Monday, 15 October 2007

Disclosure

I find the entire concept of “Disclosure” a most bizarre line of reasoning. It is so unimaginative, restrictive, and incomprehensible that I wonder about the mindset of those that look to it and hope for its coming.

What I find perplexing are the assumptions. The primary one is that the government knows something or at the very least, knows more than us. This belief, for that is what it is, is based on the notion that government is powerful and all knowing and simply must have the answers, because of its resources, to what has been happening in the skies above us. They have these answers because they have somehow developed unspecified machinery or equipment that is capable of giving them this information or because ET has previously secretly made contact with the American regime and said “hello.”

People who follow this credo are no better than sheep in a flock; “Someone will tell me because I need to be told. I also need to be told when to wipe my ass.” I think the best that one can objectively claim about the American government is that they might have suspicions about this or about that but very little else. There is much argument and debate about just how easy it is for Government to really keep something secret. The most oft quoted example is the Manhattan Project during the Second World War, a programme in which many thousands of people were involved and about which not a word leaked out. And there are also undoubtedly many secrets concerning major events which have still to see the light of day.

I am one of those people who think, by and large, that Governments can’t keep secrets and that inevitably, stuff does come out. What confuses the issue is that other stuff also floats about so that one can never know for sure which premise is the right answer. But that the truth is out there is beyond question.

One can lose sight of the fact that “Government” is made up of beings called “People”. Regardless of their discretion, their intellect, and their skills, the bottom line is they are just like us, with all the foibles, weaknesses, and mental issues that the rest of the population possess. They aren’t anything particularly special.

If the study of UFOs should have taught us anything, it is exactly the same lesson to be learned from the study of the paranormal and from Bigfoot; intangibility and elusiveness. Everything is always just beyond our reach and just over the horizon. And yet in the eyes of those asking for disclosure, somehow, this doesn’t appear to apply to the government.

Or maybe it is that ET has chosen to make contact directly to a nation’s leadership. Why would He do this? Because it’s the obvious thing to do? Obvious to whom? Obvious to our way of thinking and of doing things perhaps, but how can we possibly assume to know how an extraterrestrial might think?

People want answers and that is understandable. But demand for disclosure is a shifting of responsibility and immature reasoning. It is a lazy way of blaming someone else for the frustration that the study of UFOs brings about.

And the ironic thing is, if the Americans announced that ET was here, half of those clamouring for The Truth wouldn’t believe them and would insist they were still covering something else up.

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