reply to post by logicize
The simple answer is YES! We ARE ready to open this particular can of worms!
In fact, we have ALWAYS been ready for this information.
The powers withholding this, have convinced us that we would panic, or or otherwise 'not ready'. But, of course, THEY are ready aren't they!
They have the required mental fortitude to rationally cope with the knowledge, whereas WE are deemed to be too infantile, too irrational, too
immature, too stupid.
And what do they base this 'patronising wisdom' on? A 1930's staged radio broadcast. Yes, that one. (Orson Wells, War of the worlds)
This is totally bunk.
Yes, SOME people freaked out, although not to the extent of blind panic in the streets, as they would have you believe.
The reason some people were, well, let's say 'a little concerned', is that the radio program 'test' was WELL LOADED.
That is, instead of saying that extra terrestrial life exists or had existed in the past, and more or less leave it there, the radio program went on
at great lengths to say, that the aliens were busy slaughtering people with their 'death rays', and that there was absolutely nothing the military
could do that was even remotely effective against them!
If that isn't 'stacking the decks' i don't know what is!
The 'test' was set up to fail.
It's one thing for the population to digest and comprehend that alien life exists or had existed, but quite another to say, that the same alien life,
is invading and killing us humans en-masse, and there is nothing we can do about it to stop them.
If they released the info tomorrow, most of the world would say, yeah, i always knew that, or something similar. And be quite interested in finding
If they said, alien life exists, and is wiping out humanity and eating us, and we cannot stop them, so say goodbye to your loved ones in the few days
we have left to live as a species before we are killed and eaten, most of the world would freak out (naturally).
See the difference?
We have always been ready for information that effects our existence, it is the nature of being human to aquire knowledge and then to apply rationale
and logic, to move forwards with the knowledge.
The idea that we are not, is simply social conditioning over time.