Sunday, July 21, 2013

We could have gone to the stars, but we took another road instead

Daniel Greenfield blogging at Sultan Knish: THE EAGLE HAS LANDED

Forty-four years ago, a nation that we now know was racist, didn't care about the environment and drank too much soda, landed on the moon.

Half-a-billion television viewers watched it happen live. They saw men walk on the surface of another world. They saw that human beings could break free of their world and take a first step into the rest of the universe.

And that was that.

This isn't the end of the article, of course (and you MUST read this one if you saw it live)!

I was one of those half-a-billion television viewers in 1969, watching it from my home in Honolulu on top of a mountain that overlooks Diamond Head.

Maybe that's why I think this story is so sad.

Maybe you weren't born yet, didn't see it live, and don't give much of a damn.

In any case, DOES IT MATTER?

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