The First Man Controversy Explained; A SatireWorld Editorial

by on 02/09/18 at 1:48 pm

As far as we're concerned....Our Astronauts....Our money....Our spacecraft....Our rocket....Our FLAG....Our Moon!

As far as we’re concerned….Our Astronauts….Our money….Our spacecraft….Our rocket….Our FLAG….Our Moon!

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In the summer of 1969, The United States of America launched the Apollo 11 spaceflight.  It landed on the moon on July 20th and Neil Armstrong became the first man to walk on the moon the next day.  He was the followed by Buzz Aldrin.  Training for the mission was done in Texas, California, Alabama, and Florida.

One of the first things said on the moon was “Houston, this is Tranquility Base.  The Eagle has landed.”  While the two men were on the moon, fellow crew member Michael Collins was orbiting in the Command Module.

Armstrong was born in Wapakoneta, Ohio and his father worked as an auditor in the Ohio state government.   Aldrin was born in Glen Ridge, New Jersey and his father was a career military man in the United States Armed Forces.  Collins was born in Rome, Italy while his father was serving a United States Military Assignment in the country (General James L. Collins served in the United States Army for 38 years and worked all around the world representing his country).

Armstrong had been a Lieutenant in the United States Navy who flew 78 combat missions in the Korean War.  Aldrin, who graduated from West Point, flew 66 missions in that same war and later retired as a Colonel in the United States Air Force.  Collins also graduated from West Point, rose to the rank of Major General in the United States Air Force, and was trained in the transport of nuclear weapons in the 1950’s.  All three men were test pilots in the 50’s and early 60’s before their selection to the Astronaut Corps.

Pictures of all three astronauts show that American Flags were on their flight suits, their military uniforms, and their space suits.  All three were Americans with American military backgrounds flying a mission launched by their country (the United States of America).  While on the moon, Armstrong and Aldrin placed an American flag on Tranquility BASE (meaning that the United States officially established the landing spot as a base).  Two of the fathers of these astronauts were career military men, while the other’s father spent his life working for his state government.

Armstrong’s famous first word was “Houston.”  It wasn’t “Earth.”  It wasn’t “Humanity.”  It was Houston, his “base of operations.”  You know, “Mission Control.”

The lander was named the Eagle, after the symbol of the United States of America.  The command module was the Columbia, named for Christopher Columbus, the man who was credited with discovering the Americas.

On the return trip, Armstrong gave this speech:  “The responsibility for this flight lies first with history and with the giants of science who have preceded this effort; next with the American people, who have, through their will, indicated their desire; next with four administrations and their Congresses, for implementing that will; and then, with the agency and industry teams that built our spacecraft, the Saturn, the Columbia, the Eagle, and the little EMU, the spacesuit and backpack that was our small spacecraft out on the lunar surface. We would like to give special thanks to all those Americans who built the spacecraft; who did the construction, design, the tests, and put their hearts and all their abilities into those craft. To those people tonight, we give a special thank you, and to all the other people that are listening and watching tonight, God bless you. Good night from Apollo 11.”

Get the message?

In the movie “First Man,” scheduled for October, 2018 release, the film never shows the American Flag on the moon.  The shots in the film also attempt to de-emphasize the rather large American Flag patches on the shoulders of each space suit.

Star Ryan Gosling (who plays Armstrong) was quoted as saying in defense of the lack of an American flag: “it transcended countries and borders…I think this was widely regarded in the end as a human achievement [and] that’s how we chose to view it. I also think Neil was extremely humble, as were many of these astronauts, and time and time again he deferred the focus from himself to the 400,000 people who made the mission possible. I might have cognitive bias, [but] I don’t think that Neil viewed himself as an American…”

POLITICAL CORRECTNESS wins out over facts and history and national achievement once again in the minds and hearts of Hollywood.

While the mission may have been a “giant leap for mankind,” it was a giant leap made by the country that won the Space Race!

All I remember as a boy is being proud of my country.  I remember the swelling of pride that my flag, the same flag that I saluted in Cub Scouts and stood and said the Pledge of Allegiance towards daily was flying on the moon.  This was the same flag that I faced when I stood and sang the National Anthem every day in school and at every sporting event I attended (high school, college, professional, and semipro).  This was the flag that made my heart swell and my eyes water when it was raised at the Olympics.

Guess what?  Children no longer stand and sing the National Anthem or say the Pledge of Allegiance in schools as they are no longer politically correct and may offend or discriminate against some of the children in the classroom.  Our professional athletes disrespect this flag and this country openly by not standing (they sit, kneel, or just don’t come onto the field) at the start of their games.  There is even talk of removing the flag from sporting events.

Sorry, but I stopped watching the NFL a few seasons ago and have not seen a preseason, regular season, or post season game since this behavior became sanctioned by the league and the left.

I will also boycott this movie for its Anti-American Bias.

No, I am not politically correct.  I am proudly an American.

One Response to “The First Man Controversy Explained; A SatireWorld Editorial”

  1. Bargis

    Sep 2nd, 2018

    Too many jealous people out there who hate our guts but love our money and freedoms

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