Imagine that at some time in the very near future, probably on a Friday (for reasons that are explained in the book), the leaders of the USA, UK, France, and many other nations hold a press conference at various hours according to their respective time zones.
At these conferences it is announced that not only do non human extraterrestrial intelligences exist but that certain sections of the human race have been interacting with them for over sixty years.
What would be the impact on society? This book examines the potential effects on people, the economy, religions, culture, art, technology, and many other aspects of human activity.
The initial effects would of course be enormous and without parallel in human history. As the book’s title suggests there would be the world before Disclosure and the world after Disclosure.
Life would never be the same again and in one afternoon all our lives would be changed forever. The repercussions would go on for decades.
What if this act of disclosure was carried out in stages with only a little information released at a time?
Would the Earth’s 7 billion inhabitants find it easier to digest the news or would they grow angry when they realise how much information had been withheld?
The book speculates on the immediate aftershocks in the first days and weeks. Then it extrapolates on this to wonder about the benefits and ramifications over months and years.
Would there civil unrest?
If certain people couldn’t cope with this news would there be panic buying and stockpiling of food? Would religious leaders talk up the prospect of Armageddon and the Apocalypse?
Some might not be able to absorb the realisation that ET really is in the neighbourhood. There is likely to be a degree of fear as the collective mind of the human race undertakes a huge paradigm shift.
Scientists might be among those who find it hard to take in as they realise much of their understanding of physics has to be reviewed and adjusted.
What if it was revealed that alien technology not only existed but was already in the hands of private contractors working for governments? And what if this technology was so advanced that it could provide free zero point energy that would empower every person on the planet to heat and provide light in every home? What would the impact be on those with a vested interest in the oil industry?
It is alleged that the secret of this interaction during the past six decades has been maintained with the two weapons of denial and ridicule and the process has worked. Try raising the subject now and you’ll still be regarded with at least wry amusement and possibly hostility by those fearful of even discussing it.
How would we react when we realise that our governments have not only kept us in the dark for 70 years but they have also colluded with private contractors and spent trillions of tax dollars on projects that involved reverse engineering spacecraft?
All aspects of the possible repercussions are considered. The book raises more questions than it answers but it does provide the reader with the ample food for thought.
Many brave people within the government, military, commercial, and civilian world have come forward to provide their testimonies. The work of Dr Steven Greer and the Disclosure Project is mentioned and it is clear that we are approaching the point of change.
A.D. After Disclosure is a thought provoking read that will spark your imagination and stimulate your curiosity. That has to be a good thing in an age of fake news and misinformation.
Barbados is a beautiful island a popular destination. If you’ve never visited before then here are some of my travel tips for first time visitors to Barbados.
Your holiday begins the moment you sit in your aircraft seat. Make the most of the eight hour flight but don’t be a dopey passenger. Time your toilet breaks in such a way that you don’t interfere with the cabin crew’s efforts to provide a smooth and efficient delivery of drinks, meals, teas and coffees, and duty free sales.
On the journey to Barbados the crew will hand out the white immigration form. Make sure you complete this while you’re still on the aircraft. Complete all the fields and don’t forget the blue section on the back!
When you leave the aircraft and you’re still on the steps look to the right of the terminal building and you might catch a glimpse of the Concorde exhibition building.
Bajans are very proud to provide a home to one of the original Concordes. Barbados was a favourite destination for many travellers during the 1970s and 1980s who arrived in style on the shorter supersonic flight from London’s Heathrow airport. The exhibition is well worth a visit as you can climb aboard and sit through a short simulated flight.
On arrival at immigration at Grantley Adams International airport you’ll be required to hand over the main part of the white form. Keep the small slip from the bottom in your passport for your departure. The blue section on the back should be handed to customs as you exit the arrivals lounge.
Once you’ve passed through immigration the red capped porters will be waiting to give you a hand with your luggage. You don’t have to accept their offer if you’re travelling light but they are very helpful. You should tip them at least $2 per item once they deliver your belongings to the taxis outside.
Like any other destination there is accommodation for almost every budget, from the luxury of Sandy Lane on the west coast to cheap apartments inland.
The south coast is busiest area with windy beaches and lots of hotels, many of which are all inclusive. The west coast is quieter with far less breeze and more expensive hotels looking out on the Caribbean Sea.
The east coast on the Atlantic side is far less developed with only a few hotels. The most well known is The Crane which is on top of a cliff overlooking Crane Beach.
The temperature is fairly consistent throughout the year and averages at about 29 degrees. Rain tends to be intense and short lived, not the dreary drizzle of the UK.
The island is quieter from April to June when the hurricane season begins. Hurricanes are rare but not unknown. Some hotels shut completely from June to October.
The sun is very powerful and if you’re being cooled by a breeze then be extra careful, particularly if you’re out on the water. Reflected light can burn your skin as well as direct sunlight.
Ideally use high factors throughout your holiday and stay out of the sun between 11am and 2pm. The most comfortable times to sunbathe are early morning and later in the afternoon.
Caribbean days start early. People are up and about at 6am taking strolls along the beaches, going for swims, and preparing for the day ahead. Dusk is at about 6.30pm it gets dark quite quickly so bear this in mind if you have driven to anywhere remote and unfamiliar.
Car hire is easy and there are plenty of options. At one end of the scale there are the mokes for those on a budget and at the other there are executive class cars with a daily hire rate to match!
A small car with air conditioning is best for most people. Mokes are fun but they don’t protect you from the elements and they don’t provide any security for your belongings.
When driving in Barbados be aware that the roads are bumpy and pot-holed. Signs are sometimes hard to read or don’t exist off the main highways.
Watch out for the buses. There are two types, blue and yellow. They can sometimes be a little too close to the middle of the road.
Consequently you should keep a good lookout for pedestrians, cyclists, and animals, while avoiding the buses coming in the opposite direction.
If you are exploring the island then it’s best to set off at such a time that you are left with plenty of daylight to find your way back. It’s no fun being lost in the dark trying to find the way back to the hotel among a warren of unmarked roads and lanes.
You can hire cars with sat nav but you pay extra for it.
Food varies in price from delicious curried chicken and macaroni pie from the back of a van in a car park to fine dining. Restaurant prices can be a bit of a shock, particularly on the west coast.
Here’s another post about the my choice of the six best restaurants in Barbados.