Supporters of President Donald Trump were invited by the "Trump Make America Great Committee" on Thursday to vote on their favorite logo design for the president's "ridiculous," "wasteful," and "idiotic" Space Force, but as it turned out many people across the internet were unsatisfied with the choices provided.
And so began the great Space Force Logo Race of 2018.
The space force logo should be a flaming mountain of dollars.
— Wesley Clark (@WesClarkjr) August 9, 2018
But is Space Force just a ruse? A distraction? A con?
Evidence points to: yes. As journalist Rhett Jones writes for Gizmodo:
No one but defense contractors and their accountants knows why America needs a Space Force. But moments after announcing the new U.S. military branch, the Trump campaign gave us a hint at this arguably idiotic idea’s true purpose: Lining the campaign’s pockets.
At this point, it’s a tired cliche to claim the president is just trying to distract us from his scandals when he does something really stupid. As we speak, he’s trying to make it easier to poison our kids, his secretary of commerce appears to be a world class grifter, his former campaign manager is probably going to jail for what can best be described as “crimes,” and he can’t stop building an obstruction of justice case against himself. That’s just stuff that happened this week. But no, I don’t believe the Space Force initiative—which will only happen if Congress funds it—is a calculated distraction. It appears to be more of a fundraising con game.
According to Space.com, "Only Trump's campaign donors can officially vote for a logo via the email sent directly from the Trump Make America Great Again Committee."
But it was too late. The race for the great Space Force logo was already underway.
I think this is the most accurate Space Force logo pic.twitter.com/lopOJu1vm1
— Chris Miller (@chrizmillr) August 10, 2018
Here’s a good logo for your Space Force. pic.twitter.com/gjdhSjmzin
— Mike JR (@sportaholic13) August 10, 2018
— Nemo #TheGreyResistance (@BigFurryNemo) August 10, 2018
I made a Space Force logo. I call it AND OVER 1,000 ARE DEAD pic.twitter.com/Xv2kPbVw8D
— Scott Stowell (@scottstowell) August 9, 2018
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— Kate (@katebarstool) August 9, 2018
The only appropriate Space Force logo design is this one by the legendary Milton Glaser... pic.twitter.com/1PtBPH0Jku
— Adam Best (@adamcbest) August 10, 2018
Sky Marshal Trump sent his supporters an email letting them vote for the #SpaceForce’s new insignia. But six doesn’t seem like enough options, so the Late Show made a few of our own. #LSSC pic.twitter.com/HRdGEY5qeW
— The Late Show (@colbertlateshow) August 10, 2018
Space force logo pic.twitter.com/l97ciTwPEO
— Dennis Flaherty (@DennisF45158731) August 10, 2018
Figured I could throw my own logo out there if space force is still open on voting!! pic.twitter.com/ulARrT3AHa
— ringo (@alexringle) August 10, 2018
— Sam Marner (@Marnerbanana) August 10, 2018
While not a few logos included rockets ships in the shape of penises or penises with space helmets on, it was unclear why that would be the best emblem to represent Trump's very serious and wasteful Space Force. And yet... Space Force:
— Jeff DePaoli (@DePaoliJeff) August 10, 2018
OK, here's my rough MS Paint proposal for the #SpaceForce logo. Please note: the dots near the blue circle (Earth) are not supposed to be stars but the field of impassable debris that will result from the first act of belligerence after weaponising space. Any questions? pic.twitter.com/uUmSeWGKJT
— Caz loves all (except Nazis) (@CazFailsALot) August 10, 2018
And the winner is:
— Paul Atkinson (@PaulAtkinsonPDX) August 9, 2018
Editor's note: Obvious Catch-22. This is so dumb and Trump wins every time you write about Space Force. See more logos by searching "Space Force Logo" on Twitter.