Her comment about knowingly believing possibly alternative/false facts but not reacting to it much beyond that is so boggling to me.
The comment about the chem trails being an allegory for all impending doom (kind of like a scape goat for day-to-day fears and frustrations) made more sense to me.
Ha, I feel like the author kept it fairly on the light side - my main reaction was, wow, didn't know there was an turkey trot and bars in Antarctica.
This really reminded me of one of those dateline specials that are meant to make the audience emote and scare middle aged moms into lecturing their teenage daughters about drugs.
Especially with the inline photos and details about Aisha.
IMO the author was too busy trying to make this a chapter in a mystery novel than providing helpful information or analysis.