posted on Nov, 11 2012 @ 05:31 PM
I am not capable of the fear of the unknown. That which is known to our species is horrifying enough, that I have never seen the need to resort to the
unknown to find that adrenaline kick that comes with abject terror. Half the world lives in abject terror of totalitarian rule, and even those who
live in democracies live in nations where tiny percentages of thier population, hold all the cards, and all the power. So beneath the diplomatic
shell, everyone is ruled and owned, one way or another.
Those who do the ruling and the owning have unimaginable resources at thier disposal, and people who are used to impossible brutality to do thier
bidding. I ask you then, is there not enough here on Earth to be terrified by? I WELCOME the possibility of alien visitation, welcome with open arms.
If it proves dangerous, then so be it. In my eyes, at least if the human race is enslaved by something outside itself, then it wont have been by our
own hand that we are chained. If it is an alien species that wipes us out, at least we will not have been responsible for our own downfall.
And the potential benefits if aliens turn out NOT to be psychotic flesh munching beasts, or intent on the purification of the galaxy by fire and
flame, or our enslavement, are enormous. Who knows what could happen here on Earth if aliens turned out to be reasonable beings, interested in the
elevation of every intelligent species in the universe? Or even if they are just curious about who else is out there, like us?
Oh no, I dont fear the unknown. There is nothing more terrifying however, than the idea that the corrupt and broken world upon which we live, is all
there is or will ever be, with the vast majority powerless to prevent its continuing decay. THAT is something I fear.