WOULD ALIENS BE ANY SCARIER THAN OUR OWN MONSTERS?
Since the beginning of time, shamans, philosophers, science fiction writers, and even ex-President Ronnie Raygun, all understood that the only thing that could unite Humans, would be a universal threat from an extraterrestrial or supernatural being.
As we watch the Polar Ice Caps melting on the nightly news, it is quite apparent that even the prospect of our planet reverting to it's watery origins, will not be enough to unite Mankind.
In fact, this will only force powerful nations to conquer more territory in order to gain access to whatever resources will remain available.
Have you ever noticed in Sci-Fi movies how all of the countries put aside their petty squabbling in order to unite their efforts in destroying the Aliens or Killer Comet? Which they always do in the last 20 minutes HOORAY!!
So, don't be surprised if signs of a cosmic bogeyman are discovered one of these days..oh it will be subtle at first..
NASA satellites mysteriously explode after sending vague images of something out there.
Before we know it some guy with more degrees than a thermometer will be on a CNN breaking news special hinting that something unspeakably large is out there, we don't know what it is, but it's heading our way.
A few days later that something will have a catchy name (and it's own theme music on CNN) and then the tall foreheads will be speculating about whether it's intentions are peaceful or malicious.
The stock markets will start spinning out of control, church attendance will skyrocket, panic starts to set in. Politicians and Military staff at the Pentagon discover that they don't really have a contingency plan for an all out Alien invasion..other than the scorched Earth plan.
(Awesome hilarious 3D movie btw)
With the prospect of the Human Race being annihilated or becoming enslaved by Intergalactic Alien Insect Overlords, the one consolation will be, that the asshats who went out of their way to make this world such a miserable, f*cking, place will either die or become slaves like the rest of us.
Who would you help the Aliens eliminate first?