posted on Feb, 27 2011 @ 08:59 PM
A couple things:
First of all, the technology aspect is interesting. Say, 100 years ago when people thought aliens lived on mars (I'm sure some still do) and the
moon, there were probably groups of people sitting around asking the same question more or less "if aliens from Mars or the Moon invaded earth, could
we resist them?"
I'm sure their answer back then would have been "if they can travel from planet to planet I'm sure there is no way we could try to stop them"
Now, look at firearms and other tools of war that people possessed 100 years ago, and compare that today. Today, we could travel to Mars and have
traveled to the Moon. Is war technology superior to that of 100 years ago? Of course. Is it SO superior there is no possible way people from 100 years
ago could defend themselves from an attack of modern day soldiers? No. Obviously the odds would be heavily on the side of the modern army, but if you
leave nukes out of the equation there is a possibility, depending on the circumstances, that 100 year old armies could have defeated modern day ones,
at least on the ground.
I look at that situation as being similar to Aliens being able to navigate from star to star throughout our galaxy. Maybe reaching earth is the
absolute height of their technology. It seems everyone thinks if they could reach us, they must have huge fleets of star ships like in Star Trek or
Star Wars. That may, or may not be the case. Perhaps they, with all of their best minds and unlimited funding could only get ONE ship to earth, and
that one ship wouldn't be loaded down with every single weapon their race possessed and millions upon millions of troops.
Say, for example, we found a very very primitive culture on Mars, and mars had all sorts of natural resources we wanted. Could we invade Mars with
hundreds of ships all carrying millions of troops, thousands of nukes, rail guns, high power lases, etc? No. Best we could probably hope to do in the
next few decades would be to get a few hundred well armed people there, and use other more subtle tactics to take over the planet.
Maybe aliens approaching Earth would do it in the same way. Now, if they do invade with millions of troops, thousands of ships, and technology beyond
anything we could imagine, THEN I would have to ask why they would need little old humans to use as slaves? One would think they could genetically
engineer or clone all the slave laborers they need, or use robots, etc.
Another thing, as other people have suggested in this thread, what type of slavery are we talking about? I'm sure some could describe the way most of
us live now as being slaves. We work our whole lives to make the elite rich, and at the end of our lives really have nothing to show for it. Sounds
like slavery to me.