posted on Sep, 18 2013 @ 06:16 PM
It is the holy grail, it is something we all want here. But what are the full implications, and would we get more than we bargained for?
People always say it would rock the religions, and that would cause instability. I think that is a gross exaggeration, and the religious communities
would deal with it. To the well adjusted within them, it wouldn't change much. To the extremists... well they were extremists before that, and
nothing much would change that either.
To me, I think MUCH greater weight lies in the details, and the implications of those details.
Imagine that tomorrow the Russian Government declared with full sincerity that they knew aliens existed, and that they had interacted with them. They
knew that there were around 80 or so bases peppered deep underwater and piled under mountains. They have detected the bases, and seen the individuals
themselves, and recovered 3-5 crashed craft over the years but they have no grasp of their workings. They knew that hundreds of craft are coming and
going every single day, doing god knows what. They admit they don't know why the hell they are here, or what the hell they want. In fact they are so
common they have to route their navy around them to avoid interacting with them. The Russians go on to say that they and all governments are powerless
to stop whatever it is the beings are doing, should they choose it. In fact, the beings themselves are extremely secretive, and there is reason to
believe they might have somewhat nefarious motives, and they hold all the trump cards to boot.
Now there may have been many reasons for disclosure not to happen, such as hordeing technology or secrets, or "black government" agencies thinking
they are above everyone else. Perhaps some misguided leaders somewhere along the line felt the world just wasn't ready for it, but based on no
negative implications like the above.
But what if (somewhat plausibly, I might add) groups do know something, but then also just enough to be shaking in their boots about it? What do you
think telling the above scenario to the public would do? What would it do to world commerce for people to be told they were living under the watch of
a technologically superior race that may well be using them for their own secret ends, and no one could do anything about it? I don't know about you,
but I think John Q. Public would be terrified at that prospect. Leaders don't tend to like to introduce problems when they don't have a solution in
mind per their agenda. Who wants to tell the world that we have a supremely dangerous threat over our heads we have no power to resist? That they can
offer no solution for?
Please don't take this as an apologist essay, but I am suggesting that disclosure may not have a lasting postitive impact, even if it is the full
truth. Imagine all the nonsense that happened in the name of "fighting terrorism". If you create such a powerful existential threat as the above,
governments could basically write themselves a blank check, and justify literally anything they want under the guise of "necessary sacrafices to
overcome the others".
What are your thoughts?