To Orwell Today

Hi Jackie,

I'm not sure how you completely miss the point of the "documentary' on the "faked" moon landing. The point wasn't how crews (such as those supposedly hired by the US government) can use footage and interviews to fake a moon landing and fool the public, but how conspiracy theorists and other unscrupulous individuals can take words, interviews, and facts out of context to argue that a massive hoax has occurred, such as holocaust deniers do. One of the messages was: don't believe everything you see on the TV or things people tell you. As Hitler once said: "The bigger the lie, the more people who will believe it." The producers did not intend for their film to be taken as serious alternative history, like Oliver Stone's JFK.

The CBC's article stated what the point was and how they constructed this farce:

"With use of 'hijacked' archival footage, false documents, real interviews taken out of context or transformed through voice-over or dubbing, staged interviews, as well as, interviews with astronauts like Buzz Aldrin and others, Dark Side Of The Moon navigates the viewer through lies and truth; fact and fiction. This is no ordinary documentary. Its intent is to inform and entertain the viewer, but also to shake him up - make him aware that one should always view television with a critical eye."

The film was not made to have us believe that we may have been tricked into believing there was a moon landing when there wasn't, but was created as an example of how people are easily manipulated by kooks with a little knowledge.


Greetings Frank,

If you take the documentary DARK SIDE OF THE MOON at face value you've got Henry Kissinger and Donald Rumsfield - among others - laughing and joking about faking the moon landing photos, not the actual moon landing.

I guess NASA or whoever realize they've been caught out in the science (by the other documentaries) and so they're sort of saying:

"aw shucks, caught in the act of faking the photos, but by golly, we jest didn't want to disappoint all you nice folks back home who was counting so bad on going to the moon and all...and we knewed that sometimes the weather up there on that yonder moon can be unpredictable so jest to make sure that we'd have pictures to show you, we did them ahead of time. So yes, the photos ARE fake but we DID go to the moon. Honest m'am."

I gather from what you're saying is that you think the photos AREN'T fake but were actually taken on the moon. But that's not what the documentary DARK SIDE OF THE MOON was saying. It was saying - admittedly in a farcical way - that the photos ARE fake, but we DID go to the moon.

Oh, by the way, you quote Hitler as saying "the bigger the lie, the more people will believe it" but if he did, he wasn't the first. Lenin is credited with coining the original phrase: "A lie told often enough becomes the truth".

All the best,
Jackie Jura


DARK SIDE OF THE MOON (documentary featuring Kissinger-Rumsfield-Haig-Helms). CBC Passionate Eye, Nov 17, 2003
How could the flag flutter when there's no wind on the moon? During an interview with Stanley Kubrick's widow an extraordinary story came to light. She claims Kubrick and other Hollywood producers were recruited to help the U.S. win the high stakes race to the moon...


Jackie Jura
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