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Tucker Carlson: "The metric system is a globalist plot." [View all]

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“Almost every nation on Earth has fallen to tyranny: the metric system,” said Carlson. “From Beijing to Buenos Aires, from Lusaka to London, the people of the world have been forced to measure their environment in millimeters and kilograms. The United States is the only country that is resisted, but we have no reason to be ashamed for using feet and pounds.”

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But according to Carlson’s guest, self-proclaimed “anti-metrite” James Pinero, the metric system should be feared because it is “the original system of global revolution and new world orders.”

“Esperanto died, but the metric system continues, this weird, utopian, inelegant, creepy system that we alone have resisted,” said Carlson. “How long can we hold out against it, would you say?”

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Pinero further noted that “all customary measures use man and his labor as the basis of the measurement. What is an acre? It is the land that an ox and can till in one day. 5,000 paces, a pace of 5,000 feet each. A meter is what? The globe that is not even accurate.” He added that the use of base ten in the metric system “is what remains of the radicalism … not great for measuring things in the real world. There is a reason why the measurement system has 12, eights and 60s. It comes from ancient knowledge, from the Romans, from the Babylonians.”


1.
The meter is not defined by Earth. It used to be defined by the length of an arbitrarily made rod whose length in turn was chosen based on the calculated circumference of Earth. Nowadays it is defined by light-speed and a quantum-mechanical parameter of the Caesium-atom.
If we want to explain to aliens what a meter is, we can simply say: "Well, do you have photons and a Caesium-atom?"
How would you explain to an alien what a foot or a mile is?

2.
Unelegant?
If you have a volume that is (((1 inch * 1 foot) + 1 acre) * (1 mile + 1 pace)) + 1 gallon, then how many pounds of water is that?

3.
Yes, there is a reason why ancient middle-eastern cultures prefered numbers like 4, 7, 12, 60... The reasons are numerology and astrology.
Why do we have 7 days in a week? Because a human can see 7 "planets" with the naked eye from Earth: Sol, Luna, Mercury, Venus, Mars, Jupiter, Saturn.
Why do we have 360° in a full circle? Because egyptian astrologers divided the horizon into 36 segments (look up "horoscopes" ) and then divided each segment in 10.







For f**k's sake. A self-declared expert on metrics and doesn't know basic stuff about metrics.

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