In order to wage an effective war against science and reason, it is important to convince as many people as possible that science and reason are killing them. This task is difficult because most people realize that science and reason have greatly enhanced life quality and expectancy. The trick is to misdirect the credulous from the daily examples where science works, and then manufacture risk, connecting an activist target to a familiar disease du jour.
Whether you are trying to sell a book on GMOs, get more invites for your anti-glyphosate rants, sell a t-shirt on your chemtrails site, be the president of your hackey-sack club, or convince local moms to stop protecting their children with immunization, there has to be a looming threat of a physical illness connected to your deadly agent of interest.
Below are cut-n-pastes from various websites or documentaries. They note the rise in diseases associated with ____________ . Note that they all are relatively similar lists in terms of specific disease issues.
The disorders share a few commonalities. First, they are all difficult medical nuts to crack. These are modern diseases with multiple etiologies and unfound cures. These are the visible diseases in our society, increasing in frequency since we are not dropping dead from polio, tuberculosis and the flu. Next, they include highly-visible issues like autism, obesity and cancer, along with long-term dramatic degenerative diseases like Alzheimer's and Parkinson's. They also include lots of recently visible issues (gluten intolerance) and amorphous disorders (fibromyalgia).
As time rolls on and we sort out cancers and long-term degenerative disease, the number one cause of death will be accidents. I suppose they'll have to blame those on GM/vaccination/etc too.
What is the common theme? To compel the reader to freak out about the issue at hand by claiming physical manifestations-- of course, without ever presenting supporting evidence.
From Genetic Roulette, by Jeffrey Smith. This list is fun because it includes cirrhosis and pneumonia. GMO pneumonia? Huffing corn starch?
Don Huber's glyphosate and GMO list is a little more comprehensive. Of course, we'd expect that from an emeritus professor, digging in a little deeper to find more diseases tied to his plant-animal-livestock pathogen. His list is a lot like Smith's, but it also includes Morgellan's and miscarriage. Of course, he never has produced any evidence of the pathogen, but he knows exactly what diseases it causes. Stephanie Seneff also claims a similar suite of disorders from glyphosate.
Chemtrails! Chemtrails are blamed for a similar spectrum of diseases to Huber and Smith's list, with the added fun of tinnitis (ear ringing) and high cholesterol. The "aluminium build up in the pineal gland" might be residues soaking in from the foil hat.
Oh Joy. This baby has more syringes sticking in it than a Monsanto tomato. "Up to 60% of the immune system destroyed." The list here is similar to GMO and chemtrails, but also includes "death", which is quite a symptom.
Fluoride causes many of the same problems, but I'll give them credit for forging out and finding some new disorders to give them an air of credibility over simply just naming the disease du jour. I particularly like "Brain Damage in the Unborn Fetus", which must rectify in the born fetus, because just about anyone reading this in the USA was a fetus in the presence of fluoride. I also like how fluoride "Makes you docile and obeisant", which I think means fat and willing to carry out orders.
If you go on the internets and root around you can find similar lists for aspartame, radio waves, cell phone towers, and if you live in Kauai-- "smart meters", the internet-reporting electrical meters.
Why attach a gnarly disease to your controversy? Because it can be used to frighten people, especially when concerning their unborn fetus, and their born fetus. When you look at the lists they never actually cite evidence of linkage to the disease, not evidence of true cause and effect. It is a common tactic of someone trying to scare you with a bowl of Cheerios or an electric meter- manufacture the perception of risk.
Don't fall for it. Those chemtrails just may be condensation and not the reason you can't get out of bed in the morning.