In our quest for a great social equalizer, a force bearing a power greater than all the armies of Earthly tyrants combined, some kind of cosmic Truth
that is ready and willing, eventually, to enforce the ideal that all people are equal, it is sad that we have come to a time in our history when some
believe we must rely on the fanciful notion of extraterrestrial gods. It is tantamount to declaring the absence of any force on Earth strong enough to
overcome the evils of our own civilization.
It is sad, not only because those who rely on Aliens to purge our world of its evils have given up on the hope of purging those evils ourselves, but
because they have given up on the responsibility
of doing so. No longer should it be asked of each one of us to make the right decisions. We
have effectively relieved ourselves of that duty. "No," they seem to say, "Let us instead wallow in our mediocrity, in our cruelness to others, in the
shameful injustice committed on our planet, because surely some benevolent power will fall from the sky and rid our society of this evil for
Those who look to the sky for salvation now, as always, turn their blind eyes toward the reality that needs no shaky videos on YouTube to convince
anyone of its existence: the reality that it would take only a little effort and only a little pain to rise up and take our world for the forces of
compassion and justice; to snatch billions of weary souls from the jaws of famine, disease, slavery, starvation, and poverty.
Procrastination costs us so much. Collectively, we will pay no less than our very future
, and in return we will have nothing but the smashed
hope of deliverance by some Alien race who are not coming to the rescue
. Why would they? And why would you portray Humanity in such an
insulting light, as to make us a galactic charity case
, unable to fend for our own well-being against ourselves? It is no wonder they do not
descend en masse
from the heavens to share the bounty of their technological prowess.
I cannot say whether there are Extraterrestrial life forms or not, but if there are I would expect they would do everything in their power to stave
off the day when we mingle with them, and rightly so, when the only people among us eager for their Contact are the same who have shirked all
responsibility to institute Progress on our own world. We would inherit the stars, and the stars, would inherit us
. Obviously, this is a losing
scenario for the stars.
edit on 30-5-2011 by vexati0n because: (no reason given)