Hollywood Disses American Effort and Neil Armstrong [VIDEO]

Hollywood Disses American Effort and Neil Armstrong [VIDEO]

Hollywood Disses American Effort and Neil Armstrong [VIDEO]

Here we go again. Hollywood once again is omitting historical facts – not for the good of the plot, but for the good of their own personal biases and narratives. And this time, it is American astronaut and hero Neil Armstrong who is getting rewritten in a movie that’s supposed to be a biopic about him.

Ryan Gosling, who is portraying Armstrong in the movie, revealed in an interview that the historically documented moment when Armstrong planted an American flag on the moon was intentionally cut from the new movie.

You know, that moment that was filmed and went across the entire world, showing that America had won the race to the moon.

Remember the space race, kids? Hollywood apparently forgot that.

But but but human achievement, or something.

“Transcended countries and borders” with American brains, American ingenuity, and American dollars.

If Hollywood could be honest for just a moment…

Ben Shapiro put it as only he can:

Now, the real reason that the film won’t include the planting of the American flag is that the distributors obviously fear that Chinese censors will be angry, and that foreign audiences will scorn the film. But it’s telling that the Left seems to attribute every universal sin to America, and every specific victory to humanity as a whole. Slavery: uniquely American. Racism: uniquely American. Sexism: uniquely American. Homophobia: uniquely American. Putting a man on the moon: an achievement of humanity.

All of this is in keeping with a general perspective that sees America as a nefarious force in the world. This is Howard Zinn’s A People’s History of the United States view: that America’s birth represented the creation of a terrible totalitarian regime, but that Maoist China is the “closest thing, in the long history of that ancient country, to a people’s government, independent of outside control”; that Castro’s Cuba had “no bloody record of suppression,” but that the U.S. responded to the “horrors perpetrated by the terrorists against innocent people in New York by killing other innocent people in Afghanistan.”

In reality, however, America remains the single greatest force for human freedom and progress in the history of the world. And landing a man on the moon was part of that uniquely American legacy.

Shapiro also references Kennedy’s speech about going to the moon.

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. We have vowed that we shall not see space filled with weapons of mass destruction, but with instruments of knowledge and understanding. 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 set sail on this new sea because there is new knowledge to be gained, and new rights to be won, and they must be won and used for the progress of all people. For space science, like nuclear science and all technology, has no conscience of its own. Whether it will become a force for good or ill depends on man, and only if the United States occupies a position of pre-eminence can we help decide whether this new ocean will be a sea of peace or a new terrifying theater of war.

It was a different world back then, and one that demanded that the United States win the Cold War. For Hollywood to chicken out and pretend otherwise for the sake of the Chinese censors and its own fear of appearing “too nationalistic” or too “pro-American” is stupid and cowardly.

I choose to defer to General Chuck Yeager.

But if it doesn’t, just read Armstrong’s own words.

“Some people thought a United Nations flag should be there,” Armstrong explains today, “and some people thought there should be flags of a lot of nations. In the end, it was decided by Congress that this was a United States project. We were not going to make any territorial claim, but we ought to let people know that we were here and put up a U.S. flag. My job was to get the flag there. I was less concerned about whether that was the right artifact to place. I let other, wiser minds than mine make those kinds of decisions.”

This could still be a good movie. But stripping the fact that America won the race to the moon out of it is just pathetic, and no amount of Hollywood spinning it or defending the omission will change that.

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  • scott says:

    Yeah, I try not to give hollywood any of my money, though there are occasional exceptions, but this movie (propaganda) will not be one of those, just ore anti-American drivel…

  • Jim says:

    Intellectual dishonesty is what is to be expected from tinsel-town as they denigrate the society which supports them and of which they claim to be a part. Armstrong, an American, did reference ”Mankind” in his statement on stepping down onto the Moon’s surface and that was sufficient as far as I am concerned. It was an American operation and not funded by the corrupt UN though it seems that the modern uneducated and intolerant grievance mobs wish to rewrite a moment in history of which US citizens should be proud so as to meet their socialist goals.

  • AMC Theatres is the largest cinema chain in the U.S. It’s owned by the Wanda Group, which is world’s largest cinema operator. Wanda is a Chinese firm, and it’s CEO wealthiest man in China, Wang Jianlin. He’s a former military officer and is a member of the Communist Party.

    Regal Entertainment Group is America’s second largest chain. It’s owned by world’s second largest theatre operator, U.K.’s Cineworld Group.

    Together these make up more than 50% of the American market. The Chinese penetration of U.S. entertainment should be particularly disturbing; only the utterly naive would think there’s nothing political here.

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