On July 20, 1969, an impressionable teenager I sat glued like most everyone else in the world who had one, to the television screen. I watched as Neil Armstrong made his way down the ladder of the lunar lander Eagle to be the first man to set foot on the moon. Shortly behind him came Edwin “Buzz” Aldrin. Together, they planted the American flag and a plaque stating: “Here men from the planet Earth first set foot on the moon – July 1969 A. D. – We came in peace for all mankind.”
“For the eyes of the world now look into space, to the moon and to the planets beyond, and we have vowed that we shall not see it governed by a hostile flag of conquest, but by a banner of freedom and peace.” President John F. Kennedy
I watched previews for the movie First Man, the true account of this world changing event. Afterwards, I wanted to see the movie. I enjoy historically accurate drama. It’s like being there when it happened. It’s also educational for those who might not have witnessed the first man stepping on the surface of the moon. The real truth is that such movies are educational for the viewing audience whether or not they’re historically accurate.
Planting the American flag is the most iconic scene from the first lunar landing, the one that’s burned into my memory and I suggest the memories of most anyone who watched it. This historic image was left out of the movie’s dramatic presentation of history. Imagine dramatizing history of the Revolutionary War assault on the Hessian garrison in Trenton, New Jersey without the portrait of Washington crossing the Delaware. Ryan Gosling, the actor portraying Neil Armstrong stated they who made the movie didn’t view the lunar landing as an American achievement but rather a human one, therefore the American flag planting scene was not in the movie. Using Mr. Gosling’s logic if the greater humankind benefits all achievements by default are human achievements. Even the Patriots who crossed the Delaware with Washington. After all, human kind benefited greatly – and still does – through the existence of the United States of America.
Once again Hollywood feeds the globalist worldview directly into the minds of Americans and for that matter the world as well. Most who will see this movie likely never watched the live televised event of the historic planting of the American flag on the surface of the moon.
You need only read President Kennedy’s speech to a joint session of Congress May 25, 1961 and at Rice University September 12, 1962 to be certain that this was an American achievement. It was led by a visionary American President, paid for by American tax dollars, and made possible due to the heroic pioneering spirit and ingenuity of Americans.
“First, I believe that this nation should commit itself to achieving the goal, before this decade is out, of landing a man on the moon and returning him safely to the Earth.
But in a very real sense, it will not be one man going to the moon–if we make this judgment affirmatively, it will be an entire nation. For all of us must work to put him there.”
“Yet the vows of this Nation can only be fulfilled if we in this Nation are first, and, therefore, we intend to be first. In short, our leadership in science and in industry, our hopes for peace and security, our obligations to ourselves as well as others, all require us to make this effort, to solve these mysteries, to solve them for the good of all men, and to become the world’s leading space-faring nation. …
We choose to go to the moon. We choose to go to the moon in this decade …, not because [it’s] easy, but because [it’s] hard, because that goal will serve to organize and measure the best of our energies and skills, because that challenge is one that we are willing to accept, one we are unwilling to postpone, and one which we intend to win…”
It most certainly was a great leap for mankind as Neil Armstrong declared. But it was an American achievement, it was about America leading, and as distasteful and uncomfortable as it may be to some these days, it was about America winning. Americans landed on the moon. No one else did nor has anyone since the last lunar landing December 11, 1972.
The deconstruction of America began with the Supreme Court decisions declaring school prayer, Bible reading or Christian displays in schools or on public property unconstitutional. This began the continuing assault on Christianity itself. When conflicts of constitutionally guaranteed religious freedom arise, it only seems to be about Christianity. Nowadays, it’s commonplace including incidents where people in the workplace have been instructed to hide their crucifix necklaces because they’re offensive. Christianity, God, God given freedom all sit at the foundation of our country. To take down a country, you must first weaken its foundation. Take down a nation’s religious and moral foundation, you are well on the way to taking down the nation.
“I sought for the greatness and genius of America in her commodious harbors and her ample rivers—and it was not there. . . in her fertile fields and bound less forests—and it was not there. . . in her rich mines and her vast world commerce—and it was not there. . .. in her democratic Congress and her matchless Constitution—and it was not there. Not until I went into the churches of America and heard her pulpits flame with righteousness did I understand the secret of her genius and power. America is great because she is good, and if America ever ceases to be good, she will cease to be great.” ? Alexis de Tocqueville, Democracy in America (Harper Perennial Modern Classics)
We are seeing our history revised in the minds of our historically undereducated children and population in general and attempts at eradicating it altogether right before our eyes. Just as there is no perfect people and no perfect country there is also no perfect history. There are always periods and events we’d rather forget, no longer contemplate. It is the greatest injustice we could ever perpetuate upon the generations that follow us. When people do not know the real truth about where they’ve been, how they’ve come to be who they are they can be led in most any direction. Led by people who view them as no more than pawns on an imaginary global chessboard. People celebrate destruction of Confederate statues and monuments. People have every right to dislike the Confederacy and what it stood for, but no one has the right to destroy reminders of history good or bad. How long before there is a demand to remove other historical markers and revise history to calm sensibilities? To remove the history that does not lead to the ultimate utopian goal? If a country was never good or great in the eyes of its citizenry, why not just toss it all and begin anew? Why not just topple Lady Liberty now and be done with it? Why not do away with our Constitution and bow to the whims of the global community – the United Nations? Who needs individual liberty anyway?
What is the ultimate goal of the revisionists? I believe President George H.W. Bush made it quite clear in his address to before Congress March 1991.
“What is at stake is more than one small country; it is a big idea: a new world order, where diverse nations are drawn together in common cause to achieve the universal aspirations of mankind — peace and security, freedom, and the rule of law. Such is a world worthy of our struggle and worthy of our children’s future.” President George H. W. Bush
To me, President Bush described the failing borderless European union.
What is the new world order? Is it the George Soros view of one world government? Of multilateralism where there is no super power world leader? A world without borders? A world that requires the managed decline of America? …it’s a big idea: a new world order… A new world order destined for a constant state of war driven by nothing more than human nature.
For decades, our government has been filled with globalists. Adventurists and neo-conservatives who get us involved in endless, needless wars in their attempts to shape the new world order described by President Bush. In the background, groups filled with the world’s rich and powerful such as the Trilateral Commission, the Bilderberg Group, and the Council on Foreign Relations influence this adventurism while pulling the deep state’s puppet strings. There is one thing that stands directly in the path of the new world order. The existence of the United States of America.
Take a long-term view and it’s easy to conclude that unless there is an American decline, unless her citizens through revision and eradication of history are groomed to accept that America is not good and never was they will never realize the new world order that will necessarily consist of the wealthy and powerful, an all-encompassing one world government and a remaining human serfdom. That, Mr. Gosling, would be a true human achievement albeit one of abject human failure.
The following was written by Ferdinand Mount and published in the London Daily Mail July 5, 1976. It was quoted by Ronald Reagan in a September 21, 1976 radio address. From the book, Reagan, In His Own Hand: The Writings of Ronald Reagan that Reveal His Revolutionary Vision for America (Biography):
“What the world needs now is more Americans. The U.S. is the first nation on earth deliberately dedicated to letting people choose what they want and giving them a chance to get it. For all it’s terrible faults, in one sense, America still is the last, best hope of mankind, because it spells out so vividly the kind of happiness which most people actually want, regardless of what they are told they ought to want. We criticize, copy, patronize, idolize, insult but we never doubt that the U.S. has a unique position in the history of human hopes. For it is the only nation founded solely on a moral dream. A part of our own future is tied up in it and the greatest of all the gifts the Americans have given us is hope.”
Take away the foundation, revise the history, groom and brainwash the population. Take away hope. That leads us to a new and better world order? No, it leads to endless conflict and human suffering.
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