsburgh adjunct professor Austin O. Richardson II, who used the virtual meetup as a chance to share extreme views with NASA’s imprimatur. Richardson stated that all white people on earth possess a secret knowledge of racial hierachy, but may conceal it in order to oppress others.
“If you are non-white, and you come across a white person, and they act like they don’t know what’s going on, they are deceiving you, and they are trying to disarm you,” Richardson said. “Every white person over the age of 12 knows that they are white, and they know that racism exists…If they say ‘I’m white,’ they automatically know all the implications of what that means.”
At another point in his rant, Richardson said that the only reason any person identifies as white in the first place is to “practice racism.”
“For a human being to think that they are white…they are letting you know that they plan on being racist, and they plan on practicing white supremacy,” he said.
Richardson’s rhetoric was so impassioned, and so deranged, that it visibly made other panel participants uncomfortable. Nevertheless, he wasn’t the only one making ridiculous claims. One panel participant used stereotypical slave dialect to describe modern America, saying non-whites are required to “acquiesce” to racism if “you want to make sure massah don’t sell you down the road.”
During the portion of the event Revolver was able to view, all participants agreed that “white privilege” was a serious problem in American life. One claimed that “you are looked at and ostracized” for trying to highlight racism in America, when of course the opposite is true. Shrieking about “racism” is a path for intellectual mediocrities to gain wealth and power, while insisting that America is not racist is a way to lose one’s job and reputation.
During the broadcast, one participant highlighted a list of potential resources, all of them books pushing the new far-left orthodoxy on race.
Just posted a tweet about NASA doing a white privilege event and suddenly the video is private. Here's a couple screenshots. #NASA #WhitePrivilege pic.twitter.com/F4wpcLVQZD
— Eynlyn (@Eynlyn) August 20, 2020
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Robin DiAngelo’s White Fragility claims that all white people are racist, no matter what. Ibram X. Kendi’s How to be an Anti-Racist goes further, demanding a total ban on “racist ideas by public officials,” as well as a permanent federal “Department of Anti-Racism” with no accountability to elected officials, which would have veto power over all laws passed nationwide, down to the local level. Kendi’s book basically calls for the creation of an “anti-racist” dictatorship, and now, that call has been promoted by our nation’s space agency.
For decades, NASA has been a pride of the American people: It’s the first and only space agency to put a man on the moon, land a working rover on Mars, or send a probe outside the solar system. But the golden age of NASA is long past. It hasn’t landed on the moon in 50 years, and it’s entirely possible that China will beat it to a manned landing on Mars. When it happens, it won’t be a shock.
Just like countless other American institutions, NASA is a shell of what it once was. It wears its achievements from the 1960s and 70s as a skin suit, to mask a present-day obsession with diversity and social justice. As John Stossel points, out, Elon Musk did in six years what NASA said they could do in twelve, and he did it at less than four percent of the cost.
2 Americans just landed safely after spending 2 months in space.
11 years ago, an Obama committee concluded that would take 12 years and cost $26 billion. Elon Musk did it in 6 years– for less than $1 billion.
Private competition is always better. #SplashDown #LaunchAmerica pic.twitter.com/J1Ki7gTkw5
— John Stossel (@JohnStossel) August 2, 2020
While we don’t necessarily agree with John Stossel that “private competition is always better,” the facts he presents are correct and very damning to NASA’s abilities.
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During the Obama Administration, one of the agency’s top priorities was to improve the self-esteem of the Muslim world. This month, NASA announced it was “re-examining” the nicknames given to various cosmic bodies. The statement they released was embarrassing:
As the scientific community works to identify and address systemic discrimination and inequality in all aspects of the field, it has become clear that certain cosmic nicknames are not only insensitive, but can be actively harmful. NASA is examining its use of unofficial terminology for cosmic objects as part of its commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion.
As an initial step, NASA will no longer refer to planetary nebula NGC 2392, the glowing remains of a Sun-like star that is blowing off its outer layers at the end of its life, as the “Eskimo Nebula.” “Eskimo” is widely viewed as a colonial term with a racist history, imposed on the indigenous people of Arctic regions. Most official documents have moved away from its use. NASA will also no longer use the term “Siamese Twins Galaxy” to refer to NGC 4567 and NGC 4568, a pair of spiral galaxies found in the Virgo Galaxy Cluster. Moving forward, NASA will use only the official, International Astronomical Union designations in cases where nicknames are inappropriate. [NASA]
How will any of this help America get to Mars? It won’t, of course. But that stopped being the real goal years ago. Like so many other corrupted and decrepit institutions in the D.C. swamp, NASA should be dismantled and rebuilt from the ground up, without the word “diversity” being anywhere near its mission statement.
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