Ripley is a villian

Reading this old XKCD comic, I’m flabbergasted that Randall Munroe is a follower of the Charles Krauhammer school of  “the only good spaceflight is government spaceflight”.   Weyland-Yutani (a private corporation) did everything Munroe ever dreamed of: colonizing the galaxy, making an off-world economy viable, etc. You would think the person that encountered something different and shouted “Kill it! Kill it!” would be viewed as a neanderthal troglodyte instead of a hero.  Apparently the entity that wanted to study an alien rather than commit genocide is somehow evil.  Stop hampering space exploration, Randall!


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