Why don’t they just land on the White House lawn and introduce themselves?
Why don’t they let someone get a real picture/video instead of those grainy, jumpy images?
I’ve already shared my thoughts on whether or not life exists out there in our galaxy, or even our own solar system.
To discuss what might be going on in the head of an intelligent alien being, what might motivate them is something science fiction writers have been doing for decades. What we are finding as our knowledge base expands is that, more and more often than not, science fiction is becoming science fact. Want an example? Just take out your cell phone. It’s a communicator and minicomputer you can carry in your purse or pocket. Before my smart phone, my celly had to be the clamshell kind. Why? Because flipping that little gizmo open was my own personal Star Trek moment, each and every time.
Today, Hub and I were catching up on episodes of The Clone Wars animated series. In Season 5, Anakin and Obi Wan, with Anakin’s padawan Ahsoka travel to Onderon to aid rebels who are fighting the Separatist controlled government of the system. The Jedi must keep their assistance hidden from the Separatists so as not to draw the attention of Count Dooku and thus escalate the fighting. The Jedi are there strictly to train the rebels and stay in the background, not to fight the rebel’s battles for them.
Why don’t the Jedi simply step up and clean out the Separatists on Onderon? Anakin, Obi Wan and Ahsoka could have easily wiped up the mess on their own. Two reasons, first they don’t want the Separatists to know the Jedi council is involved. But also, the Jedi know the Onderon people must fight their own battles, and win their system back for themselves. They are willing to provide support and education, but not publicly.
So I have to ask the what if question. What if the reason aliens don’t land and introduce themselves is that they don’t want to have their presence publicly acknowledged? What do you think? Could the reasons be benevolent, like the Jedi? Or, conversely, what if it’s like the movie They Live?
What do you think? Or perhaps the biggest question is, why would they bother to come here at all?
I love hearing from you! Please share your thoughts!