This is something I've been thinking of for a while now. After watching the fervor build up over the rather recent Peter Jennings special, I returned
to this thought for some time now. Seeing so many of the community with star-filled eyes, hoping that "this would be it" this would be the mark
where the water broke, and we began down the road to disclosure.
The basic peril that exists from any eventual government sponsored disclosure of Alien life is blind acceptance. Not just blind acceptance that comes
from your normal masses, which are spoon-fed by the government regarding the most basic of news. No, I have no doubt that the general masses will
accept whatever is said of the aliens without much questioning at all.
This peril could cause the greatest potential damage to the UFO community itself. After so long, literally decades for some, the constant denial of
the government to even acknowledge the possibility of the existence of extraterrestrial intelligence has become almost second nature to the general
If the government, and the media were to announce the disclosure that so many of us were hoping and waiting for, how many would be so happy, so
relieved to hear the government "come clean"; that they would take all the government's information as the whole, unabashed truth?
The emotional release of those who have sought the "truth" and "acceptance" from the general public and their government for so long, can make for
a very pandemonium-filled situation where logical observance of the information takes a back seat to the emotional pretense of the information.
How many can honestly state that they would not be so overcome with the information, that they stop looking at the situation objectively?
I hope many of us would not be so easily swayed, but I'm sure many would.
And that is probably the biggest danger we face here. What will the state-controlled information say? How close will it be to the actual truth?
This doesn't only apply in a situation where the government announces ETI contact as "malevolent" or "harmful". They could release information
that the ETI is benign in nature, and still have an ulterior agenda that they wish to sell to mankind.
Where do we draw the line of government believability? How do we ensure that we don't forget the alleged misinformation and disinformation efforts
that the government has launched toward this subject?
How do we ensure we keep objectivity at the forefront of this situation?