What Will Aliens Really Want From Us?

19 08 2011

Well, damn! 😀

[I]t’s really remarkable, in fact, how often the aliens in science fiction just happen to be preoccupied with the exact same political issues that obsessed intellectuals of the era when the fiction was written. And yet it’s still somehow breathtaking. They don’t even notice that they’re not noticing all their embedded assumptions.

For example, the scientists do not even consider the possibility that the recent decline in church attendance among the citizens of the world’s most powerful nations could be a signal to advanced, god-fearing aliens that we are a decadent and irreligious species who should be wiped out.

Reminded me of other science fiction snooking like:

Science Fiction — and Anti-Science Fiction

Invasion of the Body Snatchers Is True Story

“We Prefer Your Extinction to the Loss of Our Job”

calvin hobbes we prefer your extinction to our job loss

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16 responses

20 08 2011
bpbproadrunner

Oh the Irony!

Ha! If Aliens become convinced that we are evil then it will be watching us wipe out most of the other species of the planet for the sake of vanity and hubris. Or perhaps watching us spy on each other, torture each other, etc., [any] god has nothing to do with whether or not we as human beings are evil. That is an issue that is completely based on our personal choices as to how we treat each other and how we care for our own habitat. And even then, is it truly evil? Or just selfish and stupid?

Normally I would say, nothing could be healthier than trying to reflect on our behavior from another perspective, but first-some of our population has to take their crazy goggles off.

20 08 2011
bpbproadrunner

I was thinking of this scene from the Fifth Element.

What is the point of protecting life, when We see what you Do with it?

Of course they may keep us alive for pure entertainment purposes:

23 08 2011
bpbproadrunner

I know there has been some tectonic ugliness on the E. Coast and there is the possibility of a hurricane to boot. Hope you all are getting prepared, but that everyone and everything is otherwise okay

23 08 2011
Nance Confer

How are these events related to the impending alien invasion, though??

23 08 2011
JJ

Obviously this is the pre-invasion disruption of our planetary stability, communications, transportation etc.

23 08 2011
JJ

They’ve got an evil genius weather machine!

23 08 2011
bpbproadrunner

HA! The comment section was pretty quiet the last couple days, and I thought, I am not powerful enough to kill that many threads at once, so something else must be going on.

Just checking. As for evil weather machines, haven’t you heard about the HARP conspiracy theory? It’s not from outerspace, but still a doozey.

23 08 2011
Nance Confer

Dare we ask . . .

23 08 2011
JJ

Scott Somerville’s son wrote a Rick Perry song parody to the theme from a cartoon called Phineas and Ferb, do y’all know it? I didn’t; it’s too new for us (we know the older ones.)

Anyway, I looked it up and the hero is a hat-wearing platypus: “He’s a semi-aquatic egg-laying mammal of action.” The Evil Genius sounded as if he’d have a weather machine . . .

23 08 2011
bpbproadrunner

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Project_HARP

A lot of conspiracy theories floating around about this from weather control, mind control, to the ability to cause earthquakes.

25 08 2011
JJ

One thing these aliens won’t want, I guess, is our diamond mines. 😉

26 08 2011
bpbproadrunner

If they do want our Diamond Mines, do we get to throw Pat Robertson into the deal as a concession on their part?

26 08 2011
JJ

Doubt we could persuade them he’s a diamond, even in the rough . . .

26 08 2011
Nance Confer

Don’t you just giggle at his latest — that the mild earthquake was because god was just a little angry? One of those things I think to check for snark tags.

I guess we can judge god’s mood by how hard hurricane Irene hits. What if it slams into bible-rich NC and barely touches sinful NY? Is god confused?

26 08 2011
bpbproadrunner

Nope, it just means that all the name it and claim it folks haven’t sent in enough love gifts to cover them diamond mines in war torn Africa. And [and I cannot stress this enough] it stands as a warning for all the sinners in NY–“This could be you! REPENT!”

Isn’t amazing how Gods and Saints, and Angels are treated like wooden dummies in a Ventriloquism show?

Just shove your hand up there, and clack the jaw and make them say whatever you want them to….
Easy as 1-2-3!

26 08 2011
JJ

If a candidate for president said he believed that space aliens dwell among us, would that affect your willingness to vote for him?
. . . I would certainly want to ask a few questions. Like, where does he get his information? Does he talk to the aliens? Do they have an economic plan?

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