Fascinating stuff, this resurgence of interest in the Flat Earth cosmology/ conspiracy. On hearing that many folk had taken a real & enduring
interest in the proposed reality of said belief system, my first reaction was quite literally to laugh. I mean, come on, seriously - really?
So for a long time, that's how I left it. It's clearly moronic, and not worthy of the time to investigate any further. But then, something
randomly caught my attention - a video posted in a thread not directly pertinent to the Flat Earth cosmology/ conspiracy (from here on out, 'the
FECC'... a FECC'in marvellous acronym). This very short video (2 mins) claimed something bizarre - so bizarre that I had to watch it just to see
how ridiculous it was likely to be. The videographer had highlighted the very unusual, anomalous flight paths & journey times for flights on
commercial airlines in the Southern hemisphere.
When I saw that the only apparent explanation for the bizarre, seemingly illogical flight paths, refuelling stops & journey times was that the
earth's continents were arrayed in planar fashion, in an azimuthal equidistant topography, as per the map on the United Nations seal - I was quite
simply stunned. This was in-your-face strangeness, which seemed to point only to a single conclusion - that the Earth we inhabit, simply isn't
globular as we have been told since the times we were toddlers, and instead is planar, surrounded by a 'wall' of ice, a wall which is otherwise
referenced in 'normal' cosmology as being the borders of the Antarctic continent, supposedly a large island of ice-covered barrenness at the base of
And so, I did a bit of searching for rational-sounding voices discussing the subject, which of course could only be kept under wraps by
compartmentalised military intelligence structures in charge of political structures otherwise brainwashed with pseudo-reasoning which prevents them
(and all those who sit beneath their canopy of plausible deniability) from seeing that only a treaty between all nations, unquestioned & irrevocable,
would be an acceptable way to protect truth's protective layers. Such a treaty does exist, and it states that Antarctica is totally off-limits for
any non-military groups who do not accept the provisos of the treaty, presumably requiring that all civilian research be conducted with military
oversight, and also banning those who would seek to make money from its resources, presumably carrying the risk that some sort of damage could be done
in their pursuit of capital gains.
But wait - how on Earth could we have been fooled for so long? And what are the implications?
My thoughts on this one swing round to include recent publicised information in books, magazines & on TV documentaries, etc, regarding the so-called
'simulation theory', in one of its many guises. The fact is, that based on everything we have learned about physics & the underlying mathematics,
presently suggests a very strong case for the reality of the fact that reality may be entirely simulated, operating within some unrecognisably awesome
super-computer/ god-like machine. There were a few great episodes of Stargate Atlantis which concentrated very clearly on the simulation hypothesis,
in a couple of different incarnations - and one line, in one particular episode, really stood out & spoke to me on a fairly deep level regarding the
nature of the reality we live in. In the context of an apparent takeover of the Atlantis base by hostile 'Replicators', the crew had to face the
prospect that all was not as it had seemed. The Replicators, btw, were a race of AI 'robots' that had developed themselves to incredibly high
levels of capability in nanotechnology & sentience (they 'self-evolved'). They were able to fool the apparently normal humans into believing that
they were in the Atlantis base, carrying out normal day-to-day base operations, and that there was 'nothing to see here, move along', etc.
Ultimately the group banded together (around six of them) & realised that something was 'wrong' regarding their circumstances (like Neo does, in the
Matrix, though he needed direct prompting from Morpheus). The Replicators eventually realised that their deception had been rumbled, and came clean
to the trapped humans. Only there was a plot twist. The apparently normal humans were in fact Replicators too (to all intents & purposes). They had
been programmed as sentient AI with all the memories & character foibles of the original humans from the Atlantis mission, data which had been
gathered during previous escapades between the Atlantis mission & various factions of the Replicators.
The 'humans' didn't want to believe what they were being told, and protested that this couldn't be so, because of the fact that they were in
Atlantis during the time in which the deception had been unfolding.. The Replicator leader said that "Yes, you are in Atlantis - but your hypothesis
falls flat because you believe you are in the REAL Atlantis, when in fact, you are not.." (paraphrased).
The point being, they had fabricated a fully-functioning world to fool the 'humans' into believing they were living out their lives in the real
Atlantis base. They were even convinced by a grey, overcast atmosphere/sky above the fake Atlantis, that they were floating on the ocean on the real
home world of the Atlantis base. They had been denied a proper view of the sky above, because had they seen the stars overhead, it is likely that the
deception would not have held sway (although it is not directly stated, it is implied that the Replicators couldn't successfully fabricate the starry
heavens above with the proper amount of authenticity - though if they were able to fabricate a functioning base & its ocean mooring, in reality they
probably could have done a half decent job of the skies too).
What if the world we inhabit is but a pale imitation of the 'real' Earth, presumably having existed in a real universe at some historical point in
time - and we are 'humans' living out apparently normal lives in an apparently normal world; yet we are in fact being deceived - all power
structures are in league with the deceivers, and the very fact of our humanity may be at stake, in terms of the realities ascribed & interpreted by
us, and by those who control the environment? The FECC is a crazy idea, because science & common sense appear to tell us that we live on a globular
planet circumnavigating the Sun as part of a solar system which circumnavigates a galaxy. But it (paradoxically) becomes less crazy when you combine
it with the simulation theory, and move on to incorporate the Mandela Effect - 'magical' transformations in our shared, collective reality/ history
(reprogramming the matrix), and then of course the idea that our reality is controlled (a la Jacques Vallee) by a super-intelligent type 3 'race' of
hostile/ ambivalent overlords. A world within a world..
The posited controllers would run experiments & bask in the bodily luxuries which material existence (in any reality) can offer to those who have
rigged the game & pull the strings.
I never thought I'd say it, but the FECC is starting to get under my skin. Along with the Mandela Effect (how hard would it be for the controllers
to literally reprogram reality?) & of course our old favourite, the 'Reptilians/Replicators' (SHAPESHIFTING CONTROLLERS).
FECC'in reality. Some things I wish I could unlearn...