posted on Oct, 12 2015 @ 04:29 PM
Logically, I can't believe any interstellar travellers would invade Earth.
Here's why. RESOURCES.
Every war in human history (and it's all we have to go on, so...) has ALWAYS been about control of resources. Now, they may have dressed it up with
other ideas for the masses to buy into it, but when it comes down to it, it's always about controlling resouces, whether a mineral, a trade route, or
some other money-maker.
Simply put, an interstellar race has ZERO NEED for our resources. What could they possibly get here on Earth that they couldn't get elsewhere, much
easier, and without armed resistance? Why would they risk it? Simple. They wouldn't. If they needed water, it's all over the place. Even in our own
solar system, mars, pluto, certain moons, etc. Minerals, they could get from other planets or even asteroids. Without a motive, I just find it hard to
believe they'd invade.
Here's what I think. In 1942, a freak observation and incident led to establishing a small group of scientists (called the IPU (Interplanetary
Phenomenon Unit) to study the problem. They basically had nothing until 1947, when a crash yielded not only technological secrets, but proof that we
were not alone, and that our own tech was vastly inferior. This created a panic. MAJIC (Military Assessment Joint Intelligence Committee) was created
(otherwise called Majestic 12) to respond. A reorganization of the military and the way intel was collected happened quickly. All intel was
centralized to better allow the group to control information. Debris was farmed out to different contractors to see what we could do with it. It took
a long time for us to crack even pieces of it.
Later on, contact was made with the aliens. Until this point, the military was forced to address it as a threat, so they were always working to better
our own tech. An agreement was struck, though the military still prepared thinking them to remain a military problem (and wisely so, can't be too
careful). They could abduct citizens and study them, if they agreed to remove the memory of it (which they assured us they could do), and exchanged
tech with us. This allowed us to make some quicker advances (and also gave us the abductee stories that would become famous). At some point, this deal
either soured, or MAJIC was too concerned as many remembered the abductions. Assuming this took place sometime during the 80's, it was resolved one
way or the other. Abductions (or at least the memory of them) seemed to go away, and we haven't been attacked, so that doesn't seem the aim.
Personally, I think we just parted ways, but knowing that chances are they would still pop in from time to time and there isn't much we could do to
stop it. Or, maybe there is now, so it's more rare. Either way, faced with a potential enemy that is way ahead of us in tech, the ONLY option our
military brass had, was to try and quickly build up an arsenal. Indeed, this was likely even the catalyst for the Cold War, as both the US and Russia
had WAY more than was needed to blow us all up. My bet was that this was a doomsday switch scenario. A final Ace up the Sleeve, in case we needed it.
I also think it's the impetus behind the drive for a one-world government. It may even be a condition before we "join" a galactic civilization,
I think the aliens are content, for now, to keeping us simply caged here, in our own solar system. It's what makes sense. They obviously have no need
for additional study of us. And, they don't plan on invading, so we're left with what else do they want? I think it's simply for us to meet certain
criteria before we're allowed to play with the other kids in the much bigger playground. But, I could be completely wrong too.