posted on Mar, 28 2010 @ 04:24 PM
Disclosure would mean the end of human civilization.
Its not only about a change in mentality and worldview in most of mankind, but the fact that if contact is made, and technological exchange ensues,
its a game changing event.
Everything changes, the entire infrastructure of civilization crumbles (governments and military forces are powerless, religions and culture are
meaningless, all of our accumulated scientific knowledge is rendered useless).
We become a footnote in THEIR history books, in their encyclopaedia galactica.
And thats just assuming mankind doesnt annihilate itself in the transition.
So, whoever keeps the lid on this, really cant tell the general public its happening, they cant deal with it, or at least that seems to be the case;
better safe than sorry.
Specially if the people in-the-know dont know themselves quite what to think about this hipotetical more advanced civilization. Specially with such
high stakes at play.
And of course, the visitors themselves dont want to make contact, for one reason or another (seems a rational and reasonable approach, though i dont
expect to understand the inner workings of an alien mind).
So its a win - win situation for them, and for us.