|Oh Mister Hatfield, you've been good to us:|
You've made it rain in ways promiscuous!
From Saugus down to San Diego's Bay
They bless you for the rains of yesterday.
But Mister Hatfield, listen now;
Make us this vow:
Oh, please, kind sir, don't let it rain on Monday!
And other doings full of fun and glee
For New Year's Day are planned abundantly
From Saugus down to San Diego's Bay
And they will bless you on tomorrow's day,
Great moistener, if you will listen now
And make this vow:
Oh, please, kind sir, don't let it rain on Monday!*
The purpose of any properly-done cloudbusting operation is not to either increase or decrease rainfall to some desired amount. What the responsible operator will want to do is RESTORE ATMOSPHERIC SELF-REGULATION. The amount of rain is not the goal. The point in a drought, as in any other situation involving unwelcome weather, such as if it is too cold, too warm, too wet, too dry, or too frequent or too severe storms, is not to "fix" the weather by changing it to what you think it ought to be. The course of action to follow is to help the atmosphere recover the ability to regulate ITSELF, and THEN LEAVE IT ALONE.
That is the difference between the practice of Atmospheric Medicine, and attempts at "weather modification" no matter how well-intended, which in reality amount to mere vandalism of an atmosphere that is already damaged and malfunctioning, frequently due to prior human activities.
Conventional scientific thinking does not deal with the all-important issue of Atmospheric Homeostasis, the ability of the atmosphere to regulate itself, at least under normal conditions, and thereby providing the weather that the local native species of plants and animals are adapted to and need. And conventional scientific thinking does not recognize that the atmosphere can sometimes become "sick", or "injured" and need help to recover and resume normal functioning.
In fact, the whole concept of the atmosphere as a self-regulating homeostatic system, comparable to a living organism, with states of health or disease, is so contrary to the concepts of conventional meteorology that there is no common ground or point of departure for establishing a conversation on the subject.
That is why any attempts to invent a technology of "weather modification" are misguided. The real need is for a method of "atmospheric therapy" to heal the injury and return the atmosphere to a healthy state in which it will no longer need help and will again be able to produce rain on IT'S OWN schedule, not on yours.
The difference is that of the difference between a doctor and a dictator. Any form of medical treatment which does not at least try to return the patient to health, and instead, proposes to make him addicted to a particular treatment, permanently dependent on the doctor to decide what he shall do and when, is not a method of therapy; it is an attempt to take over and rule his life. That is true of medical treatment of humans, and it is also true of veterinary medicine when the patient is of some other species. And it is also true of the practice of Atmospheric Medicine, in which the patient being treated is the largest living organism we know of, the atmosphere.
And healing the atmosphere means healing the ecosystem, which is the biological expression of the atmosphere upon which it depends. Any weatherworking is working on the entire biosphere, not just the atmosphere alone. Altering weather for any human goal, such as increasing agricultural production, is vandalism of the ecosystem which depends on and is adapted to the prevailing climate and cannot exist if that climate is altered. And if the change in weather conditions lasted long enough to have a significant impact on agricultural production, mass extinctions would be an inevitable side-effect.
So the "Weather Doctor", while treating the atmosphere, is actually treating countless patients of many different species, in fact, the entire ecosystem of the region affected. This form of medical practice is therefore the one which requires the utmost in caution and responsibility, far more than that involved in treating only a single patient.
( Former orgone biophysics student of Dr. Eva Reich )
** At the conclusion of the drought-ridden year 1904 the citizens of the Los Angeles area, who had raised money to hire him, were singing praises of the rainmaker Charley Hatfield, their savior. He had achieved success. The rains had come—and come—and come. As the New Year approached, however, an ugly thought crept into the minds of some o/ the populace. What if Charley Hatfield made it rain on the day of that stupendous event, the Tournament of Roses Parade? This anonymous piece of doggerel, appealing to him for charity on Monday, January 2, the date of the parade, appeared in several newspapers. Evidently the plea was heard. Although it rained earlier in the day and still sprinkled where Charley was working five miles from the parade, no rain fell during the procession.