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Mars Rover Site Named for Negress: Let’s Wreck Their Plans

Butler. Like the vast majority of non-Whites in the arts heavily promoted by Jews, her work repeatedly screams “I’m Black [or fill in oppressed group name here] and I’m female and we haven’t been treated equally!” to the eternal boredom of most readers, even those who agree with her.

by David Sims

AS AN obsequious bow to leftist Political Correctness, NASA has named the landing site for its Perseverance rover after the Black science fiction writer, Octavia E. Butler:

As the Perseverance team celebrates the rover’s first successful drive on the surface of Mars, I am honored and excited to announce that Perseverance’s landing site is now called Octavia E. Butler Landing. The Perseverance science team has chosen to name the touchdown site for Octavia E. Butler, a visionary author and Pasadena, California, native, who is the first African-American woman to win both the Hugo Award and the Nebula Prize for science fiction, and the first science fiction writer to be awarded a McArthur fellowship. Butler’s pioneering work explored themes of race, gender, equality, and humanity, centering on the experiences of black women at a time when such voices were largely absent from science fiction. Butler’s protagonists embody determination and inventiveness, making her a perfect fit for the Perseverance rover mission and its theme of overcoming challenges. (Katie Stack Morgan, Perseverance Deputy Project Scientist)

I propose that we all just continue using the phrase “Perseverance landing site” and ignore the leftist foolishness shown by Miss Morgan.

I’ve never read a book by Butler. I will endeavor to do so. But the very idea that Black people are competent to build and to fly spaceships is so laughable that one wonders how a reader could maintain the suspension of disbelief in Butler’s fiction.

There was a Far Side cartoon in which a farmer noticed some cows building a rocket and began heckling them for building it out of wood and nails, an obviously inadequate contraption for spaceflight purposes. Of course, the point of the cartoon was that these cows, having acquired the idea of spaceflight, were very exceptional cows, much more intelligent than your ordinary cow whose mind is too primitive to conceive of such things. The rocket-building cows were very smart — for cows — and that’s something the farmer should have noticed, but didn’t.

Likewise, I expect that Octavia E. Butler will turn out to be quite the masterful writer of science fiction — for a Black — but that she is nowhere close to the league inhabited by Robert Heinlein, Clifford Simak, Lois McMaster Bujold, C.J. Cherryh, Peter F. Hamilton, Alastair Reynolds, or James S.A. Corey. I predict this not only because Blacks do not, generally speaking, produce first-class work, but also because works produced to make political statements, even when they are true, commonly fall below average as entertainment fare.

We’ve all seen how both Star Trek and Star Wars were ruined, as engaging story arcs, after each of them got “woke” (a leftist newspeak word that really means “deluded”). If Butler’s fiction is an exception to the rule, then I will be very surprised.

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Truthweed
Truthweed
8 March, 2021 3:45 pm

Geetings David Sims. According to astronomytrek.com: “In addition to its vast store of celestial objects, the LMC also contains a nitrogen-rich supernova remnant, named the Lionel-Murphy SNR (N86), which is named after a famous Australian High Court Judge. Because the Judge is known for his interest in science, astronomers at the Australian National University’s Mount Stromlo Observatory named the supernova remnant after him in honor of not only his interest in science, but also because the object faintly resembles the Judges’ large nose.” Many years ago I heard the story that some science students snuck into a professors office and altered the papers that originally proposed a number to identify this galaxy. The pranksters changed it to honour Lionel Murphy and his nose. I understand that , after Einstein, Murphy… Read more »

Julius Streicher Jr.
Julius Streicher Jr.
8 March, 2021 3:45 pm

McArthur is rolling in his grave, kikes got control of the foundations early on…..

Axis Sally
Axis Sally
8 March, 2021 7:01 pm

Why not call it what it is: Devon Island.

Rommel 41
Rommel 41
Reply to  Axis Sally
8 March, 2021 7:55 pm

Thank you Axis Sally. I have come on here numerous times to point out (for the uninitiated) that NASA is a giant money stealing operation that doesn’t go where it says it goes. Shocker I know. ALL Mars missions have been faked same as ALL so called Moon missions were faked. This is not hard at all to prove and has been so proven repeatedly by many. If you don’t know this then you simply have not looked or invested any time. Period. I remember years ago watching a very well done nearly one hour Mars rover fraud video where not only did they match the landscape rock for rock but they found a cute little arctic field mouse. C’mon now what are “the odds” my gambling friends ?!! No… Read more »

Diversity is Genocide
Diversity is Genocide
Reply to  Rommel 41
11 March, 2021 6:19 pm

You “fake moon landing” crackpots are denying one of the greatest accomplishments of some great White men. Why would you do such a thing?

Rommel 41
Rommel 41
8 March, 2021 8:02 pm

P.S. Have a good look at Ms. Octavia E. Butler my friends. Now calculate
THAT into the equation of why black men prefer White or “light skinned” black
women. Any questions ?!

Julius Streicher Jr.
Julius Streicher Jr.
9 March, 2021 5:08 am

Shakespeare was a mere anti-semitic scribbler compared to this black female goddess of pulchritude and brains and creativity (say the jews and their toadies.) She may be proficient at cleaning the latrines in the local zoo animal house.

Lycurgus
Lycurgus
9 March, 2021 12:53 pm

Never heard of her. The reigning king of sci-fi is Howard Phillips Lovecraft. As some random internet poster, my opinion is barely another decibel added to the howl of the monkey cage – but H.P. Lovecraft is truly spectacular. Personally, I have never read any female fiction author, much less a negress science fiction author. As a point of fact, women generally have a self-referential perspective, their cosmology begins with themselves. A black woman is going to have some thinly veiled allegory to white oppression and black victimhood – with female oppression as the crux! Now, I vividly remember reading James Joyce’s “Dubliners” back in high school. However, I don’t recall it with any fondness whatsoever. It was a utterly wretched collection of Irish misery and woe. Being Irish myself,… Read more »

Josef Tone
Josef Tone
11 March, 2021 2:38 pm

Even if we didn’t live under the social-system that we do, and we eventually allowed the more intelligent black-mixes to hold some status within all societal endeavors, there would still be immense problems with honesty, logic, and congruence. The intelligent black-mix with status would naturally feel a certain bitterness when observing an unintelligent white person. The stunning lack of achievement of the black race that he descended from would eventually not matter to him. The farce of the above news item is only the tip of the iceberg.

Prinz Edelhart
Prinz Edelhart
11 March, 2021 9:01 pm

I’m hoping that we can name a solar flare after Bill Gates after we send him into it.

DDDDDuane
DDDDDuane
12 March, 2021 11:12 am

This is even MORE idiotic than the non-stop renaming of bridges and tunnels after lowlife democrap politicians…Bridges and tunnels usually had names indicating where they were and where they went…Now it’s WTF is this going?

DDDDDuane
DDDDDuane
12 March, 2021 11:18 am

This sort of reminds me of an idiotic show (usually Pro White) Jeff Rense did about 3 years ago with a female negress whining that she wrote the “The Matrix” movie and dumb Rense idiotically agreeing with it and giving it a venue to puke it’s BS to Whites…Periodically idiots like Rense and John Stadtmiller go FULL NEGROPHILE so no one could call them RAYCISS!!!

Ronnie Waters
Ronnie Waters
13 March, 2021 11:26 pm

The whole woke narrative is a work of fiction. It would take a great deal of “perseverance” and a vomit bucket to read any of this Aunt Ester’s works.