Before then, I was a typical sheeple, going along with the group think of earth as a spinning ball in space vacuum. A pretty fiction, thanks to Nazi scientists in Nasa, as well as sci-fi writers like Arthur C. Clarke and propagandists like Walt Disney and Stanley Kubrick.
I also figured that anyone who said the earth was flat was a sweet simpleton, or else a member of a Luddite religion that shunned modern technology.
When I saw Rothbard's thread on LOP, I looked into it because I respected his opinions on other threads. Why would RB promote this goofy idea? said I. And then I kept reading. And all my confusions over the years finally made sense. Like the Great Circle routes I had to learn about in elementary school. And the ridiculous notion of electron shells we studied in chemistry. And other science "facts" that never made a lick of sense to the cynic in me.
And then, thanks to the internet and forums, I came to understand what great literature had been telling me for lo, these many years.
The thing we call existence is the aether, which Electric Universe logically explains as a solid expanse of positive and negative electric charges. Some +++--- becomes radiation. Other dielectrons +-++-- become matter. Now that makes sense. Whereas the Atom theory is absurd.
There are no empty spaces, no such thing as nuclear bombs, since there is no atom to split or fuse. No such thing as space. Utter nonsense!! Since earth's atmosphere would whoosh away in a nanosecond if our "planet" were surrounded by a total vacuum. Do scientists not know this? Of course they do. They also know that gravity is a farce and not a force.
Another thinker who I completely failed to understand in school was George Orwell, author of 1984, the "dystopian" novel of a sick and twisted future under the rule of Big Brother.
We have seen Orwell's vision slowly creep into our world. This is the ever-growing New World Order, under the UN and my own country as its war machine.
In my humble opinion, people have lost the few marbles they once possessed. They lost their place in nature, first of all. Our culture prizes digital devices and artificial values. Sex and violence, baby. Football and fast food. Obey. Consume. Trust Authority. Trust religions and political parties. Trust Big Brother, your government.
Ok, enough back story.
I am nothing if not wordy. My bad.
This does lead up to my topic. I promise.
But do not trust me. Don't trust anyone. Even honest people are often (almost always) wrong.
The world is flat and stationary, just like our senses tell us.
to be continued ---