CAUS Commentary

Secrecy is secrecy...but enough is enough!

By Peter A. Gersten

"The best weapon of a dictatorship is secrecy, but the best weapon of a democracy should be the weapon of openness." --Niels Bohr (1885-1962) Danish physicist

As most, if not all, of you know, I am the attorney and director for Citizens Against UFO Secrecy (CAUS). CAUS is against ALL secrecy, whether it be by the government (wherever that may be), the military (whomever that might be), the civilian UFO researchers (whenever that might be) or this alien presence (whatever that might be). CAUS aggressively believes the public has an absolute and unconditional right to know about our contact with a different (non-human) form of intelligence and technology.

As Director of CAUS, it is my belief, based upon 20 years of UFO related experience, that the legislative branch of government IS NOT the proper forum for setting this truth free. History has demonstrated that congressional hearings are not a viable and logical method. We must learn from our past failures, not continue to repeat them. We must seek a more creative solution. The political system that has created and maintains this policy of unwarranted and unnecessary secrecy cannot be expected to resolve this complicated issue.

As I stated in last week's article (Official Disclosure: A Practical Impossibility) elected officials whether for 2, 4, 6, or 8 years are transient faces with no power in this complex society where the real power allegedly lies within a secret group of clandestine entities. Members of Congress are subject to the selfish and greedy motives of pressure groups and lobbyists, let alone impotent in the sensitive areas of national security matters. UFOs, by their very nature, involve technology, whether directly engineered or reverse engineered, whether alien or ours. And advanced technology is always classified in the name of national security. It is illogical and unreasonable to suggest that congressional hearings could remain open to the press and public.

Further, neither congressional immunity nor amnesty are the answers either. The necessity of immunity for a confidential informant prior to any disclosure is, simply stated, a non-issue. No one has ever, in the 50-year history of the UFO phenomenon, been prosecuted for revealing such information. Colonel Philip Corso, Virgil Armstrong and Master Sgt. Bob Dean are perfect examples. To believe that our elected civilian representatives in Congress have the power to give immunity to military personnel is both ludicrous and nave. The military is an entirely separate entity and is governed by a completely different set of rules. And of CAUS, national security takes precedent over every other consideration...including the public's right to know!

The participation by certain UFO researchers is this shroud of secrecy is not only suspicious, it is also contemptuous. When did sleeping with the "enemy" become acceptable? Voluntarily consenting to protect the identities of the same people involved in hiding the truth is the actions of conspirators and collaborators. The desire for immunity for their informants, is more a ploy or excuse by these same UFO researchers to avoid coming forward and having the "confidential" information evaluated in the light of openness and objectivity. These UFO researchers seem to be part of the problem rather than part of the solution. By their own admission, they are withholding crucial information in order to protect their sources. And for what reason? How is the UFO community, let alone our species, benefited by their complicity in this conspiracy of secrecy and disinformation?

Amnesty is totally absurd especially when one has no idea what crimes were committed in the name of preserving UFO secrets. Where is the quid pro quo? What does public gain in return for this blanket amnesty? As stated earlier, Congress has no power to grant amnesty to military personnel.

Congressional hearings, immunity, and amnesty are red herrings to divert attention away from the real issue. It is not the UFO or craft that needs to be revealed, it is the truth about the presence of another form of intelligence in contact, directly and indirectly, with the people on this planet.

A few years ago, CAUS introduced the CAUS Initiative. The Initiative involves the judicial branch of government rather than the legislative. It is a logical, practical and relevant strategy for ending some, if not most, of the secrecy and learning the truth quickly and openly while affording all witnesses the utmost confidentiality and privacy.

So, why is it, after at least two years, NOT one single person has come forward and requested my services? Included in the Initiative is a provision concerning executive and judicial immunity from any possible prosecution, if so requested by a witness. So, why is it, after at least two years, NOT one single person has come forward and requested immunity from prosecution?

CAUS stands for the premise that we no longer need to rely on the government to tell us the truth. We know most of it, already. We know we are being contacted. We know we are receiving messages. We have the financial and technological resources to discover the remaining truth ourselves. We can go to the moon to verify the artificial structures at Sinus Medii; We can decipher the messages encrypted in the crop circles; and we can solve the riddle of this reality.

It is time to move into the new millennium. It is a time of new and innovative ideas, practical solutions and an end to all secrecy about our planet and its place in the Universe.

Where there is secrecy there is no truth. Without truth there can be no justice. And without justice there can be no freedom. Its time to set ourselves free. CAUS and I are ready to do whatever is necessary within the limits of the self-imposed restrictions of our species. Are you?


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