reply to post by supaflyrobby
Indeed, such things are happening as you describe, SupraFlyRobby, and our wisdom must guide us as to understanding why and such.
For one thing, after a while, the participants get rather anchored into their paradigm of what they are doing, become posessive, even in a good sense
as married partners become protective of each other as a single unit, not just two people or a family of more. When one's intent in creating such
exploratory projects and departments is research and discovery, having people get comfortable in their work, operations and such increases social
sloppiness when the intent is to keep it secret. Those participants who have gotten so comfortable and dedicated will get posessive, protective and
"too intimately attached" to the project(s) so, before such happens, obtuse, insultive, caustic and dismissive sentiments, decisions and actions are
made that make the participants lose their skills, disintegrate their social comraderie and "become less of a threat to the secrecy" of the
A bigger picture may be operating here, though participants in any of various aspects of such projects are purposefully underinformed about and
insulated from the broader picture. The caustic attitudes and decisions help keep their expanse of mind from going beyond the perimeters of their
assigned or prescribed realm of attention and close it off further with more heartless or seemingly clueless treatment.
Quite possibly, in reality, sufficient information, perhaps even minimal information has been garnered from a project before its cancelation, then new
recruits highly insulated from the current or past participants in similar projects are entrusted with further research building upon or counter
verifying the results of previous projects.
A good example of this is what seems to be an alternative space program which already has astronauts going to other planets, some of them that will
support life like humans. A CEO of SkunkWorks has said as much in public. Perhaps elements and people of NASA have been involved with such efforts,
perhaps not, though if they have that would not preclude that everyone else at NASA would know about it -- Need To Know basis.
Before the opportunity for secrets to be unveiled, before the disintegration phase of any project can ensue, the projects are disbanded, perhaps, and
often, with derisive, derogatory, obtuse, seemingly clueless, malignantly stupid, or occupationally incompetent reasoning at the forfront of
dismissive words and actions, sealing off the hearts and minds of participants and lessening the chance of exposure.
[edit on 8-6-2010 by Mystical Sadhu]