I've been writing a fairly large "opus" almost since "Unending" aired that covers 30 years of life post-Unending and I'm reaching a point where I was planning on introducing the concept of making the "program" known to the public. One of the hallmarks of my work is realism so I'm interested in a serious discussion about what the consequences would be if/when the program goes public.
There are certain things that have already occurred to me; like "fear of aliens" because they are unfamiliar, the devoutly religious having issues with Daniel's experiences.
So what I"m looking for is other 'issues and consequences" that I haven't thought of.
For context: The year is 2023. The thinking at the highest level is that the public would deal better with the information about the Stargate if it isn't given to them when the world is at risk.
And I've also put forward the premise that the earliest of the classified files about the program would be becoming public domain in another five years(don't know if that's valid or not....the govt can probably keep things "classified" as long as they want) and it's better to start before that happens so the govt can control the way the program is presented to the public instead of the press controlling how it is presented.
So I'm looking for anyone's thoughts or comments about issues or repercussions that haven't occurred to me.
(if this thread topic already exists someplace else then please just point me in the correction direction).