50th anniversary of the moon landing wasn’t the time to complain about NASA’s ‘white, male’ gender bias

50th anniversary of the moon landing wasn’t the time to complain about NASA’s ‘white, male’ gender bias. By The Mocker.

The Apollo 11 mission was not just a stupendous achievement, it was humankind’s finest achievement. … Americans could be duly proud. …

The lead-up to the 50th anniversary should have been a time for all Americans to unite and reflect, but I suppose it was too much to ask that those on the lunar left could, just for once, not usurp the occasion. …

Also joining in to diss the commemoration was The Washington Post, which bemoaned that “The culture that put men on the moon was intense, fun, family-unfriendly, and mostly white and male”. …

As for NASA’s supposedly discriminatory selection criteria, we should be grateful that it rigorously assessed its candidates.

If left to the affirmative action and social justice zealots, the rockets would never have got off the ground, and the applicants would have been graded according to the principle of intersectionality. …

The misandrists of today would have angrily insisted that a philosophy of phallus-worshipping inspired the design of the rockets, the anything-but-white crowd would shriek upon seeing the shade of the spacesuits, the hardcore feminists would argue the laws of physics are based on patriarchal constructs of logic, and the disability advocates would complain the space capsules did not provide for wheelchair access.

In this black comedy alternate history the Soviets inevitably win the space race, upon which Lenin’s useful idiots in academia would proclaim this as a vindication of Marxist principles. If Wolfe were inclined to document this sorry saga, it would be titled “The Right Huff.”

In the context of the left’s coalition of identity groups in opposition to white men, isn’t denigration of the moon landings just more anti-white dog whistling?

hat-tip Stephen Neil