Just for the sake of argument, what if we are not being visited but other civilizations do exist? Furthermore, what if we are in fact one of the most
advanced civilizations among them? Considering that, we should ask ourselves that if we ourselves should acquire the technology to visit these other
civilizations, how probable would it be that we would be the invaders? I mean look at us, our world is overpopulated, we are running low on resources
and our own planet isn't doing too well over all. Now all of a sudden we have spotted another planet that contains a civilization of that say, our
early 19th century, and we have developed the means to get there. Would the human race not consider taking this world from the "aliens" much like the
United States took N. America from the indians, or recreations of several other invasions that took place over the centuries here on Earth? Would our
greedy quest for war over territory spread out among the stars like it has on our own world?
Now lets say there is another civilization out there just slightly more advanced than we are, but they have the means to travel among these stars and
could be visiting us right now. They also could be desperate due to problems on their own world, and are seeking another habitable planet, just like
we are now. Could they be thinking the same thing? Sounds a bit scary looking at it from that perspective, especially if one looks at the evidence
that our nuclear weapons are being spied upon. The world closest in range would be the world to suffer the invasion for a race similar to our own.
However, if they were far more advanced than us, they may know of other worlds where they can accomplish the same thing without hurting anybody by
traveling just a little further, in the long run this would be worth the extra travel time. Even if lives weren't important, just the energy alone
would be less than that of a full scale war...even if the targeted race was primitive.
One report that took place on an American Air Force Base in Britain had an encounter where evidence shows they were spying the nukes. This has
happened on several Nuclear bases now that I think about it(According to military witnesses), but in this particular one the landing site was
identified, cement pours were made of the tracks. Radiation was picked up at the site where 80 credible officers witnessed the flying object(it
actually landed then took off again, strange markings were identified on the haul). This was a very secure base, so the fact that they spied the base
wasn't near as frightening as the fact that they didn't seem to be afraid of being seen, or leaving evidence of their being there. Perhaps nuclear
weapons are the only real threat to them, this took place in the 80s so maybe it was enough to scare them off...or they could still be plotting.
Either way, the fact that they didn't appear to be afraid of us is even more reason why we should be afraid of them.
Something to think about. If this is the case, lets just hope there is some type of council of advanced races that forbid such invasions of primitive
worlds. If we are in fact being visited, that could be the only reason we have been allowed to advance as much as we have prior to having to defend
ourselves from such an invasion. Still, if there was a council that forbid it, there is nothing to say that Renascence missions would still not take
place, whether they be a friend or foe. The US, Russia and China all appear to be on good terms right now, the threat of a war between them is far
less than it used to be...but that doesn't stop them from spying on one another.
On a more positive note, if were going to be invaded for our resources, and that does seem to be the most probable reason why any race would arrive in
full force, seems like it would have been done prior to when our resources began to become depleted...and not after they are at the point to where
they are almost depleted. That is unless they are seeking a resource that we have that we are unaware of, or an element we are aware of but unaware
of it's value to that of another species.
edit on 20-8-2011 by JonStone because: (no reason given)