Go Woke Go Broke: The Wrong Stuff – Update

Hollywood finally went over the cliff.

In an upcoming biopic about Neil Armstrong, Hollywood has rewritten and memory holed one of top ten greatest achievements in American history.

Neil Armstrong movie ‘First Man’ omits the American flag being planted on the moon, and star Ryan Gosling defended the decision

What. The. Fuck?

How?  Why?

The movie omits the American flag being planted on the moon, and the movie’s star Ryan Gosling, who plays Armstrong, defended the decision when asked about it at Venice (via The Telegraph).

Gosling, who is Canadian, 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.

If the SJW’s can shut down a movie with Scarlett Johansson because she’s not trans and playing a trans-man, we sure as shit can shut down this Woke turd for being a damned Canadian playing an American hero.

“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.”

Yeah, it is a human achievement.  Sure.  But it was also the Cold War and we had just been out done by the Soviets with Sputnik and Yuri Gagarin and we sure as shit not going to be beat to the moon.

There is a reason it was called the space race, and WE WON THE MOON LANDING!

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.”

Oh hell yes he did consider himself an American hero.  This was all about America.  He didn’t plant the UN flag up on the moon.  He planted the American flag for a reason.  This was our victory.

Gosling also joked that he’s Canadian, so he “might have cognitive bias.”

Forget Mexico for a little bit, Trump needs to take five and deal with Canada.  We’re not going to stand for a bunch of Canucks rewriting our history.  That’s bullshit.

Gosling can try and make this sound nice… “we wanted this to be for the world.”

That’s a lie.  This is Hollywood reflexively hating anything unabashedly patriotic.  That’s what the moon landing is.  It was an act of American greatness.  It was entirely peaceful.  This wasn’t a victory in war.  It didn’t come at the cost of oppression.  It wasn’t something partisan or sectarian.  It was Americans coming together to engage in one of the greatest achievements in science and engineering in human history to cement America’s place among the stars.

Hollywood can’t find anything to “deconstruct” in that story, so just obliterated America from it.  It could have been anybody who first set foot on the moon, why are we so special?

Because we’re Americans and our President challenged us to do it.

I’ll tell you this.  I’m not going to watch a movie where a Canadian downplays a great American hero and fails to plant the American flag on the moon.  I’m pretty sure that most of Huntsville, home to Marshall Space Flight Center, won’t be seeing that crap either.

This movie is going to crash and burn like Soyuz 1.

I remember when Buzz Aldrin punched some asshole for saying he didn’t land on the moon.  I hope they invite Buzz to the American premier of this movie just so he can punch Ryan Gosling in his pretty Canadian face.

Since Hollywood won’t show you this great American Achievement, I will, fully restored by NASA.

Update:

It seems like the great Chuck Yeager (whose accomplishment is also in my pantheon of greatest achievements in American history*) agrees that this woke turd isn’t accurate.

I’m glad Hollywood spent all that money to make this flop.

 

*If you are curious as to what I consider in my pantheon:

  • Signing The Declaration of Independence
  • Drafting the Constitution and Bill of Rights
  • The Transcontinental Railroad
  • Polio Vaccine
  • Building of the Home Insurance Building in Chicago
  • Splitting the atom/Trinity test
  • Breaking the sound barrier
  • Moon landing
  • Invention of the transistor
  • ARPANET goes online

 

 

 

11 Replies to “Go Woke Go Broke: The Wrong Stuff – Update”

  1. Something I hate that I only learned recently: Chuck Yeager shot down an Me262. He was in a prop plane (Mustang?), and shot down a jet with guns.

    1. Yep. Americans were flying their P-51 Mustangs from ENGLAND to GERMANY, and were able to loiter and wait for the German Wunder-weapons to take off, use up their fuel in brief minutes long attacks, and then American pilots would attack them as they attempted to land. Then the American planes would fly all the way back home to England.

      Which was the true wonder weapon?

      The thousands of P-51 Mustangs that could fly across half a continent or hundreds of miles of Pacific Ocean, and defend bombers, or attack ground targets depending on the mission of the day;
      Or
      The half dozen different German jet and rocket planes that were built in tiny numbers to attack massed bomber streams, and had operational radiuses measured in minutes?

      We know which ones won the war.

  2. Well, now I know that “bias” is a synonym for “impairment.” Thank you, Ryan Gosling, for expanding my knowledge of the English language.

    ETA: Regarding your American pantheon, you might consider adding the Louisiana Purchase to your list,as it made at least one other item possible.

    1. My list is great moments of cultural or technological advancement. The Louisiana Purchase was important in American history buy it wasn’t a monumental leap in achievement.

  3. Yes, it was a human accomplishment. An accomplishment that was not possible without American engineers, scientists, technicians, welders, fabricators, laborers, secretaries and others too numerous to mention. The Russians couldn’t do it, the Europeans couldn’t do it, the Japanese couldn’t do it and the Chinese couldn’t do it. Watching the flag planted on the moon live in grainy black and was absolutely the proudest and most memorable event in my life.

    1. It was also an achievement of the free market- we couldn’t have done it without all those companies large and small working independently to get stuff designed and built and tested.

  4. From everything I’ve read, Neil Armstrong was super humble.

    Pretty sure he would have beaten these a-a-holes bloody with an engineering text for trying to downplay the achievement that those 400000 Americans made putting him there to plant that flag.

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