Craters and mountains of Mars—maybe we should go there?

Did you know that Mars has deep craters, a mile and a half deep and miles wide, with mountains inside them, on the sides of the crater? Here is an amazing digital photograph at the Mail.

When I looked at those wild, rugged, inhospitable mountains and ledges, I was reminded of this Bob Dylan verse, from “Outlaw Blues” (on Bringing it All Back Home, 1965), which somehow fits the mood of the moment:

Well, I wish I was
On some Australian mountain range
Whoa, I wish I was
On some Australian mountain range.
I got no reason to be there but I
Imagine it would be some kind of change.


Stephen T. writes:

Sorry, I believe the Mexicans have already claimed those Martian craters and mountains as their “ancient spiritual homeland, stolen from us by the Anglos.” Yes, you can go there, but just as soon as you finish building the schools, the hospitals, the paved roads, the power grid, the democratic process, law enforcement, an industrial base, technology and a thriving fast-food infrastructure, mestizos will arrive by the millions to reclaim their new-found — I mean, long-lost — turf and restore “Mexican pride.” There will be a lot of parades.

Posted by Lawrence Auster at March 23, 2010 10:01 AM | Send

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