A conspiracy-based group spread propaganda during a meeting of meteorologists. To foment dissent? To get publicity?
We came back from lunch for our final session to find that every seat in the room had a DVD, and the same glossy brochure claiming that the government is giving you all kinds of disease from their secret spraying program. For those that may not have heard yet, these people believe that those white lines you see in the sky behind high-flying jet aircraft are actually mind/weather control chemicals. They also believe a research program in Alaska that studies the Earth’s electromagnetic field (called HAARP) is also involved.
But the joke was on them as a few hours earlier, Dan Satterfield, an on-air weather forecaster, had presented a talk about conspiracy theories. It sounds like he’s referring to all the weather related conspiracies like HAARP and the Global Warming Hoax claim. He notes that many media personalities hear from these people a lot and he wishes he knew why such beliefs were so popular. But also admits, they can’t be reasoned with.
You can be reasoned out of a conclusion you were not reasoned into. And chemtrails is certainly absurd and unreasonable. Where are all these diseases? No one is dropping dead. Look at congress, they aren’t mind controlled, they can’t agree on anything! The plants and animals are all fine. We live longer than ever. Oh, see, I’m trying to be reasonable… the ridiculous belief isn’t going away.