Major Matt Mason Toys & the Decay of the American Mind

Posted: January 16, 2023 in Uncategorized

I adored Major Matt Mason as a kid… the toys were based on actual NASA blueprints and prototypes. This was back when we were still going to the moon, still using funds from an equitable taxation system to fund space exploration, and vaccination programs were a matter of national pride. That’s the world I was born to. Now, I live in an America in which 216 million of its citizens are scientifically illiterate, in which millions believe in a flat earth, in which 40% of the population don’t believe in evolution, and 20% believe the sun revolves around the Earth. Economically, a line of toys that celebrated American knowledge and engineering and competence would not be feasible today.

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