UFOs are a divisive topic in the populist Right.
I’ve noticed that it falls along roughly the same lines as the previous debates over whether COVID was a real virus or an elaborate worldwide hoax or whether the 2020 election was stolen from Donald Trump. There are some people who are certain that UFOs are real and being covered up by the government, some people who are just amused by the debate and some people who are UFO skeptics.
The Bulwark had an article yesterday which made the important point that UFOs were mainstream and most people believed that UFOs were real in the 1960s and 1970s. This changed in the late 1980s and 1990s and it had become a fringe topic by the early 2000s. For as long as I can remember, UFOs and aliens have always been a part of our culture. There have always been UFO sightings and people claiming to have been abducted by aliens. There were movies about this in the 1990s like Fire in the Sky.
My view of the subject is that nothing has changed in my lifetime.
I recall being fascinated with UFOs in my childhood. I don’t think that UFOs are drones because I was most interested in the subject in the 1990s before drones existed. I incline toward the view that UFOs are real and that we are being watched but these things are not hostile and have always been around. I think we are seeing them more often due to better technology.