For those of you who haven’t heard, this is a thing here in the US this weekend. A bunch of folks are getting together near the infamous US Military base known as Area 51. Most likely it’s just going to be an excuse to party, get drunk and do drugs in the desert. SOME of the folks are actively advocating trying to really storm onto the base and take it over. Their logic being they’re ENTITLED to know what goes on there and “They can’t stop us all”.
To be blunt, that last part is laughable at best and recklessly naive at worst. They’re talking about attacking a military base. One full of soldiers armed with fully automatic weapons who are highly trained in using them.
Granted, the press would have a field day if it were a massacre, and it’s far more likely that any attempted incursion would be met with massive doses of tear gas and similar non-lethal force options. BUT, you never know. Again, I doubt it’ll be more than a kegger in the desert like the Burning Man festival. The idea that people would be openly talking about assaulting a top secret military base just goes to show how completely out of control the sense of entitlement is with people nowadays though. I want it, I want it now, without earning it, and without any consequences! A few decades ago, that kind of behavior used to be largely limited to 2 year olds.
Let’s assume for the moment that UFOs, the truly alien kind, are real (I’m on the fence). Would I blame the government for keeping them secret? Nope! 5 minutes with Google can turn up countless cases of far less significant things leading to complete mass hysteria. You’d have everything from alien worshiping cults to armed doomsday groups popping up overnight.
The REAL irony to the whole event is that those who really pay attention to UFO stories and Area 51 say that it was abandoned as an advanced research facility shortly after it started getting major press. Things like the Aurora super jet and whatever alien tech may or may not have been there were moved to an even more isolated facility deeper in the Southwest desert. Area 51 exists primarily as a distraction now, LOL.
With that in mind, who knows? Maybe the military will actually LET the partiers storm the base to “prove” there was never anything there.