posted on Jan, 25 2008 @ 01:10 AM
I've heard this discussed on and off here at ATS. What do you think ultimate contact will be like? Who do you think will initiate it? When? Where?
These are all good questions, nonetheless, and I think we all wonder these same things occasionally, but I'm just gunna start this thread out by
saying one thing: Contact WILL NOT happen in the next few years, if the going rate of everything "totally awesome human" keps on going..... towards
our inevitable cliff.
What is the use of leting all these lunatics know about the wonders of space if they're just gunna go and trash the heck out of them, blow them up,
and then build a burger joint and affordable entry level housing?
My point is that a civilization who has gained the technology to go galactic by its own means would no doubt have dealt with everything that we have,
are, and will be dealing with....possibly for the next million or possibly billion years. By then, as a civilization up there in the heavens, able to
look down upon much younger civilizations, what would you be thinking about a young little group such as us?
Would you look at a dog and think that he is evolved enough to be able to handle maintaining his own 4 million dollar mansion in Bel Air and a posh
socialite lifestyle just because he's house(broken)?
What would we do with that information once we had it? That aliens are real and regularly making themselves guests here on Earth. Well , if you see
the macrocosm within the microcosm here, you can observe a 10 year old.
Give a ten year old, let's say...... a brand new 400 dollar gas powered pro R/C car to replace is his old tyco toy r/c car. A very few ten year olds
would actually take the responsibility upon themselves to learn all about this new paradigm in R/C land enough to care for it and maintain it
properly. Like myself, most 10 year olds would just thrash the hell outta the thing until it breaks and ends up in a box somewhere by the time high
school rolls around, just another one of those projects that went awry that you've been meaning to fix but never will because all that other mostly
unimportant filler is taking up the limited attention span of ours that is the here and now.
In the last century, we were given a piece. This is space. We can enjoy if we go about it properly. There could be life out there to meet and learn
from and enjoy the company of.
But the first thing that happens is that corporations and military jumps all over space and makes plans to totally rape and pil;lage and destroy as
much of it as possible for the highest possible profit margin/ death rate.
Oh... well here we've been presented with this huge responsibility. We had Earth, and now this is all this space billions and billions of cubic
lightyears worth of the stuff... and McDonalds is planning it's Lunar franchise while covertly the military factions are planning and possibly
executing atrocious warcrimes on and in the vicinity of outlying planetary bodies.
We're given a new toy, and the first thought we have is "How much fun can this give me in the easiest way possible?"
See, unlike your plastic toy r/c cars of your past (the 90s were bitchin' to grow up in for some reason...oh yeah toy r/c cars from WalMart!).....
which unfortunately is a reflection of right where our beautiful Earth is headed towards.... this "space" in which we occupy with other "space"
faring "people" such as "ourselves" cannot be replaced, cannot be forgotten about and fixed later after we're done maturing and burying our heads
in our wallets, and is non- refundable. We still seem to think that "space" is stupid, that we are smart, and that it is our duty to wrangle it for
our own benefit because obviously we're all that "matters".
We are just not ready for this because we can't even get past our own neighbors....in our own neighborhoods... without feeling intruded upon,
violated, suspicious, hatred, jealousy. If we were all given the right to declare war, I don't even wanna know what could happen. What is all this
fighting for, man?
You want freedom? Do you even know what freedom is?
See.... if you can't even answer basic philosophical questions.... how can you be knowledgeable enough, responsible enough, careful enough, delicate
enough... to meet the rest of our space family?
They're out there. They've been here. They say hello and "Sorry not gunna make it to the next few holiday family reunions."
I think.... really...... if we really wanna move forward and make first contact the way that it should be made, we all need to grow up.
We need to pull our heads collectively up out of the giant empty wallet that we're constantly staring into and making grunting noises at. We need to
collectively and honestly look at ourselves and our surroundings, and really study ourselves more deeply than ever and go "How can I make this
Our mistake is that we're not selfish enough. We're selfish in all the wrong meanings of the word. We need to be more selfish in the form of us
needing to question ourselves more thouroughly. With these skeptics that go around debunking everything..... why do you do that? With the people like
me that dislike what the skeptics do, why do I not like that?
Why do we eat food that we entrust total strangers to make healthy and safe for us, yet we can't even trust our own lifelong neighbors around our
morning newspaper without feeling privacy issues? Why do we trust people we shouldn't trust while making fools out of the people giving the good
advice, only to completely deny each ever happening in the first place once it's done with and started all over again in the same vicious cycle?
Why all these questions and no answers?
Because the object is to just be happy with the question, because the answer exists..... but would you continue doing anything if there wasn't the
question to be answered?
Asking the question is taking responsibility.
The day we cumulatively start caring about our earth and our surroundings as if they were ourselves is the day contact will happen.... or shortly
after. That's the only contact I would not question.... because what alien species in good conscience would hand an "terrible twos" kid society the
keys to the adult universe without proper guidance? Just as is the law of the universe, everything will come as it may because it all has free will,
and violating free will is violating the universal fundamentals which keeps this being happening.
This means... until we can ALL STOP to question whether it is morally right to kill a living being just because it doesn't look like us, don't
expect the aliens to give a damn. Until we can support our homeless with the same love we support our children, until we can look at our profit
margins a little less and the death and destruction these profits are built upon a little more, those aliens don't care if a million alien groupies
were waiting to sleep with them once they arrived..... they are just not gunna deal with us unless they wanna steal from us.
Because taking candy from a baby is pretty easy, but moral folks don't do that. Moral folks also don't try dictating that baby's future. They give
it loving messages and encourage it along, but even at the very last straw when self destruction is looming on their baby's horizon, moral people
know that the baby will only see its future if it loves itsself. If not, it's gunna fall right flat on its face, and as much as the "parents" wanna
help it live, they can't affect it's choice to die.
We have to become responsible for world affairs and love ourselves, or we won't get to meet alien brothers and sisters.... and we certainly won't
get a long future either.
It's very easy. Just start caring. I don't think most people even care about saving the Earth because they feel like it's hopeless.
If we don't even care about saving ourselves, let alone meeting ourselves halfway, why would the aliens care?
[edit on 25-1-2008 by indierockalien]