Last Thursday and Friday, hundreds of flat earth believers gathered in Denver, Colorado, for the annual International Flat Earth Conference. From my perspective it’s all extremely wild stuff. But hey, what do I know? I’m just a non-believer.
For the flat earthers who attend it’s a space to find acceptance for their now-infamous conspiracy that the earth is, in fact, flat, with some kind of hemisphere dome containing the moon and sun within.
By nature of being such an extreme conspiracy group, there are a lot of other extremist/problematic views harboured by the flat earth crowd – ranging from your basic racism to the belief that the Sandy Hook massacre was fake. Obviously those are far from funny, but the passionate belief that the earth is flat is very funny.
Which is why this music video that debuted at the conference is the highlight of the whole thing. And that’s including the fact that controversial YouTuber Logan Paul appeared as the celebrity guest speaker, claiming to be a believer and promising to cover the conference on his YouTube channel, but is clearly taking the piss. Great scam.
Anyway, behold this music video/creative masterpiece by flat earther artist Conspiracy Music Guru: ‘Space is Fake!’
Let’s appreciate the absolute lyrical gold that is this chorus:
“There’s no such thing as outer space,
We made it all up yea space is fake.
It’s the greatest lie that’s ever been told,
The biggest trick you’ve ever been sold.
We’ve been pushing this satanic lie,
Space is a drug and everybody high.
It’s only your imagination that’s been to space,
Ladies and gentleman, space is fake.”
And the visuals are actually very impressive. Conspiracy Music Guru clearly has an expert knowledge of internet meme culture and his use of green screen and dynamic visual elements is amazing.
Great special effects!
To be clear, I’m not supportive of Conspiracy Music Guru’s flat earth theory, or his connection of NASA to Hitler, or really any points he makes in this video. Space is not fake, but ‘Space is Fake!’ is grade A entertainment, so credit where it’s due.