(You're the best Nelson. This one sent me off on a tangent, and enjoyably so)But if the official story of the Moon landing is correct, then it doesn't necessarily mean it would have affected your or my life that much. Maybe it was just so many resources and effort to get to the Moon and public interest was waning, so they just stopped the Moon missions.
Maybe I'm wrong about that, but it seems the most parsimonious explanation.
I'm like 50/50 as to whether we went to the moon. But I'm 99 that ALL of the footage they presented (and still present) the public was created on Earth.
I assume that to the Oligarch Elite (Klaus Schuabs bosses' bosses) the value of the being able to win the publics' belief in the make-believe is more powerful than a 1,000 stock piled nukes.
I like to think that we have Deep Outer Space Military Bases, and that all the real progress is being made in secret, and I hope that's the case. I hope the public story that we made it to the moon in 69, but the reason that here 50 years later we don't have a Disneyland on the moon (which would incontrovertibly be the case) is because the oligarchs, in order to progress to a much more advanced society, need the sheeple to believe that nations at war are not actually funded by the same banks, and that 4 years of a red president will really teach the blue guys a lesson, and this time it's more important than the last time. And the Olgarch just need a little more time to square things away before they can pull back the curtain and show us the beautiful world they've been working so hard on preparing for just the right moment.
But sadly, I don't believe the oligarchs are that advanced. I think the simplest answer is that they're just trying to hold the makeshift-world-society together just the same as the middleclass and the poor.
One of my favorite considerations is that of thinking about the guy with the highest IQ in America Christopher Langan. This guy can figure it ALL out.... but figuring a thing out ain't shit if you can't work with people to achieve it.
I bring this up, because we all desire deep down to believe that our Dad is the most intelligent person in the world, then at some point in early adulthood we look in the mirror and we see "I'm a man like my dad, and we're both human".. Then I think we often transfer that egregore to a church entity or a business entity, or a science entity.
The simplest way to demonstrate this is to think back and remember the feeling when you were younger and someone else made the claim "my dad is better....". The kneejerk defense against this is very similar to how we defend our church/business/science entity heros. Myself included of course.
So I don't bring this up to pretend I don't do it myself. But I think the virtue we've all short of in modern society is our ability to view our leaders as servants and not heros. To challenge them instead of wanting them to be hero-daddy. To push ourselves and our communities back toward the (inarguable in my opinion) ideal which is for every human to be of equal value as a human, including their experience and their right to exist.
Otherwise Shuab and Harrari get to write the script.