I recently saw a film about chemtrails—according to Wikipedia, “[alleged to be] chemical or biological agents deliberately sprayed at high altitudes for a purpose undisclosed to the general public in clandestine programs directed by government officials.”

I went to The Pageant with a skeptical friend of mine who promised to keep an open mind and did, although the filmmaker, Michael J. Murphy, didn’t give him much help, at times causing him to writhe in his seat and emit anguished cries of “Oh, my god!” and “Give me a break!” with at least one “Poppycock!”

Apparently high levels of aluminum and barium have been detected in soils near Mount Shasta—and in a toddler’s hair, with all that that implies—and these are not good things to have in soil or children. Still, Murphy presented as much evidence that chemtrails put those metals there as that you did.

I don’t mind that Murphy adopted Michael Moore’s documentary style, starring him conducting apparently candid interviews with various people expected to know something useful and initiating surprise confrontations with politicians. One sequence had him asking various members of congress what they thought about chemtrails. Most of them said they’d never heard of chemtrails, and since I heard about there existence only recently, I accept that response. When most brushed Murphy off, he mugged his outrage for the camera, and that I do mind, along with the ominous background music in case I wasn’t scared yet.

If a stranger approached me on the street even to tell me about a conspiracy to legislate us into narrower lives and fewer alternatives, although offhand I can’t think of a better way to explain our system of government, I’d probably brush him off, especially if I were as harried as the politicians Murphy tried to buttonhole seemed to be.

Murphy reminds me of a writer I once worked with who loved ALL CAPS and underlines and especially exclamation marks!!! He couldn’t construct two complete sentences in a row, though, and he couldn’t reason as well as a black Lab, so his enthusiasm didn’t amount to much, which seems often to be the case with lovers of ALL CAPS. The presenters said the film was the best one they’d found on the subject.

I don’t doubt the existence of a power elite or that such people will do anything at all to further their aims, including large-scale poisoning of the environment. Fortunately, Monsanto just happens to sell aluminum-resistant seeds, so no problem. For more information, go online to Chico Sky Watch.

Posted Thursday, April 7th, 2011 under environmental responsibility, money, Uncategorized.


  1. Good column.

    I saw the movie and heard the call for donations.

    Why does the word scam come to mind?

  2. further chemtrail information is at this link

    chemtrails have eliminated our natural
    sky for at least ten years. it is not a
    matter of hearing about them.
    simple observation or admiration of
    the natural world is all that is needed.

  3. I have been an airplane guy almost all of my 64 years. I have more than 35 years experience working as an aircraft mechanic on commercial jets for a major airline- jets like those depicted in the movie.

    In the movie there was not a single depiction of any aircraft spraying anything, except for the brief look at military C-123’s spraying Agent Orange in Viet Nam. The movie maker alleges that all you have to do is look up to the sky and you will see the spraying, but all he showed in the movie was commercial aircraft flying at high altitude emitting water vapor trails from the aircraft’s engines.

    Folks, that is normal. It has been happening for 70 years, ever since aircraft started operating at higher altitudes.

    I invite any reader to show me a commercial jet rigged for spraying. You can’t do it! Aerial tankers used for firefighting are not sprayers and only two are jets—just to keep the record straight.

    If aerial spraying as alleged in the movie is so commonplace why doesn’t the filmmaker rent an aircraft and capture on film the spraying? Then we could see the identifying markings on the aircraft and trace the source.

    Ground shots of Boeing jets filled with passengers flying at 35,000 feet emitting water vapor trails are a far cry from specially prepared spray aircraft. But since no such airplanes exist that is all the filmmaker could offer.


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