…or an American college student.
Before we set up colonies on Mars, we need to discuss renaming its moons
The words essentially form the infrastructure for the barbaric violence in the Iliad. And names matter. Is it really possible that we haven’t complained about the names? That no petitions are circulating demanding a softening of the names? We are basically implying, by doing nothing, that panic and terror are perfectly acceptable as appellations for our next-door neighbors in the sky.
If nothing else, we should be thinking of the children who will someday grow up to be Mars colonists.
Right up to ‘do it for the children’, I figured him for a tiny-testicled SJ howler monkey. But that’s such a stale cliche that I wonder if he tossed it in just to go over the top.
If he’s serious, I wonder if he noticed that Mars isn’t named Pax.