posted on Apr, 30 2004 @ 03:35 AM
Well, my opinion in the scenario of that there is an alien race that knows about human kind and that alien race is peacefull in nature. If they did
any kind of monitoring on our kind, it would be quite logical that they DO NOT want to contact us yet, since our race at this point would see any
extraterrestrial presence as hostile, even if they were sweet fluffy flying sheep!!
And if the public didn't see them as a threat, our goverments would definatly depict them as being a threat, to take a firm grip over the population
by making us think the aliens are evil and the goverment has the answers to "protect" us from them.
Really, if you were a peacefull race of aliens, stumbled upon the human race, did some monitoring of this race to see whats going on, before trying to
contact them. Would you go ahead contacting them if you had a good sence about it that this race you just discovered is an extremely violent race that
kills their own kind, destroys the plannet they live on and eventhough there is no proof of alien presence to them yet, already uses the posibility of
alien presence as a propaganda tool for war and destruction?
Of all the movies that involve aliens, how many of those movies don't have the human race setting out to destroy or attack that alien race?
Contact, up to now, has propably been the one and only movie where the contact between UFO and alien did not involve our kind starting a war against
the alien race, because the contact between the races was long distance and we had no idea who or what the other race was. Yet in this movie, the
motivation of the world goverments to build the machine who's contruction plans were recieved in the communication between the alien race and earth,
was primarily seen as a dangerous weapon, and researched to see how the human race(goverments of them at least) could use the contraption to their own
Then in the event of hostile aliens, I doubt that any race that mastered interstellar travel could already also do this in a way that they can bring
enough forces, material and people to combat 6 billion people. So in their case, I would wait till I had enough forces mobilized to do this task.
A hostile race would most propably also do its research on our kind and see that even though we have a pre space exploration level of technology, we
could master space travel and combat very fast when an alien race comes here and in a fight looses 1 single craft or weapon.
The human race is a master in engeneering and reverse engenering and in times of extreme presure, we also make giant leaps in technological evolution,
especialy in the field of weapons research.
So either way, hostile or friendly, I would think long and hard about establishing contact with the human race if I were to stumble upon it.