posted on Sep, 17 2005 @ 01:29 PM
I have been thinking about how to reply to this topic and sometimes it is easier to try to figure things out if one takes a step back and tries to see
the big picture, or simply attacking it from a different angle might do the trick sometimes.
Examples are good, for an example, imagine you are a visitor from another world and you want to go to planet earth wich you know absolutly nothing
about, should you assume that the natives to planet earth are either friendly or totally evil? Or do you make the logical assumption that the
inhabitants are individuals and that some are probably nice, some are not so nice, some are evil, some are crazy, and some of them just don`t give a
#. So in other terms you hope for the best but prepare for the worst. Now, the clever thing to do before landing somewhere would be to collect some
facts, what does the people of planet earth look like? Do they eat? How do they eat and what do they eat? After rooling alot of questions like this
around you start to think about the risks? What if the people on the li`ll blue planet have an entirly different bacteria flora than yourself? What if
they make you deadly ill? After a while you make a call to the mothership and asks if it ok if you pick up some specimens to check out a bit closer?
You get a green go and start to collect some various specimens from different locations on the planet, You discover that the inhabitants are either
male or female, there are very young people, tiny infants and there are old people who are very wrinkled, and a whole scale of ages in between them.
Most of them doesn`t like it when you pick them up onboard your ship, and they make a lot of grunts, screams and other types of noices. You start to
realise that these natives haven´t seen anyone like you before and that they have probably never been on a spaceship either, but you know that there
is some sort of space technology on planet earth because you have seen the natives shoot up rockets, shuttles, and sattelites from time to time, but
you estimate that the technology is not available for everybody down there.
You start to collect a variation of samples from the specimens you collect, you find awfull diceases like cancer and AIDS, but you also find stuff
within the specimens bodys that you think might be good for something back on your planet, so you collect a li`ll of that too. You experiment a bit on
some specimens and puts tiny tracking devices on them so you can find them the next time you need to study them. After a lot of tests on the specimens
you start to collect samples of the planet itself, you never take of your grey spacesuit because you know some stuff aren´t good for you to breath
in, You always land in desolated wood areas because you don`t really want anyone to know that you are there, because you want to make sure how
everything is working first.
When you have collected the last samples youthink you might need you have a meeting with your boss on the mothership and he/she/ it says there is no
way you can just land on earth and try to introduce yourself, it could be very dangerous both to planet earth and yourself, Your boss explains that
your open presence on planet earth can trigger wars and in some cases people would go mad by just looking at you, besides, your boss tells you that
previous attempts to contact the planet has all had bad outcomes. You get a bit pissed off that nobody told you that earlier but since you work on a
need to know basis you accept fact. Your boss tells you that since your presence on planet earth would cause upheavals you have to wait untill the
situation on the planet has changed, so you wait.
You continue to collect samples and once in a while you discover something new, different bacterias, diseases, cures, and some stuff about the planet
itself, they have wars, many different leaders and many different way of governing. You create a team of scientists that analyses and investigates
your findings, you also contact some other races and asks them if they have some fact about the planet earth or it´s inhabitants, some of the races
you contact have material they will gladly share with you, some of them have material but they don`t want to share it with you, some of them doesn`t
know anything about that stuff and they don`t really care but since everybody else seems so interested they send an expedition for themselves.
Meanwhile you see that the situation on planet earth is starting to change, the planet is approaching something its inhabitants calls the millenium,
and they seem very excited about it, for a lot of different reasons, some of the inhabitants thinks that this will be the end of their world, and some
seem to think that this will be the time when the planet will go towards a brighter future, and some of them still just don`t give a #. At the same
time you discover that some of the races that you contacted for help has not been honest to you, it seems that some of the races have had a lot more
to do with planet earth than they told you. In some cases they have even infilitrated certain aspects of the planet and its inhabitants. This causes
some upheavel in your part of the galaxy, and some races goes against eachother, it turns out that everybody doesn`t share the same opinion about how
to handle the planet earth and its inhabitants. Some of the races have special meetings about this trying to solve the problem, and some other races
goes into full war against eachother fighting over planet earths resources, even some of your research material have found it´s way in to the wrong
hands, it makes you very dissapointed and angry. At top of all this some of the races that are now hostile to your own starts to shoot at your ship
every time you try to approach the blue planet, sometimes you manage to get down to the planet to continue your research and sometimes you have to
flee for your life. But you don´t give up, you make breakthroughs in some parts of your research and your scientists discover that the blue planet
has entered a stage of earth changes, there are floods, droughts, violent storms, and the number of earthquakes are increasing both in power and in
number, your scientists says that this is either a natural cycle for planet earth or it is because of the people living on the planet, or it is a mix
of both, your scientists will try determine the causes as soon as possible. Meanwhile you get worried, you see that there are so many people on the
planet, too many, and you are worried that the resources that such a huge planetery population demands will be the end of the planet itself. You also
worry a bit about some of the specimens you collect on a regular basis, the chipped ones, some of them have dissapeared and you suspect that they
have been taken by other races to be used as test subjects, You don`t fancy the thought, because even if your superiors doesn`t like it, you have
become attached to one or two of them. Some other of your specially selected specimens are deleted from your lists because it turns out they have run
rampage and started sects that worships you and your kin like gods of hope and peace, they make stuff up about you , other races and the universe in
general that you know are not true, and you don`t even want your presence known down there so you decide to delete the memorys of your special
specimens, atleast the memorys they have about you and your ship and replace them with blanks.
Your work starts to exhaust you and your superiors sends you away for some R&R, you go to some sunny planet in a peaceful system and spend a couple
of weeks on the beach just relaxing under the sun and meeting new people, You make the most of your free time and return rested to your post. While
you have been away your project has been put on ice, and a more military project has been launched, your race have started to send scouts to the blue
planet, they wont engage, just observe. This is OK to you because as the situation looks there is not much more you can do at the moment, You will
have to either wait for the planets situation to change further or for the enemy races to make some moves.
That`s it, just some thoughts from my perpespective. Maybe this will stimulate people to see this whole Alien stuff from an other angle. We often
assume that Aliens if they exist, have the same perception about good and evil as we do, but I´m not even sure they think in those terms, maybe they
just ARE. I mean, who decides for us what is good or what is evil? Society? Religion? Our government? And people often assume that Aliens if they
exist, live in some sort of Utopia, well, says who? And in some cases I have heard ”The alien races I know all work voluntary for a common goal so
everyone of them gets what they need for free, hospital care etc,..hmmm, well that´s called communism isn`t it? The problem about communism as far as
I can tell from history is that it isn`t the best way to govern a people, and it has never worked well, and I find it far fetched that there would be
a load of alien races that have a communist government and some sort of hippie mentality that most people abandoned back in the 70`s.
Actually it makes me laugh, because it sounds more like our way of thinking than some Alien species.
Hokey, bless you for having the patience to read this lenghty post!