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First off if the ailens are the good guys i would send one spaceship to each capital city of the world and "reveal" their existence.
...no more oh it was a weather balloon excuses or it's a test plane for the military. It would undoubtably be the real thing.
I would then send an Ambassordor (bad spelling i know!) to the United Nations and make a statement to all of the nations and to the world stating the aims. This would be:
1. Help Earth overcome global warming and fix the ozone layer
2. Confiscate all the nukes/chemical/biological weapons
3. Tell humanity to grow up and that the time of bickering and killing
over relgion is over
4. That the above measures would be enforced by a peacekeeping force of
a billion ships who will help in the removal of weapons etc
Once the aims have been reached and ailens are still proven to be
peaceful in intent...
...then i would look at setting up a United Government not NWO style but
a genuine democractic institution akin to the Star Trek concept of the Federation. Each country would still retain their own laws and cultural identities but decisions affecting us on a Global scale would be done
by the United Government.
Having got this far i would invite Earth to join in partnership with the ailens and concentrate on space exploration setting up new colonies for Mankind to ease the physical burdens on Planet Earth.
If the ailens were hostile...
I'm not sure if ailens have a non interference policy but i would like to think that they would interfere if say North Korea threw it's nuclear dummy out of the pram and started a nuclear temper tantrum!! Same for Iran too!!
Here's to hoping that if Contact does come and boy we do need contact quite frankly to stop our rush towards self destruction, that it will be peaceful and one that benefits mankind
you just cant ignore, or, "take out" the power struture already in place. the existing power structure has great sway over the populace. it would be wise to directly address thoses governments first.
part of the power structure is the religons of the world. good or bad, they may hold more sway than the governments. you had better get those people on your side before you do anything.
there is the law of unintended consequences.
Originally posted by OnTheDeck
In this case, there would be no war and no bloodshed.
I'm having trouble envision how this would work in practical terms. If there is no central government how can humanity establish a common social system? If there's no central government who enforces and defines the legal system? Who creates the various laws to keep order within society? Are you suggesting a form of Anarchy? As I see it the goal would be to unify earth and bring everyone under the same laws and rules...
The only military you'd need would be to control the masses and quell any rebellions that surely would take place, at least early on in this revolution. However, eventually I'd like to get wrid of most of the military. With there being no wars between nations, you have a very limited use for a military force.
I also read that someone said that 'everyone should be allowed to believe in what they wish'. In theory it sounds great, however there are several practical problems. First of all, what do you do when certain groups believe they are the chosen people of God or that unless the rest of the world converts and follows their own beliefs, we're all going to hell.
Additionally, those religious families that are "allowed to believe in whatever they wish", who protects their children? Who ensures that their children, whom will be growing up under their influence will be able to make a rational choice in terms of believing or not believing in their parents religion. By brain washing the child from an early age, the child will be trapped in their parents delusion, this is a crime in its self, in my honest opinion.
People should not be allowed to believe in whatever they choose, unless they are completely alone and do not affect anyone else with their stupidity. My points is that stupid religions should not be accepted!
Also, when I envisioned a ruling elite of the most intelligent human beings in the world, I must point out that they are not exclusive. Some sort of system would have to be put in place to allow these members to be replaced out from time to time.
Additionally, the ruling elite would also live under one very specific law: The standard of living should for these individuals never exceed the people that are worst off in society in general. So basically they'd be among the poorest members of society. If they improve the living conditions for the poorest members of society they'd ultimately improve their own. This way the "poor" or the "less fortunate" would never be left behind.
With regards to a religion, I would probably use my fleet of space craft to convince people to abandon religion. With an introduction into a wider galactic society, I think people will no longer need the feeling of security a deity gives. The realisation that we are not alone in this huge empty vastness, will be a huge comfort to everyone. And feeling secure in themselves, the idea of a deity controlling and watching over us would slowly fade away.
who is you friend, and why does he/she want to know how to over-throw the world?
Originally posted by OnTheDeck
The question is, "If you had a fleet of a billion or more (saucer or similar ET) craft, how would you change the present earth?"
There will never be a Utopia man is born with Original Sin but we can dream can't we?
A peaceful society where there is no currency and no need for material objects is cutting close. Just food, shelter, and fun...whatever you think fun is, that is your prerogative.
Some worshippers would believe destruction is the way to serve him/it, others would think peace. Some would think one planet is the correct place of worship, others would think a certain star was.