In 1969

In 1969 the United States was in the midst of a vicious competition with the Soviet Union to land a man on the moon.

It wasn’t just a competition to land a man on the moon that preoccupied our leadership here in United States; it was a competition to prove which politico-economic system was superior.

Also in 1969 the US was mired in Vietnam.

The goal in Vietnam was to prevent the spread of communism throughout the globe, at least that’s what we were told.

The “Domino Theory” was the simplistic metaphor that was given to the American people to explain our presence in Vietnam. It was an early day pancaking theory of sorts.

According to the metaphor/theory if Vietnam fell to the communists, then one by one the other countries in Southeast Asia and presumably the globe would fall.

In an odd way, that’s why we had to destroy Vietnam – to save it.

Americans ate up the theory in spades.

And why not? How can you argue with falling dominoes?

Well, the war wasn’t going so well.

Our elites somewhere in the 1960s needed a game changer. We needed to come up with something that would convince the world that our way of life was superior.

Forget about partnering with other nations.

Forget about giving poor countries a stake in the game.

Forget about not overthrowing governments or assassinating their leaders as we did in Guatemala, Iran and the Congo.

Forget about not propping up or permitting dictators like Trujillo in the Dominican Republic.

Our leaders needed a gimmick with some wow.

So they found one. Our knuckleheads decided that if they could land a man on the moon and bring him back safely, that would convince the people of the world that our way of life was better and superior to that of the Soviet Union.

I remember when we landed a man on the moon.

I remember Neil Armstrong climbing down that ladder.

I remember where I was. I was sitting in our beach house in Sea Isle City, NJ. I was 15 years old.

For the next 48 years, I was certain we had landed a man on the moon.

And I’m sure you were cetain too.

Maybe you still do believe the lie. But why do you still believe? And why did I stop believing?

I believed that we had landed a man on the moon because I had no reason to believe that we hadn’t.

Besides, I was too busy with my life and my career. I didn’t have the time or the inclination to think otherwise.

But then I got older and circumstances gave me the time and inclination to think about these types of things.

And so I started thinking and, of course, watching many of the numerous moon landing conspiracy videos on YouTube. And there are many.

I’m not going to go into a recitation of the evidence that rules against the moon landing. I’m not going to talk about shadows, props, camera markings and so forth. You can do that yourself.

Besides that I am not a technical person by nature; I needed something more, something that I could relate to.

So I asked myself: Was it morally permissible to land a man on the moon in 1969? Was it morally permissible to have a man descend from an orbiter on to the moon and try to bring him back given the technology of 1969?

I will ask you to consider that question given that the high technology of the time was little more than a transistor radio.

What do you think?

Remember also that the President was Richard Nixon. Richard Nixon was the President for all the moon landings.

Whatever you think of Richard Nixon, he was one of the most careful, cagey, intelligent Presidents we’ve ever had.

Do you really think that Nixon would roll the dice of his Presidency on a moon landing?

I think not.

I think Nixon would only have gone along had he known that the success of the moon landing was a sure thing.

That’s the way politicians think.

Thus the decision was made to fake a moon landing for the reasons I have explained.

Were the astronauts in on it?

Only in the sense that they were victims of a CIA memory insertion program.

I don’t think Armstrong, Aldrin and Collins were lying at all when they claimed to have gone to the moon. I believe they believe they went to the moon.

Your CIA, which you funded, has spent a lot of money working on the intricacies of the mind.


They put that to good use in 1969.

Careful, patient, persistent questioning and debriefing can convince you of anything.

It’s not perfect, but never underestimate the effectiveness of propaganda.

Propaganda has been used effectively by governments to convince people to believe almost anything.

Propaganda convinced the German people to kill millions of Jews and millions more disabled people.

Propaganda has convinced the American people to engage in nonstop war around the globe even though the wars are emaciating them here at home.

Propaganda has been used to convince you to wear a face mask.

So too propaganda (effective, persistent and patient indoctrination of the mind) was used to convince the astronauts that they had landed on the moon.

It’s not hard to do.

It’s a fabulous tool, but it’s not perfect.

The propagandist can insert a memory and some supporting lies, but the propaganda cannot change the overall context of one’s life. And the propagandist can never think of all the probing questions that might be asked of the subject.

In many respects it’s like getting your tooth numbed up by the dentist.

While your tooth is numb, you are living in a fantasy land of sorts. As soon as that drill breaks the threshold and you feel the reality of pain, you realize that something is up. You become uncomfortable.

And so it was with the Apollo 11 astronauts during their famous press conference.

For the most part they were okay until a reporter asked the wrong type of question at which point they become extremely uncomfortable.

They became uncomfortable because the dentist had moved his drill a little too far. The reporter had asked one probing question too far.

Of course, the astronauts were not the only ones who were programmed.

So were you. So was I.

For decades, you were bombarded with the consensus view that the moon landing happened.

Principally, you believe it because everyone else does, and to think otherwise might certify you as a lunatic.

Until you start asking questions. Until you ask one probing question one step too far.

And then you became uncomfortable.

Alas, peer pressure is a powerful force.

Most people who do not believe in the moon landing find themselves isolated.

Fortunately truth is not a popularity contest.

But, aha, truth has a different meaning for the government.

You may believe that truth is an independent entity aside from yourself and your experience; but that’s not what the government believes.

The government defines truth in terms of solidity.

If something is solid it is true.

And so if the government pounds a lie like the Domino theory or the moon landing into peoples minds repeatedly and it sticks, that, my friend, is truth.


Archer Crosley

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