Well, it’s official.
I am on the Chemtrails Enemies List.
I landed there because I had the audacity to accuse the operator of one of the biggest chemtrail websites of making money off the claim that the contrails we see in the sky are actually a weapon of mass destruction in a conspiracy to — well, that’s not exactly clear. But it’s definitely a conspiracy.
All it took to get on the enemies list was one return email to Dane Wigington, who had offered to rectify my ignorance in the wake of last Sunday’s column about contrails. He sent me a link to his website, www. geoengineering.org, which he claims draws 20,000 visitors a day.
After a quick glance, I wrote him back:
“Your website must be quite lucrative. Twenty-nine bucks for a video? Nice work if you can get it.”
He didn’t care for that response.
“Actually, your research has come up short again, obviously. Its [sic] $29 for FOUR commercial DVDs AND 30 full color two sided glossy flyers [sic] AND priority mail costs.”
Boy, is my face red. FOUR DVDs? Excuuuuuuse me. What’s a blank DVD go for these days, about 25 cents?
And “priority mail”? Saving the world from chemtrails has come down to a matter of days?
Wigington claims his operation is actually losing money. It’s all about the cause, he says — “something you would not likely relate to.”
“We are already featuring you on our ‘disinformation directory’ site, Bob. The climate engineering issue is beginning to get exposed and our goal is to document all those like yourself that [sic] have helped to cover up the crime.
“This way the public at large will know exactly who you are and can look you up to have you explain why you lied once the programs are fully disclosed.
“Hope you find your honor, Bob.”
Hope you eventually turn a modest profit, Dane.
Sadly, most of the dozens and dozens of folks who have accused me of being part of the “climate engineering corporate media/military/industrial complex,” as Wigington puts it, are not raking in money by selling DVDs. They are regular folks who have sipped the Kool-Aid and are determined to share it with others.
The following is typical of the interactions I had last week.
A person named Ferry Groothedde sent an email that included only a link to a video with this in the subject line: “Explain this, I dare you.”
I took the dare.
The video was headlined, “Pilot switches off chem trails in midair then turn [sic] it [sic] back on.”
The shaky footage, shot from the ground, consists entirely of a big jet flying above heavy scattered clouds. Sometimes you see the contrails, sometimes you don’t. Sometimes you see the jet, sometimes you don’t.
So I wrote back, “Easy. He’s flying in and out of heavy clouds.”
Her next email: “What kind of a government troll are you? Here’s a [sic] good advise [sic]: Never lie to someone who knows the truth!”
Amazing how many people not only know “the truth” about chemtrails but have differing versions of what “the truth” is.
It’s also amazing that such a high percentage of them feel obligated to TYPE SO MANY THINGS IN CAPITAL LETTERS. But we digress.
One of my favorite claims is that the whole thing is being orchestrated by Monsanto.
This tale is championed by John Hammell, who must be a very important person: He said he had been tipped to my ignorant column by a woman “who is on my double opt-in email distribution list of thousands of people worldwide.”
Most of us can only dream of having a double opt-in email list.
Anyway, Hammell was determined to set me straight:
“Our weather is now very heavily controlled. When you can control the weather, you can make money on futures options.
“Monsanto has a vested interest in controlling the weather. They have a type of genetically engineered seed that will germinate despite the changes in pH caused by all the aluminum oxide being sprayed on us.”
Yep, Monsanto’s private jets are dominating the airspace above the continental U.S. — and the U.S. Air Force is powerless to do anything about it.
Oh, wait … the government is in on this, too.
Hammell says the spraying is not done merely to control the futures market but also because of a military conspiracy involving “scalar” technology and a population-control conspiracy known as “UN Agenda 21.”
Apparently, the TV networks are also onboard. Another emailer wrote, “I live in Belgium and our national TV is not (yet) owned by multinationals; therefore we get to see a lot more thruth [sic] than you do.”
I was going to write back and point out that we have 500 channels on this side of the pond and about 400 of them are mom-and-pop operations barely supported by advertisers pushing goofy mail-order products such as, say, DVDs about chemtrails. But I just let it go.
I did challenge one reader who wrote, “Their [sic] are meteorologists, climatologists, engineers, doctors, pilots and a lot of others that [sic] know that we are being sprayed by something on a global scale and have been for at least 20 years.”
My response: “Please give me the name of one pilot, meteorologist or climatologist in Northeast Ohio who believes we have been sprayed with chemicals for 20 years. I would be delighted to interview him or her.”
Never heard back.
I also enjoyed the missive saying it is clear the government is behind chemtrails because “the U.S. Attorney General refuses to investigate.”
Clearly, the AG isn’t doing his job. I understand he also is refusing to investigate the possibility that the Earth is flat.