Originally posted by expat2368
I also totally disagree with those who say it would cause widespread panic, and collapse of society. That mentality is what got us in the situation
we are currently in where the governments are trying to hide things to "protect" us.
Unfortunately you can disagree, but history bears out that when more advanced cultures meet less advanced ones, it ends in acculturation. It's simply
the way it works.
That said, what the UFO phenomena represents is as of yet, unknown. One of the biggest problems with UFOlogy is everyone claims too much information.
I guess it comes down to impatience and desire for quick answers. This current society we live in thrives on outright, instant gratification.
But, the UFO question demands patience, and serious careful consideration. Most people these days don't have time for that, they want an answer -
they want it now, and honestly believe they're entitled to one.
The Exopolitcal "demand" to know mentality has forced the hand of many to accept information produced by people like Bassett and Salla (to name only
2) because it provides an answer people can understand, and it's promoted as fact.
I watched Bassett 2 years ago pound his fist at the question of what the UFO enigma represents as he exclaimed it was without question
extraterrestrial. And what will piss you off, is to realize that he has no more idea than any of us where this originates. But he's stating his idea
as factual. That's his ideology. And I don't know about the rest of you, but this started out as an experience, and for many it still is - but it's
not an ideology.
The issue to me seems to be desire for an answer, the willingness to believe one that seems right for us, and the notion that we're somehow entitled
Forget all your UFO heroes, your govt. conspiracies, and realize you have no idea what the enigma is, or whats going on. There's a great starting
This thing isn't going to be any open admittance or top-down revelation. It is bypassing official channels and has been doing so for a very long time
it seems. It goes right to us - not govt. It's dealing with this culture directly, and for me...I dunno...it seems to say
"yeah government and all that, we could care less about red tape. What about YOU?"
It's direct. And it's that direct. And the "other" seems to be connecting with us...sometimes in profoundly terrifying ways, and subtle ways
So, disclosure? It doesn't seem to care about that. And let's be intellectually honest - the enigma is the one being elusive. It's holding all the
keys to disclosure. If it wanted to be known, it's real simple - it would be. And, there'd be damned little anyone could do about it.
And then, ask yourself what if disclosure is not what you expected. That to me is the biggest question.
[edit on 17-10-2009 by jritzmann]