"First Man" Chooses Not To Show Planting Of American Flag On The Moon

It’s becoming apparent that our entertainment overlords have learned nothing in the last two years.

The likely award-winning upcoming Neil Armstrong biopic First Manlacks any scene of the astronaut planting an American flag on the moon, despite several scenes set there.

This highly impactful moment in U.S. history was left out deliberately, said Ryan Gosling, who plays Armstrong in the film. He told the Telegraph that the event transcended countries and borders and was widely regarded in the end as a human achievement."

Fantastic. More unnecessary antagonism from Hollywood. Is this getting old for anyone else?

A movie that could have saved itself from politicization with simple reshoots is now probably fated to go the way of the NFL. I expect that some folks on the right will call for a boycott. First Man's viewership will disappoint because refusing to see the film will become a method of virtue signaling.

And while Gosling is absolutely right that landing on the moon itself was a monumental event for the entirety of mankind, NASAs decision to plant an American flag and not a U.N. flag on the surface of our lunar neighbor was uniquely special for American citizens.

We could have had a moment of national unity through an apolitical retelling of the life of an American hero. Why does Hollywood and the entertainment culture delight in mucking perfectly good things up with political statements?

The statement is played out, but appropriate here: this is how you got Trump. It is how you will continue to get Trump. As long as a certain large group of Americans feels deliberately needled by cultural leaders who hold them in contempt, they will care less about Trumps moral failings because he makes those cultural leaders crazed by his mere presence. 

Schadenfreude is a powerful drug. Seemingly un-American decisions by Hollywood bigwigs only increase its potency for Trump voters. Donald Trump thanks you for your 2020 campaign donation, Ryan Gosling.

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Willie51
Willie51

People don't remember. We were embroiled in an epic battle. The Soviet Union (Russia then and now) had reached space first. Both were trying to reach the moon first. JFK had stepped up and slapped his glove across Soviet leadership when he said that we would go to the moon in this decade. It was a United States of America triumph. We own the moon. We got there first. We planted the flag. It is a sovereign territory. We just need to start taxing it. OH! Wait! Delete that last thought. Or, we should start charging all other countries for the moonlight they receive.

Where are the JFK Democrats today?

ArtCroft
ArtCroft

Snowflake alert: Righty looking to be offended, finds a reason to be offended. yawn.

green5
green5

Ho Hum another Hollywood movie that I will skip. Save my money and my time.

JPL
JPL

Linking to a story on Fox News, Trumps preferred network. That should have been an immediate tip-off that this controversy is nonsense.