I can honestly say I cannot understand this at all, but looking at it and understanding liberals and especially progressives, it really doesn’t surprise me at all. Back in the early 1970s, we sent the Pioneer 10 spacecraft into space. It had a golden plaque which tried to explain, in simple terms, who had sent the probe. It had a picture of a male and female human and a depiction of our solar system, all in hopes that if someone found it, dozens or maybe hundreds of years in the future, they might have some idea who we are and, perhaps, where to find us.
You might think this is very simple stuff, but no, not for modern-day progressives who don’t care about contacting alien life, they only care about their own political and ideological agendas. At a recent conference in Leeds, England, a group of British scientists who work for SETI, entered a contest to design another plaque that might tell aliens about the human species, but of course, nothing is that easy. Now, you have radical feminists and other progressive assholes who don’t want to tell aliens who we are, they desperately want to pass along a politically correct message so the aliens are aware of their liberal views on sexuality, gender, leftist social views, etc. It’s just going to guarantee that no alien in their right mind will ever visit our planet because we’ll have scared them away.
According to Jill Stewart, a supposed expert on space policy at the London School of Economics, “The plaque shows a man raising his hand in a very manly fashion while a woman stands behind him, appearing all meek and submissive. We really need to rethink that with any messages we are sending out now. Attitudes have changed so much in just 40 years.”
No, you moron, the plaque shows nothing of the kind. It shows a man and a woman standing side by side, she isn’t behind him. He is raising his hand in greeting, not in a “manly fashion”. Are you people really that stupid? Others have raised criticism that the man and woman are supposedly white and therefore, not representative of our racial diversity. Honestly, you can’t say what race they are, they are line drawings and no shading would actually work in this situation, they could be just about any race if you wanted them to be.
This whole thing is really absurd, the whole purpose of sending a picture, or any signal for that matter, is to greet potential alien species that might come across them! It isn’t to hold an in-depth cultural debate. It isn’t to show aliens that we’ve got a bunch of morons running the show. This isn’t about human attitudes, this is about passing along information that may take hundreds, or thousands, or even millions of years to be found, if it ever is. Attitudes on Earth may have changed in the last 40 years, but Pioneer 10 is still in our local neighborhood of space. Pioneer 10 is only about 15.4 billion kilometers away from us. That’s a stone’s throw in interstellar terms. It will take millions of years to get out as far as our closest stellar neighbor, a mere 4.5 light years distant. By the time anyone might find it, we could very well be extinct as a species. In that time, even if we are still around, our attitudes as a species may have changed hundreds of times. It doesn’t matter what we thought 40 years ago or what we think today or what we might think in another century, all of these are minuscule in terms of interstellar space travel. These liberal idiots have to get the hell over themselves and remember what the point of sending vehicles into space at all is, to make contact with whatever alien life might be out there. It is not to convince them that we’re too brain damaged to be bothered with, or that we deserve to be exterminated for the good of the interstellar community. Let’s not let liberal stupidity infect another planet like it has ours. We owe it to the universe to keep our insanity home.