Apollo 11 Day

For those of you who might be unaware, today marks the 46th anniversary of the Apollo 11 landing on the moon.

So: Here’s a “toast” to Neil Armstrong, “Buzz” Aldrin and Michael Collins – and to all the men and women who knew, half a century ago, that it was MAN’S MIND that achieves such results. Sad to say, the NASA of our time has no clue about that concept any longer. About what you could expect from any government bureaucracy, after all, but there was once a time when we knew better and the result was this:

I wonder how long it will be until some savage in some socialist pesthole somewhere claims that the posting of the U.S. flag on the Moon was racist, or “culturally oppressive”? My answer to them: May the words, “That’s one small step for man – one giant leap for mankind” forever bounce off the infinite walls of the Universe – and may we all remember that it was the UNITED STATES which made that achievement, not some aborigine country where its citizens were limited to carving wood out of tree stumps to travel to the next island, usually for the purpose of stealing from its inhabitants…

And the difference? That WE chose – at least in the beginning – to limit the power of the herd over the magnificence of individual accomplishment.

Bradley T. Harrington

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