Humanity, u so crazy!. . For me, the most ironic token of that moment in history is the plaque signed by President Richard N. Nixon that Apollo 11 took to the M
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Humanity, u so crazy!

For me, the most ironic token of that moment in history
is the plaque signed by President Richard N. Nixon that
Apollo 11 took to the Moon. It reads: Ile came in Peace
for all mankind.’ As the United States was dropping 7. S
megatons of conventional explosives on small nations in
Southeast Asia, we congratulated ourselves on our
humanity: He would harm no one on a lifeless rock.
Carl Sagan
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#14 - bollenn (07/17/2013) [+] (8 replies)
We have not been on the moon yet.
#1 - anonymous (07/17/2013) [+] (6 replies)
We were there representing the achievements of humanity. We are the first to send life off of another planet and into the stars. No other life that we know of has ever done that. We have lived for over 200,000 years, made some fantastic achievements, are self aware, and can contemplate and speculate the reason and cause and effect of our existence. That is what the plague on the moon represents.

The plague on the moon does not represent:
One nations ideals that lead to war against others.
Petty squabbles that can lead to war death and genocide.
The problems that all exist on our Earth because hey, we left them behind.

Because we intent to come and explore in peace so we don't screw up again.
User avatar #4 - I Am Monkey (07/17/2013) [+] (4 replies)
I understand people like to get caught up in the guilt and whatnot, but realistically what else is it supposed to say? "We're here to **** **** up"?
On second thought that would probably be awesome
#9 - douthit (07/17/2013) [+] (9 replies)
And our current president holds a Nobel Peace Prize, while his DJ 4DM1Nistration has assassinated several American citizens overseas, and has killed hundreds to thousands of civilians abroad.
#37 - DanLacasky (07/17/2013) [-]
that's it, you just made my list
#32 - anonymous (07/17/2013) [+] (40 replies)
We were at ******* WAR! What the **** do you expect? Butterflies and candy? You're a ******* dumbass for this post. We were fighting our enemies, of course we were dropping bombs on them. We needed to in order to fight.
User avatar #39 to #32 - dumbasshunter (07/17/2013) [-]
it COULD have been prevented, the whole reason it started was because the british and the USA ignored the soviets demands in various meetings after the second world war. and even then, the USA were in the wrong in my opinion, speaking as a brit, as they had the chance to prevent the potential nuclear war that was the cuban missile crises, when they were discovered spying on the soviets during the U2 incident. all they had to do was admit that they were spying, and apologies. and also, you say we were at war, but the people the US were fighting were innocent people. Hiroshima. innocent people. various napalm strikes during vietnam. innocent farmers, defending their land against strange aliens that spoke a different language. (and may i add, that the chemicals used in the other bombs dropped in vietnam are still showing the effects in innocent children today? and even worse is the fact that the americans nearly lost that war. they were nearly defeated by children with pointy sticks.)



#21 - ljetibo (07/17/2013) [-]
is it just me or are people here missing the point of the quote?
it's not about USA being the whole world, the fact that Nixon ended the war it's not about one nations strive for dominance or whatever.
It's about us treating what we knew beforehand for a fact is a lifeless environment devoid of everything except dust and rock better then we do ourselves.
It's exactly as #1 said:

"No other life that we know of has ever done that. We have lived for over 200,000 years, made some fantastic achievements, are self aware, and can contemplate and speculate the reason and cause and effect of our existence."

and yet we keep on treating our uniqueness as second grade. Maybe it's better then not to find someone else out there .
(but on the other hand I do have to agree with #4 it's too easy to get caught up in the feels, realistically writing anything else would be lame)
#30 - xainest (07/17/2013) [+] (1 reply)
Guys this is a reflective plate that we shoots beams of light at to see how the moon is moving in space
#31 - anonymous (07/17/2013) [-]
considering the war was based on body-count for both sides, that's a pretty reasonable number
User avatar #60 - vuican (07/17/2013) [+] (3 replies)
So why do people think dropping the bombs were the wrong thing to do?
User avatar #62 to #60 - nortledrones (07/17/2013) [-]
Since anything America does is horrible according to funnyjunk.
User avatar #56 - valyn (07/17/2013) [+] (1 reply)
"We came in peace for all mankind" seems legit. ******* commies aren't people
User avatar #12 - sketchE (07/17/2013) [+] (3 replies)
nixon ended the war though.
User avatar #11 - kingron (07/17/2013) [-]
I was expecting something funny
no offense
#51 - anonymous (07/17/2013) [+] (1 reply)
I think carl sagan needs to look up the definition of irony
User avatar #57 to #51 - quoterox (07/17/2013) [-]
Princeton defines irony as 'incongruity between what might be expected and what actually occurs'.

As we(Americans) were being incredibly violent against our fellow man, we claimed to have 'come in peace for all mankind'.

That's, by definition, irony.

Check your ******* facts before you **** out a stupid comment next time, anon.
#52 - nortledrones (07/17/2013) [+] (3 replies)
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Didn't Great Britain imperialized like 1/4 of the planet at one point and abused citizens across the globe while taking resources from places such as India?
#18 - anonymous (07/17/2013) [-]
'Murica!
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