posted on May, 13 2010 @ 08:28 AM
As Mulder said in the X-files: "I want to believe."
However, there seems to be certain things getting in the way of this belief.
I can't say one way or another if aliens exist. I think the crop circles are rather odd, and I do not think they are made with wood and a rope, but
the UFO's could be just that : unidentified flying objects, not necessarily aliens. They could be human controlled secret military projects.
But my real barrier to this alien theory is that the government could use this just as an excuse to get military power:
Imagine being in the military, maybe you are a general or high colonel, and someone debriefs you on top secret "alien information." You are now
forced to be compartmentalized and keep secrets for reasons of "national security." You can never ask too many questions because the "aliens"
might get mad and use their death beam on the world. An elaborate fairy tale for grownups. So now the military has an excuse to have top secret
facilities like Area 51, no doubt unlimited funding with no government oversight, and no way for the public to know. Come on, isn't that a little odd
sounding? Imagine becoming president of a foreign nation, and over night revamping the entire system because of a possible "alien threat." Or better
yet, becoming CEO of a major corporation and then "embezzling" all its money because you have to redirect that money to handle an "alien
To me, this whole alien theory sounds like an excuse for governments to spend X amount of dollars on military equipment, the ability to act in secrecy
because the "public can't handle this information" and basically a way of going around the Constitution because of these new-age, extra terrestrial
In the same way that "terrorists" are just an excuse for private military companies to reap benefits, maybe "aliens" are just an excuse to