Earth Isn’t Flat and Government Isn’t Good

Have you ever run into someone who believes the Earth is flat? I was shocked to discover such people exist. Many of them also believe the moon is a hologram, gravity doesn’t exist, and space isn’t real. It’s a bewildering experience listening to them try to make their case while fending off evidence to the contrary.

To them, everything is faked. They believe it empowers government somehow to lie about the shape of the Earth. They’ve never been able to explain to me how this works, and I still see no connection.

Imagine how it would feel to be completely surrounded by people who believe this and base their day-to-day decisions on this belief.

What if they tried to force you to act as though you believed this is true, too? Could you really change your beliefs in response to their threats? Would you pretend to agree so they’d stop harassing you? I hope you wouldn’t change your mind because of the social pressure they’d use on you.

Would you get tired of people telling you the Earth is flat and refusing to listen to any evidence that pokes holes in their belief? Can you imagine being in that situation?

It’s the same feeling I get listening to people claiming political government is inevitable, necessary, or even desirable. They may as well be singing the praises of cancer and recommending we all get a fatal case of it.

The arguments they use in favor of their position all come down to some variation of government breaking your leg, handing you a crutch stolen from some other victim, then demanding to be thanked for “helping” you. This kind of help I can do without.

Yet, I understand them better than they probably imagine since I used to believe this, too. That’s right, back when I was much younger, I was a bit of a government-supremacist just like most other people still are. Only now I see why the arguments I once leaned on are as flimsy as “Flat Earth Theory.”

People who still believe the Earth is flat — I mean, that government isn’t cancer — don’t care to consider the opposing evidence, but I will.

If someone could show me proof, or even convincing evidence I’m wrong, I would consider it. All proof and evidence I’ve ever been shown is easily refuted. The Earth is not flat and government isn’t beneficial.

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Alex Knight
Alex Knight
1 year ago

Well, the jury is still out on whether the deference to government is multi-generational conditioning, or simply human nature. I would say the definitive answer to that question lies in whether or not government is abolished within the next couple of centuries or so.

HecticSkeptic
HecticSkeptic
1 month ago

What evidence do you have that we live on a spinning ball? Much like bureaucrats make circular arguments about the applicability of the “laws”, those who BELIEVE we are on a spinning ball can only offer opinions from NASA-which is the government and begun by NAZIS (ahemOPERATIONPAPERCLIP)-and dead Greeks. What do I care about the (alleged) opinion of dead Greeks?

Do you have personal, first-hand knowledge you live on a spinning ball, or do you merely have FAITH in known liars? Have you conducted fact-finding research/experiments to determine the shape of the Earth?

Kent McManigal
Kent McManigal
1 month ago
Reply to  HecticSkeptic

Did you know you can demonstrate the shape of the planet yourself, without taking anyone’s word for it?
It’s not that hard, but it may be easier for you to believe the word of other known liars who imagine the world is flat- something which can be easily shown to not be true.