reply to post by truthseeker1984
I think I speak for many people when I say, I will welcome them with open arms, as long as they aren't here to enslave/destroy/dissect us. If
they are here for the latter purpose, I hope that they have good armor, because me and Mr. .357 will be fighting back if that is the case.
Not attacking you personally but you must be fairly optimistic (why?) that 'the aliens' will be saviour-type entities, to have written the above.
And I suspect you have
spoken for many in your post
No matter how I phrase this, it will most probably enrage people to varying degrees, but why do people hold the belief that 'the aliens' WILL be
saviour figures in the mold of Superman, Batman and their ilk ? Why?
Humans can't even square their differences with their human neighbours and manage to live peaceably. Humans can't even decide as a group how to
relate to animals. For example, humans make pets of some and eat and destroy others
Does it seem likely that humans would be able to exist peaceably with 'the aliens' ? If so, why ?
What is known about 'the aliens' and their intentions, their capabilities, other than speculation and fantasy ?
What if ? What if 'the aliens' regard humans as mere troublesome animals and decide (before their arrival) to dispense with them swiftly and
possibly brutally ?
How effective do you imagine your Big Gun and the firepower of other humans would be against entities which are very probably interdimensional and
thus impervious to gunfire or rockets or anything else the Human Tribe could throw at them ?
So what happens if that's the case ? What happens if 'the aliens' simply move with ease through the Human Tribe's massed-firepower ? Do you look
down at your soon-to-be destroyed children and family and say, 'Sorry, I thought these would be the good guys '
And exactly what *IS* it that humans expect 'the aliens' to achieve on behalf of Mankind ? Are humans expecting 'the aliens' will distribute a
cola which will rid Mankind of its prejudices and end petty crime and corruption, world-wide ?
So, if this were the case, 'the aliens' would cause the war-mongers and kiddie-porn peddlers and shoplifters and housebreakers etc. to suddenly see
the error of their ways and become productive members of society. But would 'the aliens' also create more jobs for these rehabilitated crooks and
thieves ? What about the arms-industry and Big Pharma ? What would they turn to after exposure to 'the aliens' ? Would they suddenly decide they
no longer crave ill-gained billions of dollars and start collecting litter from the roadside ?
Or do people regard 'the aliens' as more of a peace-keeping force ?
Would 'the aliens' want to spend their time and energy stepping between fighting neighbours and nations ? Would they do it without pay ? Would
they impose penalties for those who refused to toe the peaceful-line ?
Wouldn't some humans rebel against 'the alien' peacekeeping forces in exactly the same way they rebel against human authorities ?
Would there soon arise a situation where humans concocted conspiracy theories about 'the aliens' ?
Wouldn't we be back to square one, with 'the aliens' being yet just another group whom humanity no longer trusted ?
If 'the aliens' have half a brain in their skulls, shouldn't we assume they already realise
what a thankless job Humanity would be, were
they foolish enough to accept the job of 'parents' to humankind ?
Rather than project responsibilty for Humankind and Earth onto the shoulders of non-validated 'aliens' --- shouldn't we instead place that
responsibility where it belongs (on humans) and where it will remain, until humans learn to behave the way they hope and wish 'the aliens' will be
[edit on 15-1-2010 by Dock9]