Why is it…?


“Why Is It…?” was designed by Dr. Steiner to address readers’ questions about human behavior from a social psychological perspective in order to inform and stimulate dialogue about the ways in which our thoughts, feelings and behaviors are influenced by the presence of other people. Dr. Steiner holds a Ph.D. in Applied Social Psychology. In addition to working as a university educator over the last 17 years, she conducts individual and group consultations in matters of social relationships and behavior.


Q: If geo-engineering campaigns are truly a reality – as talked about in the 2010 documentary What in the World are They Spraying? – then why aren’t those concerned with the sustainability of the planet up in arms about it?


A: The answer is quite simple. We aren’t being informed.


It’s been estimated that 90 percent of the world’s population has no knowledge of the geo-engineering campaigns that are currently underway, spraying our atmosphere with toxic aerosol emissions of alumina, sulfate, and barium particulates.


Unlike the contrails of vaporized ice crystals that follow jets and quickly dissipate in minutes, these scientifically labeled “stratospheric aerosol geo-engineered particulates” (AKA chemtrails) are being sprayed from jet aircraft, leaving elongated trails (spanning several miles), that eventually spread out into wide bands of milky-white, cloud-like formations. They do not readily dissipate and eventually work their way downwards, poisoning the soil, waterways, rain, snow and human, animal and vegetable life forms.


In the past few columns, I’ve discussed and outlined the ways in which dominant groups operate below the radar and examination of the public eye. I’ve identified the ways in which corporate and political interests employ social psychological strategies to manipulate public perception through mass media propaganda. I’ve explained that, at any given point in time, we have the ability (and choice) to engage in superficial versus critical means of processing information. We’ve been socialized to view our leadership (social authority figures) from the standpoint of trust, respect and a willingness to conform to social regulations, laws and policies because we’ve been conditioned into what social psychologists refer to as a “herd mentality.”


Therefore, it’s difficult for many to scrutinize leadership with a critical eye, because doing so may lead to feelings of vulnerability and betrayal. For many, the path of least resistance is to offer leadership our “blind faith” that they’re working in our best interests. And we typically don’t become agitated until, or unless, we learn that something is awry on the nightly news.


During the Oxford Round Table on Social Justice where I just presented, one researcher (a journalist) presented data demonstrating how mass media doesn’t tell us “what to think” – but rather, “what to think about.” We are rarely presented with factual realities on the nightly news, so we must take it upon ourselves to pursue other avenues of investigation.


In February 2010, a symposium of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) was held in San Diego and was attended by hundreds of scientists, researchers, policy makers and journalists. The agenda included presentations and panel discussions on “Geo-engineering: Programs of Artificially Manipulating the Earth’s Climate.” According to experts interviewed in the documentary What in the World are They Spraying?, the reasons behind this campaign have ranged from efforts to thwart global warming to classified military operations involving the testing and implementation of geo-physical weaponry.


But regardless of whether these chemtrails are releasing 10 to 20 megatons of particulates into the atmosphere in order to reduce global warming or certain segments of the population is really beside the point. The consequences to human, animal and vegetable life is still, very much at stake – be it due to intentional targeting or simply, collateral damage.


We are currently witnessing social movements all over the world, where people are waking up, organizing and speaking out against social injustices that plague their lives. We see it taking place here in Wisconsin, as well as Egypt, Libya, and now Syria. While thinking outside the confines of our very small “boxes” of socialized perceptions of reality may feel uncomfortable, awkward and unsettling, we must focus our minds and vision on the larger picture.


As I look up at the sky on sunny days in Sturgeon Bay and Egg Harbor, I see the same chemtrail activity that I witnessed in Chicago, Oxford, London and Paris over the last several weeks. And while observing people busily preoccupied in their daily routines of going to work, running errands, and relaxing in front of their television sets, I wonder: Do we really know what’s going on?


I may not have all the answers, but do know that the sustainability of the world depends upon our ability and willingness to seek the honest answers, remembering that “In a time of universal deceit, the truth becomes a revolutionary act” (George Orwell, 1984).


Author’s Note: I am planning a community presentation of the documentary What in the World are They Spraying? with discussion to follow. For more information, please feel free to contact me at [email protected].