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Yeah, Starman didn't go to the moon. Like Apollo 11 even did...

Fake History purveyor, patriotism scold, and convicted-but-pardoned felon Dinesh D'Souza is VERY UPSET about the latest Hollywood attempt to destroy America and indoctrinate the young: the decision to not include a scene of the US flag being planted on the Moon in the new movie First Man, directed by Damien Chazelle. It also turns out First Man is a Neil Armstrong biopic and not in fact an homage to the ape-person in 2001: A Space Odyssey who learned how to kill with a tapir's jawbone thigh bone, so that's another historical fact the new movie totally ignores.


D'Souza, always on the alert for something to get the culture-war attention coming his way, was simply disgusted Friday.

Yup, the ONE THING we learned from the Apollo missions was that a flag was placed on the Moon for Americans. And the Apollo 11 astronauts certainly believed their achievement was about America, and America First and only, which is why they left that plaque at the landing site reading

Here men from the planet Earth AND IT'S BEST COUNTRY, U.S. AMARACA!!!! first set foot upon the Moon, July 1969 A.D. We came in peace for all mankind BUT MOSTLY AMERICA, DON' FORGET, MAGA!!! [five flag emojis, two of them the Liberian flag]

Now, if you want to get all contexty about it, Gosling is 1) the Canadian (deport him!!!!) actor who plays Armstrong, not the writer or director of First Man, so we have no idea what input he had on the decision, if any, and 2) He said a bunch of other stuff about Armstrong and the whole "One giant leap for mankind" leftist brainwashing the astronauts were spouting at the time. He

argued that the first voyage to the moon was a "human achievement" that didn't just represent an American accomplishment, and that's how Armstrong viewed it.

"I think this was widely regarded in the end as a human achievement [and] that's how we chose to view it," Gosling. "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."

Gosling added, "He was reminding everyone that he was just the tip of the iceberg — and that's not just to be humble, that's also true. So I don't think that Neil viewed himself as an American hero. From my interviews with his family and people that knew him, it was quite the opposite. And we wanted the film to reflect Neil."

See? Talk about a movie that's simply dripping with poisonous contempt for the Best Country on Earth, which actually OWNS THAT MOON. D'Souza's mentions were full of people insisting they would boycott the film and probably take their kids out of school because teachers won't even tell children the TRUTH about the moon or any US history, and also there is a secret Democrat Plantation up there on the moon that Hillary Clinton built as a way station for her George Soros Sex Camps On Mars, too.

Also, yes, yes, we KNOW the space race was more than all the inspiring, look at Earth from Apollo 8 and you don't see no countries blather it's often portrayed as -- of course it was a cosmic dick-swinging contest between cold warriors. But that reality isn't likely to vanish into history if one Hollywood movie takes the more Carl Sagan-y sensawonder Pale Blue Dot approach, either. Both of those coexist, if sometimes uncomfortably.

Besides, if anyone really needs 20 minutes of a close-up on a flag, with patriotic music and fireworks, they can always watch D'souza's crappy America: Imagine A World Without Her, which pads out its running time with such glurge. Or maybe it was his dumb Hillary movie, we forget -- he basically just makes the same movie over and over.

As for his own politics, Neil Armstrong probably said all he needed to by refusing to run for office on the basis of his fame. He was probably kind of a libertarian, but very privately. One of his few open political statements? He really hated Congress treating NASA as a political football, a stance that liberals can embrace as pro-science but conservatives can just as well spin as in favor of Big Tech and Big America. We bet he'd be annoyed by D'Souza running his mouth more than anything, though he'd leave the punching to Buzz Aldrin, regarding other conspiracy theorists.

In conclusion, we would like to thank Dinesh D'Souza, who is a complete idiot, for at least reminding us of at least one great American tradition: Late August truly is the Silly Season. How easy, in these turbulent times, to forget that.

Especially since the Silly Season is now year-'round. At least we're able to say Merry Christmas again, and to play Gill Scott- Heron whenever we need.

There are other videos, like this one with spaceships, but this recording is best, because it includes the preface where Scott-Heron reminds us "it was inspired by some whiteys on the Moon."

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