Times are tough. Just over a year ago, the coronavirus sent us indoors to watch the number of victims skyrocket and the economy crater. Then, after the George Floyd murder, demands for racial justice in the face of police abuse sent people into the streets across the nation. We just went through an election aftermath where the sitting U.S. president incited a riot in the halls of Congress.
Now a new President Biden has taken the oath of office with the nation’s vaccine program needing an aggressive kick-start. The social landscape we face shows that we’re certainly poorer and hungrier and, by most accounts, angrier.
Even after the Biden Administration and the Congress get to work on relief packages and Covid responses, we’re hardly out of the woods. Waiting to be dealt with are the challenges of climate disasters, species extinctions, poverty, refugees and nuclear proliferation. We have issues of war and peace with Russia, China, Iran, and North Korea, at minimum.
On all these topics and others, the country appears as divided as ever. It’s a lot.
Can we really afford to add aliens to the mix?
The argument is understandable. The world of 2021 seems just too unbalanced and chaotic.
An easy argument can be made that to add in the mind-blowing fact that we truly are not alone is more than society can deal with at one time. Disclosure of UFO reality will have to wait to give us time to be prepared. Or so the thinking goes…
It’s a false narrative, and it should be rejected.
The actual truth is that the right time to start coming clean about humankind’s place in the universe is today.
Disclosure now may not be as counter-intuitive as it seems:
- If we do it during this rocky present day, in a deadly pandemic with huge numbers of us out of work, plus a new president replacing an old one who’s up for his second impeachment in a year, it’s also possible that a discussion of UFO reality would not necessarily force the 24/7 panic in the news cycle that we’ve always feared it would.
- In fact, talking honestly about such an important topic may provide a bit of relief and distraction from what seem like such intransigent topics.
- Beyond changing the subject, the admission that we’re not alone might actually work to unify humankind on some level, showing us that we are more alike than we think.
- The idea that another intelligence is interacting with us won’t seem nearly as strange as it used to be, given that we’ve already been getting acclimated to the concept through the entertainment media for many decades now.
- Despite a recent experience with a limited disclosure from the Navy and the Senate Intelligence Committee, society has hardly come unhinged by the idea and the concept of proven unknown technology still has to fight for our attention.
- Fears that UFO Disclosure might trigger mass protests, people staying at home, workplace disruption or economic uncertainty, have less bite, given that we are facing all of that right now anyway.
Granted, there are compelling concerns, all more than valid, about how to deal with such an astonishingly complex issue. It’s likely that some people within government and private enterprise are wrestling with this very issue even as the words in this article get vacuumed up into search engines. Even so, there are arguments for action, sooner rather than later.
Disclosure that we have company in the Universe (or even the Multiverse), and that other intelligent life is currently interacting with us here on Earth is the biggest news ever. Period.
When we all together realize this new fact, it has the power to instantly get humans working together on the same side. There are no guarantees that will happen, only that it could, depending on the details. Humans are tribal folk, we love team sports. The problem today is we all see ourselves playing on different teams.
Disclosure has the possibility of putting us all on the same side on a global basis.
Cynics may say, “fat chance.” But really, we are already in a state of chaos that combines elements of the Great Depression, the global pandemic of 1918 and the violent social instability of the 1960s. The status quo has never looked shakier. This is not to make an argument along the “what have you got to lose?” line, but simply to remember that there is a power in boldness. And if ever there was a time for it, and a subject that lent itself to acting without fear, it would be this one.
Ending the truth vacuum right now could be both a symbolic bombshell as well as a tangible expression that the government wants to kindle more trust from its citizens. It could usher in a new era that is not only cosmic in nature on the one hand, but down to Earth and relevant to relations between human beings on the other.
Between black and white. Red and blue. The U.S. and other nations. Us and them.
No, we will not all join hands, sing kumbaya, or pass the pipes of peace. That may never happen.
Yet don’t underestimate the excitement, wonder and fascination that Disclosure would provide for humanity. Knowing about our place in the Universe can even be viewed as a divine birthright given to all people just for being born into this world.
It’s possible that civilization needs Disclosure. It may literally be the inflection point to allow us all to take a step back and reevaluate what we’re doing. What if it’s the pattern interrupt that can help us the very most?
The argument could be made (and probably has been behind closed doors) that it’s too dangerous to admit that lives and treasure have been used to keep the public in the dark about an essential truth of life.
Maybe it’s time to see it from the opposite point-of-view. If national security was the reason the secrecy was invoked in the first place, we may have evolved to a new place where it’s actually a national security imperative that this policy ends as quickly as possible.
The people themselves have access to greater and more accurate technology than the highest levels of government did in the post-World War II world.
Read the news. We are on the verge of revealing this secret to ourselves. We have all the tools and we are using them every day.
Will it be better for the government if we force it to come clean, kicking and screaming? Or will it be better for the government to lead on the issue? To explain the reasons the secrecy and classification became so deep and sustained, and to share the results of their efforts?
The people would like to check their work. Why not? We paid for it. The product belongs to us.
Crisis and opportunity presents to us. Yes, there is chaos in the streets, in our homes and in our government. Human life is not perfect. We will always be striving to be better to ourselves and our planet.
Disclosure might very well cause us to question everything and, consequently, lead to improving our world and securing our future.
2020 will go down as one of the worst years in history, yes, but it may also have created the conditions for actual Disclosure. We’re in an environment where shock value isn’t possible anymore. The world’s upside down.
People get ready.
Note: This post contains elements from an earlier essay, “We Can Handle the Truth” by Bryce Zabel & Ryan Robbins.