posted on Feb, 10 2015 @ 10:50 PM
It depends on the subject and the whistleblower and how much credibility and airtime they get.
In the UFO world, Steven Greer seems to have been one of the most prolific, certainly in assembling a large network of alleged whistleblowers and
putting on his show in Washington back in 2001. So many were introduced to various aspects of the alien/UFO memes from this network and were really
into it, until not too long after Greer got more attention for branched-off networks to his over-all "agenda" which centered on puja and meditation
and making contact with aliens on Mt. Shasta etc. That was such a huge turn-off to so many nuts and bolts UFO types, but I am not sure that was
deliberate. Greer was already into all of that stuff way before.
However, his general notoriety from this "disclosure" movement basically created its own 'thing' with a life of its own. And since his intentions
were supposedly always sincere and for saving the Earth or whatever, he was therefore vulnerable to having his very own conflicts of interest and
bias. His CSETI expeditions then became his livelihood, and if no puja/shamanic UFO effect could be called forth, he was still under enormous
pressure to come up with something for all those people who paid craploads of money to spend a weekend on a mountain with him. So then we get a lot
of reaching and stretching and silly pictures of alleged ETs that go viral and make the entire archive of testimony, which he does not really
represent as a person, look ridiculous. There are probably many cognitive thinking errors people like Greer made at the outset of their agenda that
they overlooked and made the entire scheme futile. But since it has a life of its own, he needs to keep churning it out.
Likewise, Project Camelot and friends, who were directly inspired by Greer and friends, basically did the same thing on their own terms online. It
started off honest and direct enough. 2 curious and snoopy buggers going around interviewing alleged whistleblowers. Perhaps with a slightly
different agenda and set of insiders, but anyways. But then they needed to introduce a PayPal donation button to further fund their "work" - and
there you have another New Age marketplace. Conferences, LiveStream pay-per-views, reaching and reaching. I am sure there is a lot of legitimate
testimony sprinkled throughout both networks there, but you have to a lot of weeding!