I live for nights like tonight. Newt Gingrich earlier today in an appearance in Florida (home of the space industry) promised that if elected president he’d establish a lunar colony by 2020. But not just any colony, it will, by God, be AMERICAN. Did you hear that? And once it gets 13,000 residents (“13,” as in colonies, get it?), it would be allowed to apply for statehood. But Newt, I hear some of his Jewish fans say, don’t forget us. Maybe we can even have a Jewish settlement or even a Jewish state up there.
Finally a people without a moon for a moon without a people!
If you’re a fan of the settler movement, this has to send a frisson of delight through your system. Imagine: after Gingrich, Adelson, Moskowitz and all their pals get done settling Jewish colonists in the West Bank and expelling the indigenous inhabitants, they can move on to bigger and better things. Imagine Jewish settlements on the moon. I’m not sure whether they’ve explored the possibility of indigenous men on the moon who they’d of course have to expel in order to establish ethnically pure colonies of earthlings. We may also need to update the Tanach in order to expand God’s promise to Abraham of all the land from the Euphrates to the Moon. That would give this lunar settler movement a strong divine precedent.
I haven’t heard whether Newt and Callista will be among the first colonists but it sure would be swell if they would. Sheldon and Miriam Adelson may want first dibs on a lunar casino with their own luxury condo overlooking Tranquility Base.