Monday, September 03, 2018

New Film on American Moon Landing Deletes American Flag to “Transcend Borders”

Anything rather than praising America

If one were to point to an iconic moment during the first moon landing in 1969, the primary moment to come to mind would probably be Neil Armstrong’s legendary words, “One small step for man, one giant leap for mankind.” However, a close second would probably be the planting of the American flag on the rock orbiting the third rock from the sun.

The flag was a sign that we had achieved a goal declared at the beginning of the decade by John F. Kennedy. The flag was a sign that American ingenuity had triumphed over collectivist ideology in the space race. The flag was a sign that we had set our aim as high as possible and hit it head on.

But alas, that sort of thought is too divisive in 2018 — at least according to Hollywood. According to the U.K. Telegraph, “a new film about (Neil) Armstrong has chosen to leave out this most patriotic of scenes, arguing that the giant leap for mankind should not be seen as an example of American greatness.”

“The film, ‘First Man,’ was unveiled at the Venice Film Festival yesterday, where the absence of the stars and stripes was noted by critics.”

“Its star, Ryan Gosling, was asked if the film was a deliberately un-American take on the moon landing. He replied that Armstrong’s accomplishment ‘transcended countries and borders.'”

Yes, yes it did. And it did so because of American greatness. I really don’t see how that fails to come across, but Gosling has some explanation that sounded a bit like Charlie Brown’s teachers to me.

“I think this was widely regarded in the end as a human achievement (and) that’s how we chose to view it,” Gosling said.

“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.


Astronaut Chuck Yeager has made some contemptuous comments about the film.


Bird of Paradise said...

That's these little scum suckers in Hollywood today not showing the flag of the nation that beat the Russians to the moon its a wonder they did not show a UN flag and Armstrong saying TRANQUILITY BASE HERE THE SNOWFLAKE HAS LANDED ad THAT ONE SMALL STEP FOR A HUMAN ONE GIANT LEAP FOR HUMANKIND

ScienceABC123 said...

It's rewriting history, plain and simple.

Anonymous said...

To be fair, the film shows the flag on the moon, but just not Armstrong planting the flag on the moon.

Still, the planting of the flag is an iconic moment, second only to Armstrong descending the stairs of the Eagle and should have been in the film.