I spend some time researching the idea of non-human life and I am confused but not worried. I paraphrase a quote from my recent binge watching of “Mr. Robot” when the lead character and he love interest reminisce about their wishing game. They said “no matter what happens, we’ll be okay.”
There is plenty of evidence to suggest that non-human life exists but many people take this further. This includes trans-dimensional beings, angels, humanoids, and other beings that dwell amongst us, beneath us, and above us.
These are some possibilities that an increasing number of people are considering:
- The governments of the world have long suppressed their contact
- Aliens are fighting with each other over the future of humanity
- The governments are hoaxing us and pretending there is a conspiracy
- All of reality is a simulation created for our benefit, spiritually
The thing we need to understand is that
- People tend to believe in authority and don’t exercise independent thought
- Our ability to perceive outside of our current three dimensional measurable space is limited.
- Doctrinal non-interference on the part of non-humans and the fear and coercion among those with some compartmentalized information would mean that attempts at secrecy would be easy to enforce
So what would it matter if there was disclosure of aliens, human-alien partnership, or total confabulation?
It wouldn’t really change much. To quote the Zen masters:
“Before enlightenment, chop wood, carry water. After enlightenment, chop wood, carry water.”
Whether or not there are aliens or not, we still have to work at keeping our lives in order. Since powerful aliens could destroy us, they obviously don’t want that. If they don’t want that, then perhaps the benefit is harnessing the energy of our free will towards “good and evil” is of some benefit to us and them.
Instead of thinking that aliens would want to kill us, enslave us, or, trick us, perhaps we are just engineered to learn and grow until the day when we are suitable to be integrated into community of sentient beings either as individuals or as a species.
For those that research the idea of a government cover-ups, the argument has always been that alien disclosure would cause people to lose their religiosity, confidence, and general sanity. I’m not sure that was ever true but for the last 100 years, entertainment has shown us many versions of alien life forms interacting with humans.
Do I believe in aliens? I really don’t know but the shenanigans in Antarctica and some of the crop circles make you wonder. If humans were just going to worship aliens like gods, then we would not be better off. But if we were to accept that we have uniqueness, agency, and allies, then perhaps we can confidently build a human condition that affirms our worthiness of not being ruled as chattel but instead protectors of liberty and truth.