Super-Elites and Space Force: A Vision for the 21st-Century America

1. The Super-Elites

I don’t know how Trump supporters and the U.S. defense system will be known after 2020, but the president’s speech in West Columbia, South Carolina, of Monday, June 25, 2018, gave me a pretty good idea. See VIDEO here.

The president’s supporters, formerly known as “deplorable,” have been up-ranked to “super-elites.” This process took place in two quick and logical steps.

Step one: on Wednesday, June 20, 2018, in Duluth, Minnesota, Trump explained to his supporters that he is more elite than the liberal “elite” since he has “a much better apartment than they do,” he is “smarter than they are,” he is “richer than they are” and he “became president and they didn’t.”

Step two: During the South Carolina rally the president dubbed his supporters “the super-elites” because “everybody works harder, pays taxes… you’re smarter, you’re better, you’re more loyal” and his base is “the greatest base in the history of politics.”

Presumably, the ”super-elites” term will catch on in no time. Reason: the president’s super-elites won the elections and they will Make America Great Again.

2. The Space Force

As far as the U.S. military in the near future is concerned, Trump’s supporters will have another reason to be joyous and optimistic for a long time from now on: the Space Force.

The Space Force idea was used earlier in the president’s speeches, but lately it has become a constant theme.

The Minnesota rally took place just two days after the president directed the Pentagon (on June 18, 2018) to begin the creation of a Space Force as a new branch, the sixth one, of the military (the other five branches being the Army, the Navy, the Air Force, the Marines, and the Coast Guard).

To this extent, Trump ordered Gen. Joseph Dunford, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, to begin implementing this directive.

The president also mentioned that there would be a separation between the Space Force and Air Force, in order for the United States to ensure future dominance in space over rivals like Russia and, more recently, China. Also, the Space Force would be separate from NASA, a government agency that is responsible for the civilian space program.

During the South Carolina rally, Trump elaborated that “NASA is now open for business.” His vision involves a strong involvement of the private sector in rocket construction and launching, while the government role will be reduced to land and infrastructure leasing.

A marvelous thing that President Trump has succeeded in doing, aside from economic revival and diplomatic successes, was reigniting the American dream of reaching for the stars.

And this will probably be one of the distinctive factors that he will be remembered for, long after his presidential mandate(s) will have come to an end.

 

NOTE – A version of the article was published previously in MEDIUM.

 

TIBERIU DIANU has published several books and a host of articles in law, politics, and post-communist societies. He currently lives and works in Washington, DC and can be followed on MEDIUM.

 

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8 comments to Super-Elites and Space Force: A Vision for the 21st-Century America

  • Mihaela Dorobantu

    We see with every day that goes by that “America first” is not only a slogan, but a persistent fight for President Trump to make his promises come true. His last speeches and actions are proof in this respect, and you pointed this out very well in your article.

  • yun fang

    The Space Force is an American success initiating again a supremacy of a continuous protection, We could say the borders’ watch is not only on the ground.

  • florin

    An anticipation of a Star Wars SF Scenario becomes a reality. The article is a good departure making us believe that the dreams become true.

  • valentino

    NASA becomes a mentor of the Coast Guard, the saint of the Space Patrol.

  • The article presents very nicely the American vision for the 21st century.

  • Marcela Descultu

    The American president is independent and powerful, explaining to everyone that he is smarter than the liberal elite, richer than them and successful in becoming a president. All these are genuine and rarely encountered qualities.

  • On June 25, 2018, the president held a speech in West Columbia, South Carolina, where he called his supporters, whom he admires, super-elites. Acknowledging the supporters’ contribution is a wise thing to do, since without them is difficult for anybody to succeed. Because they won the election, they will make America great again, and therefore they can be called “super-elites.”

  • The article presents the president’s idea of creating a military Space Force, directing the Pentagon to implement the idea accordingly. This idea will make America a dominant force in space that will face rivals like Russia and China. All in all, the American dream of reaching for the stars is something that has always enchanted the American generations.



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