Nobody in their wildest dreams a few hundred years ago believed
the earth was round, “Round!” they would have laughed at you scornfully, “Am I
laying flat stones for my castle flooring or curved ones? Ha, ha, ha!”
Today the whole world knows the earth is round, yet there are
still thousands who believe the earth is flat, and remain members of the ‘Flat
Earth Society” In fact, last year their membership increased by two hundred,
like rapper-singer Bobby Ray Simmons Jr. who tweeted: "No matter how high
in elevation you are... the horizon is always eye level ... sorry guys... I
didn't wanna believe it either but it’s true!"
Now laugh as you might, I found members of the Flat Earth Society
existed in our own country! I found the first lot, as they propped up a
reluctant dimpled young man and his Italian mother to continue leading their
damaged political party, “Without you two our party is finished!” cried the
topiwallahs as they tried to push the tired duo against a fit, well- trained
saffron war machine.
“Are you from the Flat Earth Society?” I asked, and I saw them
all nodding their heads, then explaining to me how their party could fall off
the edge of the earth if mummy and sonny left.
I left the band of ‘flat earthers’ in search of others and did
not have to look far: “No criticizing us, if we sit on motorbikes, with or
without helmets, with or without masks, on court days or non-court days!” said
another small group, even as they held a book that explained the rights of
citizens, with regard to freedom of speech.
“Yes, yes, we are from the same society!” they said, “People
must continue believing we rise from the east and set in the west and our
light, lights up the country!” they exclaimed as they tried to push a lawyer
into jail for believing the earth was round.
Had never realized we had so many members when I saw a group of
youngsters pointing to the mask I wore against the virus, “Wearing a mask is a
conspiracy!” they growled, “It’s taking away our freedom to expose our faces!”
“But you may get the virus!” I whispered aghast, through my
“The virus is another conspiracy!” shouted one of the
youngsters, “There is no virus, and no need for masks, social distancing and
hygiene!” Saying this they gave each other a high fi, coughed into my face,
then walked away.
I soon found many more examples of members of the same Flat
Earth society existing in our country, but they’re a powerful group at the
moment and I’ll leave it to you to find out, rather than landing up inside a
jail or being thrown off the edge of the earth..!