Anytime something bad happens conspiracies immediately crop up around it. Whether it’s the 9/11 truthers, JFK “two shooters” types, or anti-vaxxers, there never seems to be a shortage of people quick to find someone to blame for a bad situation rather than accept the facts. The latest group looking for complex answers where a simple one is sufficient are people who think the drought in California is being caused intentionally by the government.
Yes, much like that time Hurricane Katrina was intentionally driven into New Orleans by President Bush in order to make his own job harder, it seems the government is stopping the rain from falling in California. But what possible reason could they have to do this? Why, to prop up the myth of climate change!
This is the type of insane troll logic that conspiracy theorists operate under. They believe that the government has the capability, let alone the competence to keep it a secret, of controlling the weather and is doing so in a manner to damage its own interests. Not all conspiracy theorists think it’s intentional, however.
Dane Wigington, one of the leaders of the movement, believes that the drought is caused by–wait for it–chemtrails! Yes, that old chestnut that makes so little sense as to make creationists seems reasonable by comparison. Chemtrails, for the uninitiated, are when the government sneaks a whole bunch of chemicals onto planes (in this case, aluminum) without anybody in the airline industry being aware of it, except, of course, those who are in on it. The chemicals are then sprayed all over the sky as a means of mind control or poisoning people or just general evil for the sake of evil, Clinton style.
In the case of the droughts, it seems the government is dumping all kinds of aluminum in the sky and sea in order to try to combat climate change (in this conspiracy circle, climate change is real). But instead of blocking the sun’s rays, it’s blocking the rain from coming down.
Not all of the conspiracy theorists are of the belief that it’s just a side effect caused by a well-intentioned government program. No, the infamous Alex Jones and his merry band of misfits are now making claims that the government is not only controlling the weather in California, but they are doing so worldwide, and it’s intentional.
Again, they offer no real reasons beyond “it’s for control.” One wonders how wiping out crops and drying out a state helps them control people, but maybe they operate on underpants gnome logic. Regardless, there are literally tens of thousands (possibly millions) of people who, instead of actually taking action to help with the drought, would rather believe some illuminati mole people are frying the most important state in the nation.
If you’d like to find out what’s actually causing the drought, you can read all about it here. Warning: that site contains actual science done by intelligent people, so it may be a little more boring than reptilian overlords from the planet Nibiru.