Saturday, September 8, 2018

Two in one

"What in the world are they spraying" and "Why in the world are they spraying" are two popular DVDs with a conspiracist message. The director, Michael Murphy, is a Christian fundamentalist. Another person heavily involved in this project is conspiracist doyen G Edward Griffin of the far right John Birch Society. However, the people interviewed seem to be from all over the political spectrum, including organic farmers, Hispanic activists and others.

The DVDs claim that the U.S. government and NATO are secretly spraying most of the world with toxic chemicals for unknown reasons. The "evidence" is the existence of so-called Chemtrails in the sky. The second documentary in particular lands in a subtle form of climate change denial, admitting that climate change is real, but created by the Chemtrails! Apparently, the U.S. federal government wants to control the weather for military-strategic purposes, and it's their secret geo-engineering of the Earth's atmosphere that causes climate change, rather than fossil fuels. Somehow, it feels that this neat scenario makes it possible for conspiracy theorists to both eat their cake and have it, too! Which, I suppose, is the point.

Under this scenario, we can continue to use fossil fuels like before, and blame all problems caused by them on imaginary, super-secretive geo-engineers working for the Illuminati. Or something to that effect.

I have already reviewed these DVDs separately at their respective product pages, and will say little more about it here. Recommended, but only because these films give the viewer a good introduction to a currently popular form of conspiracy theory.

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