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By Pete Moore On July 17th, 2019

There is literally nothing that the Left will not seek to colonise with its woke identity politics. They will spoil literally everything they possibly can. The extremists of the Washington Post has a complaint and we can guess what it is –


“The culture that put men on the moon was intense, fun, family-unfriendly, and mostly white and male.”

White men. It’s always white men. It’s a theme taken up by the notorious, extreme-left New York Times –


“The Apollo program was designed by men, for men. If we do not acknowledge the gender bias of the early space program, it becomes difficult to move past it.”

Nothing is allowed to simply be what it is. Politics could be set aside for the anniversary of a great achievement, but the woke are fanatics. They must claim everything. So sod it, they can have identity politics. White men made it to the Moon and white men put them there. Africans didn’t do it. The black flag of Islam isn’t up there. White men did it because white men are great.


  1. There aren’t enough real problems in the world, so we have to invent fake ones, endless grievances.

  2. I’m sure that we can recall how wonderful the women’s football (soccer) World Cup was – noting that the winning team had recently been beaten by a U-15 boys team from Dallas. Now, here is the equivalent in the field of innovation:


    A university student has won a national award for designing a chair that stops men from manspreading.

    Laila Laurel, 23, created the piece of furniture to stop men from widening their legs and encroaching on other people’s personal space.

    Two bits of wood are cleverly positioned on the seat to physically stop whoever is sitting down from moving their legs apart.

    No – nothing ‘cleaver’ at all, and yet……


    A schoolboy successfully made a nuclear fusion reactor in his family’s spare room aged just 12.

    Jackson Oswalt, from Memphis, now 14, is believed to be the youngest person to build a functioning nuclear fusion reactor.

    The machine was built from customised vacuums, pumps and chambers bought on eBay by his parents – costing the family a total of $10,000.

    Somebody should mansplain to women that men have to sit that way because they have external genitalia.

    White men are the best – we invent everything and without white men, there shall be no development of mankind. The orientals certainly know how to make use of our stuff, possibly even better than we do, but they are not a sufficiently innovative race. The rest of what is termed ‘humanity’ is just useless – violent, primitive, backward garbage

  3. LOL.

    Pete and Allan really do like to get worked up about absolutely f**k all.

    And Allan’s post is pretty rambling, even by his standards.

  4. Those WP and NYT articles are weird and disturbing.

    No one should comment on this fact?

  5. Yes Dave, but I think that there is a touch of agent provocateur in Pete’s post, as there often is. Nothing wrong with that of course.

    The two tweets (if genuine) are an unintentional parody of wokeness.

  6. The NYT link is to a major essay

    Written by someone a bit messed up in the head.

  7. They are debating points, that’s all. No need for anyone to get their knickers in a twist over them. It’s what Twitter exists for.

  8. It’s what NYT, WP and the Guardian obsess about every day.

  9. No-one consulted the aliens. That’s what gets my goat. If I were them I’d be raging.

    And then there’s Armstrong, all “one small step…” bollocks. Like, talk about cultural appropriation. The native moononians have been bouncing around for millennia.


  10. Good, and there are many newspapers that don’t. That’s what media diversity is all about.

  11. MourneReg

    Even your use of the term bollocks demonstrates a patriarchal mysoginist exclusionary erasure of female biology 😉

  12. Who said that they are aliens.

    They are undocumented moonies.

  13. Don’t worry, Trump will build a wall in space ( and make Uranus pay for it. ) to stop the moonies from jumping down to our planet 😉

  14. Phantom,
    //Those WP and NYT articles are weird and disturbing.//

    We obviously have a different definition of weird and disturbing.

    //No one should comment on this fact?//

    People can comment and as much as they like.

  15. The space program was filled with TEST PILOTS…… and the best of those test pilots was barred from the space program because they knew they couldn’t control his mouth….

    In 1960, only one in 21,417 women held an “other-than-student” pilot certificate as for the Military where ALL the original Astronauts came from. The first female pilot was commissioned in the Navy in the 1970s. Barbara Allen Rainey was the first female pilot to officially hold a position in the U.S. armed forces.

  16. You mean, Neil Armstrong should have said: “One small step for a white man…..”

    BTW, after several decades of jingoist bombast, it’s nice to see that back in the day when the US did really great things all the talk in America was of an success benefitting ALL OF mankind, and there was, from today’s perspective, even very little mention of the USA at all.

    The plaque the astronauts left on the moon, showing a map of the entire earth, read:

    “Here men from the planet Earth first set foot upon the Moon, July 1969, A.D. We came in peace for all mankind.”

    Ne’er a mention of America.
    Even President Nixon’s address to the men while they were still out there was very much focussed on their feat as a success for every person on earth:

    Hello, Neil and Buzz. I’m talking to you by telephone from the Oval Room at the White House. … For every American, this has to be the proudest day of our lives. And for people all over the world, I am sure they too join with Americans in recognizing what an immense feat this is. Because of what you have done, the heavens have become a part of man’s world. And as you talk to us from the Sea of Tranquility, it inspires us to redouble our efforts to bring peace and tranquility to Earth. For one priceless moment in the whole history of man, all the people on this Earth are truly one: one in their pride in what you have done, and one in our prayers that you will return safely to Eart.

    Wonderful words. But that was before the insecurites of the 1970s and the failures in SE Asia and Iran etc, and before Reagan, when no utterance by Americans on the world stage was complete without a spot of mad flag-waving and God Bless Americas etc etc.


    Among all the amazing successes of the moon landing, the thing that always impressed me most was how the lunar module was able to rendezvous and dock so perfectly with the mother ship, which had been orbiting the moon several times before they met up again in the middle of space. Everyone who’s been out of sight of land on a small boat has an idea of total emptiness and lack of orientation. But at least on the water we have precise coordinates that can pinpoint a location exactly. In space there’s none of that.

    Add to that that the lunar module was steered only by its rockets – “burns” – and that back in the day all the computers they had would be equivalent in power to a modern thumnail device, it really is remarkable how well they navigated and docked such small craft, when even a small mistake would have put they miles off.
    Achievements can be judged only in the light of the equipment they had, and in that sense it really was an incredible feat.

  17. The wonderful lunar module was designed and built in Bethpage, Long Island NY by Grumman employees


  18. Perfectly said Noel. I don’t think that ‘one small step for mankind’ diferentiated between nationality, race, colour or ethnicty.

    I’ve read that the lunar module consisted of much less technology than could be found in an average old style mobile phone, (mobile as opposed to smartphone), that’s incredible, both in the feat itself and how far technology has progressed.

    The moon landing was one of the incredible feats of history and should absolutely be celebrated by the human race.

    No-one consulted the aliens. That’s what gets my goat. If I were them I’d be raging.

    And then there’s Armstrong, all “one small step…” bollocks. Like, talk about cultural appropriation. The native moononians have been bouncing around for millennia.


    Superb Reg.

    Just wait until they start ‘invading’ Coming over here with their lunar ways and moon god.

    They will replace you.

  19. //The wonderful lunar module was designed and built in Bethpage, Long Island NY//

    //I’ve read that the lunar module consisted of much less technology than could be found in an average old style mobile phone//

    Yet just two rockets later, Apollo 13, it was the lunar module alone that pushed the failed mother ship out of lunar orbit and all the way back to Earth. It wasn’t designed to do that, of course, but without the LM those guys would have been lost in space forever.

  20. The Apollo 11 computer had a processor – an electronic circuit that performs operations on external data sources – which ran at 0.043 MHz. The latest iPhone’s processor is estimated to run at about 2490 MHz. This means that the iPhone in your pocket has over 100,000 times the processing power of the computer that landed man on the moon 50 years ago.

    The iPhone also has up to 512GB of ROM memory. That is 4,398,046,511,104 bits, which is seven million times more than that of the (Apollo) guidance computer.


  21. it’s a trip ain’t it Noel?

    The computing power we have today is mind blowing. Ventures like Space Travel is where it should be spent. No greater uniter of Mankind exists. Once we step off this gem we are Earthlings… Terrans No longer russian, american, irish, brit, or chinese… we Are Earthlings.

  22. This IS our Future….. we just have to survive the next 50yrs

    Space the final frontier.
    These are the voyages of the starship Enterprise.
    Its continuing mission: to explore strange new worlds, to seek out new life and new civilizations, to boldly go where no man one gone before.


  23. There’s nothing ‘woke’ at all about the NYC piece. Just a perfectly true and reasonable point that spacesuits were literally designed by men for men and that’s now a problem because now women are going into space.

    As for the WaPo piece, about the only objectionable thing about it is that it fails to mention Margaret Hamilton, lead software engineer on the Apollo missions.

    Without her work, the Apollo landing would quite possibly have been aborted.

    One example of the value of Hamilton’s software work occurred during the Apollo 11 mission. Approximately three minutes before Eagle’s touchdown on the moon, the software over rode a command to switch the flight computer’s priority processing to a radar system whose ‘on’ switch had been manually activated due to a faulty written operations script provided to the crew. The action by the software permitted the mission to safely continue.


  24. here’s more also Frank

    The black women who were once called ‘human computers’ at NASA now have a building named after them

    The new name honors the work of Katherine Johnson, Dorothy Vaughan, and Mary Jackson, the so-called “human computers” who did the complex calculations that made space travel possible.

    In the 1950s, before computers were widely used and trusted, human mathematicians were called “computers.” And NASA’s “computer pool” relied heavily on the extraordinarily complex, handwritten calculations of its black women employees.

  25. The NYT belongs in the wokeness Hall of Fame, inventing retroactive grievances from a mission of 50 years ago.

    This time, Fox nails it.


    No women stormed the beaches at Normandy. What a sexist Ike was.

  26. Hot off the press …


    America may have put the first man on the moon, but the Soviet Union sent the first woman, the first Asian man, and the first black man into orbit — all years before the U.S. would follow suit

    Tens of millions murdered, but the SU was so woke. Take that capitalist pigs!

    To be fair the NYT has a long history of airbrushing communist horrors. There’s a Pulitzer in the trophy cabinet for doing exactly that.

  27. President Trump May soon become the first President to send 4 women into space 😉

  28. one of the most horrifying things you can hear is a recording that the russians say is a fake. It’s a recording of a transmission picked up by Ham Radio operators of a female soviet cosmonaut dying as she burned up in reentry.

  29. Wow, just received a message from my brother with a photo of him meeting Buzz Aldrin, taken in the 1990s. That fella would get his face in anywhere. He’s worse than Ivanka Trump.

    The closest I’ve ever got was several people mooning me 🙁

  30. lol

  31. one of the most horrifying things you can hear is a recording that the russians say is a fake. It’s a recording of a transmission picked up by Ham Radio operators of a female soviet cosmonaut dying as she burned up in reentry.

    Is radio contact not lost on atmospheric re-entry?

  32. Bloody hell Allan, a fact appears to have slipped into one of your posts. 😁

    //Is radio contact not lost on atmospheric re-entry?//

    Yes it is. And this recording is almost certainly fake.


  33. I don’t understand why so many people get their rocks off creating fake documents, recordings, etc.