This "be grateful for billionaires" nonsense is wealth-worshiping stupidity. All they're doing is replicating what NASA and the Soviets did 60 years ago for the headlines and their own egos.

Putting tourists in space is pointless, a waste of resources. Build real infrastructure capable of supporting asteroid mining, orbital manufacturing, and dense remote sensing networks - then I might stop thinking we'd all be better off if a sniper paid Bezos and Musk well-deserve visits.

Billionaires represent a theft of vital resources from the vast majority of people on this planet who aren't rich. They are the enemies, they are literally killing people with their neglect.

Author, rogue systems analyst. True Neutral autistic pro-science anti-authoritarian rural cat fanatic, he/him/they, married. West Coast = Only Coast :)