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Originally posted by mortalengine
It cracks me up that humanity has devolved so tremendously, to the point that we can literally have a live broadcast hi-jack from other-world citizens warning us that we're going to destroy ourselves, and we:
a) Cant decide whether it's real or not, mainly because we've devolved to the point where trust between us is an issue. We cannot simply believe things for what they are because certain individuals make a living on deception and guile. - Great! - 10 points to humanity....
b)Ignore the message because we cant decide whether it's real or not, and continue to poison ourselves and blow things up for fun.
We should step back and decide.... Isn't being gullilbe and united better than being skeptic and segregated ?
People miss the point in life so much, its irrelevant if you protect your ego by being a skeptic only to isolate yourself from everyone else.
Lets say for instance that all the skeptics in the world are right, that theres no mystery to be found, everything is just a hoax. What then happens to our hopes and dreams ? - what you're looking at there is a stagnant life not worth living.
But if we're all gullible and we believe in fairy tales, hell at least we're living in a dream world together - we might even eventually MAKE it real.
If we turn out to be wrong, at least we can all have a laugh together about being wrong. Life is about us united, not everyone trying to do their own thing.
Jesus put it best, and it's an eternal and universal truth, "a house divided wont stand" - how much more so for a planet.
People we need to get a grip on ourselves as a species, and fast.
Originally posted by thelibra
I could swear I've seen this before, somewhere... whether it was on Discovery or Unsolved Mysteries, or whatever, I don't know, but the whole schpiel was coming back to me as I read it.
Honestly, stuff in the 1970's was a cinche to hack. So few people had the knowledge that was needed to use computers and electronics, that security was a joke. You could hack long distance by simply recording the right star-tones. You could hack almost any computer, and television would have been a snap, since nothing was computerized.
It was also less than a decade from a whole generation of anti-nuke, spiritualist hippies who wanted to find new ways to get their message across. I'm not insulting the hippies, but rather, stating that most likely, if you got some hippies who had heard about this "Ashtar Command" stuff, and they made friends with an engineer, it would have been a pretty simple job to hack broadcast towers and override audio with some anti-nuke speech.
Still, I'd pay good money to see that video.
Originally posted by mr-lizard
"Be still now and listen, for your chance may not come again. For many years your scientists, government and generals have not heeded our warnings; they have continued to experiment with the evil forces of what you call nuclear energy. Atomic bombs can destroy the Earth, and the beings of your sister worlds, in a moment. The wastes from atomic power systems will poison your planet for many thousands of your years to come.
Whether fake or real, the message is a pure one and surely that cannot be argued against?