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Re: How To Inform The Public of ET?

From: Mac Tonnies <macbot.nul>
Date: Mon, 11 Nov 2002 21:02:27 -0800 (PST)
Archived: Tue, 12 Nov 2002 15:21:56 -0500
Subject: Re: How To Inform The Public of ET?


>From: Frank Warren <frank-warren.nul>
>To: UFO UpDates - Toronto <ufoupdates.nul>
>Date: Mon, 11 Nov 2002 08:29:41 -0800
>Subject: Re: How To Inform The Public of ET?

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>Here's the scenario:

>Not only are most of the governments of the world aware that
>there is intelligent life "all over" the universe, they have
>come to this realization based on the visitations of
>extraterrestials for the last sixty years. Our government , and
>a few others have obtained crashed alien craft along with living
>and dead occupants. Abductions take place regularly and we are
>aware of it.

>It has come time to make "full disclosure."

>You are the President of the United States, (or his boss), how
>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 would focus on the positive aspects of ET visitation (i.e.,
reverse-engineered technology, possible medical breakthroughs
from analysis of ET specimens). I would frame this in its social
and scientific contexts, emphasizing that the aliens are likely
nonhostile (if they were here to invade in any traditional "War
of the Worlds" sense, they probably would have confronted us
much earlier).

The abduction phenomenon would be the difficult pill to get the
public to swallow. I would treat the aliens as a potential
source of knowledge as well as a potential wellspring of
xenophobia and fear. In this context, I would frame abductions
from an alien perspective, making it clear that the aliens are
not merely cosmic terrorists, but a truly nonhuman force with a
doubtlessly complex and correspondingly nonhuman psyche.

I would call on the American people to accept the ETs as a
challenge--not necessarily as "friends from space" or
manipulative invaders. Open acknowledgemnet of their reality
should help empower humans in their dealings with us.

>Based on your answer, what do you feel the consequences would
>be? What would public reaction be, and what events would follow
>the disclosure. Opinions please.

I think the scientific community would be generally thrilled,
despite the negative prediction of the Brookings report.
Fundamentalist religions would either topple or else hastily
incorporate ET visitation into their own cosmologies. Conspiracy
theorists would be dancing in the streets. And can you imagine
Letterman and Leno?

I foresee some panic, but honestly think that this could be
minimized or averted entirely by a serious program of open
education--which is what "disclosure" should entail.

=====

Mac Tonnies (macbot.nul)

Transcelestial Ontology and Postmillennial Studies
http://mactonnies.com

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