originally posted by: Archivalist
Will my first reaction be, to hold up the peace sign and say cheese? Hell no.
Indeed, hell no.
You're assuming they have weapons or know what weapons are. They may just as well not have weapons - even on this planet weapons are already becoming
a rare sight (at least in the more civilised parts). Or, they may have other far more effective means to protect themselves, for example directly
manipulating our thought processes.
You're also assuming they have 'video-cameras' or at least know what such camera's do. Well, they may not require such primitive means to recall a
situation, they may for example, have perfect memory and be able to relay their memories to others by some other means.
You also assume they feel the need to communicate with us. Do we feel the need to communicate with our lab-rats, or our cattle, which we subsequently
kill? Don't we feel far superiour to our animals - so why would they not feel (and actually be!) far superiour to us?
Peaceful visitors from outer space? A lot of assumptions. I say, proof - in as far as there is any - points in another direction.
Indeed, many of these entities seem to act as if we mean nothing to them. They abduct us, do research on us, kill some of us - all in all, they act
like we do with animals or other so-called 'lower' life-forms. They also seem to manipulate our thoughts, e.g. many report seeing human-like figures,
even Jesus or on the other hand totally unrecognisable blobs or shades. Also, the utter rubbish most of these entities tell you seems to point in
that direction: they simply fill our minds with what - to us - is plausible, probably using our own thoughts against us. Hence, aliens from outer
space often speak Earthly languages. It are our own thought processes, manipulated and played back, to distract us.
All in all, the flaw in your reasoning - to me - seems to be that you assume that visitors from "outer space' are similar to humans, so: aggressive,
fragile, limited lifespan, and mostly quite stupid. Well, I think their behaviour points to them being intelligent, long lived or hive-like curious
beings. In human terms they probably find themselves having a field day here, with all these wonderful lower life-forms they can study and exploit.
Some of us become their meals, others their experiments, others their pets. But heck no, you don't put up signs to ask for peace, come on, do you put
up signs to YOUR cattle?
IFF they are like us at all and are here already - and it seems they are - we can't do anything about it. That's probably the main reason our
governments do not disclose anything: there's nothing to disclose but fear. They are here, they can do as they want, and it's only because there
aren't that many of them that we are - statistically - not really in much danger. Tis best to keep silent, and allow the people to mostly live
edit on 29-12-2017 by ForteanOrg because: he was ordered by a grey to correct his spelling errors.