It’s been an interesting 24 hours to say the least. I knew as soon as I had finished writing the article that, “I believe the Earth to be flat”, this would garner some pretty strong reactions, as unlike many other conspiracies, this one does (from the surface) appear incomprehensible.
Fortunately, I have been subject to abuse, threats of violence and being labelled a “tard” more times than I could count so the reaction was something I was easily prepared for. What I have found interesting though, aside from the minority that want to have a sensible, constructive debate about the subject, is how these topics can bring out a side of people that is really quite unpleasant to witness.
I have always been quite “right wing” in my political views as is evident on this website, and for that I am in the minority. But the irony is that those who follow a more “liberal opinion” are actually the ones who seem to display the most online “violence” and instead of telling me why I’m wrong and here is the evidence to back it up, I am just labelled a “fucking retard” or a more common insult, “the troll”, which you would assume would be the behaviour of the shaven headed Nazi that I am often compared with than the person who is dishing it out.
I have a pretty thick skin, which is predictably essential when you believe the Earth is flat, but I wonder how the levels of abuse a person receives for having an opinion that is “different” can affect those who may not be so strong willed and be able to take it. We are constantly reminded that freedom of speech is at the centre of The First Amendment in America, and the core values of our western society, but just how free are we to express an opinion? Clearly not as much as we are led to believe.
It’s quite sad that the world stood together in solidarity with the staff of Charlie Hebdo, praising them for using their right to freedom of expression, and yet less than 12 months later, nothing has changed and people are still being abused regularly online for simple saying something that other don’t like? Donald Trump is another “fine” example of the widespread bigotry that exists around the world, when a petition received over 1 million signatures to stop his right to travel simply for wanting to protect his borders.
Admittedly, I could understand if I was writing an article about how I hate “Gays”, or “Ginger People Suck” , but actually all I am simply writing about is whether I think the Earth is flat or not and providing genuine pieces of evidence as to why I am making that claim. A claim let’s remember that affects nobodies life personally, yet this is still enough to get all of the part-time “internet scientists” whipped up into frenzy and coming out of the woodwork from all angles to tell me i’m wrong, and respond with original sarcastic comments like, “What underneath the earth then, a giant turtle?” instead of actually discussing the topic at hand.
It’s amazing how many part-time “scientists” and “Physicists” come out to offer their “expert” opinion on the subject that they claim to have so much authority on, when in-fact most of them are either estate agents or work in a shop full time. Why don’t you admit, you are not a scientist, never have been and know as little on the subject as me, so stop claiming to know it all, because you don’t and if you did, then you would be earning a fortune working with the best in the science business with several Nobel prizes on your mantle-piece, not getting your pants in a twist on Facebook and calling me “fucktard”.
I never claim to know the earth is flat, I have merely noted some observations that to me seem highly unscientific to back the “globe earth” claim and put my position on the table. I don’t care if i’m wrong, in-fact I would love to be proved otherwise, but as yet nobody has provided a single piece of evidence that cannot be rebutted that will also not work within a Flat Earth theory, so for now at least I shall continue to keep this as my position on the subject.
The article has now received over 3000 shares, and has created a very strong discussion in the comments section for all to see, these subjects are the exact reason why Sonarz was created, I wanted to bring topics like this that the mainstream media are too afraid to touch, and that people have strong opinions about onto a platform. So whether you agree with me or not, I can take it very positively that such a response has been received from both sides of the debate.
I have never been one to accept things for face value, and frankly it’s very hard not to understand why when we are constantly being lied to by the Media, Governments and the like, so bear this is mind whenever another person comes out with a “wacky theory” in the future. Does everyone remember the Gulf Of Tonkin incident that started the Vietnam war? Or the Asbestos was dangerous? Or the CIA using US citizens for mind control experiments?
All of these “wacky” conspiracies have since turned out to be true, and those people who dared suggest it at the same were probably “tards” like me as well, when actually the only “tards” were the ones that simply refuse to look at things without there blinkers on from a neutral perspective because it’s much easier being a sheep than to question what we are told.