America under Trump can’t afford national health care nor lunch programs nor a student loan bail-out, but we can spend endless money on military might to fight endless wars in the Middle East, to say nothing of a border wall that may prevent nothing. And we can peel off untold dollars for something called “Space Force” — the interstellar wing of the armed forces our president has been talking up since 2018. The military unit many thought was a joke became official this past December, and to make it even more official, they now have suits people on Twitter were quick to find as ridiculous as the name “Space Force.”
Sorry for the question but why do we need camo in space?
— Dylan Taylor (@SpaceAdvisor) January 18, 2020
You gonna be hiding behind a fucking space bush or something? https://t.co/XLJZWzhyhI
— Post-Culture Review (@PostCultRev) January 18, 2020
Wouldn’t the camo work better if it were just black? 👽 https://t.co/i2FACCEMYA
— Jason Johnson (@jasonsjohnson) January 18, 2020
How many trees are you expecting to find in space
— James Felton (@JimMFelton) January 18, 2020
— Alex White (@AlexWhite1812) January 18, 2020
Trump’s Space Force troops wearing camo in space is perhaps the strongest evidence yet that Idiocracy is a documentary https://t.co/WG1Yo7fAIb
— Aaron Rupar (@atrupar) January 18, 2020
People were most struck by the use of camouflage, which is used in military uniforms when said troops are deployed to places such as jungles, where soldiers want to hide — or “camouflage” — themselves in their surroundings. In other words, they’re not exactly necessary when where you’re going requires giant suits that can sustain your life in places that can’t sustain human life, such as outer space or other planets.
But there is one planet where camo may come in use; unfortunately it’s fictional. Many people immediately flashed to the rebel army’s invasion of a jungle world called Endor from a movie called Return of the Jedi.
are they fighting on the Forest Moon of Endor https://t.co/LSqJy0vtgz
— Chuck Wendig (@ChuckWendig) January 18, 2020
Are they being deployed to Endor? https://t.co/ttSp4FXROr
— Adam Serwer🍝 (@AdamSerwer) January 18, 2020
People are mocking the Pentagon's new camo Space Force uniforms as if the Battle of Endor never happened pic.twitter.com/jqtCVtJdvu
— Guy (@flimflamma) January 18, 2020
So the new Space Force uniforms are out, and it looks like we have nothing to worry about-they will only be patrolling the forrest moon of Endor. pic.twitter.com/Frff1OzjIS
— Amee Vanderpool (@girlsreallyrule) January 18, 2020
I love the new Space Force uniforms. pic.twitter.com/Khz4HtY2Ll
— Bryan Young (@swankmotron) January 18, 2020
Cool. Apparently, Space Force’s first mission will be on Endor. https://t.co/WCt5jmDS2w
— Jennifer N. Victor (@jennifernvictor) January 18, 2020
Say what you will about the new space force camouflage, but when the Space Force deploys to Endor they’ll be the ones laughing. https://t.co/66TT4b7Esy
— Jeffrey Lewis (@ArmsControlWonk) January 18, 2020
If the Stormtroopers could wear white body armor on the forest moon of Endor, I guess it makes sense that these guys would wear forest camouflage when working…IN SPAAAAAAAAACE…. https://t.co/V9M79wuk4y
— Charles #GetCovered-ba (@charles_gaba) January 18, 2020
— Optimized Soul (@AJMcMillenn) January 18, 2020
Others wondered if the camo was a quiet admission that Space Force troops aren’t heading beyond the stars but to the Middle East.
This is a wise choice in the future when Space Force troops are deployed to Afghanistan https://t.co/ItlUTpNqvI
— Alex Horton (@AlexHortonTX) January 18, 2020
And others didn’t find it funny at all.
No money for School Lunch programs
No money for Student Loan programs
No money for Health Care
No money for Disability Benefits
How much taxpayer money is this Space Force BS costing us?
— Mostly Judgy (@MostlyJudgy) January 18, 2020