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About the Attacks on the “White Racist” Moon Landing

Sea of White: The mission control for Apollo 11

ATTEMPTS TO diminish the triumph of Apollo 11 and to reassign credit don’t just taint the 50th anniversary of the moon landing, but presage the technological decline of the US if it persists with anti-White politics.

With the Founding Fathers now rarely mentioned in the media without side notes about their slave ownership, and the Betsy Ross flag offensive to Colin Kaepernick and Nike, there is nothing new about anti-White attempts to strike at the very heart of American identity.

But – leaving aside the conspiracy theorists – the moment Neil Armstrong stepped on the surface of the Moon on July 20, 1969 was objectively such a universal milestone that to qualify it seems a fight against human endeavor itself.

Heroes Retconned

It would seem like the more logical route, for those who resent that this was a feat of White un-woke America, would be to try and diminish their role in favour of supposedly unsung heroes.

Hidden Figures, the Oscar-winning film from 2016 was the perfect archetype of this revisionist history, exaggerating and fictionalizing the role of a cadre of politically suitable Black women, who did an entirely replaceable job and were no more important than thousands of others involved.

This way everyone would get to celebrate their own role models, even though in time such changes of focus can end up with grotesque urban myths, like Crick and Watson stealing the Nobel Prize from (the actually dead) Rosalind Franklin.

Celebrating White Men in the Age of Trump

But while this unifying narrative, where people of different races and varying attainments are placed alongside each other in anniversary pieces, a more sour, radicalized note has begun to surface, compared to celebrations even five years ago, in the prelapsarian era of Barack Obama.

It is not yet dominant, but persistent enough to be more than a coincidence.

“The culture that put men on the moon was intense, fun, family-unfriendly, and mostly white and male,” tweeted the Washington Post, over a behind-the-scenes look at the life of those involved in the program.

“In archival Apollo 11 photos and footage, it’s a ‘Where’s Waldo?’ exercise to spot a woman or person of color,” it continued in the article itself.

“We chose to go to the moon. Or at least, some did: watching [documentary film] Apollo 11, it is impossible not to observe that nearly every face you see is white and male,” left-wing magazine New Statesman wrote in a recent piece.

A recent Guardian review of the documentary Armstrong features the writer talking about “good ol’ boys from NASA – elderly white men every one of them, who you suspect are still pining for the days of American life when men were men and women waited by the phone in headscarves,” though no evidence is given for the assertion.

Why Wasn’t von Braun a Black Woman?

This is not just bigoted, but astonishing in its unfairness.

George Mueller and Max Faget were not proverbial “mediocre white men” – their deeds are tangible.

No one at NASA could have helped living in 1960s America, or made its social structures, workplace roles, and demographics fit in with 2019 journalists’ conceptions. For God’s sake, many were German National Socialists. Could Wernher von Braun have been an African-American woman from Louisiana?

Wernher von Braun with John F. Kennedy

Or would it have been better to stay on Earth until US society advanced enough to send the “right” people into space? Or perhaps let the Soviets get there first, since for all their class-based ideology they didn’t want to handicap themselves in the space race.

America Weighs Itself Down

And handicap becomes the key word.

Rewriting history is a crucial weapon in the long-term culture war for the left, disappointed so often at the ballot box. But the implications of this go far beyond the past.

At the very edge of technological and scientific progress is a meritocracy – you can’t make someone a genius by appointing them. And for all the social changes, the key innovators at NASA and, more importantly, Silicon Valley, remain men, and predominantly White (though now increasingly Asian). And today’s innovators, if you get them together in a room — and Elon Musk’s Spacex control room is a good example — look just like the fathers of the space program.

Yet to avoid ever producing a picture like the sea of white shirts and black ties and pale arms at Launch Operations Center fifty years ago, there are demands for rectification, for diversity, essentially for “positive discrimination.”

Neil Armstrong leads his crew to the launchpad.

But picking people for posts on the basis of insane leftist ideology is a recipe for uncompetitive organizations, where the most talented never succeed, or merely drag along the quota-fillers.

And America’s rivals are not standing still – not just Russia now, but China, India and others. They would have no better chance to overtake the US in whatever is this century’s version of the space race, than if that nation decided to spit on its own achievements, and replace them with dogma.

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Source: based on an article at RT.com

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12 Comments

  1. Arvin N. Prebost
    23 July, 2019 at 9:36 am — Reply

    All this dumping on White men is simply jealousy, much of it from feminine sources, or feminine-in-spirit.

    I would bet that any of those men would have treated a female like a lady, and would have been impeccable as a scout leader.

  2. Mr. Hilter
    23 July, 2019 at 9:52 am — Reply

    You should also know that classical music is racist too,because it was written by family unfriendly whites.

  3. Robert Streater
    23 July, 2019 at 7:01 pm — Reply

    Oh my gosh, I bust out laughing with the question of why Braun as opposed to a black woman from Louisiana? How about hmmm let’s say 100 plus IQ differential ? Sure I would have enjoyed being part of NASA space exploration, but the simple fact of the matter is I’m just not smart enough. Has that thought even been considered by the anti-wannabes? Unfortunately in today’s world it never ends.

  4. Truthweed
    23 July, 2019 at 7:13 pm — Reply

    There were some significant achievements by women in the space race. The only people capable of threading the wiring of the core memories of the computers that tracked the astronauts were Irish embroiderers. They were able to tread thousands of hair-thin conductors through large stacks of tiny ferrite toroids, eight per toroid, that were used to magnetise/demagnetise these components.

    • Arvin N. Prebost
      23 July, 2019 at 9:54 pm — Reply

      Weed, these Irish women must have been the so-called “black Irish.”

      The Hidden Black Irish Figures.

      • Truthweed
        24 July, 2019 at 5:26 pm — Reply

        Arvin, these Irish women should be recognised, but that would be racist because they are not actually black.

  5. Jim
    27 July, 2019 at 8:19 am — Reply

    There is a hidden story about the great role black astronauts and their unsung role in the space race.
    It was decided to send a capsule with a black astronaut and a monkey to test the rigors of space. The black was told to watch the red light on the console and when it lit he was to receive his instructions via a TV monitor.
    They were launched, and were circling the Earth, and the black was impatient, as he had not been given any tasks except one. The Monkey was performing all the control functions and flying the craft.
    The black kept getting impatient and kept calling mission control asking what he could do, but was told to watch the red light on the console for instructions on the monitor.
    This went on many times, the nigger calling mission control asking for instructions, getting the same reply.
    After some hours the flashing red light on the console came on and the nigger eagerly looked at the TV monitor for his long-awaited instructions.
    The TV monitor flashed:
    FEED THE MONKEY.

    • Howard
      27 July, 2019 at 7:04 pm — Reply

      Yes, it sure does seem plausible to me; but I can’t help but wonder – was that poor little monkey EVER FED !?!
      I mean, you are asking an awful lot from that black astronaut…

  6. pj dooner
    27 July, 2019 at 12:27 pm — Reply

    From the Daily Mail:

    “America only put a man on the moon with the help of Nazi monsters”

    https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-7268437/The-shameful-truth-America-man-moon-help-Nazis-monsters.html

  7. PJ Dooner
    27 July, 2019 at 12:37 pm — Reply

    “Betsy Ross and the flag” was an invention of a jew looking to cash in on the 1876 Centennial in Philadelphia: he had a shop of some sort right in the historic area and came up with the Betsy Ross tale in order to sell souvenirs. He did some research and found that there was a seamstress named Betsy Ross who lived in Philadelphia during the Revolutionary War and that’s the name he went with. There is no record of Betsy Ross and the flag before 1876! Some grad students at Penn researched it and that is what they uncovered.

  8. Howard
    27 July, 2019 at 7:14 pm — Reply

    You see the Washington Post is on a hell-bent mission. Due to being under the thumb of the Jewish oligarchy that rules this nation, they are required (almost by law) to disparage white accomplishments whenever and wherever they find them. How would it look if the world was to ACTUALLY acknowledge the fact that the entire foundational basis of all knowledge actually came from Caucasians? How would it appear that Jews actually worked the supreme intellects that they always tell us they are? And you are expecting them to actually tell the truth behind scientific and engineering history?
    The story must always be presented in one fashion and one fashion only and no deviation, absolutely no deviation is permitted.
    Whites did absolutely nothing in the world, but to deliver hatred, bigotry, racism, and virtually all the evils in the world that we have led up to this point.

    Only the extreme enlightenment of nonwhite and Jewish people with their superior moral and intellectual visions have led us to the mountaintop that we now inhabit.
    What would happen if the truth got out that it was whites who discovered insulin, airplanes, automobiles, heart transplant, calculus, Renaissance music, Shakespeare, Western law and democracy, etc. etc. etc. ??

    No sir. Indeedee ! We can’t be having any of that, now can we? Everything that I mentioned came out of the brilliance of the Jewish mind and was implemented due to the perseverance of nonwhites everywhere, while evil, evil whites were continually attempting to undermine these noble creatures ! Yes, I’m not too surprised that the Washington Post has focused on some minor blacks who perhaps sharpen pencils and empty trash cans for those evil white engineers who sent us to the moon! So let’s get the record straight and know our place in history !

  9. TJ
    28 July, 2019 at 6:31 pm — Reply

    Jim – Ha ha!

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