Miss Marina Koren of The Atlantic is at pains to present her ignorance as enlightenment. Her article, for the Science section of her publication, entitled “The Soviet Space Program Was Not Woke”, where she claims that “sending the first woman into space isn’t the same as developing an astronaut program that values equality”, is completely devoid of scientific thinking, historical understanding and research objectivity and amounts to nothing more than a shameless and laughable display of the capitalist bias of her liberal attitudes.
The author criticises the case of Valentina Vladimirovna Tereshkova, the Soviet cosmonaut, who in 1963 became the first woman in space and broke the highest of glass ceilings, as a “propaganda exercise”. Liberal sensitivities are so eager to wave the American flag around the supposed egalitarian nature of their imperialism that masquerades as “wokeness” (alertness to social injustice) and take offence at the proved successes of the first socialist state in the world. Continue reading “US imperialism masquerading as wokeness forever vexed at Soviet achievements”