During the cold war the fear of communism and Soviet influence was prevalent in most of the Western world countries.
The following conversation takes place in the office of the President of the
. United States
Mr. President, the Russians have just landed on the Moon and started painting it red! They are working fast - a quarter of the Moon is already finished!
Ok, so what is the problem?
But Mr. President, if they make it all red, the communist symbol will hang over heads of the entire world population!
Don’t worry about it, just let them work.
Two days later, the adviser storms into President’s office again.
Mr. President, they are almost done with the first half!
No worries, just let them keep going.
Later that week, the same adviser sadly declares to the President.
Mr. President, if you look up, you will notice that the Moon is completely red now. The Russians are done.
Ok, now that they are done, please send one of our shuttles and have them write "Coca-Cola" right across.