posted on Jun, 6 2011 @ 10:20 PM
As far as "Official Disclosure," I think you need to discern between "Official disclosure" and "Disclosure in a week's time." I think these are
two VERY different concepts.
First and foremost, you have to remember that when you talk about "disclosure," what exactly are you suggesting needs to be disclosed? Is it the
truth about Roswell? Technically speaking, there are already a couple of official explanations for that incident, but since we're on ATS, chances are
good that you don't take them seriously. But if you don't accept the official story, what WOULD you accept? When you get down to the nitty gritty of
UFO conspiracies, everybody seems to have a different view about what they "KNOW" to be the real truth. You have to be careful that you don't just
come up with one "truth" and then refuse to listen to anybody unless they simply agree with you, thus earning you a rather pointless "I Told You
So" ticket. There are a lot of theories out there and each one should be considered on its own merits.
That said, let's assume the most common "disclosure" scenario - that you are talking about a public disclosure of an intelligent alien presence -
no details or specifics for now, just the simple concept that we are being visited by intelligent aliens. In this scenario I think it IS possible to
get an official disclosure (i.e. from the government, or an official statement from a military officer, NOT just an unofficial statement from a
retired, former official), but it would be a long and painstaking process. Basically it comes down to public pressure. If we put a lot of pressure on
our elected officials to find out the truth about such information, and I'm not talking about a casual investigation initiated by a single person but
rather making it a BIG ISSUE on the same scale as abortion or health care, then I think we could get somewhere using the governmental institutions
that we already have in place. A lot of people believe in aliens and UFO's, but not on a level that drives them to ask questions and demand answers.
Every politician wants to stay in office, and if UFO's became a big political issue, then future administrations might take disclosure very
Now, even if UFO's WERE a big political issue, we STILL might not get disclosure if the appropriate military and intelligence officials feel that it
is somehow too dangerous to release the information. Now if you ask me, just about the only reason why such officials might feel this way would be if
they had something to hide, some sort of appalling behavior or criminal activity they performed in the past that, if disclosure took place, they might
have to answer for. This is where the "one week's time" disclosure comes in, because at this point, probably the only way to get public disclosure
would be to literally FORCE it by hijacking the information and leaking it to the public, a la Wikileaks or something similar. But then you might have
a series of official denials and just general chaos and in-fighting to contend with, so it's hard to say what the end result might be.
And finally, there is simply the passage of time. As each generation is replaced by the next, what is today's biggest military secret is tomorrow's
History channel special. Assuming modern civilization doesn't collapse, it's pretty much an absolute truth that eventually, the perceived threats
that motivate this hypothetical grand-scale cover-up will change, either in how threating they actually are or in how they are perceived. But
personally I hope it doesn't come down to this, because if it does, history will look back upon our time as proof that the citizens truly are slaves
to an informational quarantine, and that maybe we really can't trust our own government, after all.