by C. L. Cook
The skies above my home in Victoria are mainly clear today, September 4th, 2010. Great bands of rainclouds drifting gently in from the Pacific are currently circling round us, promising rain later tonight, perhaps.
More predictable however is the appearance of the jet trail fliers. They arrive invariably in pairs, criss-crossing the skies over us for hours at a time, leaving long, spreading, toxic clouds that crosshatch above and persist for hours, making of our evening air a grey murk.
I’ve watched these guys for years, but the last two days in Victoria were about as bad as I’ve ever seen for the chemical spraying of the skies above us.
Though sometimes a lovely orange as the sun slides below their horizon, the chemical tracks, or “chemtrails” serve as a disturbing portent of the coming world. Denied for years, their observers labelled “conspiracy nuts” and such, the reality of these things is as easy to verify as a simple gaze upwards. Looking there, you’ll see them in most parts of the world, jets doggedly flying patterns, back and forth, east to west, north to south, trailing wide plumes that billow out of nozzles visible in pictures, and to anyone with a telescope and steady hand.
Though these chemtrail flights have been commented upon for more than a decade, there is still very little on the official record to answer these simple questions. It would be easy enough to access flight plans, if such things were filed, to trace the operators. The planes flying these missions are as large as passenger liners, and after the 9/11 attacks, one assumes every jet liner flying over population centres is duly authorized, logged, and tracked. But not these; why not? How is it something in plain sight can remain clouded in mystery for so long? How is it possible a great and ugly “fact on the ground” can be so persistently ignored, or denied in those rare instances comment is made?
As to the materials jettisoned from them, try asking your local health authority about it. In my town, the local health officer is fixated on cigarettes, the smoking of which is banned in every public building in the city, and on balconies too; but ask them what is filling the airshed above our town, and making its tourist-friendly blue skies grey and you’re likely to be invited to exit the building before the police arrive. We’re all familiar with the truism: “What goes up, must come down,” but who knows what is coming down, and why won’t they tell us the truth about it?
I say this is portent of our coming world, but in reality it is the past that is prologue. For years we wealthy have ignored the poverty that ravishes the rest of the world. We have watched largely silent as millions died of war and disease, pestilence and famine. We ignore the reality of the bloodthirsty necessities employed to “protect our interests around the world,” sacrificing our humanity for vague promises of physical security. And, we have ignored the horrendous damage our rapaciousness has wrecked on the ecosystem, and for our non-human fellow Earthlings.
So, what’s the big deal about a little smoke in the sky? I’d like to know a few things:
1) I demand to know who is flying these missions.2) I demand to know what they are introducing into our environment.3) I demand to know why they are introducing these unknown elements.4) I demand to know when these flights will stop.
I’m not alone in making these demands. Around the country, and around the world, citizens are looking up with the same kinds of questions and concerns, and they too want answers.
There are many theories about these flights and their true purpose. I don’t know the answers to the questions above, and I feel speculation at this juncture is no substitute for information and a substantive response from those within the ministries and departments responsible for the health and well-being of the population and environment; but until that is forthcoming, I suggest citizens take action.