reply to post by ewokdisco
Speak for yourself, not me. I would not panic.
Anyone who has spent time researching the ETH would have hopefully come to the conclusion that if extraterrestrials wanted to “invade” us –
either militarily or culturally - they already would have. And there would have been little to nothing we could have done about it.
Simple logic dictates that Disclosure would be no Hollywood reveal, especially during these current times when we seem to be under the threat of war
at every turn. Why put added pressure on the religious and political systems than they already have?
An uncomplicated and gentle admittance that we are not alone is what we would get.
And it makes perfect sense that each and every governmental agency and department that ever was – or still is – involved in the study of our
neighbours, would have the most plausible reasons and explanations why they couldn’t/wouldn’t/didn’t tell us they already knew
Do you honestly think that there isn’t
a contingency plan in effect to cover that eventuality if our visitors decided to take matters into
their own hands and initiate contact?
So, I do not believe that there would be mass hysteria.
What there would
be, in my opinion, is a massive backlash from some sections of society who had previously, and vehemently, denied that aliens
could ever have existed in the first place. And they would be every where; government – philosophy – religion – science. It’s those guys that
we’d have to watch, the ones whose pedestal would not only have been toppled, but thrown to the ground and broken.
In the event of contact, some people in power – especially those in the above disciplines who had professed irrefutable knowledge – would suddenly
find themselves exiled because of their previous views, views that would now be completely defunct. It’s purely speculation, but we as a species are
wont to create like-minded cliques; groups who share a common – and binding – meme, especially where a grievance needs to be redressed. Who is to
say that a new form of loyalty, a loyalty to the solitude of Man in the universe, would not spring from the contempt that would surely fester from
these people who have not only lost face, but employment and credibility?
ordinary folks who simply cannot begin to allow the concept of ET existing into their lives.
They would have to be helped.
We’d need a world wide programme of education – entirely supported by the visitors’ own knowledge and with their assistance – that would allow
each and every human being to come up to speed – and therefore gain trust and acceptance of the situation – so that the new world that we would
all be getting used to would not be a frightening one.