There is nothing sinister here,
We are as we are due to the path that our species came up the evolutionary tree.
We are as smart as we are due to the fact that we were an advanced predator
that could kill without mercy for food for survival.
Survival, dominance and mating are huge forces that impinge on most of us every day,
more so in the past but very much relevant today.
I would think our visitors are terrified of being captured by us hence why they are so evasive.
We may be in a hurry for contact as we have a finite lifetime, but THEY are not.
Our sun has lots of fuel left,
so hopefully they will shepherd us long enough
to take us past the point where we could destroy our world,
and maybe from time to time intervene with our nuclear weapon use,
to stop us ripping holes in hyperspace every time one is detonated.
Hopefully we will survive long enough to evolve into a peaceful being of great wisdom and knowledge
for the good of all.
Like I said this could be done much faster with selective breeding,
but our society does not favour such things.
Until we calm down,
visiting advanced ET sentient beings will keep their distance,
and very rightly so IMHO.
They have the wisdom of the Galaxy behind them
and have seen this many time before,
observing a species evolving.
They will look in on us from time to time and when we are ready
we will be included in the Galactic clan,
when we have something constructive to contribute.
That is why as hard as humans try for full disclosure,
this will not happen without the full consent of our visitors,
we will just have the bits and pieces we have now,
with the military hogging any of the tchnology acquired from "downed" craft,
and firmly keeping the lid on it while it gives them an advantage.
Trying to integrate us as we are to whatever coalition of intelligences
that exist off world would be akin to trying to teach C++ to a Neanderthal.
If they presented us with advanced free energy devices
the first thing that would happen is that the Military would dig a big hole in the desert,
and try and develop destructive weapons for either defence or dominance.
As a species as a whole, we simply are not ready.
However, we are at a stage where careful selection could present a suitable delegation
that could integrate with our off world observers.
Ask yourself, could you be one of those??????
edit on 11/3/11 by Donegal_TDI because: typo