then why?! I said firmly, lowering my voice to a fierce
whisper. Why would the American Government do such a thing?
What is the point? These letters I pointed at the envelope
Make it sound like its purely or the amusement of
a select few government officials. Now, decades later, thats
still the case? Thats it?
He nodded. Well,
partly. They still get a kick out of it. Thats the main
reason. But theres two other reasons. First, its good
money. Think about it. If there were no moon, there would be no
moon-themed posters. There would be no songs about men in
the moon or whatever it is. There would be no moon-themed
. hell, even keychains.
It goes on and on. Theres a lot of money at stake. And secondly,
if they suddenly said Well, that was fun and turned
off the satellite, people would go mad from confusion and transform
into ravaging hordes of lunatics, beating each other senseless,
. well, they wouldnt be howling at the moon,
now would they! he gave me a crooked smile and stirred his
drink No, they wouldnt be howling at the moon at all
he murmured. The solution is to educate the public about
the deception, and then storm into the Nevada desert 100,000 strong
and disarm the satellite. Simple as that. Are you in?
You still have
doubts, is that it? he snapped
I guess I find it hard to believe that every single human being
before the year 1917 was crazy. That they all hallucinated the
same exact thing
I mean, it just doesnt make any sense
Yes it does. It
makes perfect sense. I repeat: those people were crazy
All of them?
Yes. All of them.
Well, all the ones who believed in the moon, at least
I stroked my chin thoughtfully
So, again: are
I said firmly.
And thats that.
I am now doing my job to educate the public about the deception.
To sum up:
1. There is no
moon. It is a satellite image that has been beamed up from the
Nevada desert since 1917 to deceive the public for the amusement
of a few government officials. There are also secondary motives,
such as money
2. People before
1917 were crazy, and when they claimed to see the moon, it was
probably just the opium talking
So spread the word. Tell your family and friends the truth about
the moon. And someday, we shall tear down that satellite of deception,
and erase that glowing ball of lies from the sky.