Originally posted by AthlonSavage
Consider a scenario...
...your plan by comp[l]etion of one revolution of the earth year for a peaceful way to turn this situation around.
The Ambassador reiterates that all ... are at your disposal to use as required to get the job done.
What will your plan be?
Since your scenario does not explicitly forbid it, I would simply expand the 'prime directive' (or equivalent) intervention on a limited scale.
I would not need all of the "advanced Alien technologies" at my disposal, but rather only a few select items for a short while.
Since I have a full Earth year to accomplish this task, my solution would be to simply "come out of hiding" and show myself and my brethren to all of
humanity at once. I would demonstrate our presence and advanced capabilities in an immediate, unambiguous, simultaneous show-of-power that would
leave no doubt to anyone on Earth that they are not only being watched, but probably have been for a very long time, and that those doing the watching
have exponentially advanced technology.
An example of such a demonstration would be an immense armada of alien ships of all sizes and types doing a "fly-by" over the Earth - slow ones, fast
ones, big ones, small ones. Park a few over important monuments and capital cites for a few hours or days. Buzz a few large outdoor events attended
to by hundreds or thousands of people (e.g., a few football games, gatherings at Mecca or the Forbidden City, large crowds in Tokyo, London, Moscow,
Hong Kong, Los Angeles...).
The Aliens need not show themselves whatsoever. At least not yet. No visits to the White House, Kremlin, U.N. or the BBC are necessary. No ships
even need land or touch the surface in any way. In fact after "presenting themselves" to the planet - they can promptly, silently, retreat back to
Why do I think this would solve "the problem"? My rationale for this experiment is equally simple to grasp.
For one thing, humanity, simultaneously and en-mass, would have no doubts any longer as to their singularity nor their unmistakable primitive
inferiority in the cosmos. A chapter on Earth would be turned.
All of the ridicule, snickering, doubts, clandestine suspicions, and animosity regarding this subject would vaporize in an instant. It would
instantaneously take away all of the power-of-knowledge that most suspect belong only to the media, Illuminati, uber-wealthy, secret government
agencies, etc., and transfer that power completely and unmistakably to 'the people'.
It would provide, again instantly and unambiguously, a new 'purpose' to humans on this planet. Almost everyone on this small blue jewel of a planet
would immediately ask themselves, "What are we fighting EACH OTHER for??!?
Almost every institution and philosophical thought-process on the Earth would also immediately undergo a massive and profound transformation. All
religions, all academic houses-of-learning, all dialogue and interaction, from international relations to 'fireside-chats' and family dinner-table
discussions would quite suddenly and with extreme emotion and sincerity be consumed by the "New Revelation". Every University on the planet, every
government entity, every private conversation will be focused on "what it all means".
No Aliens even need present themselves. It is not necessary even to violate the 'prime directive' to a great degree. This entire scenario is merely
a "show-of-force", and by "force" I mean humans will be "forced" to acknowledge their own self-actualization.
If I am correct, and there are no guarantees, I would think that human curiosity, ingenuity, and their collective primitive but evolving intellect
will re-discover their purpose in life. They will begin to collaborate and work together, marshal their collective resources, unite as a sentient
To what end? Why, to follow the aliens to the cosmos, of course! My guess is that all eyes, all thoughts, all ambitions will be redirected toward
man's exploration beyond Earth. Humans may be belligerent, self-absorbed, bumbling children, perhaps - but this event will awaken their inner-purpose
toward something greater.
We would evolve. We would grow. We would view ourselves, our planet, and the stars in profoundly different (and better) way. We will change our
attitudes about harming the Earth, about how we treat our fellow man, about self-preservation and perpetuation of the Human species, about what awaits
us "out there".
Thank you, kind sir, for at least allowing some of us to dream of the possibility, if just for a few moments. I hope that your scenario has some
kernel of truth. And I hope we meet alien-visitor expectations... and pass the test...
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