Meet The Man Who Sells Property On The Moon (Because He Owns The Moon, Of Course) [VIDEO]
What is anything really?
It’s a vague question, but a worthwhile question when pondering the situation explained in the New York Times produced video above.
In the video, Dennis Hope repeatedly claims to own the moon as well as other celestial bodies. But then the video also shows that his “deeds” (or whatever he calls them) are clearly marked that they are for novelty purposes only.
And any sane person must not honestly believe that they own a plot of land on the moon. So is this really all the harmful?
To which you might say, “Well what about insane people… or at least the painfully dumb? Shouldn’t they be protect from this fraud?”
At which point you have to ask yourself, are these people we’d be protecting from fraud any more or less sane than the man who earns a living selling the moon? Maybe we should be protecting Dennis Hope from himself?
Or maybe Dennis Hope is a genius? Maybe Planet Earth is the Native Americans who just assume that land is everybody’s land and Dennis Hope is the white man coming in with guns blazing? I mean, Dennis Hope is white, right?
The true moral is that nothing is inherently worth anything really. And Dennis Hope’s office looks a lot nicer than mine.
via Clip Nation