posted on Dec, 21 2008 @ 11:23 PM
I would go crazy, riot, burn things, and mumble nonsense to people--just to prove the think tanks right.
Seriously I don't think people have really thought out "disclosure". I think we can handle it but it depends on what the aliens do. The problem is
how do you know what the aliens "will do" as they sit flying over your head invisible day and night, hidden in our oceans and lakes, and maybe
looking a lot like us and already in our society? Right now most of us have the option to not deal with aliens and can turn our back and not worry
about fearing the unknown--what happens when you can't ignore it? I know my day to day life has nothing to do with them--what happens when I drive
home and think: "is there an alien watching me and my family?". It's a little spooky.
The only answer I see is the aliens show up in a very limited display, leave some information on who they are, their history, knowledge of life, the
universe, and then leave and say they will not be performing any wish fulfillment for humanity--you're on your own, we will be in the background, but
not interfering. Contact will be limited and hopefully in 200 years we can have a more equal discussion between our species.
I see no other way this works for humanity. Contact must be limited.
On the other hand, full blown disclosure/integration with the aliens "now" tells me there is something critical going on with us or them...which is
not a good sign because we're still coming together as a global community right now, cultures are still clashing. Adding aliens right now, would
make things worse...which is probably why the aliens haven't "gone public". I think we've got till the latter end of this century before we get
[edit on 12/21/08 by Atomic]