The Pale Blue Dot? Chapter Sixteen: The Antarctic Treaty

Written By Thomas Perez. January 2, 2019 at 2:26AM. Copyright 2019. Updated 2020. 

The Antarctic Treaty

This chapter is in response to the demand by globe Earthers to show them the ice wall. Here are two picture request examples of such…

The demand in and of itself is ridiculous, so they repeat their mantras daily. And that is why they probably keep demanding it. But again, this request cannot be fulfilled. As stated in chapter fifteen, no individual has ever flown over the entire Antarctica. Moreover, the reason for this, as pointed out in the beginning of my discussion in chapter fifteen; is prohibition. This prohibition is based upon the restrictions, rules and guidelines of the Antarctic Treaty. (1).


This restriction cannot be just about penguins. “For most flat Earthers, based upon the information that they can reasonably gather, Antarctica constitutes the outer rim of the known world. For the purpose of the treaty, Antarctica is defined as all of the land and ice shelves 60° South latitude. While the Antarctic Circle itself is further South at 66° South latitude. There is no permanent population of persons South of the Antarctic Circle. In other words, Antarctica is likely the shoreline to all the world’s oceans.” “And just like our ringed magnet” in chapter fifteen, “the North constitutes the center of the flat Earth map, and South is every direction away from the Northern center. The more South you go from the equator, the higher the number becomes on its latitude. This is where the 60th South Parallel is on a Mercator map.” See the two pictures below…

In the 2nd picture, the dark line encircling the Earth represents the 60th parallel that no one is allowed to go beyond. The only way one can go beyond the 60th South parallel is by designated routes, like shown in chapter fifteen from ‘Swoop Antarctica.’

“Demanding a picture of the ends of the Earth, if any, requires one to not only travel below the 60th South Parallel, but also to cross the entire breadth of Antarctica.” And as stated in chapter fifteen, “the Antarctica is roughly 3,400 miles in diameter.” “So that would mean our trip would be a boat ride below the 60th South Parallel,” plus another 3,400mi trip back (totaling 6,800mi); “that is assuming that the official model is correct. Maybe we can fly to one of those ceremonial pole areas? But that would still leave a 6,800-mile hike. In addition, we will not know if the plane trip itself was interfering with our results, since the pilot would have to follow a designated path outlined by the Antarctic Treaty system. And who truly knows what direction that is until we get there.”

“In order to be fully confident, we would have to stick to the ground to have complete control of our own pathway, where we can control our direct southernly route, opposite of the North magnetic pole. Whether the Antarctica is a small continent next to the outer rim, or whether it is indeed the shoreline of the known world, has never truly been revealed as we will find out below. Flat Earthers do not have a government budget to spend billions of dollars to hire topographers in fleets of boats and planes to map the entire world. But even if flat Earthers had the money, they would still run into the Antarctic Treaty problem, which is the point of this” chapter.

“It is a fact of the Antarctic Treaty: No independent travel is allowed below the 60th South parallel in any reasonable manner to make a determination whether Antarctica is the shoreline boundary circumscribing the known world, or whether Antarctica is simply a continent, a little North of the true, but unnamed, Southernly shorelines of the Earth’s oceans. For all we know, Antarctica could be an infinite plane (see chapter three), uninhabitable at further distances. But I suspect Antarctica is the shoreline circumscribing the known world due to the unbelievable restrictions regarding travel there.”

“Since we not allowed by governments to travel below the 60th South parallel and traverse Antarctica, which is a total of 6,800mi, then we cannot theoretically take a picture or make a video of the potential lands beyond it, or of its ringed ice wall, or its domed edge; or whatever else the case may be.” Most people probably still do not “grasp just how much area is being blocked off by the Antarctic. Treaty system.” The following picture illustrates an alleged North 60th parallel cut off. Note: The areas of land cut off to the public would be all of; “Northern Canada, Alaska, much of Russia, including St. Petersburg and other major cities, Finland, Sweden, Norway, Iceland and Greenland. The cut off is huge! Now why in the world is this much area blocked off in the South? Do you really think it’s because of penguins,” like the child propaganda movie ‘Happy Feet’ so wonderfully illustrated for us?

The Antarctic Treaty was established on December 1st, 1959 and has been in place since then. “Given the time of its founding, no country had any environmental concerns at that time. The governments involved, to name a few, are the following: Argentina, Australia, Belgium, Chile, France, Japan, New Zealand, Norway, South Africa, Russia, the United Kingdom, Ireland and the United States. Question: Do you really think the former Soviet Union was concerned about the penguins and the “fragile” Antarctic environment;” and all the while remaining partners with various Western Nations during the Cold War?

“During the establishment of this agreement, and onward, we had the so-called “Space” Race, the Cuban Missile Crisis, the faked Moon landings, most of the Cold War, the Vietnam War, the Six-Day War, the Soviet Afghan War and the collapse of the Soviet Union, which Russia continued in as a signatory until 1992. That’s some peculiar cooperation transcending international conflicts, don’t you think?” “Even North Korea has been a signatory since 1987.” Moreover, with vast amounts of money poured into “global,” or shall I say, Earthly conflicts, wouldn’t you think it important for governments with less monetary assets to spare, think it beneficial to succeed from the Antarctic Treaty? But I suppose penguins are just too important to rogue nations like North Korea to do so.

Again, travel to Antarctica is more difficult than you could possibly imagine. “But let’s take a theoretical trip to the edge, if any, just to make sure. I am not talking about going to the visitors center of Antarctica, or on an expensive cruise to a small ice shelf along the edge with a small excursion, or a flight to one of their several multiple ceremonial poles and then straight back, or its various designated tourist areas. I’m talking about a real trek that will cover the 3,400mi breadth of Antarctica and back again, to determine whether the Antarctica circumscribes the known world and to possibly determine whether there’s an edge, Dome or whatever; and then take a picture or record a video of it. I am talking about repeating the trip Admiral Byrd did in discovering that there were massive lands beyond the South Pole which has never been seen beyond Little America, with various minerals and stuff just waiting to be explored.”

On our theoretical personal trip, what is required to trek across the entire breadth of Antarctica? Well, to start with; being U.S. citizens, we would have to be subject to our government’s rules and restrictions. And even if we were to travel under a different government, the same provisions apply. The following two pictures show all countries involved in “Saving the penguins.” The information is taken from this link. (2).


No one can travel below the 60th South Parallel. All of the countries above enforce this same provision. Anything below this 60th Parallel is off limits according to the Antarctic Treaty. “What does that mean? It means that I am not allowed anywhere below the 60th parallel (or within 100’s of mi of Antarctica – approximately 400-900mi) without obtaining a permit to do so. See the three pictures below…”

Note: Read the gray shaded areas…

On a minor, but important note, “the US recorded that some sailors have seen mountain ranges sighted at 300mi away while sailing. 300mi is impossible on a globe Earth with a curvature drop of 11.4mi, but the 60th parallel is between 400-900mi away from the shorelines of Antarctica. Even on a flat Earth that is a lot of lower atmospheres to see through – also known as Atmospheric Extinction Factor, and not to mention angular distances.” In other words, “you cannot see Antarctica from the ocean without first obtaining a permit to do so from the U.S. State Department or from whatever government you are from.” Moreover, the granting of a permit is dependent on visitors agreeing to adhere to certain rules and guidelines. So going to the 60th parallel isn’t going to get us anywhere without obtaining a permit first.

The following is taken from the ‘U.S. Antarctic Treaty Handbook.’ Naturally most of all the rules apply to other countries just as well, probably under different titles, like for I.e., ‘The Russian Antarctic Treaty Handbook,’ or of China, etc. Here are a few pictures followed by its link. Note: Please be advised; if you Google it, everything included in the table of contents are in PDF format and are subjected to automatic download on your device, laptop or desktop. The handbook includes restrictions regarding tourism and other non-governmental activities, and protection of the Antarctic environment. (3).


“Here is application form DS-4131. It is the application that one would have to fill out in order to apply for a permit. The permit itself seems innocuous, until you find out what the application process entails…”

In summary all of Antarctica is a natural reserve…

And as such, we are prohibited from doing a multitude of things. Like a military base, all pathways and activities on Antarctica must be approved. The protocol states that every activity is to be planned and approved, as the following picture tells us…

“But it gets much worse.” What if we wanted to ask for a permit to explore whether there were more land masses beyond Antarctica, or whether it was infinite itself? Or what if we wanted to determine whether there really is a Biblical ringed ice wall surrounding the known world, with its Domed enclosure? We will probably be denied, especially when training laws supersedes any right, we think we may have. But what if we were to hypothetically apply for a permit under the fake guise of being “Tree hugging geologists conducting a comprehensive analysis of the global carbon footprint of its flora and fauna? We will, in all likelihood, be approved. However, in respect to our purpose that will prove to be difficult, since there are protected areas that are governed by all the countries cited above for 100’s of mi all around. “This pretty much guarantees that no one is going to go through the protected areas. The following are three links that show such protected areas by miles and degrees.” (4) (5) (6).




“Mathematically, that is about 1,373mi of protected areas.” And while I admit that isn’t too large when compared to the total alleged size of Antarctica, but it does present obstacles coordinated in such a way as to prevent me from navigating on my path. “So right from the beginning my trek would be difficult and extra hard, especially if path areas are blocked, or distances between point A to point B are much larger due to globe Earth shenanigans. BUT let’s assume we can navigate around these obstacles.”

If we do, we will have to do it by foot. No aircraft, vessel, small boats, or other means of transportation are allowed. Traveling on foot, round trip, totaling 6,800mi is a feat that even Houdini, the magician, couldn’t perform, especially if Antarctica is much bigger than it is claimed to be…

But what about sleigh dogs? Answer: They are not allowed either…

“OK, so our trip is NOW limited to an insanely long hike by foot in harsh conditions and over an extreme high elevation.” Moreover, “During our 6,800mi hike, of which we may have no point as to when or where to turn back, we must not disturb anything; including plants.” I am not saying that it is impossible, what I am saying is that it gives the international bureaucrat the ability to deny your application permit by insinuating that such a journey would entail stepping on plants and scaring wildlife at least one time by using non-transportation-al means. Therefore, you are denied.

BUT let’s just say we can get around that too – “Don’t ask me how.” The next challenge would be carrying our food and fuel, all the while wearing heavy Antarctic clothing; with no destination stops for additional food or shelter. The Antarctic Treaty has rules and regulations regarding these things too. And that is located on page 272 – under the ‘Logistical and Operational Issues.’ Such information can be found in 40 CFR (Code of Federal Regulations) 8.3. It can also be found in Secretariat of the Antarctic Treaty; article 8 under the ‘Preliminary Environmental Review.’ The full review in summary can be found in 40 CFR 8.8. “And don’t forget, you will have to haul your poop with you as well.” And if you don’t want to carry your poop, you are going to have to get a separate permit for that from the ‘National Science Foundation’ – a different agency and website all together…

In short, our request is sent to all countries involved in the Antarctic Treaty. It is certain, bureaucracies involved will in no doubt entail a denial our request. And moreover, whether a request is accepted or denied, all requests are to be published either way in the ‘United States Federal Registry’ – the same applies to any other country you might be a citizen from. You may find yourself asking; “Why would they do that if a person is denied? Answer: “Because tree huggers can now stop you from going there” via submission of protest to the EPA, which will in turn trickle down to countries, entities, agencies and bureaucrats to halt your expedition. Again, this applies to all countries involved.

Any sane person would have to admit that our “little” trip is impossible. But nevertheless, globe apologists would still claim that I am lying in reference to deep independent travel to Antarctica as being prohibited. “But I’m not finished yet. Let’s get back to our application form (DS-4131). We can see that it is contingent upon the Environmental Impact Assessment” (EIA). Question: What is the EIA? Answer: It is one of the most important assessments facing us. It includes environmental protocols for all activities, including tourism.

Moreover, above all this red tape, you will also have to submit a complete assessment application – under the Environmental Protection Assessment (EPA) to be exact, which is sub-divided into different cooperative countries, agencies and entities. You will also have to incur the cost of the EPA impact statement (an EIA, roughly anywhere from 1,500-6,000 or more. Even from 250,000-2 million) before you even know if you are denied due to “whatever arbitrary bureaucratic reasons.” How can we know of an area to be explored and it’s estimated cost if one has never been there. You will literally have to hire agents to walk to the same areas that you would have to walk (hike) to, like environmental officers, tech experts, researchers, logistic personnel, and others with expertise at the location or in a particular activity. “And how many do you think there are anyway?” (7) (8).



“The cost of getting a ETA approved by the EPA and the international agency could potentially cost millions. That is also assuming that nobody sues you once it is published in the Federal Registry. Do you have more than, say 2 million dollars to spend on an assessment and then only to find out that the EPA, or any other international agency, said “No” – maybe due to not enough information provided. “Are you ready to spend another 2 million to fight that in a court litigation?”

You will likely spend millions on getting the E.I. statement only to have someone from the international committee from the EPA to reject your purpose for going to Antarctica. “You will be literally gambling on this endeavor.” To learn more about the committee for Environmental Protection, see the ‘Secretariat of State of the Antarctic Treaty.’

And now to the final, but short observational fact. “There are 7 countries that have territorial claims on Antarctica. These countries include Argentina, Australia, Chile, France, New Zealand, Norway, the United Kingdom and the United States.” The first picture illustrates this, while the 2nd picture tells of the claim restrictions to tourism which cannot be altered outside of government approved tourist areas…

“I am willing to bet that our trek across the Antarctica is going to need other permits, and/or visas, from other countries based on territorial claims.” This only adds to an already high budget and leavens our frustrations. But it gets even worse, what if we were to discover that the plane (ring of the Antarctica) is infinite, then what? How would we prove it? Globe Earthers would call us liars. This concerns me especially when I know that if we were to go on an independent exploration on foot, our possibilities for even accomplishing such a feat without planes or sled dogs are very slim. Moreover, they are dangerous and life threatening, as the following pictures illustrate.

The two pictures with their hypothetical named continents below illustrates an endless possibility…

And although there is no definitive proof in reference to the named areas shown outside the ice wall, I do aspire to the concept (pictures) above, but it entails an infinite circular plane. Yet many would disagree and cite that there are such places. So, the next time someone tells you to take a picture of the Antarctica showing it to be a continent according to their globe Earth perceptions, show them chapter fifteen and this one.