posted on Sep, 12 2010 @ 03:59 PM
The baby-boomers are on the verge of extinction and this generation needs its UFO/Alien-fix, which is why it is selling like hot-cakes in the
That's really all there is to it, we've not experienced our version of the 50s and 60s - we need our Buck Rogers (Colonel/General O'Neill), threat
of global annihilation (Global Warming, 2012, NWO, take-your-pick; a lack of an obvious threat has everyone choosing their way to die, so to speak),
and hope for advancement (which is about the same - space travel, a pill to fix every problem, no sadness or hunger - the stuff you hear at every Miss
Sure - there are driving factors in the media; unfortunately one of the minor ones is truth and responsible journalism/reporting. That's far from a
globalized conspiracy. Your breakfast table isn't big enough for Special K and Captain Crunch; they both want complete domination, and they both
can't have it. Control over your breakfast table starts with control over the advertising - and that's not big enough for both of them, either.
It's okay to laugh on the internet - that was meant to poke a little fun.
Seriously, though - we are like any other life form and seek to grow and expand. While there is still plenty of room on this planet; there are plenty
of us who are eager to see what else is out there. We grew up watching Star Trek, Star Wars, Gundam, Battletech, Star Fox, etc. We're tired of
looking at it through our computer screens. That doesn't mean we are tired of playing games and watching movies about it - it just means we want to
actually start making stuff happen.
I wouldn't say it's due to some conspiracy. It's just that we are building up to another space-tizzy. Last time we had one, it was pretty cool -
we went to the moon and built stuff like the Space Shuttle. Who knows what we'll do this time.
The explanation doesn't require aliens. I believe they are out there - and I believe there are some that know about us (if not keep an eye on us),
but I don't buy it for a second that there's some mass conspiracy to try and condition society to accept the idea of aliens.
Why? Because it doesn't work. People's behavior is almost impossible to predict because of the extreme differences between the reasoning one does
as an individual versus as a collective. I'm not of the opinion that people can really be conditioned to accept the idea of aliens before they have
ever been met with it. If anything - sci-fi is damaging our ability to accept ETs for what they would be.
We've already got an idea of what ET should look like. We've got an idea about how they should view us, how we should view them, what they value,
etc. Conspiracy forums have rather divided camps with their mind already made up: they are benevolent creatures going to save us from our stupidity
(re-labeled hippies with no integrity): demons and servants of the devil (people who, also, have no faith or courage to think): they are malevolent
beings manipulating our government (people who need to feel oppressed and 'special' for resisting that oppression): people who think we are being
'ignored' until we are 'enlightened' (rebranded hippies looking for a reward for being 'enlightened' - or close to it): and people who think the
other groups are outside of their minds (people who think their own reasoning of superior capability and quality, even if not always utilized).
It should be obvious what group I fall into. I've got my rainbows and unicorns saved up for when they land and take away all of our problems.
Anyway - we've spent so long anticipating 'first contact' that there's no amount of 'conditioning' to try and make us more accepting of whatever
truths there would be to it. Somebody is going to come away from that horribly disappointed. More than a few people are going to insist they are
correct - with all complaints being directed to a gun barrel.
It doesn't matter how "first contact" goes down. It's going to be pretty darn messy in the months and years following. It doesn't matter how
mysterious forces in the government go about trying to 'soften' the release of classified documents detailing dealings with known ETs - people are
going to be, understandably, very upset about this. A turd in a punch bowl is a turd in a punch bowl. Changing the flavor isn't really going to
make it okay with the party guests.
So, I doubt there is a large effort to try and convince people they need to have an "alien plan" (similar to a "zombie plan" ) - a brain-dead
contingency that takes effect in the event of 'first contact.' Because there's no control over what people are going to dream up in their heads.