Forty-nine-years ago, on July 20th, 1969, Neil Armstrong became the first human to step onto the moon with his impromptu and iconic proclamation, “That’s one small step for a man, one giant leap for mankind”. Who was Neil Armstrong and why was he chosen to be the first?
Neil Armstrong was not chosen to be the first man on the moon, per se. The actual Apollo mission leaders were unknown. In fact, had it not been for the fire on board Apollo 1 in 1967, Gus Grissom might have been the first commander chosen to step onto the moon. Instead, it became the crew from Apollo 11 to reach the moon surface first.
It took four days for the spaceship to land on the moon after taking off. Six hours after landing, they opened the door.
The famous “One small step…” was not prepared in advance by Armstrong. He had many people suggesting lines for him, but he ignored them. He thought it would be unwise to prepare the celebration before the complicated task was successfully performed.
It was that humble Ohio personality that led NASA to pick Armstrong to be the first out of the capsule. In a secret NASA meeting, they felt that Buzz Aldrin’s ego was too big to make him the ambassador to the world.
They seem to have been correct.
There are no still photos of Neil Armstrong on the moon or stepping out of the craft and planting the American flag because Buzz Aldrin, the man with the camera, did not take any. In contrast, all of the still photos we have are of Buzz Aldrin, taken by the selfless Neil Armstrong. To this day, Buzz Aldrin’s ego is on display, with his facelift and cameo appearances in movies.
In contrast, Neil Armstrong spent the rest of his life out of the limelight, teaching aerospace classes at the University of Cincinnati. He also dabbled in the corporate spokesman business.
However, there is video of Neil Armstrong stepping onto the moon and posing proudly by the American flag. This was a unique accomplishment for the United States. No other country succeeded, and they tried. Somewhere on the moon right now are crashed lunar explorers sent by China and Russia.
In October, the propagandists in Hollywood will release a film called “First Man”, ostensibly about Neil Armstrong and the moon landing. Interwoven throughout the film seems to be attempts to rewrite history and downplay the role America played. For example, the film left out any depiction of Neil Armstrong planting the American flag, according to news reports and defensive interviews by the actors.
This, of course, is a blatant attempt to pander to the lefties who hate America as it stands now. President Trump proclaims that America was great and needs to be made great again. The left claims that America was never great. New York Governor Cuomo recently proclaimed, in an attempt to pander to his base, that, “America was never that great.”
Today, the left goes after great American icons, such as Neil Armstrong. Next, they will go after George Washington and want the Capitol renamed because Washington owned slaves, etc. Ultimately, the left wants to abolish the constitution.
The left is nothing but an antidemocratic, intolerant, fascist movement. Only the ruling class elite should be allowed to have voices. The middle class should be the workers who drive the economic engine, but have no voice, they think.
The left is a party of weak and stupid people. In the minds of people who could never in a million years achieve greatness the way Neil Armstrong and the others at NASA did, they view the only away to power is by theft and corruption. People like Neil Armstrong were not better than they are, they think. Rather, they have been the victims of white privilege and racism, or American imperialism. Those beliefs were the fundamental driving forces for the Obama administration.
To depict actual history correctly, with Neil Armstrong planting the American flag on the moon, beating the communists, would conflict too much with the id and superegos of the brainwashed delusional zealots on the left. These days, if one wants “Oscar buzz” and a film green lighted, it must have a strong “America was never great” propaganda message.
(Editor’s Note: Not all things American are great. Our healthcare system is dangerous and wasteful. Neil Armstrong is one example of why.
The Apollo astronauts were a rare breed of the healthiest and smartest people the United States government could find. All three Apollo 11 crew members would be alive today, in their 80′s, if it were not for a surgeon somewhere who screwed up and killed Neil Armstrong with an unnecessary coronary artery bypass operation (the surgery has not been shown to prolong life in patients like Mr. Armstrong).
He survived interstellar space debris, radiation, and the chance of mechanical malfunction ala Apollo 13, but Neil Armstrong was eventually brought down by the American healthcare system.)