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Reasons (legitimate or not) for a cover up.

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posted on May, 9 2008 @ 09:46 AM
Hi all,
I believe in life existing elsewhere in our universe and the possibility/probability/actuality of other life forms visiting/etc. our planet.
That being said...

What would be reasons for our government or any government covering up/denying their existence?
In my opinion there are many reasons...valid or not does not matter...and I am interested in your answers.

Some of mine are: I am trying to think in their shoes.
Military edge over enemies. If other/enemy governments thought/knew we had superior military technology they would be hesitant to attack us fearing the use of said weapons against them for which they would have no defense.

Negative military edge: If enemy governments felt a country had alien technology that could give them a significant advantage might they be attacked before such technology could be put to use to keep the playing field "balanced"?

I would discount "religious" to a degree because those that believe "God" created man could easily add the universe to the "Creation Theory". That does not mean the major religions may not have an iron in the fire.

What else can you think of for such a seeming world wide conspiracy?

posted on May, 9 2008 @ 10:01 AM
It comes down to the issue of control. Control over our lives and the planet essentially.

History has shown time and again that primitive civilizations most usually change to become like an advanced one when they come into contact. In human history this has usually been done violently, but not every instance is so. I believe our governments and those who rule them understand this better than anybody and do not want to lose control of our planet to an advanced space faring race of creatures that could likely change our way of life overnight. I doubt sincerely that any of them live like we do or worship anything like we do.

So in order for our primitive institutions of government, science, and religion to continue to exist, complete denial of extraterrestrials must happen.

posted on May, 9 2008 @ 11:36 AM
The USA government is but a bucket of Buffalo diarreah compared to what an ET who can traverse such distance to reach earth is. Such beings wouldn't be making deals with the USA government. Are you actually that stupid?

posted on May, 9 2008 @ 11:43 AM
I think it's simple. Control & power. Why would they (TPTB) want us to be completely educated, and know the truth, when its so much easier to keep us ignorant and in the dark, they can control us easier.

And to bruno: You think you feel enlightened, but it doesnt work when you start verbally attacking people. Sit down, be quiet, and listen to yourself.

See ya lata!~~~

posted on May, 9 2008 @ 11:44 AM
sorry to have smashed your fantasies

posted on May, 9 2008 @ 11:47 AM
You didn't smash anything of mine, fantasy or not. Sorry to ruin your hopes there. I hate to make this totally OT, but...

Get over yourself.

Back On topic:

I keep having this feeling that certain 'things' are getting fed up with the state we're in (re: coverups, non disclosure etc), and they'll do something about it, if TPTB don't step up to the plate like they should. Just a feeling, don't take my word for it. lol

posted on May, 10 2008 @ 12:42 AM
I don't understand the "control" aspect. I would think that any government that either has alien technology or knowledge of alien technology would use that technology to strengthen their control and power. I have not seen anything in the way of technology that seems to be alien derived.
Our propulsion systems for air based aircraft are advanced versions of decades old systems. Our space propulsion systems are still basically rockets strapped to our arses and ignited. Nothing at all to make me think that somehow we have crossed a threshold into a new technology...that may not be thought up by earth based humans.

I do not think most governments think if they admitted there are aliens in contact with earth we would run around in circles of panic attacks until we passed out from fear. Frankly most would not think much of it at all for more than a short period of time. Unless it would have an immediate and major impact on a country or the earth most of us would just move on to other things.

I could see how a government having alien technology or contact with aliens would be perceived as a threat and a tilting of the balance of power in the world. But I would think countries without access would be doing everything in their power to get what they could. And judging by the success "spies" seem to have buying secrets from "trusted" American people that have access to secrets, etc. they would have what they want.

I don't believe the control aspect is strong enough or useful enough for the possibility of a coverup. The US is not the "world leader" if we ever truly were one. Our currency is not the strongest in the world. While our military is certainly the equal or leader of the world's military we are not large enough nor have the movement capability to do much with it towards the other main governments in the world. We certainly are easily targeted by fanatics that are willing to pay any price to hurt us.
I would think if we had alien technology or access to this technology we would be slowly introducing it to enrich and strengthen our country. Wouldn't our population embrace such an introduction?

I have no answers but plenty of questions. While not thinking about it all the time I do think about it. I am 52 so also old enough to have been in the "draft", marched against the Vietnam war, saw President Kennedy assinated, etc. I am cynical and suspicious of all governments and especially bureaucrats but just can't justify "control" as the answer.

Anyone have any other explanations?

posted on May, 11 2008 @ 11:38 AM

What would be reasons for our government or any government covering up/denying their existence?

The simplest explanation, in my opinion is a combination of these three:

1) they don't know for sure. And any issues may be so compartamentalized that nobody really has any clear picture.

If you've worked in government you know that one group can easily have no idea what some others are doing, or have antithetical agendas. Government is made up of the same people as you and me. They do not have ESP. They do not have omnipotence. They go to and back from work. They worry about their pension (very important for government---they can take it away if you are bad) and their school district.

2) what do they have to gain for saying more, since there isn't anything anybody can do about it?

One thing needs to be kept straight. If there are ETs coming here, then the primary cover-up is theirs. ETs deserve 96% of the blame for any cover-up and the confusion and fear.

Of course it could have been otherwise. They could have radioed from orbit, said hi, attempt communication over months, and when enough mutual understanding was possible, they land.

And then the open diplomatic relations with us. They put our transponders on their craft so we know where their aircraft are so they don't hit ours.

We negotiate the rules of flying in and out.

[edit on 11-5-2008 by mbkennel]

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