“What are you doing for others?”
An Alien perspective, this can be interpreted in many ways. If someone has a view point that is different from the norm, then they can be alienated from the pack. So what if the difference is the fact that you are not the norm ? Indeed if you are not even from the same species?
Ufology has always been of interest to me, i suspect for most people of my generation. It was the generation that heard of tales from Roswell and previous encounters about Washington D.C being buzzed by space ships. Tales of a hollow earth and bases in underground caves in the North Pole. The introduction of Alien beings into mainstream society has been a constant trickle, people think nothing of seeing Alien images on cereal packages or TV adverts, let alone those great Hollywood blockbusters.
It’s fair to say that humanity has been conditioned to at least accept the principle of Alien beings.
People like myself actually hope to live a life where confirmation is achieved, either by disclosure or actual witness.
This fact is the reason why I took interest in NASA and Astrophysics in general, with so many planets and moons capable of supporting life in this Galaxy alone. Such as Saturn’s moon Titan, or Jupiter's moon Europa and, of course our most recent findings on Mars.
Is it not inconceivable then that life in our own back garden is possible? Maybe within the vast underground waters that lie below Titans Methane cloud atmosphere. In Cosmological terms it’s distance from Earth is not even a hairs width, it’s just humans have not figured out ways of travelling this distance in a lifetime, as yet. I suspect we will and further, “too boldly go”, as it’s been told.
So maybe the truth, is that we are the Alien? As Ridley Scott’s recent film Prometheus suggests, anyway that's the topic for another blog.
My focus for this one is simply this, why are the vast majority of images and films around an Alien presence portrayed using aggression and violence, the inevitable invasion and extermination of a species?
Is there something we are not being told? Or is it simply that keeping people in paranoia over such things breeds fear and, as we know fear is one of the main drivers for social control.
Alleged meetings between U.S. presidents and Alien beings, covert operations between the species, technology for secrecy, who really knows? Until one walks down the high street or beams you up then there is always room for a sceptic.
October 30, 1938 -
“The War of the Worlds” is an episode of the American radio drama anthology series. The Mercury Theatre on the Air. It was performed as a Halloween episode of the series on October 30, 1938, and aired over the Columbia Broadcasting System radio network. Directed and narrated by actor and future filmmaker Orson Welles, the episode was an adaptation of H. G. Wells's novel The War of the Worlds (1898).
Many believe that this broadcast was to gauge if humanity was ready for some home truths! We clearly were not.
One thing I am sure about is that if any such alien visitors do journey here they will have to think twice about meeting us, the Human Alien. Just take a look around, if this is how we treat our own species globally, how would we treat another? Maybe it’s what we need, a kick up the behind, awake up call. Seems logical to me, welcome Aliens, welcome all!
Constant depiction of savage Alien creatures, out to get the Earth and destroy mankind, Really? Do we think they wouldn’t have done this many times over, then again maybe they have?
Ronald Reagan’s famous speech.
Jimmy Carter’s famous observation.