Dr. Greer is well known as founder of the Disclosure Project, but he’s also known for having a strength of character, discipline of mind, and determination of will that draws people towards him and inspires them with his vision. As Harold Berndt tells me, “It’s one thing to lead a worthy cause, and quite another to actually have the ability, talent and resolve to see it through. Dr. Steven Greer is a highly competent leader with a natural ability to convey this powerful message.” Greer is inspired, and through The Disclosure Project he inspires others.
Greer has been at the helm of The Disclosure Project for nearly two decades now, and done Congressional presentations, briefings for CIA directors, and had private discussions with powerful figures throughout our government. In a sense, he’s a one-man political action committee for government openness about UFOs, and the Disclosure Project has become a political force though his leadership. It wasn’t always that way, however, and Greer talks about the early days of The Disclosure Project, and discusses the efforts that went into putting together a panel of experts to discuss the subject of UFOs.
In addition to the Disclosure Project, Greer is also the founder of The Orion Project, an organization dedicating to developing long-term energy alternatives to fossil fuels. While others in that sector pursue incremental solutions to the problem, Greer pointed Orion towards the Zero Point Energy as the optimal long-term solution for energy independence. For Greer, establishing new technological paradigms is a key part of changing the social paradigm to help mankind evolve towards being the kind of species that ET would feel comfortable openly meeting. He discusses popular media’s portrayal of ET as being hostile, and indicates that the problem isn’t ET’s hostile nature, but in fact our own.
According to Greer, open contact has been forestalled by the hostile nature of the human species, making us socially undeveloped in the eyes of any species advanced enough to visit us. He suggests that our technology has outstripped our social development, and that until humanity is able to act more mature we’re not likely to be welcome in space. He claims that extraterrestrial visitors are concerned about our hostility, which is exemplified by UFO signtings over nuclear missile silos and atomic test sites since the 1940’s.
Greer also discusses the role of big media in stigmatizing UFOs with a “giggle factor”, and suggests that our media establishment has been just as damaging to the truth about UFOs as the government has. He asserts that only thing more corrupt than big corporations is big media, and notes that the media has a tendency to only report on stories that support their own corporate agenda, and have no qualms about slanting and stigmatizing views that don’t fit that agenda. I echo Greer’s distrust of mainstream media, and the explosion of independent blog-journalism and decline of big media indicates that Greer’s view is quietly shared by many Americans.
For me, Steven Greer’s achievements can be summarized in a single word: courage. Before Steven Greer and The Disclosure Project, UFOs were a taboo subject. It took tremendous courage for him to step forward, face the stigma head-on, and say, “I believe”. Over time, that courage has inspired others to find their own voice, and gradually more people are stepping forward to join him in saying: “I believe”.