The human race is an interesting one. I’d say many of us want peace yet somehow we end up in a war among one another instead of finding a middle ground all parties involved can agree upon. This morning I seen this meme on Facebook:
I started to ponder how we would explain why we kill aliens in films. Just think about it. Even if it is mere entertainment how do you justify the killing if “we come in peace.” Would you trust a world that’s actions don’t align with their words? Also, why are aliens typically depicted as vicious creatures? This is just me here but I think aliens could be peaceful. I believe that the entertainment industry wants us to have this xenophobia (an irrational fear or dislike of people from other countries *I extend to planets) for simply new and unfamiliar things. Think back to something or even someone you disliked and once you tried that thing or spoke to that someone you realized that it isn’t that bad.
So if aliens do exist and they came to earth, first would you kill them like in the films? Befriend them? If you befriend them how would you explain the movies Aliens, Independence day, Mars Attacks, The Day the Earth Stood Still, etc…?