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originally posted by: introvert
Perhaps there is nothing to hold back from the public. Maybe the entire alien business was just a case of run-amok social memes and they haven't found intelligent life or bacteria.
Just a thought.
originally posted by: Ghost147
a reply to: introvert
Definitely a possibility. Although, I feel there are simply too many incidences that almost definitively portray the existence of Alien life.
originally posted by: Puppylove
a reply to: Harte
So do you find the black and white wolfman movie scarey? My mom did. I certainly don't, who now does?
It's called exposure. Different generations have different exposures. At this point the alien concept has been run through the ringer, it's just not as mysterious as it once was. We've all been exposed constantly to multiple possibilities both good and bad for an alien species to be like. It's just not as panic worthy as it may once have been.
That said, I still argue what little panic occurred was not due to the aliens but the way they were being represented... you know, going around killing and abducting people, destroying buildings, and butchering our military.
I mean really, imagine how people in say Africa would react to find out the US military was flying around dropping bombs on them and running them over with tanks, and randomly abducting them?
Would the attackers being human cause less of a panic?
originally posted by: zazzafrazz
If there is the huge coverup, I think they hide it because a whole lot of them will go to prison. No other reason like pretending that humanity won't cope and avoiding mass panic. They know they will be charged and incarcerated.