Let me ask you guys a question about UFO disclosure.
Let's say the gubmint is in possession of some information about real piloted craft in the atmosphere and near-earth space, but they don't know who
they are, don't know where they are from, don't know their intentions, and don't know if they are a threat (or, maybe they are a threat, but it's
unknown how much).
What good would it do to disclose this?
Obviously it might have some 'good' in that -some- people might feel relief that they are not crazy and they are really being abduced.
BUT, let's say of the people being abducted only a tiny fraction (in this hypothetical) are actually being 'taken' by 'aliens' and the vast
majority are suffering from a delusion or a medical problem.
Again, a hypothetical, but if we do this, then thousand of people who are NOT getting abducted will fail to get treatment.
Another possible unfortunate reaction might be for a call to 'nuke the bastids'. IOW, warlike factions will want to immediately militarize space,
But what if the 'alien' presence is just a benign one, or a small exploration drone or something not that threatening?
The we have all the bad parts of militarizing space happening for no good reason. We could even have a nuclear accident if a nuclear engined craft was
launched in this panic.
My point is, the gubmint might really be more responsible NOT to disclose prematurely. In fact, there are lots of reasons not to disclose anything if
you don't know anything.
Just offering a point of view. Cleary, information wants to be free and all that.
In addition, a 'Rush to Judgment' attitude on this might be helping the gubmint do a 'staged event', allowing, for instance martial law and even
more subjugation and control.
So it's prudent to be cautious here. I'd want us to have clear evidence of there being real craft, real non-terrestrial pilots, unfriendly
intentions, and an idea of where they are from before blabbing this to the whole world.
I mean how dumb would it be to militarize space and find out that 'ET' is from our future, or inter-dimensional beings?
I -do- see the negative part of us being kept in the dark about anything that may affect us all, from UFOs to advanced technology to potential meteor
apocalypses. I always hope that anytime the gubmit keeps secrets that they have a responsible oversight committee and chooses carefully.
So, just giving a out-of-the box look at this.
[edit on 23-7-2008 by Badge01]