Black Flat Earth Believers Are Disappointing

Flat Earth

Of course there are many more important things going on in the world besides debates about whether the Earth is Flat or Spherical. There is systemic police brutality and contaminated drinking water killing people in predominantly Black communities throughout America. There is also a new and deadly Zika Virus that is causing extreme panic throughout Central and South America as well as the Caribbean. However, there is something about the Flat Earth debate that exposes a deep problem with Black consciousness or the lack thereof.

From time to time I have noticed our people trying to push the belief that the Earth is a flat disk but the recent public rant by the rapper B.o.B has revealed that many Black people are willing to accept this “5000 year old false belief” as stated by astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson. The funny thing is; most people don’t really know that Europeans “discovered” the Americas by mistake after hundreds of years of being bound to their shores by religious Flat Earth fears.

It is a fact that before Christopher Columbus got lost on his way to India all European sailors were scared to travel too far west in the ocean for fear of falling off the edge of a flat Earth. They were told by AfRAkans that the world was round but they didn’t believe. Eventually they learned that if they kept sailing west they would end up right back where they started. So is it god that tricks our minds through some sort of elaborate illusion to keep boats and planes safe? It may as well be because just like gods, Flat Earth is a fantasy.

I am disappointed with the level of understanding of reality that most Black people today have and maintain as a form of comfort. I am also disappointed that we seem to hate the white man so much that we are willing to believe he is responsible for maintaining a cloak of deception that is holding us back from progressing in life. If anything is holding us back it is an illusion of a paradise after death that is a reward for our “faithful” complacency in life.

Life demands that we should gain knowledge and not be complacent. When we are complacent we are overtaken by other organisms such as Ebola and Zika viruses that are more aggressive in their plight for survival. It is not just viruses and diseases that overtake the complacent; it is people too as is evident by slavery, discrimination, and economic exploitation. After-all; it is not people who believe in ancient myths but people who can perceive a spherical planet that are the leaders in science, medicine, and technology.

 

 

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