posted on Jan, 7 2007 @ 02:54 AM
Full disclosure? I think it'll be "soon" if the aliens want it to be soon. If it's up the governments, then it'll be later. Much later, if at
all, and only if they have to.
The #1 concern is public reaction to such news. Outside of God making a public appearance, or an impending global catastrophe, I can't think of any
other event that could stop the world on a dime. Not good for business.
That said, humanity must be waded into such news slowly and gingerly. Humans, by and large, are a very emotionally fragile species. You have people
going to court or protesting every day because someone got offended by something... Words, most likely. And a good lot of people couldn't go
through life on their own two feet without their belief that God physically helps them through hardships.
So.... it would be safe to say that Brookings is fairly accurate in how humanity would freak out to the news that aliens have landed. Not everyone
would, but enough people to cause problems with the fluid functioning of society. I'd say that the reaction would be even worse if the aliens looked
scary and imposing. Fear is a delicate thing.
If the government wants to open the door to the truth, they'll do it slowly, and start with something non-threatening. They'd probably be judging
public reaction every step of the way, and if humanity didn't look like they could handle it, they'd go no further.
Maybe that's what's happening now, with these rash of UFO sitings. Maybe we're being desensitised to them being seen... or at least the
presumption that UFO's are being seen. Maybe we're getting pushed into the wading pool to get used to the waters of possibility, in attempts to
prepare us. Who knows.
But still, I can't help but wonder why a far more advanced alien would want to make contact with primative-by-comparison us. With our government
wanting to weaponize everything from robots to lamp shades, I could see why they'd want to make contact with an advanced alien. But what
could the alien possibly get through contact that they couldn't get while hiding in orbit?