From the play Space Shenanigan's by Sonja Staunton, what was the authors purpose?
The author of the Space Shenanigan's by Sonja Staunton wanted to show the success of devious trick used especially for an underhand purpose while obsecuring some ethical issues.
First the author recommends that to survive in space one must have an allergy to philosophical nearsightedness and a finely tuned survival instinct. Moral Myopia is the inability to see ethical issues clearly. For instance, the survival in the ship needed focus and finely tuned survival instinct.
Secondly, The Captain has suspicions of insubordination from his crew. The captain probably expected the crew to focus on pleasing him, or the ship survival while obsecuring the ethical issues. The focus is to win the battle at the expense of other things