3/11/2004 9:35:00 AM
I'm replying only to your first post.
First, I'm interested to see that you have been examining the problem and are not just knee-jerking. Most people just knee-jerk.
I'm going at your remarks basically last first.
What makes us so special that they would be here? They are very afraid of us. That is why they have monitored us continually for a long time and why they do very stupid things like intimate us as much as possible with what amounts to tortures and big displays of how advanced they are and how dangerous their tech is.
Now I wouldn't try to explain how I know they are afraid. That would be a whole new kettle of fish to do that, but I have my reasons for being extremely certain of that point.
Is it a lot of trouble for a starfaring race to get here? Nope, not in the least. They are already not living on planets but in ships to insure their race's survival. This idea that someone is going to hear our signals and at that point (and that point only) decide to visit us is just planet based naivete. It's thinking like a groundsider.
Domination? They have been dominating our thought for a long time, but it got stepped up the moment we got atomic power. And, since this actually is classified as a heavy gravity planet, the weaker into or exo-skeleton races don't want to try to stay down here at all.
Their superiority? They are just as crazy and as stupid as we are and that is pretty obvious viewing their antics. They just have good tech, most of which they didn't invent themselves, just inherited or stole it.
Land in New York? Well, they spend a lot ot time flying over DC to announce themselves. They have to figure that doing that and with us having pieces of their tech already, we would have to be really stupid not to get the point. And, I don't think it would concern them in the least that we have governments who don't release data to the public as that is playing along with thought dominance.
Who says that any government is getting paid anything by any aliens?
64 species? Well, I've heard that, but I rather doubt that number myself.