It might be for valid reasons. Let's flip this situation around for a second. Can you think of a time when it would make sense for leaders to withhold
this information in order to keep the general peace? Here are some
examples to get us started:
1. What if aliens are responsible for some of our harmful viruses and ailments? As in, what if they've been unleashing pandemic viruses and genetic
cancers against Earth every time our leadership doesn't follow their orders? The sheer outrage of knowing that millions of humans have been killed by
them while our leaders did nothing would certainly cause civil unrest and revolutions.
2. What if alien civilizations have purposely contained us around our star, and threatened our leaders to stay in our solar system until we've cleaned
up our own messes and have a legit 1 solar system government? Their reasoning could be that we are simply too immature to interact with their highly
sophisticated inter-galactic federations, similar to humans opening negotiations with roaches.
So maybe they've threatened us with annihilation if we don't meet their demands, which include us: cleaning up all of our diseases and social
programs; eradicating our national borders; forming a single human language (why should they learn hundreds of different human languages in order to
interact with us?); and merging all of our ethnic groups into one.
In other words, would most humans be willing to accept it if aliens were forcing our global leadership to form a one world culture in order for
them to accept us?
Humans claim to love freedom, liberty, national sovereignty/self determination, and democracy (or at least republics). And we
fight and kill each other over our borders, ethnic groups, and distinct cultural teachings. So why would any responsible leader think that the
majority of civilians would act calmly if we found out that we're being forced to discard our histories and identities by alien threats?
3. And my favorite: What if the "alien" creatures perfectly matched the Islamic descriptions of our Jinn and Angels? As in, what if the discovery of
"Aliens" and interactions with them proved that Islam was 100% true.
Would we really expect Judeo-Christian and Atheist-Communist leadership to
spread this information to their populations?
After all, the 2nd line of the very first Surah of the Qur'an directly calls God "The Lord of the Worlds
". You can check for yourself
shows multiple translations if you check the column on the left). So the existence of extraterrestrial lifeforms wouldn't nullify Islam.
ETA: Just thought of another one.
4. What if aliens are in a separate dimension and they feed off of the deaths in our dimensions? So what if our govts are being forced to engage in
constant wars and different forms of killing just to sate their hunger? Everything from abortions and wars to insecticides and "pest control" could be
our social and business leaders' attempts to keep these bloodthirsty aliens at bay. As in, the lifeforms that we kill could be sacrificial "offerings"
to appease them in order for the rest of our lifeforms to survive. I'd imagine that disclosure of something like this would also cause significant
rethinking if not panic.
edit on 15-9-2016 by enlightenedservant because: (no reason given)