We’re here to help you! King Charles III yesterday announced a major space policy concept which he dubbed Astra Carta, aimed at making the leftist utopian vision the prime guidance for any future exploration or settlement of the solar system.
The statement from the Palace says the “Astra Carta aims to convene the private sector in creating and accelerating sustainable practices across the global space industry. It also recognises the unique role that space can play in creating a more sustainable future on Earth and the need for the space industry to consider environmental and sustainability impacts beyond our planet. Its ambition encourages a focus on placing sustainability at the core of space activity.”
You can read a detailed summary of Astra Carta’s goals here [pdf]. Its aims however make clear Charles’ globalist and Marxist goals, as previously outlined by his 2021 Terra Carta proposal for Earth:
1. Aligning with the Terra Carta, existing global sustainability frame-works and recognized space agreements including: the Paris Climate Agreement, the Sustainable Development Goals, the Convention on Biological Diversity, the UN Convention on the Law of the Sea, the UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples, the UN Outer Space Treaty, the UN Committee on the Peaceful Uses of Outer Space (UNCOPUOS) Guidelines on the Long-term Sustainability of Outer Space Activities and the Artemis Accords.
2. Upholding the sanctity of the universe by respecting the cosmic realm as a precious interconnected ecosystem. Our actions will be guided by a deep respect for the universe’s intrinsic value and the diverse life
it may hold.
3. Advancing sustainable practices by pioneering within industries for space exploration, where every endeavour is founded upon principles of ecological harmony and long-term viability. Through innovative technologies, responsible resource management and regenerative practices, we will ensure that our cosmic ventures leave a minimal footprint.
4. Creating incentives for sustainable growth by creating markets that reward sustainable practices and propel sustainable markets for space. By aligning economic interests with responsible development, we will catalyze a thriving and environmentally conscious space industry.
5. Pursuing collaborative endeavours and equitable access by fostering international partnerships and knowledge-sharing initiatives, transcending borders to harness the collective wisdom and resources of diverse nations and sectors.
Private property and private enterprise are only mentioned as an aside, with the strong implication that the goal will be to heavily regulate such activities in order to make sure they do not violate these aims. The document says it wants things to be “voluntary” but if you believe that I have a bridge in Brooklyn I can sell you real cheap.
The document also demands that the exploration of space also “Seek to foster partnerships with indigenous and local communities.” It is obvious we can’t explore space without establishing racial and tribal quota systems to include everyone, even if they have no interest or capabilities to contribute.
All in all, this proposal will make the exploration of space an international operation run by governments, much like the ISS has been operated. Little will get done, and in fact following Charles’ proposal will likely prevent anything from ever happening.
What the next few generations will decide to do? Based on the track record in the past half century, they will naively buy into Charles’ vision, and thus we can soon expect the renaissance in space exploration now unfolding due to the shift to private enterprise and competition to soon end. Instead, it will be replaced with lovey-dovey international cooperation, which in reality will simply put all control into the hands of a few.
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