reply to post by speculativeoptimist
If your can learn to accept even the barest fraction of data about UFOs, you can understand that human history and advancement is on a different
heading than merely returning to a renewed space effort.. The simple anthropocentric dream of conquering space in the spirit of JFK's challenge to
his fellow American's is over. It was a no-win contest from the start. It had a multiple purpose, but actually, it was a false goal, ignoring the
evidence of the UFO in our midst, yet making a pitiful attempt to emulate them in their splendor.
We are in for bad times. The dream is gone in many ways, the economic engine of earth has been damaged by careless manipulation. Couple that factor
with the new realization that we humans are not so great after all. We can easily see from the present trends that we must classify ourselves as a
Third World world as compared to all others that we will learn about. The final blow will be to actually learn to our core that others, far more
advanced than us are also here. That will be the most crucial period in human history. Will we survive it?
Human history says, "NO," at least not in the simple-minded manner in which we usually imagine our future. The lesser civilization is always
absorbed by the larger except for minor areas. All is taken over into the new order and churned into something else, be it good, bad or simply
different. Native Americans and Native Africans and thousands of other peoples conquered in one way or another over the millennium prove that point.
Our visitors may try to help, but it will be us to we humans to adapt or not.
Beside all of that, there is the bigger, final question that we must consider from an outside observer's view point: Do we deserve to survive and/or
will we be allowed to survive?
Isn't it ironic, as we grow sophisticated, away from concepts of a powerful God intity out there that controls our destiny with a flick of his
finger, that realistically we must come to terms with that very same possibility in a real world setting?