Propagating Idiocy

Photo by: Jan Wayne Fields

The spaceship landed in Oregon forests. Phelanth engaged the stealth fields, and the ship suddenly looked a camping tent.

“Is that necessary?” said Phelanth’s wife, Aphaeria. “We Ipinians look like humans.”

“Wow!” enthused their son, Egron, staring outside. “Trees! I read about them in school.”

“Yes,” said Aphaeria. “They used to be common on Ipinia. That was before runaway global warming.”

“Our idiot politicians ignored our scientists’ warnings about…science,” added Phelanth. “Hopefully none of those morons propagated here like us.”

In Washington D.C.:

Senator Phaeton said, “Scientists are always lying Mr. President. We Ipinian politicians know what we’re talking about!”
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Written for the Friday Fictioneers: https://rochellewisoff.com/2017/08/23/25-august-2017/

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About EagleAye

I like looking at the serious subjects in the news and seeking the lighter side of the issue. I love satire and spoofs. I see the ridiculous side of things all the time, and my goal is to share that light-hearted view.
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33 Responses to Propagating Idiocy

  1. Well written, Eric. Although I have no way of checking the accuracy of the info given. I’ll have to take Phelanth and Aphaeria’s word for it. 😉

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  2. Dale says:

    I’m sure all of this is “real” news…

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  3. They only believe in science when it’s convenient.

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  4. Susan says:

    I have a feeling one of your Ipinian politicians is the good Senator from Oklahoma. I never believed he was human.

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  5. Joy Pixley says:

    In which we are reminded that idiocy is not specific to Earth, again. 🙂 I liked the spaceship turning into a folding camping tent. Probably easier to assemble than the tent, too.

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  6. Alice Audrey says:

    Sometimes that seems too real.

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  7. The lights are on, but no one is home? Always a delight reading your stories, Eagle. 👀

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  8. James says:

    I’m not sure runaway climate change would kill all life, but it would probably wipe humans out. With us gone, eventually, the biosphere would start to recover. I did read an interesting article about how the sun gets hotter with age so that in one to two billion years, even if nothing on earth changes, the seas will boil. I found that little tidbit at Forbes magazine in an article called “Global Warming Will Destroy The Earth In The End”.

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    • EagleAye says:

      No it wouldn’t destroy all life, and I think humans would survive too, we just wouldn’t thrive like we have so far. Life would become very challenging for us. People supporting Climate Change should stop saying “Save The Earth.” The Earth won’t be destroyed. Dinosaurs thrived in a far hotter planetary environment. What folks should say is, “Save The Humans!” That’s the REAL bottom line. We want our environment to stay the way it is because we live well in it. Changing that is a “bad thing.”

      And it’s true. Even without Anthropomorphic Climate Change, the climate will still change on it’s own eventually. Let’s just not help that process along. We just need to work together to delay that change as long as possible. Hopefully soon we’ll know how to make orbital habitats. Then we can live anywhere!

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      • James says:

        I grew up in the 1960s with dreams of orbiting space stations, moon bases and colonizing Mars, so I’m all in for that. However, everything I’ve learned about how microgravity affects humans makes me believe this won’t happen anytime soon. We really were designed to live in a 1G environment.

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      • EagleAye says:

        Well, this will not happen within our lifetimes. An orbiting habitat is a kilometers-long construction. We’ll need the ability to travel to the asteroid belt, mine materials, and process them, all performed in space before we can begin. Still, a habitat will have a full 1-g gravity, through the process of spinning. It’s not true gravity but it will create enough pressure to ensure bones and muscles will not atrophy.

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      • James says:

        Bones, internal organs, loss of eyesight, the list goes on. I hope you’re right, but understanding the extreme engineering difficulty of building anything in space makes me wonder if we’ll ever accomplish it. I hope so, but I have to be realistic.

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  9. subroto says:

    Fake news is always on about this global warming thing. As your current president says “The concept of global warming was created by and for the Chinese in order to make U.S. manufacturing non-competitive.”.
    Man, now I am scared.

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  10. Dear Eric,

    It all makes sense now. Get rid of the Ipinian politicians! Funny and scary at the same time.

    Shalom,

    Rochelle

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    • EagleAye says:

      Yep. Those guys are steering us wrong just like they did on Ipinia. It is a bit scary. Hopefully, we don’t let these politicians misguide us as long. Then we won’t have to go to a tree museum just to see the trees.

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  11. gahlearner says:

    Let’s welcome them with open arms. At least here, the stupidity is restricted to a few countries, so maybe the rest of us will be able to prevent the worst, although it doesn’t look like it right now. Fun story with a lot of fun ideas in it. Maybe the Ipinians can help us to get the ‘unbelievers’ back on track.

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    • EagleAye says:

      True. And maybe the leadership in those few countries may change and then the policies will change. It’s what I’m hoping for anyway. Maybe the Ipinians can share the story of their planet. Glad you had fun. Thanks much! 🙂

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  12. Nice! A story for our times. :o)

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  13. rgayer55 says:

    If we lose all the trees it’s gonna make it tough on Bigfoot.

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  14. Boom! (Or more appropriately, some cutting noise….) Never has the pen been so mighty. Well-done!

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