A liberal “French-American” (whatever the hell that means) film maker Damien Chazelle decided to do a film on Neil Armstrong, one of the American astronauts who landed on the moon. Apparently leaning more to the French side of his dual nationality, Mr. Chazelle decided to leave out the U.S. Flag planted on the moon by U.S. Astronauts.
Canadian actor Ryan Gosling is defending this slap in the face to our nation:
But despite the controversy, actor Gosling, a native of Canada, defended the decision not to portray the flag-planting scene, saying at the Venice Film Festival that the decision was deliberate because the moon landing “transcended countries and borders.”
“I think this was widely regarded in the end as a human achievement [and] that’s how we chose to view it,” Gosling told reporters. “I also think Neil was extremely humble, as were many of these astronauts, and time and time again he deferred the focus from himself to the 400,000 people who made the mission possible.”
Wrong, Mr. Gosling.
It was an AMERICAN achievement, and globally viewed as such.
Yes, Mr. Armstrong did say, “that’s one small step for a man, one giant leap for mankind”…he was saying “that’s one small step for a man, one giant leap for mankind,” by an AMERICAN.
He’s also being gracious by sharing the United States of America’s achievement with all mankind…We’re like that.
If another country had achieved this, I’m sure their flag would not have been left out.