Another year over, and as John Lennon once asked, “And what have you done?” The question might particularly be submitted to UFO Disclosure activists.
To be fair, that’s really no more the case than any other time, but nonetheless remains applicable. Each generation of Disclosure bell-ringers ignore the futility of their predecessors while expressing dismay about a public with the audacity to doubt their proclamations of pending Big News.
As I write this, Disclosure powers that be (or at least seem to like to consider themselves so) are realigning. Missions both accomplished and unfulfilled, depending on who you ask. They claim to have accomplished unprecedented levels of… something… while simultaneously emphasizing the importance of continued fights for UFO transparency. The battlespace is not static, I hear. If that doesn’t seem particularly practical to you, don’t think twice. Most people don’t give it the first thought.
|The film is both real and not,
as is a government program it came to represent
Many Disclosure activists defend their alarmist tactics and empty predictions by claiming Disclosure is happening. It’s a process, not an event, they tell us.
But it somehow never reaches completion, or even a particular tipping point. How can that be, if it is constantly in gradual expansion? How can there simultaneously be both Disclosure and a need for Disclosure? How can there have been both a 70-year effort to acclimate the public to Disclosure and an oblivious and disinterested public? Disclosure seems to be both dead and thriving.
Many would say therein lies the problem, a cottage industry of self-interested showmen, supported by successive generations of people sincerely intrigued by UFOs yet unaware of the past. Some aptly point out the logical fallacies and poor research practices inherent to the tactics employed by those who shape the trends. Others might question the motives that drive such cultural occurrences.
Ain’t no use to sit and wonder why, babe, if you don’t know by now. Unless you just find the social dynamics interesting, you’re probably better off taking in a ballgame or a good movie.
Happy Holidays, everybody.