Often, when someone attacks me on Twitter I like to look through their timelines to understand who I am dealing with. While looking through timelines, I noticed that a certain antisemitic group of people also happen to believe the Earth is flat. My first thought was, “Do people still believe the Earth is flat?” Sadly, the answer is yes. Most of them also believe other ridiculous conspiracy theories, such as gravity is fake or 9/11 was an inside job. The most logical explanation was they were mentally unstable. What I didn’t understand was why did they seem to also be extremely antisemitic. Is it true? Are most flat Earth believers also anti-Semites?
I decided to test my hypothesis. I first did a twitter search for the term “flat Earth.” That returned more results than it should have. I then started going down the line and searched those individuals for antisemitic tweets. It couldn’t be just anti-Israel, it had to be antisemitic or both anti-Israel and anti-Semitic. If there was a question whether they actually believed in a flat Earth or the tweet was borderline antisemitic I didn’t count it. What I found was about half of the people I searched twitter for flat Earth also had made antisemitic statements or retweeted antisemitic statements. That is a remarkable number. Keep in mind, this is not a scientific study, just my observation. After a couple of hours I had to stop searching. I could have gone on for days.
Here are some of the tweets from people that believe in a flat Earth, who also happen to be anti-Semites.