The 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 mission has brought with it some out-of-this-world super-woke hot takes. The Washington Post got things started by pointing out that the first manned moon landing was actually pretty racist and sexist. The New York Times then said to WaPo “hold our beer” by launching their own hot take more scorching than the surface of Mercury about gender bias in the early space program. The NY Times is keeping their space wokeness going with another doozy:
America may have put the first man on the moon, but the Soviet Union sent the first woman, the first Asian man, and the first black man into orbit — all years before the U.S. would follow suit https://t.co/DrTZYxvbD7
— The New York Times (@nytimes) July 18, 2019
So it’s come to this?
You’ve got to be kidding me. https://t.co/xLxs0r2T3V
— Noah Rothman (@NoahCRothman) July 18, 2019
And sadly, they’re not kidding.
Communism is… woke? https://t.co/t822aVUH6j
— Ben (@BenHowe) July 18, 2019
You can’t make this stuff up.
Saying the Soviet Union championed 'equality' to own Americans landing on the moon. (FWIW: Their 'equality' was the equitable sharing of misery.)
Not surprising to see this from the publication that employed Stalin apologist Walter Duranty as their Moscow Bureau Chief… https://t.co/gqX696k70P
— Gabriella Hoffman (@Gabby_Hoffman) July 18, 2019
So now we are celebrating the Soviet Union in the New York Times… how the mighty have fallen.
— Beware of Doug (@dg_phelps) July 18, 2019
Hey, they’ll do anything to get Bernie Sanders to re-up his subscription.
Well, in that case I guess the 100 million people murdered under communist regimes in the 20th century wasn't so bad https://t.co/Q15jaDPvI2
— Noah Pollak (@NoahPollak) July 18, 2019
We’re not sure that article makes the great point they probably think it does.
Sometimes I wonder if @nytimes is actually sad that we won the Cold War. If it weren't for the endless gulags, economic dysfunction, and crushing, mass hopelessness, think of all the equality! https://t.co/QbagtlOVTO
— Jarrett Stepman (@JarrettStepman) July 18, 2019
This is like saying; Charles Manson was for Medicare for all. Sooo
— TheKipper (@MeechonMeech) July 18, 2019
Ah yes, clear proof that the USSR was a more just society. https://t.co/rRe1988XN7
— Mark Hemingway (@Heminator) July 18, 2019
The Soviets were also much more interested in sending people & animals into space, than in getting them home alive.
But hey, keep up with the nostalgia for literal Communists while telling is how unfair it is to accuse anyone of those sympathies. https://t.co/29dvfbJ0UF
— Dan McLaughlin (@baseballcrank) July 18, 2019
It’s almost like the editorial staff there at the NYT’s is trying to subtlety insinuate that the USSR was a better country than the USA back in the day.
— Brian Cates (@drawandstrike) July 18, 2019
Who's flag is on the moon?
— RocknRollMom6 (@RockNRollMom6) July 18, 2019
The NYTs also just trolling for hate clicks now? https://t.co/CVS7McL1UV
— Frank J. Fleming (@IMAO_) July 18, 2019
We shudder to think of what the Times has planned for the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 moon landing in a couple of days.