Itís not just the moon landings. Everywhere, the PC brigade is rewriting history


Blackleaf
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It's not just in a new film about the moon landing in which the loony liberals are rewriting history...

Arts Cinema Rod Liddle

Itís not just the moon landings. Everywhere, the PC brigade is rewriting history

I remember the moon landing very well. I was nine years old. I can remember too my sense of outrageÖ

Rod Liddle





Rod Liddle
September 6, 2018
The Spectator

I remember the moon landing very well. I was nine years old. I can remember too my sense of outrage and disillusion. ĎThis is a blatant violation of the moonís dignity and sovereignty,í I told my parents, as the astronauts Buzz Aldrin and Neil Armstrong attempted to secure the US flag to the lunar surface. ĎAn act of imperialistic, Zionist barbarism and a statement of intent from the American government that it intends to export its white supremacy throughout the known galaxy. You will note that no people of colour were chosen as astronauts, nor women, nor people with fibromyalgia.í

A day or two later, when I had been let out of my bedroom, I informed them that the whole thing had not actually taken place, but was a sham filmed on a Hollywood lot for the benefit of Nasa, the industrialĖmilitary complex and Mossad. ĎDid you see the angles of the shadows cast by the astronauts? Klieg lights, you credulous fools.í So young, and yet so woke.

Hollywood has just made another film about that moon landing and it seems to have been scripted by someone with a very similar mindset to the one I had then. It could not be otherwise, I suppose, these days. First Man purports to be a biopic of the aforementioned Armstrong, but omits entirely the second most important thing he ever did. There is footage of him landing on the moon, with Aldrin, but the film makers quite deliberately omitted to show the flag being planted on the dusty surface. This was because, according to one of the cretinous stars of the film, Ryan Gosling, the moon landings were not about American triumphalism, but something that was good for the whole of humanity. And so they excised the bit about the flag, including showing the astronauts saluting the flag, because it did not fit in with their political agenda and, being liberals, they think that what actually happened, i.e. history, isnít important and if it offends them it can be rewritten or simply expunged.

Aside from anything else, this is cheating the moviegoers. My guess is that people who want to watch something about one of the USís greatest triumphs probably possess a scintilla or two of patriotism. They may be the kind of people who would have enjoyed the film made of Tom Wolfeís fabulous book The Right Stuff, which covered similar territory (and with a rather better cast, not least Ed Harris and Sam Shepard). Gosling and co clearly want the large audience which would be attracted by such a project, but wish to gloss over the inconvenient politics of the time and the political feelings of the audience.

In truth, the moonshot was quintessentially about American triumphalism and almost nothing else ó the good of humanity was not a consideration, except insofar as more successful rocket technology at last put the US ahead of the Soviet Union, behind which repulsive country it had lagged alarmingly, well into the 1960s. It was two fingers to the Russkies and a reminder to the rest of the world that the US was the greatest country on earth. In short, as President Kennedy knew, it was the only thing which could trump Sputnik, Laika and Yuri Gagarin. It won the space race.

And forgive me, because now Iíve just used that word: Trump. Thatís also somewhere in the mix, somewhere lurking in the muddled, murky potage these asinine liberals call a world view. Itís bad enough to be patriotic at the best of times, but to do so when that fascist is waving the Stars and Stripes around would be unconscionable. Meanwhile, the actual benefit to Ďhumankindí as a consequence of the moon landings was ephemeral, fleeting and slight. Nonstick frying pans, anyone?

We are in the Tyranny of Now. A time when the liberals in Hollywood or on our university campuses will rewrite or eradicate history according to their own manifestos, and where everything that happened in the past is subject to a Manichaean divide. In a film about slavery, the black people will be uniquely good, the whites uniquely bad, conveniently avoiding the issue that black Africans instigated the slave trade and continued it long after weíd been pricked by our honky consciences. Attempt to suggest that not everything that came from colonialism was uniformly bad, as one Oxford professor did recently, and you will be subjected to a moronic inferno of howled abuse ó even though, palpably, nothing is quite so black and white as the liberals see it.

The Tyranny of Now, with its weird non-sequiturs: it is perfectly OK for a man to identify as a woman, but once his breasts have been stapled on donít ó for Godís sake ó allow him to wear a kimono, because that would be cultural appropriation. It is cultural appropriation for supermarkets to sell curries, but not cultural appropriation for your local Chinese restaurant to offer pie and chips.

Perhaps we in the West should cavil if the rest of the world embraces democracy, sanitation, an independent judicial system, tolerance, gender equality, decent table manners and an appreciation of fine literature, art and music ó cultural appropriation! Fortunately, or otherwise, most of the rest of the world seems to have resisted these temptations so far.

More of these non-sequiturs, drawn from the Tyranny of Now. It is fine ó no, more than fine, absolutely marvellous ó for the new version of the BBCís Daily Politics to kick off with six women on the panel and not a solitary man. The reverse would be unthinkable, wouldnít it? Why is one form of gender imbalance worse than another? Why do we not worry about the scarcity of male speech therapists, but agonise over the lack of women heart surgeons?

Buzz Aldrin responded to the film I mention above by tweeting a photograph of himself saluting the American flag on the moon. ĎProud to be an American,í he said. Oh, you dinosaur. Die quickly, be gone.

https://spectator.us/2018/09/moon-la...iting-history/
 
Bar Sinister
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Moronic article. Does the author really think the actor playing Armstrong wrote the script? He apparently knows nothing about how films are made. For the most part actors do as they are told. The article is little more than a conservative rant from a whiny idiot who doesn't like the way the world is progressing.
 
Blackleaf
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Quote: Originally Posted by Bar Sinister View Post

Moronic article. Does the author really think the actor playing Armstrong wrote the script? He apparently knows nothing about how films are made. For the most part actors do as they are told. The article is little more than a conservative rant from a whiny idiot who doesn't like the way the world is progressing.

Gosling was asked at the Venice Film Festival whether omitting the scene was deliberate and the actor attempted to sidestep the question by responding that the moon landing ďtranscended countries and borders.Ē


Ryan Gosling defended the decision to omit the flag planting scene. (Daniel McFadden/Universal Pictures via AP)

ďI think this was widely regarded in the end as a human achievement [and] that's how we chose to view it,Ē he told reporters.

"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.Ē

Gosling said he didnít think Armstrong ďviewed himself as an American hero.Ē

http://www.foxnews.com/entertainment...-decision.html

So he's telling us what he THINKS the missions was about rather than what it was REALLY about. A deliberate rewriting of history.
 
Bar Sinister
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Quote: Originally Posted by Blackleaf View Post

Gosling was asked at the Venice Film Festival whether omitting the scene was deliberate and the actor attempted to sidestep the question by responding that the moon landing ďtranscended countries and borders.Ē


Ryan Gosling defended the decision to omit the flag planting scene. (Daniel McFadden/Universal Pictures via AP)

ďI think this was widely regarded in the end as a human achievement [and] that's how we chose to view it,Ē he told reporters.

"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.Ē

Gosling said he didnít think Armstrong ďviewed himself as an American hero.Ē

http://www.foxnews.com/entertainment...-decision.html

So he's telling us what he THINKS the missions was about rather than what it was REALLY about. A deliberate rewriting of history.


I saw him interviewed. That doesn't mean he wrote the script for the film. And who gives a shit anyway? The Yanks are always pounding themselves on the back over past history. Meanwhile they have elected the worst prepared president in history.
 
Danbones
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Meanwhile they have elected

Good thing YOU aren't the self appointed diktator, eh?

LOL, The murkins paid for their space race and deserve any credit for its success.

One thing about trump - he is STILL doing well because his enemies are total morons who screw up everything they try to cheat at.

(not to mention also they are genocidally dishonest even among themselves)

ALSO, in a perfect communist world, how are we going to play hockey if everyone is on the same team, and when someone gets a goal, EVERYONE gets a point?

That would be totally KOOKOO Skidward!
Last edited by Danbones; Sep 10th, 2018 at 07:50 AM..
 
MHz
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Quote: Originally Posted by Bar Sinister View Post

Meanwhile they have elected the worst prepared president in history.

The US could go honest and just let Generals and Admirals apply for that position since they call the shots anyway. Trump's office is just the PR outlet for the Pentegram to tell the slaves what is going down. The Pentegram is the enforcer for the World Bank.
 
MHz
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Quote: Originally Posted by Danbones View Post

LOL, The murkins paid for their space race and deserve any credit for its success.

NASA is a continuation of the Nazi rocket program. A few rockets to the moon to take pictures and a few loops around planet earth to justify the $5T they have made and 30,000 nuclear weapons on the tip of rockets. What do you think the mandate of Nasa was and still is. The world is still paying a lot of money for vids that are animations rather than the results of scientific experiments.
 
EagleSmack
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Quote: Originally Posted by Bar Sinister View Post

I saw him interviewed. That doesn't mean he wrote the script for the film. And who gives a shit anyway? The Yanks are always pounding themselves on the back over past history. Meanwhile they have elected the worst prepared president in history.


So you're comfortable taking credit for the moon landing?
 
Serryah
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So what's wrong with looking to the film as something to celebrate humanity as a whole and not just the US for once? It's not like the world doesn't know the US was on the moon "first" (cause US ego won't let anyone forget it). Focusing on the human side of things is actually a nice change.
 
Tecumsehsbones
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Quote: Originally Posted by Serryah View Post

So what's wrong with looking to the film as something to celebrate humanity as a whole and not just the US for once? It's not like the world doesn't know the US was on the moon "first" (cause US ego won't let anyone forget it). Focusing on the human side of things is actually a nice change.

Funniest part is the squeal of OUTRAGE is coming from somebody who ain't even American, though he is a member of one of our client states.
 
MHz
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Neither are the Rothschild bankers American, tic toc, tic toc.
 
Tecumsehsbones
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Quote: Originally Posted by MHz View Post

Neither are the Rothschild bankers American, tic toc, tic toc.

Take your pills.
 
White_Unifier
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Didn't those astronauts violate US flag protocol by leaving it out in the dark without lighting? I hope they attached a solar light to shine on that flag during those long lunar nights. So disrespectful!
 
Said1
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Who cares, no one landed on the moon.
 
Cliffy
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Quote: Originally Posted by Said1 View Post

Who cares, no one landed on the moon.

They should have adequate lighting in that hanger.
 
Bar Sinister
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Quote: Originally Posted by Said1 View Post

Who cares, no one landed on the moon.


You also believe in the sasquatch and Ogopgo>
 
pgs
Free Thinker
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Quote: Originally Posted by Bar Sinister View Post

You also believe in the sasquatch and Ogopgo>

They are as real as man made global warming .
 
Blackleaf
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Quote: Originally Posted by Serryah View Post

So what's wrong with looking to the film as something to celebrate humanity as a whole and not just the US for once?

Because it's rewriting history. Why not make another film to "celebrate humanity" instead of making a film and rewriting the historical events in it it to make it look like a global triumph rather than an American one?

What's going to be next? A film about the 1966 World Cup, with the historical events in it rewritten so that England's winning of the tournament is actually a global triumph - a triumph for humanity - rather than an English triumph?
 
Hoid
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Texas decides to purge some people from the mandatory reading list - including Hillary and, of course, Helen Keller.

https://www.cbsnews.com/news/texas-b...ory-curriculum
 
Serryah
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Quote: Originally Posted by Blackleaf View Post

Because it's rewriting history. Why not make another film to "celebrate humanity" instead of making a film and rewriting the historical events in it it to make it look like a global triumph rather than an American one?

What's going to be next? A film about the 1966 World Cup, with the historical events in it rewritten so that England's winning of the tournament is actually a global triumph - a triumph for humanity - rather than an English triumph?

Where in all that's holy is it re-writing history?

So it doesn't show the US flag.

OMG HISTORY IS CHANGED FOREVER!

Except, it's not.

Are you SURE you're from England and not a US citizen who's there in some undercover deal to make England seem stupider than most countries???
 
Bar Sinister
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Quote: Originally Posted by pgs View Post

They are as real as man made global warming .




So you do believe in sasquatch and Ogopogo. That certainly explains your lack of understanding when it comes to global warming.
 
Blackleaf
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Quote: Originally Posted by Serryah View Post

Where in all that's holy is it re-writing history?

So it doesn't show the US flag.

OMG HISTORY IS CHANGED FOREVER!

Except, it's not.

Are you SURE you're from England and not a US citizen who's there in some undercover deal to make England seem stupider than most countries???

It's rewriting historry to make it look merely a global, human, achievement rather than an American achievement.
 
pgs
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Quote: Originally Posted by Bar Sinister View Post

So you do believe in sasquatch and Ogopogo. That certainly explains your lack of understanding when it comes to global warming.

I saw Ogopogo on Wednesday and the Sasquatch last weekend . Did you see the global warming Edmonton is getting ?
 
Serryah
Free Thinker
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Quote: Originally Posted by Blackleaf View Post

It's rewriting historry to make it look merely a global, human, achievement rather than an American achievement.


Except anyone with even a quarter brain cell knows it was more a US achievement.

The film, I think, doesn't need to focus on that because everyone knows it. Rather they're looking at the human story.

And WTF is wrong with that? It's not rewriting history, it's deepening it (depending on how much truth there is in it, tbh).
 
Cliffy
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Quote: Originally Posted by Serryah View Post

Except anyone with even a quarter brain cell knows it was more a US achievement.

The film, I think, doesn't need to focus on that because everyone knows it. Rather they're looking at the human story.

And WTF is wrong with that? It's not rewriting history, it's deepening it (depending on how much truth there is in it, tbh).

Truth and deep thought are the antithesis of the conservative mind set.
 
Tecumsehsbones
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Quote: Originally Posted by Serryah View Post

Where in all that's holy is it re-writing history?
So it doesn't show the US flag.
OMG HISTORY IS CHANGED FOREVER!
Except, it's not.
Are you SURE you're from England and not a US citizen who's there in some undercover deal to make England seem stupider than most countries???

It does show the U.S. flag. Repeatedly. It just doesn't show the flag raising.

That's what Blackshirt's upset about, that the flag of another country is given slightly less respect than he thinks it deserves.

Because Blackshirt loves and reveres the U.S. flag. It's the flag of a country that has half-decent relations with his, and he knows for a damn fact that if a Brit ever lands on the moon, it'll be after we set up a regular tourist service.
 
Blackleaf
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Quote: Originally Posted by Tecumsehsbones View Post

It does show the U.S. flag. Repeatedly. It just doesn't show the flag raising.
That's what Blackshirt's upset about, that the flag of another country is given slightly less respect than he thinks it deserves.
Because Blackshirt loves and reveres the U.S. flag. It's the flag of a country that has half-decent relations with his, and he knows for a damn fact that if a Brit ever lands on the moon, it'll be after we set up a regular tourist service.

It is also a historical fact that it was German technology which sent America to the Moon.
 
Tecumsehsbones
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Quote: Originally Posted by Blackleaf View Post

It is also a historical fact that it was German technology which sent America to the Moon.

It's also an historical fact that German asses sit on the throne of Great Britain.

Cowardly c*nt.
 
White_Unifier
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Quote: Originally Posted by Tecumsehsbones View Post

It's also an historical fact that German asses sit on the throne of Great Britain.
Cowardly c*nt.

Oh please don't degrade the female anatomy in that way. He has nothing near as valuable as that.
 
Bar Sinister
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Quote: Originally Posted by pgs View Post

I saw Ogopogo on Wednesday and the Sasquatch last weekend . Did you see the global warming Edmonton is getting ?


Yes - we broke a couple of heat records this summer. Did you pull you head out of your backside long enough to notice them?
 

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