posted on Feb, 14 2006 @ 11:31 PM
Assume for a moment that aliens are visiting earth (probably not a big assumption for most people here). Let us also assume that the aliens have a
certain interest in earth.
Given this information, I think there's a paradox that emerges that makes the conspiracy theory of "the government and the aliens" working together
secretly obsolete and impossible.
The government would work with the aliens for one purpose - to make money. How this is made is not important (although it would likely involving
recieving technologies that it then patents and sells). What is important, however, is what the aliens want in return. If the aliens want earth for
natural resources, for cheap labour or slavery, or any physical value, then it makes no sense for them to hide from the general public while secretly
working with the government.
It is, in fact, quite analogous to the Western nations and 3rd-world countries. We/Corporations build factories in other countries where they can more
easily afford production of whatever they seek. They then sell it to us in the Western nations and make a killing in profit.
An alien race would want the earth for cheap resources that it could mine, cultivate, or produce with minimal expenditure on their part, and for
maximum profit back to themselves.
However, these economic models work best when the entire 3rd-world country is subjected to them. It actually helps boost their economies. Or as they
say in economics "there need not be a winner and loser in trading - both sides can be better off". So why would the aliens hold back if this were
the case? It makes no sense.
And that is the paradox. If they were here for the materials, they why aren't they already here? Of course, by "here" in the second part of that I
mean "why aren't they doing things publicly?"
Thus, I think that if aliens are coming to earth, and IF they are working with our governments (which I don't believe so - I think the government's
are just worried and the aliens don't care), then it would have to be for something OTHER than world-domination, labour/slavery, or anything else so
physically related. If they were interested in those things, they would have "invaded" (like globalism) a long time ago.
Now, of course, that's assuming they need anything on earth at all. If it's resources they're after, there's a TON elsewhere. We should also
assume that they have massive scientific knowledge ahead of us, and so could grow food or other biological materials that can't normally be found.
The idea of requiring humans for reproductive purposes also sounds rather bunk - since we pretty much almost have the technology to clone
So, I'm not trying to say aliens aren't here, or aren't working with our government - just that I don't think it's for world domination or