posted on Apr, 26 2005 @ 01:21 PM
That is one thing I've always noticed myself. It does seem that "popular" culture looks at UFO's and ET's as something generally involving high
doses of mind-altering chemicals--as either the cause or the solution. However, I see that there are two possible causes behind the bias.
The first one, and the one the conspiracy theorist in me loves, is that they are trying to spread disinformation of some kind. Whatever higher
echelon that is controlling the media--be it only the federal government directly or some of the "cultish" groups like NWO or the Illuminati--is
wanting people to feel stupid for believing in this subject so they don't want to report stuff they see. They might be getting a little scared that
people might be starting to take a more overt interest in the subject, and are starting to try and persuade everyone that there is no subject
to have interest in.
The second one, and the one that the realist in me loves, is that the media truly and honestly wants to run some kind of special on the topic, but
they know that they'll either be harassed by the aforementioned higher echelon for exposing things in a serious manner, or they feel that they won't
be taken seriously.
These guys are in it to make money, no doubt about it, and the UFO phenomena is a great eye catcher. Even a lot of people who don't believe will
watch the show, if nothing else because it's entertaining. The stations and producers don't want to lose their credibility, so they sit the fence
for the most part and lean towards the "it's just a good story..." idea. I mean, even as staunch as a believe as I feel I am, if there's
something on the History channel that states "There are aliens" and they give the same witness accounts and bad video that's all over the place,
I'm gonna laugh at them myself. Then I won't pay too much attention to a lot of the other stuff they say.
One thing that always needs to be kept in mind, in my opinion, is that there still is no hard evidence that there are ET's. There is no smoking gun.
And it is essentially the same argument that religious people have for God. There is nothing to state to a non-believer that there is a God, other
than the Bible (or whatever religious text you want to pick) and lots of quasi-logical arguments. There's just as many, if not more people who claim
to have witnessed an act of God in some fashion or other as those who claim to have witnessed an alien craft landing in their backyard or cruising the
skies. But people have believe in one God or another since time began; ET's have only been around in the public eye for the greater part of the last
Essentially, until there is something that can be given to the public as hard evidence, the media won't take much of a serious stand in favor of
ET's. If they do they'll start appearing to be tabloid news and they won't be taken seriously whenever there is something that is true and
unrelated to UFOs.