Thanks to LC Gladiator.
So let us say that an individual who has, without wanting to and much less trying to, become the very symbol of the entrepreneurialism, “can do”, “if not us, then who?” spirit that used to be the very core of America-That-Was goes and passes to his just rewards in Heaven.
Somebody whose name is known to anybody who ever dared dream the impossible, an icon to every boy and girl to ever look into the great unknown and say “it won’t be unknown for long if I have a say in it”, somebody like Neil Alden Armstrong, the perfect embodiment of the Humble Hero who did something because he felt it needed to be done. Not because he wanted the admiration of anybody for doing it, but because it was there.
How would the leader of the nation he did it for express his admiration for such a man, give him his dues, express his gratitude for the great things he done for everybody else, the sheer awe that such men even exist?
Why, if you’re King Ogabe “I Personally Strangled Osama bin Laden in the Gutsiest Call Ever Made Including D-Day” Narcissus, you obviously post a picture of yourself.
Because Neil Alden Armstrong didn’t fly that. Somebody else made that happen. And you can bet dollars to doughnuts that he’ll have his tireless team of nut-sucking sycophants insert all manner of references to his own holy self into any official accounts of the Moon Landing before you can say “Oh Holy Me”, just the way he inserted his own magnificence into the whitehouse.gov biography of pretty much every single president of the United States already.
Seriously. His Imperial Majesty could not possibly despise that self-aggrandizing, coke-snorting, pole-smoking, communist piece of shit any more if he tried really, really hard. Particularly since that very same King Hussein pretending to praise Neil (underneath a big picture of himself) was the one who turned NASA into a mooselimb outreach program begging flights from Russian tin cans in order to get as far as low Earth orbit.
We used to say that we’d have to fumigate the White House next year to get the stench out. We now wonder if we’re going to have to fumigate the entire country.