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Wagging The Moondoggie – Ocober 2009 | Dave McGowan
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Join Dave McGowan as he takes a little trip to the Moon. Or at least pretend to.
Dave McGowan's ‘Wagging The Moondoggie' is a series of blog posts that explores the theory that NASA's Apollo moon landings were faked. McGowan argues that the moon landings were staged events, created by the US government and Hollywood, to win the space race against the Soviet Union during the Cold War. The posts also suggest that the moon landings were used as a propaganda tool to distract the American public from the Vietnam War and other domestic issues.
Dave McGowan titled his blog series about the faked moon landings ‘Wagging The Moondoggie' as a reference to the 1953 film “The Moon is Blue,” in which the phrase “wagging the doggie” is used to describe a man trying to seduce a woman. The phrase “wag the dog” has since come to mean the act of creating a distraction from a more significant event .McGowan's use of “moondoggie” is a reference to the character Gidget's boyfriend in the 1959 film “Gidget,” who was nicknamed “Moondoggie”. The title of the series is a play on words that suggests that the moon landings were a hoax created to distract the public from more significant events.
“It is commonly believed that man will fly directly from the earth to the moon, but to do this, we would require a vehicle of such gigantic proportions that it would prove an economic impossibility.”Wernher von Braun, the father of the Apollo space program, writing in Conquest of the Moon – 1953
“While what is depicted in the images may initially appear, to the untrained eye, to be some kind of mock-up that someone cobbled together in their backyard to make fun of NASA, I can assure you that it is actually an extremely high-tech manned spacecraft capable of landing on the surface of the Moon. And incredibly enough, it was also capable of blasting off from the Moon and flying 69 miles back up into lunar orbit! Though not immediately apparent, it is actually a two-stage craft, the lower half (the part that looks like a tubular aluminum framework covered with Mylar and old Christmas wrapping paper) being the descent stage, and the upper half (the part that looks as though it was cobbled together from old air conditioning ductwork and is primarily held together, as can be seen in the close-up, with zippers and gold tape) being the ascent stage.”Dave McGowan – Wagging The Moon Doggie
The evidence that McGowan uses to support his argument includes the following:
- The financial cost of the Apollo program was preposterously high for any endeavor where the return was simply scientific data about conditions on the moon.
- NASA's loss of a large number of tapes of data sent to Earth during Apollo 11.
- The authenticity of the Moon rocks is questionable.
- The technology used to land on the Moon is also questionable.
- The footage of astronauts in the low-gravity environment of the moon was created simply by playing back footage filmed on Earth at half the normal speed.
- The fact that NASA cannot supply the original tapes because they contained the incriminating full-speed footage and were therefore destroyed.
- The lack of evidence to support the authenticity of the Moon landing.
David McGowan was an investigative journalist, author, and internet activist who focused on deep politics. McGowan was an early critic of the US government's official narrative about the events of September 11, 2001. He died at the age of 55 on November 23, 2015, six months after being diagnosed with an unusually aggressive form of lung cancer.
McGowan is best known for his book “Weird Scenes Inside the Canyon,” which looks at the counterculture of the 1960s from a different perspective. The book's essential thesis is that the CIA was influencing the Laurel Canyon music scene, affecting several prominent musicians who grew to prominence in the area, as part of some MKUltra, COINTELPRO operations. He presents a number of verifiable facts that don't necessarily prove his point, but do make a compelling case. Even if he doesn't have answers for all of them, he does raise some interesting questions that would warrant further investigation.
McGowan has also published other books, including “Programmed To Kill” and has published a number of books on deep politics and deep events.
Sources and links
Source: Center for an Informed America