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Just what we need: A space military.

Last month, President Donald Trump made an offhand remark that he wanted to militarize the infinite beyond with a Space Force, because one of the best ways to ensure re-election is to endlessly feed the military-industrial complex.

Space planes! Space missiles! Space jobs in your Space (Earth) district!

Today, Trump tasked Vice President Mike Pence with making the official announcement.

With his trademarked clenched grimace, Pence boldly proclaimed America was going to sink money into things that aren’t low-income housing, assistance for the working poor, healthcare, or infrastructure.

After his big, bold announcement, no one clapped.

Pence said that Trump’s plan to laser fight the galaxy was the surest way to interstellar peace.

Yes, preparing for war has always brought about… not war. In his speech, Pence even called space a “war-fighting domain.”

Trump’s plan is to establish Space Force as a sixth branch of the military by 2020, and after Pence’s speech, the president chimed in with this tweet.

Outside of the industries that are slated to profit tremendously from a space military, no one else thought this was a good idea.

Despite Pence’s and Trump’s confidence and bravado in announcing Space Force, Congress still needs to allocate funds for it, which seems unlikely.

Anyway, if you are one of those people who believes we are living in the dumbest timeline, well:

But it raises a question: Which side will Pence choose when Trump invades heaven?

The Daily Dot has reached out to Pence’s people for a response.

David Covucci

David Covucci

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