Dec 22, 16 / Cap 21, 00 03:24 UTC
How will Agardia Achieve its Aims if it is Opposed by Earth Govs or Corporations? ¶
I imagine that many of Asgardia’s aims are or will become inconvenient to Earthly powers.
Soon (okay it may be a while off) nations and corporations will be able to venture into space purely to make money. To mine asteroids and whatever else may come. When this happens, I believe inevitable conflicts will follow and I understand this is what Asgardia wants to prevent. However, this will likely (and perhaps ironically) bring Asgardia into conflict with those who are either not as interested in peace in space or are too short sighted to care. (The arrogant way in which we continue to amplify climate change on Earth with only cursory and superficial acts of prevention and preparation, lead me to believe this will not be a problem for the powers that be when the time comes.)
I am struggling to understand how Asgardia will be able to prevent this. I understand (I think) the purpose of Agardia, I understand Agardia will seek to become a fully-fledged member of the UN – But should Asgardia’s ideals be inconvenient for some country/corporation, how will Asgardia be able to resist? What happens if they say, ‘Actually this is a hell of a money maker, and yeah it’s dangerous, but we need it. X country will do it if we don’t, you are an inconvenience so we will ignore you, or worse.’ ?
What recourse will Agardia actually have? Will Asgardia (ironically) fight for peace in space? Can Asgardia fight? Will Asgardia be relegated to making ‘condemnation statements’ should someone behave not to its liking? Will Asgardia eventually seek space hegemony in order to prevent space conflict, and if so, who is to give Asgardia the right to do that? If Asgardia will even be capable of doing that? And how can Asgardia be sure it won’t have to constantly be defending itself against earthly powers that find it to be inconvenient or too…conceited?
Sorry if I am rambling, It is 3am, I should definitely be asleep.