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Old 07-20-2019, 10:21 AM
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And once again, the Left is sure to piss on America's corn flakes...

The Times’ obscene attacks on the Apollo program

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As America prepares to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Apollo moon landing, The New York Times is busy celebrating the Soviet space program and bashing America’s.

A Times op-ed Thursday highlighted how the Soviet Union was oh-so-diverse, sending women and people of color into space long before stuffy, old America got around to doing the same.

As the USSR retreats into the rearview mirror of history, there is a growing tendency to romanticize its disastrous reign through the lens of contemporary wokeness.

Sure, Communists tortured and executed dissidents, starved their own people by the millions and operated gulags — but have you heard about their amazing space feminism and space intersectionality?

“Cosmonaut diversity was key for the Soviet message to the rest of the globe,” the writer, Sophie Pinkham, wrote. Her piece reads like something from an old issue of the Soviet newspaper Pravda boasting of the achievements of the Soviet space program.

Pravda, meaning “truth,” rarely offered what its name advertised. It functioned as a propaganda organ for the broken, failing state. But even Pravda might have demurred at publishing Pinkham’s hilarious follow-up line: “Under socialism, a person of even the humblest origins could make it all the way up.”

Someone should alert Pinkham to the news that the Soviet system collapsed and the Marxist tyranny lost the Cold War, its pretend-diversity notwithstanding. People of the “humblest origins” making it “all the way up” were just a show for the West. That old American leftists like Bernie Sanders fell for it then is sad. That hip young columnists for The New York Times continue to fall for it now is downright scary.

Fact is, the Soviets promoted minorities to burnish their international image and check boxes — exactly the kind of fake representation modern liberals claim to disdain.

Pinkham’s article was only one of (at least) two published by the Times bashing the US space program ahead of the 50th anniversary of the Apollo landing. Also this week, the newspaper published an essay headlined: “To Make It to the Moon, Women Have to Escape Earth’s Gender Bias.”

It slammed the space program for forcing male and female astronauts to wear the same space suit, deemed problematic, since the two sexes have “different sweat patterns.”
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And once again, the Left is sure to piss on America's corn flakes...

The Times’ obscene attacks on the Apollo program
The NYT is the same organization that published its reporter's unstinting praise for the Soviet state while Stalin's induced famine in the Ukraine left people to die in the street of hunger. Never mind the same willful blindness practiced today, all that counts is the race and gender of the person making the achievement.
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I notice that non of our left wing posters are willing to comment on the NYT article. They are either in agreement and have not yet received their talking points is how to defend it, or they are quietly ashamed of the article but are not willing to denounce their paper of record.
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