What Fresh Idiocy Is This?

Apparently, a large number of people are starting to believe that contrails are poisonous. That thousands of Americans go to work every day loading up toxins and other harmful chemicals to be spewed from the backs of commercial airliners to rain down upon ordinary people below, and that there is a massive, efficient, powerful, and effective conspiracy of silence about the whole thing. And that the “mainstream media” is for whatever reason not reporting on all of the mysterious deaths or illnesses.

Like there isn’t enough to worry about on a day-to-day basis. Like there aren’t real threats out there in the world; we have to make up new ones that don’t even make sense.

This is as credible as the bizarre claims that rogue agents within the government are behind the attacks on 9/11. The so-called “truthers” are out there, and convinced that, once again, there is a massive conspiracy with a nebulous objective, sinister ties to a wide variety of bogeymen, the serial number for the 200-mile-to-the-gallon hydrogen car stored next to the Ark of the Covenant in some massive underground warehouse, and extraordinary power to control its membership and keep them silent about the existence of all this despite the membership of a cast of thousands in an evil, elaborate, and highly counterintuitive plot.

Damnit people, put the Kool-Aid down! Whatever happened to arming people with bullshit detectors?

Burt Likko

Pseudonymous Portlander. Homebrewer. Atheist. Recovering litigator. Recovering Republican. Recovering Catholic. Recovering divorcé. Recovering Former Editor-in-Chief of Ordinary Times. House Likko's Words: Scite Verum. Colite Iusticia. Vivere Con Gaudium.


  1. I am soooo fed-up with the conspiracy theorists. You are right on point when you call them Kool-Aid drinkers.

  2. Spungen: And what convinced you of this danger, Mr. Contrail Conspiracy Theorist?CCT: I had taken my 35 mm camera with me to the monthly meeting of the Orange County Chapter of the American Society of Dowsers — Spungen: Nothing further.

  3. This is probably a good example of a nutty belief men tend to have. Whereas, the evil of artificial sweeteners would be one women tend to have.

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