Paranoia, no, damage to our ego, yes. If china can go back to the moon and we can't it stands as a shining example of our fall, that America's peak was 1969 and everything went down hill from their. It also stands to reason that by the time china does go back to the moon (Late 2020's early 2030's) it will have reached or exceeded the USA in capita becoming officially the worlds largest economy, not just in people but in spending power. Americans will have to get use to saying they are the worlds 2nd largest economy as well as the worlds 2nd most technologically capable country. Our only remaining stand to grace might be that we will still have the worlds most expensive military.