You see, this is exactly why governments keep secrets from us. I don't agree with it, but I do understand it. Firstly, there's the simple truth that
whatever you tell your public, you tell the world, including all your enemies, so it's probably best to keep secret from the public everything you
don't want your enemies to know. Anyone who thinks our governments tell us everything that's really going on doesn't understand politics.
Imagine if Elenin never existed, if it was a complete fiction, a test to see whether or not the public was ready. Ready for disclosure about aliens,
what's going on in the space around us, of how often our world is in peril, of how close we may have come from real danger, feeling confident that we
could be told without freaking out and forming a mob.
If it was a test, if the explanation for all the inconsistencies was that it was a simulation, then surely we failed. Every time there's a little
whisper on some blog or news site you've never heard of before, saying they've heard from a very reliable source that has happened, shows a blurry
photo of some stars with a big arrow on it, and there's yet another thread where the same people believe every word as Gospel, the same people who
throw any debunk they can at the problem to make it go away, the same polar sides refusing to step away from the opinion they'd already formed at the
start and haven't questioned since.
Elenin might be anything. Things from the far reaches of space, where we're never been and have only ever peered at through machines and made
speculations based on the results, we can't say what they are. Anything is possible, we learn new things and see new things all the time. The
problems always come when somebody declares something to be absolutely true. We've believed some crazy things to be true over the centuries, and
we've never been right yet, do you really think we've catalogued and understand everything that's out there?
It could be anything, it could be nothing. It could be very good for us, it could be very bad for us, it might not be anything to us at all. We may
never know what it really is or was, and our governments may or may not know, they may or may not be lying to us.
We need to observe, to analyse critically everything we see or hear, don't panic and foam at the mouth, don't close your eyes and recite a mantra,
don't pretend you don't know deep down that "what we know to be true" and "what we tell the public" are 2 very different things.
If we can all do that, maybe we can pass the test
edit on 17-9-2011 by TheIrvy because: (no reason given)