posted on Apr, 8 2012 @ 06:26 PM
This has been bouncing around in my head after several seemingly unrelated incidents over the past few weeks. It's still in its infancy as a theory
but I want to post it in the hopes of hearing what you right honorable gentlepeople think...
It started with a book I was reading, "The Big Switch," by H. Turtledove. I normally enjoy his alt history books but I could barely get through this
work. Once I did finish it, I wished I could get all that wasted time back. To say it blows is understatement at best. It's basically a vehicle to
start what seems to be another trilogy or so of his books. Not always a bad thing, but in this case, this first installment ( if that's what it is;
and if it isn't, that's even worse) just leaves the reader with nothing save some very basic and over-used character development.
Anyway, one of the historical points in this book is how the Soviet Union ( and Russia before them) used the effective tactic of trading land for time
to build up a resistance, stretch out the enemy's supply lines and spread the occupying forces thin. It works for them but takes a certain hardness
of heart and steel-like resolve of the rulers, the military and the civilian populace. I suppose when the alternative is to just get overwhelmed in
one pitched battle or two, it makes a callous sense. Read up on this if you're interested in more detail, but that's not the main point of this
post, it's just what started me thinking along certain lines.
As I was nearing the end of he book I was complaining to a buddy who served with me in the Army. Basically discussing what I wrote above. We got
sidetracked by the aforementioned Soviet/Russian tactic and debated it's merits in today's battlespace. The social lubricants of vodka for me and
some crazy expensive whiskey for him got us looking at the whole thing from different perspectives.
Notice where most of our wars and troop build-ups are currently. Mainly areas near-ish the equator which may or may not really mean anything but see
below for an idea. This, tied together with the Soviets' tactic got us thinking.
What if an alien species/life form is here to set up shop on Earth? Would a similar tactic to Uncke Joe Stalin's be effective? Could we use it to buy
time in the hopes that maybe we could mount a counteroffensive at some later date; perhaps using some of their own tech against them?
This talk also made me look at the African continent and Indian sub-continent in a new light. I mean it seems to me those areas have been purposefully
neglected and left back in the 1800s. Sure, some will say its racism or cultural or whatever, but come on, there's tons of money to be made there
(moreso than the minimum being taken out now; and mostly taken out in the mot inefficient manner possible) and when's the last time you saw some
mega-corp pass on trillions in profits? Even the start up costs would be made back fairly quickly.
Like I mentioned, racism could at least be a part in this, but in my experience, racism doesn't stand in the way of Joe CEO's quest for return on
investment, so I feel there is some other reason. Something more frightening. Something more tactically and strategically NECESSARY that outweighs any
thought of investing in these ares and dragging them into the 21st Century.
Now, the third but of coincidence. About three days ago, the buddy I mentioned earlier invited me to one of my favorite restaurants. We'd be meeting
another of our army buddies there. Neither of us had seen him in over a year and a half due to his still being in and having been deployed
"somewhere." It couldn't have been the usual places; we asked. He got uncomfortable so we let it go. We go way back together so we just figured
it'd come out eventually when he felt comfortable, if he ever did. No big deal, really.
We eat and I start complaining about that book again because buddy #2 and I had read and enjoyed together (he borrowed my copies and I still have yet
to get them back) Turtledove's Worlwar Saga, Colonization Trilogy and the stand alone "Homeward Bound," - the final book in that immense 8 volume
mega-story. He hadn't read the latest tortuous book yet and thanked me for the warning review. We did get on the topic of trading land for time made
most famous by the Soviets in their war with Hitler's Germany.
After dinner we just sat comfortably like we sometimes do. We know each other like brothers and there is something to that content silence people who
share a relationship like our's can enjoy. Small talk begins again and my recently-divorced mind turns to our old days together and buddy 1 and I
start checking out some easy on the eyes females.
I and buddy 1 are brought out of our sordid after dinner daydreams by buddy 2's comment about aliens. Yes. Aliens.
I ask in my intelligent way, "huh?" and he just says, "I knew you guys were thinkers - you being officers and all [chuckles all around], but man
you don't know how close you guys are."
That earned an equally smartsy, "Wha?" from buddy 1. Buddy 2 then basically went on to explain - nothing specific, all vague and hypothetical you
know - how we ( Earth, U.S., NWO, Masons, or who knows, maybe the girl scouts - he didn't say) are going to end up doing the same thing when the
aliens move in for good. He claims areas have been set aside and that this has been going on for a long long time (hence, Africa, I suppose). He said
some areas were chosen due to the climate being more agreeable to our "guests," some areas just because we would rather them have that than some
other place we want, some areas for security reasons; better to watch and/or contain them I guess and some areas set aside as some kind of "free
cities," where human and alien could work together. He didn't name any specific areas - the Africa/sub-continent thing is just my guess - and I
kinda got the idea that at least some of it is still up in the air with some negotiations on-going. He made it seem some of these negotiations are
extremely long in process.
He also commented that his impression is that the human side is trying to get as much out of this arrangement as possible with an eye towards
eventually ending the aliens as a threat. Not outright offing them all, he seemed to think that would bring the wrath of god (well the aliens a least)
down on us if anything so blatant were undertaken. So he thinks it's more along the lines of giving them a place the live (maybe an embassy or
cultural exchange type arrangement) in return for "stuff," he wouldn't even guess at. Who knows, maybe anything from medical cures to star drive
tech or something we cannot even imagine - or absolutely nothing apart from letting us live out our lives on our birth planet. I just hope we are not
giving hem land to set up ranches to farm their new favorite livestock and gastronomical delight....
The last thing he mentioned while he and I were waiting for the valet to bring our cars out front (buddy 1 had already got his and left) is that he is
afraid. Really afraid. But... Not of the aliens per se. He's frightened that our side is going to do something stupid or push for too much or feel
like they can threaten their way into getting some concession or other from the aliens just to find out too late that we pissed them off once too
often. He believes there is some ethical code or something similar that these beings operate under. He isn't confident many from our side grasp
What do you think? I'll answer an ? If I can.