I often discover, and I know this is common, that problems and riddles are revealed to me as I write as if my fingers on the keyboard operate as independent minds. The very fact that I tackle a problem and try to understand it is in itself a revealing exercise.
I am hoping to hell that happens with this effort. Dave McGowan, in my view a spook doing limited hangouts (fake death 11/22/2015), wrote (or merely published) a fourteen-part series called Wagging the Moondoggie about the moon landing hoax. Just as with the Miles Mathis Group, though shady and having concealed motives (“Center for an Informed America” – CIA … really?), though we cannot know the underlying intent, it is worth reading. It is well written, and entertaining too.
We know that the moon landings were a hoax.
“Laypeople don’t examine the claims, they just go with expert consensus. Nor do they examine how that consensus is arrived at.”
Thus spaketh a commenter recently. If you think the moon landings were real, go away. Up above it says that this blog now has 1,000 followers. Make it 999. I am not going to go through the evidence, as it is everywhere except on YouTube, which is now reduced to “debunking” claims that it was fake. Treat yourself. Trust yourself.
I am ever-so-cautiously looking into EU, or electric universe, knowing that the Mathis Group suggests it is but another project. I was blown away by this piece by that group, couched as it is in antisemitism, unreliable genealogy, and mind-boggling egotism. But before that I was already skeptical of Wal Thornhill and David Talbott, as neither of them question the authenticity of the moon landings. I thought that this might be because to deny might be to sink their entire effort, so best to go along. But perhaps they are too a project, as MMG asserts. I do not know.
Here is why I know the moon landings were fake: Everything worked first time through. The technology was not battle tested, and the lunar lander had never been tried before. Yet they were able to fly 243,000 miles, dispatch the lander, land and survive the temperatures and radiation, take off again (!), and return to planet Earth. Have you ever remodeled a bathroom or installed a new kitchen faucet? Things go wrong. We cannot anticipate which things. But not with the moon landings. The sheer effrontery of not having near enough fuel, making it through the radiation that is all over space (not just in the Van Allen Belt), using Playtex rubber suits and regular film and cameras … laypeople do not examine claims of experts. That’s all it is.
I suspect that from a mechanical standpoint they might be able to launch a rocket that got close to the moon (without landing), and that rocks from Antarctica might really be from that source. (They are visible atop freshly fallen snow and by reverse logic can be theorized to be from the moon.) There would be no point or need to bring the rocket back, as all the information gained would be sent back by radio transmissions. But to put humans aboard a spacecraft and fly them there and back? No way. It makes no sense. Not then, now now.
“Mankind cannot venture beyond Earth orbit until we can find a way to overcome deadly space radiation.” (Dan Goldin, NASA Administrator 1992-2001, to BBC journalist Sheena McDonald, 1994)
I don’t know what to make of that quote other than that basketball player Steph Curry recently repeated it, and for that was lambasted by Rush Limbaugh, an expert whom laypeople trust. The quote was attributed to Goldin by McDonald, but it is only word of mouth. Nonetheless, the moon landings being a hoax is well understood behind the closed doors of NASA and other higher circles, never broached publicly.
So if you are here at this website, we share this insider knowledge, and the question I want to address is not that is was or was not a hoax, but rather … why? Why go to such trouble? Here are some of the prevailing theories:
- The Soviets were cleaning our clocks in the space race, and the U.S. needed to show superiority.
- To fulfill JFK’s words. He was, after all, a fallen hero.
- Theft, pure and simple, of taxpayer money.
- It was a way of keeping the economy afloat, as is all military spending, committing vast resources to empty projects.
- It was a diversionary tactic, and the real purpose of Apollo was space-based weaponry (Star Wars).
- It was a diversionary tactic, and the real purpose of Apollo was development of new technology which is to this day kept secret (The Mathis Group).
- It was, like the OJ Simpson affair, just a way of entertaining the public, keeping us occupied and out of the hair of TPTB.
Is the answer in that list? Is it one or several? Is it something else entirely? I am sitting here writing this and not sure that this piece will ever see the light of day. We can reasonably assert that the JFK hoax and 9/11 were TBMC, trauma-based mind control. But this is something on the other side of that coin, a mind-blowing super-fantastic achievement, a lifting of the human spirit. This is something quite different.
The Soviets were cleaning our clocks in the space race, and the U.S. needed to show superiority: I listed this first because it is the easiest to set aside. The “Cold War” was a distraction, not real. The world needs heroes and villains, and the USSR supplied the villains for decades, knowingly on their end and understood as well by our leadership. The Soviets, just like the Americans, knew that moon landings were an impossible feat, and also knew in 1969 that they were faked. There were no secrets at the upper reaches of power. Just a lot of winking.
To fulfill JFK’s words. He was, after all, a fallen hero: I have examined the video above closely, looking at both LBJ’s, JFK’s and House Speaker Sam Rayburn’s body language. JFK’s is impeccable, reading his lines with confidence, but mostly looking down the entire time (before the age of teleprompters). Rayburn’s eyes dart all about as JFK speaks. At the moment that JFK announces the plan to put a man on the moon, LBJ’s eyes, before solidly affixed left and downward, dart right. (The video shifts to a new camera (or is a retake) at 1:27, showing all three men.) According to the rules of body language, speculative of course, looking right is a sign of accessing the imagination, or lying.
JFK was telling a whopper that day. Since we know from work here by Tyrone McCloskey and from the Mathis Group, work well done, that the JFK assassination was an elaborate hoax, I think it safe to speculate that JFK knew in 1961 what was going to happen in 1963. He knew that in 1969 he would be the fallen hero to whom the moon landings would be dedicated. He might have watched the TV show from either his Greek island or aboard the Onassis ocean liner or in Hyannis Port or Brazil, who knows. His scripted speech that day shows how far in advance these projects are planned. That, by itself, is grounding for me … I stand in awe.
Theft, pure and simple, of taxpayer money: There is a thing known as the GAO, or General Accountability Office, which is the auditing arm of the government. I have become so jaded over time that I automatically assume that what we see before us is a sham, and that taxpayer dollars can appear and disappear with ease. But that is not so – at least not to the thousands of men and women who audit government expenditures. As a CPA over the years I had to fulfill continuing education requirements, and so took courses in various aspects of the second oldest profession. One of those courses was auditing of grants made from taxpayer funds. I was impressed with the diligence, that each grant made indeed had to undergo audit and funds had to be used for the stated purpose. This applied to small and large grants alike.
So I don’t imagine that powerful agencies, even one like NASA, can just willy-nilly defraud the government. Above is a video from 2016 that is still available on YouTube, making it suspicious. Nonetheless, it shows a means by which the government can indeed be defrauded. The so-called “moon buggy” was nothing more than a Willys Jeep. Imagine the millions of dollars that went into the moon buggy program, and this is all that came out of it. Where did the rest of the money go?
So, theft, pure and simple, of taxpayer money is indeed a strong candidate for the Apollo hoax.
It was a way of keeping the economy afloat, as is all military spending, committing vast resources to empty projects: If it were just a moon buggy, but think now of Stealth bombers and nuclear submarines, all of the hardware of the military. Much of the R&D behind it was centered in California, part of the reason that area became so wealthy. The military knows its role, which is why we have military bases scattered all over the country, and why the building of a Saturn rocket was also scattered over all the states.
The problem with this aspect of the moon hoax is that they were already doing all of this via the military, and did not need NASA to kick in as well. So I regard this as a reason for the hoax, but only a minor one, almost an afterthought. Some other game was afoot.
It was a diversionary tactic, and the real purpose of Apollo was space-based weaponry (Star Wars): Something I have long suspected is that ongoing research and development is a fait accompli when the public learns about it, so that back in the 1980s when the Reagan Administration was pushing its Star Wars program, it was already done. The idea was to build a military defense system that was, in reality, a system for aggression anywhere on the globe at any time.
But if it was already done by the 1980s (admittedly speculation), when did it get done? This is where suspicion that Apollo was a diversion from the real purpose of the space program, to launch space-based weaponry. If that were the case then they really were putting large rockets in low-earth orbit, possibly even manned, and using them to put weapons up there. The weapons would be in that place on the tip of the Saturn that was said to hold the astronauts. What a great scam!
The problem with this is something Nixon once called the “madman” theory. It is said he wanted leaders of other countries to fear him as irrational and capable of flying off the handle, having to be managed by the people around him. The problem with this theory is that it is well-understood by powerful people everywhere that the president has little, if any, real power. So Nixon might be a madman, but he was a harmless one. It could be, however, that the whole Star Wars affair was just a false front, and that nothing was going on behind the scenes. The leaders of the US merely wanted other countries to fear our mighty weapons systems.
How would I know? It could be that many people in government, including the GAO, knew that Apollo was a hoax, and knew its real purpose, and so stayed silent. However, I do think this path of logic might be productive, that the real purpose of Apollo was unstated and known to be a hoax by all in power, sworn to this day to secrecy. We are never to be told its real purpose.
It was a diversionary tactic, and the real purpose of Apollo was development of new technology which is to this day kept secret (The Mathis Group): Maybe some reader can link us to the paper by MMG that stated that the real purpose of Apollo, or perhaps Manhattan, was development of secret technology, now in use to transport billionaires around the globe. The MM “group” tipped its hand with this one, as the person I met in Taos was not a world traveler. How would he know then that famous and powerful people are never seen aboard commercial airlines?
I admit it is intriguing, but I am more likely to suspect that the rich and powerful use private jets and air strips rather than new technology (flying saucers?). They don’t talk about it because they don’t want us to know. Imagine that Jerry Seinfeld and Steven Spielberg are in New York City and need to go to Los Angeles. They are driven or taken by helicopter to a private building at a local airport and fly on a private jet, complete with a wait staff. That’s why we don’t see them on airliners.
The implication of the group’s assertion was that new technology allowed our billionaires to be whisked anywhere in the world rapidly and with very little discomfort. Think flying saucers. I do not think it flies.
It was, like the OJ Simpson affair, just a way of entertaining the public, keeping us occupied and out of the hair of TPTB: Think back to the OJ affair. Have you ever wondered why they went to such trouble to put on such a spectacle? They had a script, a large cast of characters, a fake public trial – it was as if they had nothing better to do.
Somewhere someone wrote a list of other, more important, things that were going on during that time and from which we were distracted. However, have you been to WalMart? COSTCO? Have you seen videos of doors opening on Black Friday? Have you watched TV? Distract us from what? Our lives are already 98% distraction. To throw OJ into the mix was overkill.
So this reason for the Apollo hoax, more than all the others, can be easily tossed. It may well have been done as a means of hiding other government programs that were kept secret. It may well be that Americans in 1969 were much smarter and more alert than now, but to run Apollo only for that reason makes no sense.
That is my take on Apollo. I invite readers to add their own speculations, as mine are probably incomplete. I think, however, that it was a combination of things including theft of taxpayer money, secret technology and economic stimulation. It was planned well in advance, at least as far back as the JFK speech in 1961.
Unlike other fake events, this one lifted our spirits and made us believe in ourselves. That part is a puzzler.