Surely you have heard that the ‘richest’ man in the world buttoned up a trip to ‘space’ and back in 11 minutes. Ha! What skill. What temerity and tenacity. Sorry, not impressed.
You see, I have been to an amusement park and tested whirls, spins, loops, etc, and truth be told, towers to Babel are not impressive, at least to me. So he built a portable tower. One that moves. So what.
Bezos is one more in a long train of misfits, who has calculated yet another way to deepen his pockets. Plane rides to ‘space.’ That’s all it was, and no, he did not even go to ‘space.’ One more step for mankind? Maybe, but a backward one at that. And one more leap into the sea of despondency. Don’t believe me?
Watch the 11 minutes yourself, and listen to the voices of worship by ‘ground control.’ Read the words and the fawning and foaming of the mouth by people who probably can’t even plant a tomato. Listen to the ‘suggestions’ that one more amusement park ride can change the world for better, by travel to lands yet unknown, to go where no man has gone before. Yeah, Star Trek crap.
So Bezos is ‘rich.’ Does this make him wise? So he’s a zillionaire. Does this make him sober-minded? So he gave a few pennies to others. Does this make him benevolent? So he delivers packages. Does this make him the newest Mercury? Yeah I guess so, messenger of the gods….
Ever heard this guy talk about life and what’s important? I find him boring, but eh, that’s me. The truly sad thing though is not that he has reached the pinnacle of fame through commerce, and has made kingdoms unto himself, but that people are actually envious of his wealth and ability to command. Sorry, once more, boring. Thieves can only ply their craft if there is a market to re-sell.
I however am not a buyer of propaganda. I recognize pure water from mildew. 11 minutes. ‘The greatest day of my life’ or something like that. I could talk about that ’11 m’ for hours, and dissect the absurdities (yes plural) and point out things that others ignore, but what’s the point. Rock stars will sell tickets to people who can’t afford a loaf of bread, and the hungry will swear their ‘sacrifice’ is worth it.
And idols will always have they who will gladly polish their image. Bezos. Gates. Harris. LeBron. Ali. On and on and on. Idols. Step right up. Get your tickets to space. Go higher, further, faster. Buy now. Hurry. The window to the ride in the tower of Babel is closing.
And btw to my christian readership, don’t be so quick to get on board with your possible lukewarm indifference and convince yourself that the 11m is for a greater good………..God is not mocked. No. There was nothing impressive about the 11m, and this is yet one more smokescreen of infatuation that I refuse to applaud. Sorry.