Originally Posted by Skeptical
I think Wu's point is, since the memory suppression techniques aren't reliably working for the little gray guys, why even bother to suppress them at all?
Well, it does enable the abductees to go on more or less as before, instead of suffering a complete breakdown, in many cases, which might force the authorities to take this more seriously, if many people were involved. Btw the unreliability of memory suppression is a problem for any hypothesis not just the ETH. Regardless of what the phenomenon represents, it is obviously something very capable. It may be that the aliens are unconcerned if many abductees divulge their tales since it hasn't made much difference anyway. Stopping abductions doesn't seem to be part of the platforms of the major parties.