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Originally posted by Visiting ESB
We hear it over and over, ad nauseum, of how disclosure would mean worldwide panic. We hear "we aren't ready" and how disclosure would be a major blow against humanity because we are an immature species.
Might I ask: what is wrong with mass panic? Such irrational behavior would exist for a relatively short time. The benefits of our knowing what we face, or at least knowing that we face something that is no longer in hiding, far outweigh the costs. I should also ask who presumes to be the judge of humanity's spiritiual maturity when they claim "we aren't ready?" The arrogance, and ignorance, is sickening.
Yes, we are constantly embroiled in war, poverty and starvation still exists, etc but we have been kept in a stupor that permits leaders to bring us to the point of destruction and death. I suggest that disclosure, no matter who does it, would in the long run be the best thing that could happen. It would force people to think for themselves, for a change, and maybe pay less attention to the things that are pointless distractions. We all know what those are.
For myself, I do not necessarily believe that the ETs here are all good. Nor are they all bad. Or, maybe I'm wrong and they're all evil. Regardless, we should be distrustful of whoever they may reveal themselves to be until they prove themselves, but we should not be afraid of the consequences of the truth. Whatever that may be...
Originally posted by elocin
I honestly don't think that there would be mass panic.
I think that a lot of people would be incredibly surprised, but if the aliens are generally benevolent, and that is proven without a doubt (like the claims say they are and will be), then people should get over the initial shock.
My biggest question is, if the claims are true that aliens have been in contact secretly with the governments for so long, then why hide it for so long if they are benevolent? If they are benevolent and it can be proven, as claimed, then why didn't they tell us a long time ago? Why hide such a good thing for so long? I think it would have helped the human race in a lot of ways.
What would be the point of benevolent aliens being in contact with only the (obviously corrupt) governments of Earth for so long? That part doesn't make sense to me.
Mass panic and disclosure