Billionaires Don’t Belong in Space

They’ve already trashed one planet.

Jessica Wildfire
5 min readJul 13, 2021


Was it a giant leap for mankind?

Not exactly…

That didn’t stop Richard Branson from trying to make his space vacation sound like a milestone for humanity. Here’s a highlight from the little speech he gave while floating around in zero gravity, while the rest of the world struggles with drought, famine, and disease. “To all you kids out there, I was once a child with a dream… Now I’m an adult in a spaceship. If we can do this, just imagine what you can do.”

Like what, exactly?

Like cleaning up the huge environmental mess that’s going to be the space tourism industry? I guess that’s our job now, too.

Thanks, Dick.

The absolute last thing we needed was another expensive, resource-consuming distraction from saving the planet. You’ve probably noticed, it’s on fire again. Our fish are literally cooking in rivers. They’re developing meth addictions, and I wish I were joking about that. Huge amounts of America’s water supply are evaporating under heat domes.

Meanwhile, billionaires like Bezos and Branson tout the carbon-neutral footprint of their rocket ships, but they leave out the all the grisly details. They tell stories about colonizing the galaxy. If you really listen to them, they sound utterly insane — and not in that misunderstood genius kind of way. They’re talking about trillions of humans fanning out into the Milky Way, as if that’s even a good thing. I’m not so sure it is. This nonsense shouldn’t be fooling anyone, but it is. They’re getting billions in tax money to fund their boyhood dreams, and it’s nauseating. They’re using our money to trash our planet, so they can abandon it.

They’re delusional. They’re not going to live on the moon. They’re stuck here, like the rest of us. They just don’t want to admit it. That would mean they still have something in common with humanity. It terrifies them, because they don’t want to be human anymore.

They want to be space gods.

Billionaires want to retire off world.

The super rich assholes of the world are on a new quest, now that they’ve wrecked earth. They…