“I’ve often wondered, what if all of us in the world discovered that we were threatened by a greater power from outer space from another planet — wouldn’t we all of a sudden find that we didn’t have any differences between us at all?”
I was flicking through a quotes site looking under “planet” to find a particular quote for the post that will follow this one when I found this from Ronald Reagan which I think explains well the mentality that causes a lot of problems.
What Reagan said here might well be true as far as it goes and in fact I hope it would be. Then again, aliens or not I wouldn’t want to be the same as Ronald Reagan. However, the strange thing is that why would we need to be threatened for all of that to happen? Maybe be we could discover another power who wanted to be friends and that could provide the same unifying effect.
It is because the people in control of our societies can only see the world in terms of domination that they assume everyone else in the universe would see it that way too.