As has often been the case, science fiction may again foretell future possibilities, which eventually prove to become true, regardless of how “unbelievable” they may have seemed when envisioned. One question posed by science fiction is this: Why would an alien civilization treat human beings any differently than human beings have treated each other throughout our history?
In the dialogue from the 2008 version of the film, “THE DAY THE EARTH STOOD STILL” (Fox), the alien being named “Klaatu” discusses the intentions of the aliens toward the human race:
Klaatu: “This planet is dying. The human race is killing it.
Helen Benson: So you’ve come here to help us?
Klaatu: No, I didn’t.
Helen Benson: You said you came to save us.
Klaatu: I said I came to save the Earth.
Helen Benson: You came to save the Earth… from us. You came to save the Earth from us.
Klaatu: We can’t risk the survival of this planet for the sake of one species.
Helen Benson: What are you saying?
Klaatu: If the Earth dies, you die. If you die, the Earth survives. There are only a handful of planets in the cosmos that are capable of supporting complex life… ”
In the 1951 version of the film, an alien being comes to Earth with a big robot to destroy Mankind in order to prevent Mankind from destroying the Earth. Mankind is informed that Earth is not “the property” of the human race. It belongs to another race of extraterrestrial beings who monitor and safeguard it, just like any other landlord. The robot is programmed to carry our this total destruction of Mankind, unless it is given the verbal command, “Klaatu barada nikto” to deactivate it. The decision as to whether or not Mankind will be destroyed to save Earth depends on the willingness and ability of human beings to change their own behavior. If they demonstrate that they can stop destroying Earth, and each other, then a stay of execution can be ordered, i.e. “Klaatu barada nikto“.
Not unlike the hypothetical scenario in the movie, THE DAY THE EARTH STOOD STILL, the transcripts published in the book, “ALIEN INTERVIEW”, the alien being named “Airl” says something similar about the intentions of The Domain toward Earth:
“This civilization controls a vast number of galaxies, stars, planets, moons and asteroids throughout an area of space that is approximately one-fourth of the entire physical universe! The continuing mission of her organization is to “Secure, control and expand the territory and resources of The Domain”.
Airl pointed out that their own activities were very similar in many ways to the European explorers who “discovered” and “claimed” the New World for The Holy Father, The Pope [i] (Footnote) and for the kings of Spain, Portugal and later, Holland, England, France and so forth. Europe benefited from the property “acquired” from the native inhabitants. However, the native inhabitants were never consulted with or asked for their permission to become a part of the “domain” of European nations and the soldiers and priests they sent to acquire territory and wealth in order to advance their interests.”
Why would an alien civilization treat human beings any differently than human beings have treated each other throughout our history?
|[i] “… European explorers who “discovered” and “claimed” the New World for The Holy Father, The Pope…”“…On the death of Pope Innocent VIII (1484-1492), the three likely candidates for the Holy See were cardinals Borgia, Ascanio Sforza and Giuliano della Rovere. While there was never substantive proof of simony, the rumor was that Borgia, by his great wealth, succeeded in buying the largest number of votes, including that of Sforza, whom, popular rumor had it, he bribed with four mule-loads of silver. Pope Alexander VI (1 January 1431 – 18 August 1503), born Roderic Llançol, later Roderic de Borja y Borja (Italian: Borgia) was Pope from 1492 to 1503. He is the most controversial of the secular popes of the Renaissance, and his surname (Italianized as Borgia) became a byword for the debased standards of the papacy.Della Rovere was bankrolled to the cost of 200,000 gold ducats by the King of France, with another 100,000 supplied by the Republic of Genoa. Borgia was elected on 11 August 1492, assuming the name of Alexander VI. Giovanni di Lorenzo de’ Medici, later to become Pope Leo X, sharply criticized the election and warned of dire things to come:“Now we are in the power of a wolf, the most rapacious perhaps that this world has ever seen. And if we do not flee, he will inevitably devour us all.”|
— Reference: Wikipedia.org