Posted: March 13th, 2010 by Militant Libertarian
With NASA back in the news this time as a make-work “Jobs Program” – everyone desperately trying to keep from having to find productive work in the private sector – I thought that perhaps I would add my own voice to the debate.
I believe that the question about whether or not the US actually landed on the moon is simply another version of the same old government tactic:
“…If they can get people asking the wrong questions, they don’t have to worry about their answers…”
I think that the probability that we ‘faked’ the whole thing is pretty remote. My reason is simple. I believe that with existing technology that it was doable in the 1960’s and it would be a lot safer to do it if possible than to risk faking it unnecessarily.
Besides, our federal agencies were all plenty busy. Just think about everything that they had on their plates at that time: Covering their tracks after killing JFK in broad daylight just a few years earlier. Creating a war in Vietnam, escalating tensions in the cold war, in Cuba, toppling duly elected governments worldwide, spying on their fellow Americans, – hey, these guys were busy.
A more likely scenario to the moon landing debate is that this whole question has surfaced out of what are some very clearly ‘touched up’ photos from those moon landings and from NASA’s steadfast refusal to release the original copies. Did you know that? NASA absolutely refuses to release the original photos. And here we all thought that ‘we the people’ owned them – silly us.
The truth is that as an arm of the federal government NASA is and always has been just another venue for government propaganda and the promotion of the government line. It is also and always has been a part of the Defense Department’s fantasies and desires, and both the CIA’s and the National Security Agency’s spy satellites are supported by NASA.
Lesser known and seemingly separate is the fact that NASA is also one of the personal playthings of the US government (public) school teachers and college professors. Government school teachers have a symbiotic relationship with NASA that is not unlike the one they share with professional sports. They all promote and support each other. Not surprisingly none of them ever met a government program, law, restriction, abuse, or tax that they didn’t embrace and even adore.
What this all adds up to of course is that the information that gets released to the public is only that which serves NASA itself, the supporting federal agencies and all of those promoting them for their own ends – like the mainstream news media.
With that in mind, if you look at some of the photos that NASA has released of our moon landings objectively you will see some that show the side of the lunar lander that is in shadow. Even though in the dark the American flag and the words UNITED STATES are always clearly visible as if lit. That is impossible. That is clearly an enhancement of the photos.
It reminds me of those photos that the USSR used to release showing one of their air aces stepping out of his plane immediately after shooting down a half a dozen German Messerschmitts in a horrific air battle. The good pilots were often shown not in their flying suites covered with grime, but in full dress uniform, covered with medals and their entire ground crews all cleaned and pressed and smiling for the camera. Remember how we used to laugh at such obviously staged photos?
The NASA lunar landing photos are much the same. I expect that they enhanced them not because we didn’t land on the moon, but just to make sure that the American flag and THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA was prominently displayed in every picture. It was simply more propaganda by another federal agency that specializes in it.
The proper questions that we should be asking then regarding the Apollo moon landings are:
“…Why did NASA alter or enhance the photos?…”
“…On whose orders did they do that?…”
The trouble with having those questions asked though is that they might lead to even more dangerous questions such as:
“…If NASA faked or changed some of the lunar landing photos then what else has NASA done and lied about?…”
“…What is NASA doing and lying to us about now?…”
Those of course are questions that the ruling elite simply can not allow to be asked. That would be to let the toothpaste out of the tube and they know that it’s virtually impossible to get it back inside once released.
NASA is hardly the squeaky clean “civilian” organization that it has always been promoted to the public to be by school teachers, the mainstream media, politicians, et al. It’s a lot worse now than it was during the Apollo program, but so is every other federal agency.
In the final analysis NASA is made up of just another bunch of political hacks that do as they’re told by their masters. Witness the fact that they’ve been involved in promoting the global warming scam up to their collective necks.
As to the scientific expertise that the mainstream media is all pushing ad nauseam that they claim will be lost forever if the taxpayer isn’t sufficiently robbed to pay for their new dig-a-hole-and-fill-it-in NASA job-works-programs:
“…One could not be a successful scientist without realizing that, in contrast to the popular conception supported by newspapers and mothers of scientists, a goodly number of scientists are not only narrow-minded and dull, but also just stupid…” ~ J.D. Watson – The Double Helix
Personally I like to call them “The Flying Post Office.”
For truth and honesty there’s no point in looking to NASA. You won’t find it there.
That’s both the answer and the question that they don’t want us to know…
Just my 2¢ worth. (That’s in 1913 Pre-Federal Reserve money of course. In 2010 dollars I guess I should offer up my 44¢ worth.)