The first words spoken by Neil Armstrong when he set foot upon the Moon were, “That’s one small step for man, one giant leap for mankind.” He intended to say “a” man, but somehow that word got lost. He blew his line!
He and others then planted American flags. But in the 48 years since, the unfiltered actinic lunar sunlight has bleached those flags pure white.
So those solemn first words turned into glorious nonsense, and the flags into flags of surrender!
The Moon was better defended than we realized...