There Was a Naked Protest Against Chemtrails (slightly NSFW)

Apr 17 at 9am

If you happened to be out in the Financial District yesterday around lunchtime, you might’ve seen some conspiracy-theory-activist-performance-art-nudity courtesy of Stop Spraying Us SF, a group committed to exposing the truth about “chemtrails" by going topless and writing “Stop Chemtrails/Geoengineering” on their legs. Chemtrails, they believe are the hidden chemicals and biological agents in contrails, those white streaks left in the sky by airplanes. Stop Spray Us believes the government is deliberately spraying the public with these substances for reasons unknown, but probably really bad. 

The Facebook invite to the protest yesterday called the event a “Group Performance,” which is a really lofty way to describe standing naked on the street to gain attention for your misguided, if not ridiculous cause. 

It reads:

“This is a group performance that will raise Chemtrails awerenesss [sic] during the Protest EPA inaction/complicity on Chemtrails/Geoengineering in San Francisco. We will lay on our underwear with a breathing mask on. LOOK ABOVE, CHEMTRAILS DO EXIST will be written on our bodies. We expect pictures of this moment to go viral all over the net and media. ♥”

A few suggestions to Stop Spraying Us SF

First: Make sure you spell everything right and reread your sentences in your propaganda. You might find embarrassing mistakes you didn’t see while you were writing in a conspiratorial fury.

Second: Be more clear about who you are if you’re trying to raise awareness. After seeing the protest, I googled “’Protest EPA’ +SF” because I couldn’t tell if that was the name of your band or what.  

Third: Look, I know the government is a scary, ominous, destructive entity with little accountability and plenty of programs against the public interest. I totally agree. But a program that disperses unknown chemicals into the air for the purposes of mind or weather control seems unlikely at best. I mean, look at how quickly the NSA secret fell apart because of a single person, and you’re purporting that chemtrails have existed since the '90s without any concrete proof? There’s a lot of actual evidence against chemtrails by scientists, pilots, and other people who know what they’re talking about, whereas all you've got is a few shaky, low-res YouTube videos with backing music from Requiem For a Dream. At the very least, the former side seems more legitimate.

Fourth: Why does the guy on the right have Band-Aids over his nipples?

Photo via Reddit; main page photo by Robert Domondon Photography via Facebook

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