A new movie starring Canadian actor Ryan Gosling tells of the story of Neil Armstrong landing on the moon–but omits the American flag. The Telegraph reports that the flag is not shown in the new movie First Man, with star Ryan Gosling saying that the American moon landing “transcended countries and borders,” and that instead of being an American achievement, it was a “human achievement.” The Canadian actor also acknowledged his own “cognitive bias” due to his nationality. First Man is slated for an October 12, 2018 release date. It’s unclear exactly why the movie would omit the iconic image of Buzz Aldrin standing on the moon with the American flag planted in the surface, even if the producers do consider it a “human achievement” and not solely an American one. Although, it is solely an American one, as the United States is, to this day, the only nation that sent a man to the moon. Gosling hasn’t been as outspoken about his political beliefs as many of his celebrity peers have been in the past, but he has shown flashes of his political sympathies. He once tweeted out a video of socialist Bernie Sanders hugging a Muslim student after the student asked about Islamophobia in America.
Soo.. We now know that Ryan Gosling is another liberal HollyWEIRD actor. What a shocker, lol. Let’s be clear.. This is typical HollyWEIRD hating America. The iconic moment when Neil planted the American flag on the moon was of great historic significance. At the time, we (i.e. America) was in a “Space Race” with the then Soviet Union. The planting of the flag was a moment of victory for us. Yes, it was a “human” achievement. BUT, it was a uniquely AMERICAN achievement and victory. Sorry if that offends the tender, bed-wetting sensibilities of the liberals who don’t want to offend some. Those who are offended by that historical moment need to get over it. Remember Sputnik? Well, if the Soviets had beaten us to the moon. and had planted the Soviet flag on the moon, I’m sure socialist-loving HollyWEIRD would have happily included that in the film. The great Buzz Aldrin has already weighed in on some of Ryan’s ridiculous statements..and he’s clearly not happy with this brazen history revisionism. Can’t blame him. I don’t plan on wasting my money supporting this bs. Hope you don’t either.
With the NFL regular season set to start in a week and no national-anthem resolution in sight, a newly released poll shows most Americans still aren’t fans of the sideline protests. Fifty-four percent of voters polled said kneeling during the national anthem to protest racial inequality was “inappropriate,” versus 43 percent who described it as “appropriate,” according to an NBC News/Wall Street Journal Survey. The poll conducted August 18-22 by Hart Research Associates/Public Opinion Strategies also found the number of those who follow the NFL “not closely at all” has continued to swell, from 21 percent in January 2014 to 31 percent in August 2018. Another 24 percent said they follow professional football “very closely,” about the same as the 25 percent who said so in January 2014. The poll of 900 registered voters released earlier this week comes with the NFL and NFL Players Association still in negotiations over whether to require players to stand for “The Star-Spangled Banner” with the final round of preseason games slated to kick off tonight. NFL commissioner Roger Goodell announced in May that players and league personnel would be required to stand and show respect for the flag on the sideline. Players would also have the option to remain in the locker room during the pre-game ceremony. That policy was placed on hold July 19 after the NFLPA balked, saying it should have been consulted on the rule change. So far there has been no announcement on a revised policy, although the kneeling has subsided significantly in the preseason. Two Miami Dolphins players have knelt before preseason games, while Oakland Raiders running back Marshawn Lynch has sat on the bench for the anthem, as he did last season. Several other players have raised fists while standing or remained off the field in the tunnel or locker room. President Trump drew attention last season to the take-a-knee protests, at one point arguing that the owners should fire anyone who refuses to stand. NFL ratings dropped by about 10 percent in the 2017 regular season after falling by 8 percent from the previous season, a decline attributed to fan outrage over the protests as well as cable cord-cutting and the quality of the games. The first game of the 2018 regular season is scheduled for Thursday, Sept. 6, as the Atlanta Falcons meet the Philadelphia Eagles.
And somehow I’ll resist the temptation to watch it.. Like many Americans, I used to be a rabid NFL watcher. I never missed a single game of my fav team. But, then with the all of the brazen disrespect to our national anthem by so many players, and the utterly spineless reaction from the NFL and it’s owners… I just rolled my eyes and changed the channel. That was over 2 years ago, and I haven’t seen an NFL game since. I was thinking I MIGHT give the NFL a chance with their latest rule…and then they grabbed their collective ankles and bowed to pressure from the players union. Oh well.. Glad it’s still baseball season!