For the last week or so, I’ve been wrestling with an idea. There are a lot of idiots out there. People who think the Earth is flat, the Holocaust didn’t happen, or that Trump was a good President. Many of these same people also think that climate change is some nefarious scheme by “Them.” So I wondered if one could come up with a lie these idiots would believe which would lead them to be more environmentally conscious. My idea was to start the idea that gasoline additives are the same things as chemtrails. That’s why They are so against electric cars, because they don’t have the delivery system for their … sheep gas, or whatever.
I write – what I like to think are – plausible stories of aliens and time travel, so I’d hope that if I put some time into it I could come up with a plausible story these idiots would believe. The moral quandary is that on one hand I want everyone to live in the real world, but on the other hand I know that there are those who will fight tooth and nail to keep their delusions. So is it “better” to try to move them to – hopefully – less harmful delusions? Sort of moving towards reality in small steps instead of one big jump.