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Re: How To Inform The Public of ET?

From: William Sawers <best.wsawers.nul>
Date: Tue, 12 Nov 2002 14:37:23 +1300
Archived: Tue, 12 Nov 2002 15:19:46 -0500
Subject: Re: How To Inform The Public of ET?

>From: Jim Speiser <jimspeiser.nul>
>To: <ufoupdates.nul>
>Date: Thu, 7 Nov 2002 17:07:30 -0700
>Subject: Re: How To Inform The Public of ET?

>>From: Frank Warren <frank-warren.nul>
>>To: UFO UpDates - Toronto <ufoupdates.nul>
>>Date: Thu, 07 Nov 2002 07:23:05 -0800
>>Subject: How To Inform The Public of ET?

>>I'd like to try an excercise if I may?

>>Here's the scenario:

>>For arguement's sake there is intelligent life throughout the
>>universe. Most of the governments of the world are aware of this.

>>It has come time to make full disclosure.

>>You are the President of the United States, (or his boss)

>Frank Sinatra's dead!

>>would you proceed in this matter? What would be the best way to
>>to inform the American public, and the people of the world?

>I know what I _wouldn't_ do. I wouldn't make a big dramatic all-
>networks speech about it. I'd start by testing the waters with a
>few well-placed leaks, and then possibly let the cat out of the
>bag by having a science advisor or something slip it into one of
>his speeches as part of some other program. If there was a hue
>and cry, I'd take it the next level and have the Press Secretary
>address the issue in one of the regularly scheduled press
>conferences. Then maybe issue some kind of report.

>This approach would serve to minimize the impact, make it seem
>"not that big of a deal." When it's obvious that society is not
>torn asunder, _then_ I'd do a speech.

Jim, List

Excuse me for being a little behind on this thread...

I agree with Jim here about how to start your disclosure. We may
be a brave new sophisticated world, but there are still many
people with closed minds, and in third world countries that are
more preoccupied with getting food to feed starving families.

No matter what sort of evidence, barring a "fly-by" over all the
capitals of the world, that will be suspicious.

Those saying we can handle it are preaching to the converted. I
feel we would have to be much more objective and look at the
implications from other cultures and religions.

The US and Western Society may be open to disclosure, but we are
a minority(?).

We would have everything from... "it's Black Magic" to "Satan"
to "Western Plots to scare the bejesus out of us and undermine
our beliefs".

I'm sorry but I'm with Jim...caution at all costs! Test the
waters. Take _great_care_ before full disclosure could become a

Thank You for listening


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