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The Aliens have decided – We are not Worthy

Alien #1: Are you prepared today with your recommendation on the humans?

Alien #2: I am.

Alien #1: Then this evaluation hearing shall come to order. Please proceed.

Alien #2: Thank you. As you know I have always been an advocate of humans as a species, because of their cognitive ability. When tasked with evaluating them it was my hope that I would find them to be worthy of admission into the Collective of Advanced Planets,  However as I studied them I was dismayed that they have not even identified themselves as one species.

Alien #1: What do you mean?

Alien #2: When faced with their differences they do not draw strength from each other, learn from each other, grow.  Unfortunately, that is not the case. Rather they choose to make it us versus them. Drawing lines along lines of race, ethnicity, gender, language group, religion, age, socioeconomic status, and so on. That combined with their thirst for power and money has led at best to turn their back on and subjugate the weak or at worst kill each other. Undoubtedly this has stunted their development as a species.

Alien #1: Yet they still do not change. Why?

Alien #2: Well I have theorized that the human mind despite all its unique and special characteristics is lazy.

Alien #1 Lazy?

Alien #2: Yes lazy. The human mind prefers to be comfortable. It is more comfortable accepting that which is familiar than that which is different. Even when they come to the realization that their actions are morally wrong and counterproductive; they choose the comfort of turning a blind eye rather than the discomfort of confronting it.  Their nature is to live in the moment at the expense of their future good. One can see that in how they treat their own planet. Coupled that with their creation of and need for a socioeconomic system in which each group strives to climb over the other. I can only surmise that over the course of their history there has been a loss of a great many minds that if not extinguished would have flourished and led to the growth of their species. Regrettably, it is this lack of self-awareness that humans despite many tremendous qualities has proven they are not ready to join us.

Alien #1: Thank you we will enter your recommendation into the record and the human’s admission to the Collective of Advanced Planets has been denied.

Alien Takeover

Did you really believe that the Earth is yours to do as you want with it?

Do you really believe that we cannot claim it?

Why?

Because you are already here?

Does not your own history show otherwise? What would you call colonialism? Is it not a foreign government or people seeking to expand into and assert their control over other people or territories? Have not your colonizers imposed their religion, economics, and medical practices on the indigenous people of those territories?

Have you not expanded into areas where different animal species have thrived for years and hunted them into extinction in some cases for no other reason than sport? Is it not true that feel you are justified in doing so because you thought of yourself as possessing the superior intellect?

I would think that when compared to your own history you would appreciate the Association of Developed Planets takeover of your world.  It is after all in your best interest.  You have chosen to ignore the multiple warnings from your planet that you are doing irreversible damage to it and you do so with little or no regard. You have chosen to overhunt what you deem to be lesser species rather than looking to create an equilibrium with them. As result you have destroyed multiple ecosystems.

Our takeover will bring a halt to these and many of your destructive practices. We are in fact saving you. Make no mistake we do this not from some feelings of love but because we think the Earth is a beautiful planet blessed with a plethora of natural resources that we can exploit and because there are those among of us that believe despite your flaws you are an intriguing species.

The Lessons of Star Trek

I originally posted this two years ago but considering where the Trump administration has taken this country it was worth a repost.

America today seems to be more divided than ever. Hate for anything that is different from you is at an all-time high.  The current administration stokes this fire with a message of division. The exact opposite of what has made this country great, the contributions of so many from so many different races and cultures It is done so they can enrich themselves and maintain their power.  They are skilled at tapping into your inner prejudices and making you believe they are on your side, but the truth is the only side they are on is their own.  As always, this situation can best be summed up from the lessons Star Trek continues to teach us.

1. Why the current president strategy of division among people so he may maintain his power is flawed.

The prejudices people feel about each other disappear when they get to know each other.
– Captain Kirk

2. How unity and not division is stronger for all of us

I am pleased to see that we have differences.
May we together become greater than the sum of both of us.
-Surak of Vulcan

3. Why our current President view of himself is flawed

Believing oneself to be perfect is often the sign of a delusional mind.
-Data, to Borg Queen

4. The strategy of our current President believes in maintaining power

Evil does seek to maintain power by suppressing the truth, or by misleading the innocent.
-Spock and McCoy

5. How many of the innocent who voted for our current feel today

After a time, you may find that “having” is not so pleasing a thing, after all, as “wanting.” It is not logical, but it is often true.
-Spock

6. Why the thinking of many who defend the current president simply because he has an (R) after his name or are afraid of losing votes from his base is wrong

You cannot explain away a wantonly immoral act because you think it is connected to some higher purpose.
– Captain Picard

7. What the president walk-back of his statements in Russia showed us about him

It would seem that evil retreats when forcibly confronted
-Yarnek of Excalbia,

8. Why we must act as a people not as republicans or democrats

Without followers, evil cannot spread.
-Spock

9. Why we must act now both republicans, democrats, and independents

Act, and you shall have dinner; wait, and you shall be dinner.
-Gowron, Klingon proverb