A transgender Democrat congressional candidate is worried that corporations will militarize the moon.
Brianna Wu, a prominent “social justice warrior” in the “Gamergate” controversy who now is running for the House seat in Massachusetts’ 8th District, suggested in a since-deleted tweet that companies could drop rocks from the Moon.
“The moon is probably the most tactically valuable military ground for earth,” the tweet said. “Rocks dropped from there have power of 100s of nuclear bombs.”
Aerospace company SpaceX announced Monday that it is planning to launch a tourism venture to the Moon in 2018. But Wu argued that “the idea of a private corporation having access to the moon should give you pause.”
Twitter responded accordingly.
A peek inside the mind of Brianna Wu, engineer. pic.twitter.com/xmIrdxuUlv
— Ben Shapiro is 5’4″ (@pocbully) February 28, 2017
What happens on the moon vs. what Brianna Wu thinks will happen on the moon: pic.twitter.com/PjconOPQzd
— Jason C. (@CounterMoonbat) February 28, 2017
Brianna Wu is referencing a book “the moon is a harsh mistress.” it’s science fiction: as in not real. Just like everything else she says. pic.twitter.com/C1kAcqtuV5
— Mark Kern (@Grummz) February 28, 2017
Wu responded to their criticism by crying — what else? — sexism: “That’s the danger of being a woman on the internet!”
Sadly, Wu’s moon rock theory will not be the stupidest thing said this year by a Democrat congressional candidate.