Danellandia

Space exploration as a way to solidarity

Civilization on Earth has gone through a history of positive and negative developments.

Technological advancements have been many, but it is sad to see that a large part of the population on Earth is still living in poverty and lacking the means to lead an acceptable life.

Throughout history, millions of people have been killed as a result of the greed, lust for power, beliefs and other man-made factors (politics, economics, religion, feelings of superiority,...).

Countries are still competing with each other to dominate politically and economically. Billions are still spent on war and other destructive activities leading to enormous damage in life and resources.

Nature is suffering badly as well. Economies and with them politics are focusing too much on growth in terms of material riches.

People all around the world are trained to become producers and consumers of goods in ever larger quantities. But is quantity really what this world needs?

Quantity in the form of over-materialism is driving Earth to the limits of sustainability. The quality of life of many people, even the rich, leaves a lot to be desired. The number of cancers and other diseases related to over-indulgence and the pollution of the air, water, soil and food is increasing dramatically.

Would it not be better to have more quality and less quantity?

Not only on the level of the individual, but also on the level of the entire world population as such.

The exploration of space is starting to be developed. And again, history seems to be going to repeat itself, threatening to make space into the new battlefield of countries trying to dominate others and to have access to more raw materials to feed their economies focused on money and quantity.

Before allowing this to happen, all nations should set out a space peace charter to make space exploration the platform to reshape our planet Earth, analyzing what its population and Nature need to build a sustainable future for all. And establishing clear rules to prevent space from becoming a battlefield.

Exporting Mankind’s shortcomings to space would be disastrous. No single country should be allowed to claim a piece of space for itself, but should be part of the major solidarity (with people and Nature) campaign in the history of Mankind.