Little green men and planet killing plasma lightning.
Obviously this is fiction, it relies on the assumption that aliens are real and are conducting "medical research" on us, and that we have recovered
some level of alien technology, and I have no idea what so ever if we have or not, and am really quite sceptical at the idea, none the less, in that
scenario I think the following holds true.
See, I don't just strategise about real world scenarios
If aliens truly exist and are potentially aggressors, then this is worth reading and flagging, if we care about the long term future of humanity, and
even if they might and we haven't encountered them yet, it's still worth reading.
Obviously priority #1 is to dodge the planet killing plasma lightning if it exists, or whatever weaponry they use, other than that...
If aliens exist why haven't they wiped us all out.
They gain something from us.
what is this resource?
stop the supply and they may die out.
They have ethics and don't believe in the destruction of sentient life forms.
A is probably more likely, but it would be naïve to rule out B.
We believe that none of our technology is in the least bit effective against aliens due to their technological superiority.
Emphasis on Believe.
It's pretty easy to believe that a bow and arrow would be useless against a modern soldier, but if you hit them in the neck they still bleed to
death, any human does, it's just that the casualty ratio is too high to consider that with any chance of success, but it never stopped any other
group of humans from self defence when confronted by technologically superior aggressors.
It also generally led to the extermination of the people with the bows and arrows.
If humanity declares war on aliens, perhaps humanity will be destroyed.
Why would they let us live, they know what we are like when it comes to the treatment of other species (case in point: cannabis sativa/indica,
possums, any thing that gets in our way or is percieved to cause problems, some among us will happily eliminate with no guilt or remorse).
Obviously I only support the killing of aliens if those aliens perform unconsenting research on other sentient life forms, manipulate, lie, kill
innocents and act like right a--holes.
If they do that then they deserve to be exterminated.
We probably do too, but if they were going to destroy us, either they would have now, or they have a slow burning method, or they plan on enslaving
us, or they plan on using us until there is no further
purpose to using us.
Perhaps they are training us to conquer the univere as the most dangerous slave race in existance, but this is improbable.
In the very long term, if we can defeat their methods of control, what is to stop us from conquering them?
Can we poison the resources they steal?
Are they poisoning the resources we use?
If peace is achievable, we should go for Peace until such a time as we are in the position of superiority, and if aliens have behaved in what we view
as extremely immoral ways and are likely to continue to do so, that is when we should exterminate them.
Ofcourse, if we encounter aliens once we are a spacefaring race and they appear to be a benign species which is capable of cooperation, then to
destroy them would be genocide and we'd be very evil.
The idea of aliens acting in such a method once we are in a position of superiority can be easily engineered through overt usage of mass media mind
Until then, we're best off pretending that we're lovely little sheep that wouldn't harm anyone, benign and harmless.
If I was an alien and I read this, I'd seriously consider frying the guy who wrote it, except that then I'd think to myself that that would only
prove our existance and besides, it's fiction, isn't it?
And then I'd think about frying humanity, except if we haven't been fried yet, why not?