The Sunday Express has descended into full-on conspiracy theory with an article about ‘chemtrails’ wiping out humankind.
The paper, not known for its sanity or rationality, published an article this week titled ‘SHOCK CLAIM: CHEMTRAILS ‘WILL WIPE OUT HUMANS’ AND CAUSE BIBLICAL-STYLE FLOODS, SAYS EXPERT’.
The paper quotes the views of an American Michael Tamez, who it refers to as an ‘environmental expert’ but who according to his website is a ‘holistic health coach’ with no professional scientific or environmental qualifications.
This is good enough apparently for the Sunday Express to give him column inches to voice the popular conspiracy theory that condensation trails left behind by aircraft are in fact dangerous chemicals being sprayed into the atmosphere as part of a sinister government plot kept secret from the public.
According to Mr Tamez, whose credentials as a health coach have obviously enabled him to do some in-depth research on the subject, these chemtrails are on course to bring about a series of armageddon-inducing floods, droughts and crop failure because ‘the strength of the sun is being diluted from the whitening effect of chemical aerosol geoengineering.’
‘Is it an effort to control the global population? Is it an attempt to start another world war? I’ll let you make an informed decision about it’, he adds.
Exactly how readers of the Sunday Express are supposed to make an informed decision is not made clear.
Of course, the Sunday Express could have spoken to any number of actual experts from the scientific community about this subject and discovered that the ‘chemtrails’ theory stands up to no scrutiny at all. There’s plenty that’s been written about it here and here.
But the Express publications tend to avoid proper experts as they deal in something these papers don’t have a lot of time for – facts.
The conspiracy theory route is an interesting fear-mongering turn though. Perhaps the paper has realised that, as the majority of its readership is of a certain age, it needs to tap into a slightly younger market. Or maybe it’s an attempt to reach out to that particular Trump-supporter demographic.
I eagerly await future Express articles on faked moon landings, 9/11 being an inside job and the SHOCKING discovery that the paper’s beloved Royal Family are reptilian shapeshifters.
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