WARNING! – This article may mess with your head!
I’ve been walking to the Post Office to send items, (eBay if you care), quite a few times over recent weeks. I’ve found that these stretches of my legs has released my mind to come up with ideas for my blog. – Random Pants for example.
I just got back from this morning’s outing and decided I have to put this out there straight away. Now I love alien films. Predator, Alien, Mars Attacks, War of the Worlds, even Independence Day. The theme is the same – extraterrestrials hell bent on conquering or killing as many of us as possible.
Now here is a conundrum. Human beings are (mostly) considered to be the most intelligent species on the planet. It is this intelligence that has enabled us to create many wonderful things, from the wheel to sliced bread to a spaceship so that we can start exploring outside our atmosphere and send satellites to other planets. There is little doubt that we will one day be able to visit other solar systems.
BUT, what can be achieved without love? Not necessarily love of one person for another but love of science? Love of puzzle-solving? Love of achievement? Love of progress?
And if you require love to achieve these great advancements why would you then arbitrarily go out and slaughter the inhabitants of another world? Retribution? – For what? We haven’t left our own back-yard yet. And I have serious doubts that a primitive alien race would wake up one day and think –
Hey! I bet there’s some other world that we should go and kick the hell out of. Let’s invent the wheel!
The other argument is that we have some resource that they need or have run out of. Really? If they can visit one planet then surely they could visit and ransack uninhabited ones without having to go to the trouble of fighting us and possibly dying themselves?
They want to enslave us and make us work in their sex mines.
What? They can build spaceships and deathrays but not robots? Eh?
And what’s a sex mine?
Another argument could be that there are always a few bad eggs that DO have no other desire than to rule and punish/kill/be nasty to others but our own history has shown that this is a tactic that rarely succeeds and even if there were one alien ‘Hitler’ type then his own species would probably put him down before he got anywhere near the launchpad.
But they could ALL be bad eggs!
Self-defeating argument, someone that busy fighting themselves would never have the time and energy to build a spaceship and anyway –
Bad guys never win.
So there you have it. Aliens would definitely not attack us and it’s because of Post Offices…
And if they did, they wouldn’t win.