Is UFO secrecy a defense issue or an economic issue? by Tony Garcia
Answer by Tony Garcia:
My apologies for sounding glib, but the answer is both and neither of the two, depending upon which hole of the UFO fence you peek through.
If by UFO you do not mean extraterrestrial craft and are referring to unidentified aerial phenomena that will eventually become identified, then the arguments center around a) defense, i.e., the intrusion of and control over one’s own airspace, and b) the possibility that an alternative source of propulsion, zero-point energy or an anti-gravity mechanism, has been developed that could replace fossil fuels, much to the consternation of energy companies who foresee the loss of billions of dollars in profits.
On the other hand, if you presuppose that the skies are being frequented by intelligently-controlled craft that defy current description and are not of this time and/or space, then one must consider one of two possible scenarios:
- As physicist Stephen Hawking warned, “intelligent aliens may be rapacious marauders, roaming the cosmos in search of resources to plunder and planets to conquer and colonize.” (1|2)
- In 1960 NASA asked the Brookings Institute to study the social, economic, political, legal, and international implications of the use of space for peaceful and scientific purposes. Brookings issued a report, Proposed Studies on the Implications of Peaceful Space Activities for Human Affairs, by Donald N. Michael, that postulated on the response of the American people should there be contact with extraterrestrials or evidence of their existence, such as structures on the moon. The Report advised the government to withhold any evidence of extraterrestrial contact from the public.