Of all the conspiracy theories, chemtrails seems to be the craziest. A natural phenomena which has been around since the advent of jet flight suddenly becomes an evil threat to all mankind.
How did that happen?
Great article in i09.com reviewing the genesis of this particular bit of madness. Here’s a bit of it:
The fires were fanned in 2001, when the U.S. Congress considered the Space Preservation Act of 2001, which would have permanently banned space based weapons. In this report, Rep. Dennis Kucinich (D-Ohio), claimed that chemtrails were one of the many ‘exotic weapons’ being used by the government that should be banned. Many proponents have interpreted this statement to be an admission of chemtrail use by the federal government. But if that’s true, we’d have to contemplate the reality of the other threats Kucinich mentioned in the bill, including extraterrestrial weapons, tectonic weapons and psychotronic weapons. The bill never made it out of committee.
Amazing. Seems that a previous vote for Dennis Kucinich really does limit ones ability to criticize even the crazier inhabitants of the Radical Right. And he seemed like such a nice man.
This article reminds me of a performance art piece I saw once in which the artist (I believe it may have been a “name” artist) progressed from an employed, “useful” member of society to homeless, insane person largely through spoken word.
A perfectly sane person could support Dennis Kucinich’s positions and suddenly find themselves supporting an obvious lunatic. Supporters of Ron Paul are very familiar with this position since the good Doctor was prone to spout off inanities just to polish his libertarian bonafides. A habit that his son may have inherited.
But that’s a story for another day.