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Entry from April 25, 2019
“He who controls the weather will control the world”

Vice President Lyndon B. Johnson (1908-1973) spoke at his alma mater, Southwest Texas State University (today known as Texas State University), on May 27, 1962. He received the university’s first honorary doctorate degree, and he said in his speech:

“He who controls the weather will control the world.”

Johnson was not the first to say this, as that saying was popular all throughout the 1950s. “You know, whoever controls the weather also controls the world. Well, the Russians now control the weather” was printed in the Indianapolis (IN) News on October 26, 1950. “General George C. Kinney ups with a statement that the nation which can control the weather can control the world” was printed in The Courier-Journal (Louisville, KY) on January 26, 1951. (This is George C. Kenney.—ed.)


26 October 1950, Indianapolis (IN) News, “Labor Finds Capehart Is a Friendly Understanding Man” by Louis Hiner, Jr., pg. 13, col. 3:
One fellow pulled the Senator (Homer E. Capehart.—ed.) from the crowd and marched him to a far corner. Very mysteriously, the man told Capehart he had written a 40,000-word book about how to control the weather.

“I gave it to the Russian embassy in Washington. You know, whoever controls the weather also controls the world. Well, the Russians now control the weather,” he added knowingly.

26 January 1951, The Courier-Journal (Louisville, KY), “Bill Ladd’s Almanac: This Rainmaker Stuff Could Get Out of Hand,” sec. 1, pg. 7, cols. 5-6:
He (Senator Clinton Anderson—ed.) wishes the Federal Government to seize control of this seeding of the clouds with man-made nuclei. He would even have it regulate the fees charged by rainmakers.

Then General George C. Kinney ups with a statement that the nation which can control the weather can control the world. This is fairly obvious, but we wondered whether anyone had done anything about it.

16 July 1951, Vancouver (BC) Sun, “Rainmaker on Island to Harness Moon” by Sun Staff Reporter, pg. 2, col. 3:
CONTROLS THE WORLD
The weatherman’s only comment: “The man who controls the weather controls the world.”

13 June 1953, Lincoln Evening Journal and Nebraska State Journal (Lincoln, NE), “Robert S. Allen Reports: Senate Passes an Unnoticed Weather Bill,” pg. 4, col. 6:
A prominent scientist told us that the nation which first learns to control weather may control the world,” declared Case.
(Senator Francis Case, Republican from South Dakota.—ed.)

15 May 1954, The Globe and Mail (Toronto, ON), “Weather Still Thwarts Man’s Ingenuity” by Ralph Hyman, pg. 19, col. 4:
“A United States general once remarked that the country which controls the weather controls the world,” Mr. McLeod said.
(Keith McLeod, chief of the Canadian public weather service .—ed.)

23 November 1955, Victoria (BC) Daily Times, “Weather Control Long Way Off Says Bill Mackie; Forecaster Hopes ‘It Never Comes,’” pg. 18, col. 2:
WORLD CONTROL
“I hope the day never comes when we can control the weather. Control of the world would be the result,” he said, “and who has the wisdom?”

13 February 1958, Des Moines (IA) Register, “On Television” by Ogden Dwight, pg. 7, col. 3:
It is hardly a new idea that he who controls the weather controls the world—yet after viewing “The Unchained Goddess,” another of the Bell System Science series, over NBC-TV Wednesday night, the idea seems neither remote nor fantastic.

9 April 1958, Independent Journal (San Rafael, CA), “What Our Readers Say,” pg. 12, col. 5:
Gradually we are beginning to understand that the one who controls the weather controls the world.
(...)
EBBA MAGNUSSEN
San Anselmo

28 July 1958, Ludington (MI) Daily News, “Changes in the Weather” (editorial), pg. 4, col. 1:
Further appropriations for weather research are called for at this time. The country that controls the weather will control the world.

17 February 1959, Austin (TX) American, “Washington,” pg. 8, col. 4:
Weather Stressed
WASHINGTON—Associate Director Robert B. Brode of the National Science Foundation said Monday before the House space committee that a nation which can “control the weather can control the world.”
(Col. 5 photo caption.—ed.)
ROBERT B. BRODE AT SPACE HEARING
Weather control is world control.

22 June 1962, Twin Falls (ID) Times-News, “Great Possibilities” (editorial), pg. 4, col. 1:
Any nation that learned to control the weather would control the world.

18 July 1966, Rapid City (SD) Journal, pg. 4, col. 2:
Famous Experiments
Aberdeen American-News

Famous scientist Edward Teller is among the leaders of his time who believes it important to experiment in weather modification. A comment he made at a newspaper convention several years ago remains significant today. He said: The nation that can control the weather can control the world.

8 January 1968, The Irish Times (Dublin, Ireland), “London Letter,” pg.  9, col. 5:
He is said to have liked Leonardo’s motto: “He who controls the weather controls the world.”

24 August 1968, Tucson (AZ) Daily Citizen, “Operation Skywater” by Jay Hall, magazine sec., pg. 14, col. 2:
Will the desert ever turn green? Can you make rain without a cloud? Who owns the moisture in the clouds? Is the old saw true that “he who controls the weather can control the world?”

Google Books
25 June 2002, Weekly World News “I control the weather” by George Sanford, pg. 8, col. 1:
“Who controls the weather controls the world,” noted the CIA source.

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The Ringer
@ringer
* Extreme ‘Geostorm’ voice *
“Whoever controls the weather controls the world”
Belichick:
10:21 PM - 22 Oct 2017

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1962: “He Who Controls The Weather, Will Control The World” (LBJ)
November 18, 2017
Post by Harold Saive – Vice President Johnson at Southwest Texas State University (1962)
Gordon Wilkison
On May 27, 1962, then Vice President Lyndon Baines Johnson presented the graduation address at his alma mater, Southwest Texas State University (today known as Texas State University) in San Marcos. Vice President Johnson also was the recipient of the university’s first honorary doctorate degree. Johnson’s stirring speech touches upon his international travels and his experiences seeing the rest of the world with his emphasis being upon the example of freedom that the United States must set for the rest of the world. (Source: Texas Archive)

Of special interest is LBJ’s comment about controlling global cloud layers with a prediction that,

“He who controls the weather, will control the world”

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“He who controls the weather will control the world.”
Perplexed Perspectives
Published on Dec 24, 2018
Lyndon Johnson speaking in 1962.
1:10
“He who controls the weather will control the world.”

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AZ SKYwatcher
@AzSkyWatcher
More AZ SKYwatcher Retweeted H Fisk Johnson, Ph.D.
Dr. Johnson,
if you really cared
you could help all of us stop
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It is as simple as that
In 1961 JFK spoke about Weather Modification
1962 LBJ say’s
“He who controls the Weather controls the World”
This is 2019 !!  How is the Weather looking to you ?AZ SKYwatcher added,
1:38
H Fisk Johnson, Ph.D.
@HFiskJohnson
Decades ago, we were already looking toward sources of renewable energy. Today, we power @SCJohnson’s largest factory with wind power, landfill gas & natural gas. We’re going to keep taking action on clean, #renewableenergy, and hope other companies will join us.
7:57 PM - 16 Apr 2019

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