Democrats love attacking republicans as “flat Earthers” so they can attempt to spend trillions of dollars to control the temperature without having to actually make a coherent argument to do so. President Obama recently went down that road, in an attempt to paint the GOP as a bunch of anti-science morons:
“We’ve heard this kind of thinking before. Let me tell you something, if some of these folks were around when Columbus set sail, they must have been founding members of the flat earth society. They would not have believed that the world was round.”
This argument is ridiculous, and we’ve picked it apart a million times, so I won’t bother going into the specifics here. But, my favorite new piece of information is this: the Flat Earth Society is actually still a real thing. Like, they actually still believe that the Earth is a flat disc of land, surrounded by mountains holding the water in. And they believe we are currently going up, which is why we’re sticking to the ground. You see, gravity doesn’t exist.
Anyway, this is important because, believe it or not—the real Flat Earth Society has an opinion on man-made warming of the planet.
Daniel Shenton …the new president of the Flat Earth Society…turns out to have resolutely mainstream views on most issues. The 33-year-old American, originally from Virginia but now living and working in London, is happy with the work of Charles Darwin. He thinks the evidence for man-made global warming is strong, and he dismisses suggestions that his own government was involved with the 9/11 terrorist attacks.
That’s right. Obama can call conservatives flat Earthers all he wants, but the truth is that the real flat Earthers agree with him on such important matters of science. Aren’t you happy, Mr. President? You might not want to hang out with flat Earthers, but they want to hang out with you!
(By the way, if you’re arguing against evolution, feel free to use this too. But…for those 9-11 truthers out there…I mean, what are you? Flat Earthers?)