Continuing The Story, Fifty Years Later...
Another Extract from a Presidential Address -- A bit different this time
Let me say -- to all citizens listening to my voice -- this declaration of martial law is intended to preserve, not override the great constitution of
this country which we have inherited and defended through our many generations. It is the same constitution which has placed me, formerly the US
Secretary of Agriculture, as your leader during this desperate and critical moment.
It is likely that you do not know me, you do not recognize my face -- you have not directly voted me this responsibility of being your President. But
be assured that the oath of office I have sworn to uphold just this morning is possibly our best opportunity to meet the dire challenge we face. We
will work in unison, towards the most basic goal we can possibly share. And with the grace of our creator -- we will survive.
Let me provide context for the news that I must deliver. And brace yourselves -- the information I will be sharing shortly is unpleasant and it will
shock you. Yet, as your new President, it is my difficult duty to present this information as unwaveringly as possible.
You know that, since our first contact with the beings from Epsilon Eridani more than fifty years ago, we have followed our inarguable manifest
destiny, which was revealed to us by that historic encounter. We have come to see our proper position in the universe as very special. We now know
that the mysterious force that formed our consciousness and intellect, along with all other parts of the universe, for some unknown reason blessed us
with superior abilities not shared by other sentient beings of any type.
We were given insights and perspectives available to no other species -- we were imbued with vast and superior intelligence and understanding and
reasoning power that distinguishes us from other planets, civilizations, and life form in our known universe.
As humans, we did not ask for this gift. Nor did we fully understand it or appreciate it until we learned the true primitive nature of other alien
forms inhabiting other star systems and planets.
And it has confirmed our modern understanding of our destiny that, as we moved forward to a dozen other star systems, we have repeatedly and
predictably found our encounters to be with less intelligent, less capable, and less mature alien beings than ourselves.
We have, as much as possible and practical, tempered our findings with compassion and empathy. We have tried to use our superior abilities with care
and responsibility. Largely -- we have been successful. Mostly. As much as any -- well -- human perfection is even possible --
Given -- that --
Yes --I know -- much has been made of the Ursa Lalande Star System contact in recent years. It is held up as proof of human arrogance, and our
potential for brutality. I spoke out against this myself several years ago -- we are not perfect custodians of justice and mercy. Yet, let us not
forget that we came to that star hoping for peace and the Usra Lalande beings first aggressed against us. Although their world was destroyed, we had
no other options at hand. It was not our wish that so many life forms would perish -- God forgive us -- but logic dictates that violence from lesser
beings precipitates violence from greater beings, and that superior intellect is always victorious.
Conversely, not enough has been made of the Sigma Draconis contact -- where we encountered, subdued, and reformed a world of nightmarish morality,
liberating billions of gentle beings from a depraved system of slavery and abuse that had persisted for thousands of years.
Consider! If God had not wanted these outcomes, on more than a dozen worlds, then why were we humans given our superior intelligences? Why were we,
among the billions of other alien beings, among the various stars and planets of our universe -- why were given this special gift of exceptional
logic, reason, cleverness? Why were made this way -- so much more brilliant a species of life?
I ramble a bit -- I apologize. The stress of our current situation -- but -- let me get to my point --
We have been the primal and unchallenged chess masters of our universe. For the past fifty years, we have relentlessly anticipated every move of every
alien civilization we have encountered, driving forward into the cosmos with uncompromising precision. We have found no alien beings who can compete
with us. We have been matchless! The superior reasoning ability of our peerless species has placed humans in our unique role as undisputed rulers!
And now -- the message I must reluctantly deliver to you.
You clearly survey the current destruction of Earth. In recent days, our colonies on a dozen star systems have been obliterated. In recent hours, our
own planet is now poised on the abyss of total ruin. Death and destruction is all around us. Martial law is imposed. What has happened? What remains
of our manifest destiny now, in this brief stay of extinction for mankind?
It is the great source our prior success: it is natural law, which demands that the most intelligent species will ultimately win in any contest...
And so -- among the dozen worlds we have visited and subdued -- we must now stop -- we ourselves must submit -- surrender without condition...
We have finally encountered a civilization of alien beings who are even more intelligent than ourselves.
edit on 4-2-2015 by Axial Leader because: Touch up required. Now it's perfect ??