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Re: How Will People Know Disclosure Occurred?

From: Gerald O'Connell <gac.nul>
Date: Sat, 29 Dec 2007 12:53:29 +0000
Archived: Sat, 29 Dec 2007 10:28:38 -0500
Subject: Re: How Will People Know Disclosure Occurred?


>From: Joe McGonagle <joe.mcgonagle.nul>
>To: ufoupdates.nul
>Date: Fri, 28 Dec 2007 13:29:20 +0000
>Subject: How Will People Know Disclosure Occurred?

>I've been watching the 'Faux Disclosure In The Works?' thread,
>and it occurred to me, how will conspiracy theorists know when
>effective disclosure has _really_ been made?

The answer to that one is pretty straightforward, and comes in
two parts:

1. Conspiracy theorists will know at the same time that
everybody else will know.

2. That time will be somewhere between fifty and a hundred years
after the event(s), if and only if it can be demonstrated that
no significant records have been destroyed or permanently
suppressed in the interim.

These are the epistemological facts of the matter, taking into
account the bureaucratic machinery attendant upon the issue.

It is fairly clear from these facts that 'Disclosure' is
destined to remain a grey area for all time. Academic
historians, archivists, independent researchers and enthusiasts
will debate the issue endlessly, driven by their own agendas
ranging from the honest to the scurrilous, but that debate will
only serve to make the area greyer.

Clearly, for those who might seek the full, honest truth of the
matter, 'Disclosure' is not going to provide the final word. In
this respect, it is no different to any other resource in the
process of historical analysis, and it would be naive to expect
things to be any other way.

>Is it possible to know when 'full disclosure' has been made, or
>is it a self-sustaining concept that can never be
satisfactorily >achieved for everyone?

Let's all hope, Joe, that it proves to be self-sustaining. Were
there to be no further need for books, magazines, websites,
mailing lists, bulletin boards, blogs, podcasts, pamphlets and
videos dealing with the topic, I dread to imagine where some (a
minority, granted, but some) of the protagonists might direct
their energies...

--
Gerald O'Connell




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