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Originally posted by Gazrok
We're not alone and the governments aren't going to (don't have the power to.) be able to manage keeping things quiet for much longer.
Common assumption is that they've been keeping it a secret since at least 1942 or 1947, so what's changed?
For disclosure to happen, there would have to be some kind of triggering event. Currently, assuming we accept the idea the US and/or other governments are fully aware of ET's existence and have been keeping it quiet, then this also assumes ET is likewise keeping his mouth shut, and that this arrangement is somehow mutually beneficial.
So, it would have to benefit one party more to disclose, in order for it to happen. So, what's the catalyst that would tip the scales? It hasn't happened in over half a century. Why should it now?
Personally, I think we'll only see disclosure when the aliens want it, and on their timeframe.
40 year old adult with a graduate degree.
Funny, later this year, that's exactly what I'll be (when I turn 40), and already have the degree. (MBA)edit on 12-5-2011 by Gazrok because: (no reason given)
Originally posted by Outrageo
I'd have liked this thread a lot better if the OP didn't have such a condescending, preachy manner to her (I mean, his) sermon. It was a long read with not much to say, except a bit of soap-box oratory (and, in an admittedly drunken state no less). We can all gather around the bar in the pub with her (I mean him) someday and sing his tune together when "it" finally happens, so she (he) can tell us she (he) "told us so".
Oh well. Thanks for expressing your beliefs and not-so-subtle instructions for humankind, I guess.
BTW - HOW do you know the Aliens are benign, and, "...just like us..."? Just curious...
Eh? You know I was drunk, but still take the rest of the post seriously? The whole thing is out because I was drunk. I don't know anything at all, that's the only thing I'm certain of.