It’s interesting that we get from Stephen Bassett and Paradigm Research Group the kind of informed and refined commentary that one would want and expect to hear from one’s own government. There’s a new maturity in the way Stephen speaks here as if our movement is coming of age in terms of relevance, insight, and direction.
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PRG Update – January 26, 2011
Facts, Hype and Video Tape (Commentary)
Over the past year there has been an unprecedented amount or rumor, speculation and prediction regarding a possible Disclosure event ending the 64-year truth embargo regarding an ET presence. Some find this disconcerting as every prediction has proven off the mark, some articles are clearly overspeculative and every video is seized upon with fervor. PRG is neither disconcerted nor surprised by this.
What is happening is a spreading matrix of rumors flourishing on the Internet, which some might claim was invented for the express purpose of spreading rumors. These rumors are beginning to double back on themselves and generate seeming “news” stories.
All of which is to say we are seeing the early stages of a media frenzy, which are messy and hardly precise. But they serve a purpose. The truth embargo is riddled with holes and misinformation. There is no pristine path to its resolution. If the break is to come from the media flank, it will be the result of a group of simultaneous stories which for a time confound the usual political flacks causing one of them to make a fatal mistake, one careless remark on camera causing the eyes of a thousand reporters to instantly fixed upon them, questions at the ready. You will see a flash of fear and confusion as the flack gropes for an answer, some thread of rational response, and then the entire edifice will come crashing down.
So, while you might find it a little uncomfortable to watch Disclosure predictions popping up all around the planet – given that every last one of them is, well, very likely wrong – it is exactly what sixty-four years of a truth vacuum was going to produce in its last, pitiful days on Earth.
So rumors will fly. They reflect decades of frustration and a growing expectation the truth will come out. There are several billion people waiting to hear from their own governments about the extraterrestrial presence engaging them. If they are vulnerable to some overspeculation right now, PRG is inclined to lay the blame for that at the feet of their duly elected representatives who collectively decided that “don’t ask, don’t tell” was somehow the cornerstone of the social contract.