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Trump ‘Space Force’ Meets Flat Earth Flak

Postby toucana on August 10th, 2018, 5:28 pm 

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The recent announcement by president Trump of the proposed creation of a new service called ‘Space Force’ has run into unexpected opposition from some of his most ardent supporters.

https://www.thedailybeast.com/flat-earthers-call-trumps-space-force-idea-impossible?ref=home

On Thursday, Vice President Mike Pence announced plans to launch “Space Force,” a sixth branch of the U.S. military by 2020. The proposed branch would be reserved specifically for outer space operations.

But criticism has come from the Flat Earth Society who believe that space travel is either impossible, or at best cost prohibitive. They claim that the Earth is not round, but a disk, maybe one covered with a dome.

Flat earthers believe that, even if manned spacecraft made their way into orbit (manned spacecraft are currently in orbit), photographic evidence of a round Earth wouldn’t change their minds.

“They would only be able to observe the illuminated portion of the Earth, which would be roughly circular in shape,” said spokesperson Pete Svarrior “Hypothetically, this shouldn't be conclusive either way.”

Many pro-Trump flat-earthers believe that NASA is part of a deep-state plot to dupe the masses into believing that the world is round. A more recondite version of this idea is promoted by a sub-sect called “QAnon flat earthers club,” which also accuses Hillary Clinton of being a pedophile and German Chancellor Angela Merkel of being Adolf Hitler’s daughter.

Flat eartherism, already popular among a small set of conservative evangelicals, now crops up semi-regularly in forums for QAnon, a psychotic pro-Trump conspiracy theory movement whose adherents are seen with growing frequency at Trump rallies holding ups signs saying “we are Q”. Both the flat earth and pro-Trump movements share strands of the same conspiratorial, counter-factual DNA, and as one commentator put it, “When Earth is flat, other untruths are trivial.”
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Re: Trump ‘Space Force’ Meets Flat Earth Flak

Postby zetreque on August 25th, 2018, 10:27 pm 

This isn't funny anymore. I am actually meeting people in real life who are falling into believing this flat earth stuff and they aren't all president dumbass supporters either. It's hard to have any hope for a future anymore.
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Re: Trump ‘Space Force’ Meets Flat Earth Flak

Postby toucana on August 26th, 2018, 1:33 pm 

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Trump & Lebron at the Resolute desk.

Donald Trump took time out from his busy schedule as president to pose for a photograph in the Oval Office on Thursday with Lionel Lebron who is one of the leading online proponents of the QAnon conspiracy cult, according to a report in The Daily Beast.

https://www.thedailybeast.com/trump-in-oval-office-meets-promoter-of-qanon-conspiracy-theory-that-says-democrats-run-pedophile-cult

The QAnon cult asserts (among many other things) that the leaders of the Democratic party are all part of a global pedophile cult, and that Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton and all the leaders of the 'Deep State' are about to to be arrested and transported to Guantanamo bay en masse.

'Lionel' (real name Michael) Lebron divides his time between running his conspiracy theory Youtube channel, and making appearances on RT (Russia Today) as a political and legal analyst.
There simply are no words to explicate this profound honor.

gushed Lionel in his Instagram posting.

Quite so.
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