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Is it safe to say that people who want us to colonize Mars are very dangerous?

How can they avoid the lessons of history?
Colonizing Mars, after our experiences with colonialism on Earth?
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badminton · 61-69, MVIP
I suspect billionaires want to colonize Mars as a place they can escape to in case people get wise to their destructive schemes for our planet; climate change, pollution, wars, stealing all the world's wealth, etc.
Burnley123 · 36-40, M
It elyssium
WintaTheAngle · 41-45, M
Like we colonised the moon? What are you, high or something?
blackdude · 26-30, M
its not about mars, its about space as a whole. space is filled with resources and opportunity. its should belong all people on earth, not a few people who are rich enough to get there
Budwick · 70-79, M
I think you should begin a twitter campaign against Elon Musk on this point.

Just think of the fame!
eli1601 · 61-69, M
Are you worried that we will turn the Martians into slaves 😂
YesTheYahooligan · 22-25, M
Don't even think about it!

Dangerous to who?
No, it's not safe to say that, but looking at history, this is what's going to happen:

1. A Martian colony will be established, with the goal of becoming sustainable without support from Earth.
2. The government (or governments) in charge of the colony will try to enforce laws on the colonists, who won't see why Earth laws should apply to them.
3. The colony will apply for independence and be denied.
4. There will be a war, and an outcry from the United Nations.
5. The colony becomes a country.
beckyromero · 31-35, F
Ever hear the phrase don't keep all your eggs in one basket?

We need to branch out to increase the long-term survival of humanity.
JoeyFoxx · 51-55, M
[@31716,beckyromero] I think a thinning of the herd would benefit us tho

Thank goodness for careless scientists in Wuhan
Burnley123 · 36-40, M
[@31716,beckyromero] Indeed. The proles are fucked so let's start anew.
Tastyfrzz · 56-60, M
Graylight · 46-50, F
We are far from colonizing Mars, but you can bet that if that day ever comes oh, Mars will already be in its next decline. Anything man touches, he eventually destroys.
[@627992,Graylight] I know. We need to change our ways, no matter how many planets we colonize.

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