There is a new series on the Discovery Channel called “Curiosity” that has different topics and is supposed to engage the curiosity and imagination of the viewer. One of the topics in this series has to do with alien invasion. The other day I watched the premiere episode entitled “Alien Invasion: Are We Ready?” Since I am a firm believer in intelligent life outside our planet I will watch just about anything that has to do with ET; and while I have my firm opinions about alien life and any possible agenda of theirs, I am still open to other possibilities. I did my best to watch the entire program but I became rather disturbed by the message it was sending. In my opinion, there were several areas of concern that I believe need to be discussed here.
I have already made it known several times on this blog that I believe in alien life outside of our planet. However, even though I have an unyielding belief in ETs it still doesn’t mean they exist. I don’t want to confuse the reader here, I am just admitting that my belief is merely speculation on my part and in no way is backed by scientific fact, at least that the public knows of. And unless I’ve been completely oblivious to the mainstream news there has never been any admission or announcement by any world government that we have found proof of life outside our planet. This is where my first unforeseen eye-opener with the new Discovery series comes into play.
While the main focus of this new show was that of alien invasion and what the affects would be on civilization I couldn’t help to notice one apparent oversight, at least the way I see it. You see, the entire program was dedicated to what would happen if or when aliens invaded planet earth. There was never any discussion regarding the actual existence of aliens, the show just starts off assuming ET does exist and what will be the consequences should they invade earth. Maybe I am just reading too much into this rather obvious admission, or should I say subtle exclusion. Perhaps the Discovery channel has foregone all science and just moved right into the entertainment side of things. It is possible the producers of this show just decided to make the assumption that all their viewers are already believers so why bother with the discussion of actual proof. It isn’t my intent to denounce the producers of this show for their failure to discuss the possibility of ET; after all, I am a believer myself. I guess you could say my enthusiasm has gotten the best of me and I am wondering if this program is another way the public is being conditioned to accept that alien life exists.
Assuming aliens do exist and have already arrived or could be on their way, why do so many shows and movies have to portray them as being hostile? Let me give you a brief synopsis of “Alien Invasion: Are We Ready?” The entire program basically consisted of several scientists giving their opinions on what would happen when aliens invade and the tone was entirely grim. There were several ideas on why there would be an invasion and how it would happen. The whole idea of the program appeared to be taken entirely from the movie “Independence Day” where aliens attempt to invade earth and kill off humans for our resources. At one point in the show the host, Michelle Rodriguez, actually used the phrase “kill us” when discussing how the aliens would dispose of humans. There was absolutely no discussion in the entire program that covered the idea that ET might be benevolent and not have hostile intentions. Point being, it was fear mongering at its best and showed no objectivity to the possibilities and outcomes of an ET visitation.
Some of you might be thinking, “Just relax Todd this is just a TV show and in no way proves or implies anything.” And while I mostly agree with this sentiment I can’t help to wonder why we are being conditioned to this notion that an alien visitation would be malevolent. If you don’t believe me consider all the movies that have portrayed ETs as evil compared to the movies that envision peaceful beings. Some of the more popular movies about aliens coming to earth in the last 10 years include Signs, War of The Worlds, The Invasion, Transformers, The Day The Earth Stood Still, The Fourth Kind, and The Battle of Los Angeles, just to name a few that I’ve seen. Most of the friendly ET movies are meant for children while the adult films seem to reflect an “us versus them” mentality.
Why do there never seem to be movies or television programs that discuss the possibility of friendly aliens and how they might come here to help us rather than destroy us? Are we being acclimated to the idea of hostile aliens for some unknown agenda by the world governments and controlling elite? Perhaps I am just being paranoid and have been visiting too many conspiracy sites lately. Maybe Hollywood produces these movies because the idea of an alien threat is what sells. Would a feel good movie about friendly ETs coming here to help us with a worldwide crisis bring in more money at the box office than a fear mongering, evil, alien invasion? It is doubtful. And while I can’t absolutely prove or disprove any of my theories I can only wonder about the big picture here. I guess until some concrete evidence can be presented we are left only with our conceptions of what is really going on. As for me, I think something is amiss with all the sinister conjecture of aliens in the media. What is with all the scare tactics featuring concepts of alien invasions? I would really love to hear back from my readers on this topic so if you have a thought or opinion please take the time to submit a comment.