moon hoax not [filmmaker debunking moon landing conspiracy]


I know all the Kubrick stuff and whatnot, but I

1. like much of this guy’s argument. It seems quite reasonable,

2. he makes tertiary remarks about distrust in other things (which is prudent advice) and,

3. apart from the issue, I personally want to have faith in our achievements in space.

Space travel is important to humanity, and I’d rather have people be positive about space travel and our accomplishments in that area, than to hold on to resentment in this sense.

And to the argument that people are being hurt by the lie, or such and such, then I offer a fair solution:

Those who believe the moon landing to be fake ought to come together with those who believe the event to be legitimate, and push for manned missions on mars, the moon again, and beyond.

If we found it impossible, the conspiracy view would be correct… and we’d all be completely fucked. Not because we were lied to, because lies are still the norm. Rather, we would be fucked because this would prove our limitation to this planet. That our oasis would one day dry up, and that is the end.

A terrible thought.

And if it came to be that we could step onto mars, mine asteroids, setup a space elevator, return to the moon, and in effect leave and preserve the Earth as a healthy child is birthed and lives with its mother, we could then live among the stars and enjoy many the many wonders of creation for as long as our combined strength permits.

Our future is as bright as we want.

Let’s want it.

– J

About Ossington

I often think but seldom share these thoughts. And if the product of my thinking is to affect anything but my own sense of satisfaction, then surely it must be shared. Here you may try to know what I believe to know.
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2 Responses to moon hoax not [filmmaker debunking moon landing conspiracy]

  1. SprinklinThoughts says:

    Interesting argument…
    I have a friend who manages at times to cut to the chase so quickly that it feels like being hit with a hammer. One day we were talking about conspiracies and he mentioned the moon landing, saying… all the discussion about it being fake is bullshit because they left a flag on the moon right? So get a telescope and go look at the flag.
    I’ve not been able to find the telescope yet…

    • Ossington says:

      lol right, well I don’t believe any land-based telescopes can photograph the lunar site.

      I am somewhat surprised of this… but I guess it’s easy to lose perspective. The moon is a big thing, far away from us.

      I used to sit at my parents’ kitchen window with my telescope. Definitely my favourite thing to do with it was to gaze at the moon.

      If you get the moon focused at a high enough magnification, provided there’s no one or no thing around you making noise, there is (I find) a terribly isolated feeling one gets…

      Scanning the surface as it slowly moves through your field of view… desolate nothingness out there in the vacuum of space. It sort of frightened me.

      I miss it though.

      I believe that telescope was only ~80.

      Maybe pick one up yourself.

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