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Gingrich Promises The Moon as the 51st State: We Already Have A 51st State … Now Let’s Move It To The Moon!

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A Brilliant Statement from a Not-So-Brilliant Man

By Sibel Edmonds
Boiling Frogs Post
January 28, 2012

A few days ago presidential hopeful Newt Gingrich told the people of Florida about his plans for a permanent colony-base on the Moon, and promised to work toward turning the satellite into the 51st US state. I, and many others, including our leaders and representatives, thought we already had one — a 51st State. Our current president, Barack Obama, has publicly and repeatedly recognized the 51st State. So did our previous president, George W. Bush. The United States Congress has been treating ‘it’ as such. The ordinary but informed public has acknowledged ‘it’ for years. Thus, there was not anything new or groundbreaking about the notion of a 51st state in Gingrich’s recently publicized statements and promises. That was not what quickly grabbed my attention. And certainly that was not what I consider a brilliant idea coming from a not so brilliant man. What I considered brilliant, both as an idea and a solution to a major problem, was sending the 51st state up to the moon.

For years I have been thinking and pondering about possible solutions to our 51st state, considered by many in the world as the greatest threat to global peace and security- far more dangerous than Iraq, Iran or North Korea. For a very long time I have been searching for a possible answer to stopping what world human rights organizations consider a major human rights violator. I know I am not among the minority when it comes to this 51st state, which has been declared a “ Nightmare for Human Rights”, even inside the walls of the timid United Nations. As a life-long advocate for children, how could I not seek solutions to the 51st state problem, known for its ongoing torture, abuse and imprisonment of children? I even thought about relocating the 51st state from its current location, and considered various spots ruled by the 51st state’s creators and backers.

I never considered Britain as a possible ideal location for the 51st state. Way too Europe. Add to that their dense population, rainy and damp climate, more vocal anti-51st state population not shying away from boycotts, and their government’s preference for continuing their neo-colonialist practices subtly (unlike their flashy and boisterous counterpart-USA) made it a wrong fit.

Next, I was thinking of Connecticut. You must admit, it makes practical sense in some respects. After all, the 51st state has had one of its representatives representing it right from Connecticut … for a long time. But then again, other impractical factors such as the state’s size, high population density, and un-desert-like climate quickly eliminated Connecticut as an option…

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Written by Maidhc Ó Cathail

January 29, 2012 at 6:54 am

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