Game developer Brianna Wu is semi-famous because she is perhaps the second- or third-most-prolific tweeter who was also a victim of Gamergate. Wu spends almost all day tweeting moronic hot takes on the days news while planning her bid to run for U.S. Congress in Massachusetts as a Democrat.
But today she really outdid herself in possibly her most idiotic social media display to date.
Responding to an article about Elon Musk’s space exploration company Space X’s plans to launch a manned space shuttle to the moon, Wu warned her Twitter following of the dangers of a corporate takeover of the celestial body.
Not only could the moon be used as a military base, but it could also be the launching point of destructive moon rocks as powerful as hundreds of nuclear bombs!
Wu received widespread ridicule on Twitter and deleted her tweet. But not one to back down from a fight, Wu then doubled down on her theory of the destructive power of moon rocks.
She offered to solve the problem by providing “aggressively funding” NASA once she gets elected to Congress, to ensure the government secures the moon rock WMDs before the evil corporations do.
He said it was better for an evil villain to grab an asteroid floating in space and launch it towards Earth instead of launching a rock out of the moon’s orbit.
Wu ended her lowest moment on Twitter by playing the woman card, claiming the attacks against her were the result of being a “woman on the Internet.”
Thank god the Democratic Party has such a talent pool to look forward to in 2018. American politics has been severely lacking honest discourse on the dangers of falling moon rocks. Perhaps Wu is the change this country needs.
Correction: the original article stated no fantasy novels had moon rock slingshots, but in fact the idea appears in The Moon is a Harsh Mistress (1966) by Robert Heinlein.