Liberal Canuck: Bush Is Plotting Intergallactic War!

It would be funny, it it weren't true. Because it is, it makes it so, so very sad.
On September 25, 2005, in a startling speech at the University of Toronto that caught the attention of mainstream newspapers and magazines, Paul Hellyer, Canada’s Defence Minister from 1963-67 under Nobel Peace Prize Laureate Prime Minister Lester Pearson, publicly stated: "UFOs, are as real as the airplanes that fly over your head."

Mr. Hellyer went on to say, "I'm so concerned about what the consequences might be of starting an intergalactic war, that I just think I had to say something."
Hellyer warned, "The United States military are preparing weapons which could be used against the aliens, and they could get us into an intergalactic war without us ever having any warning. He stated, "The Bush administration has finally agreed to let the military build a forward base on the moon, which will put them in a better position to keep track of the goings and comings of the visitors from space, and to shoot at them, if they so decide." (link)(Via)(Emphasis Added)

Let's put aside the whole "UFO's are real" thing for a second. Let's put aside that this guy seems just plain loony. Let's put aside my immediate bias against him because he's a Liberal. Let's also put aside my deep embarrasement that this guy is a Canuck.

All of that aside there is something that deeply disturbs me about this press release: these guys seem to be siding with the Aliens.
By “ETs,” Mr. Hellyer and these organizations mean ethical, advanced extraterrestrial civilizations that may now be visiting Earth.

Ok. Let's assume these guys are right. These aliens are secretly coming to earth. They have been for years. They've been abducting people. All of this done with no one knowing about it...

How do they know for sure that these guys are peaceful and ethical? We're the Indians, they're the Europeans. I'm sorry, but ethically speaking, I'm thinking that an advanced good natured race would leave us alone and let us be. That way they don't take the risk that they could do what the Europeans did to the Indians.

Infact, I would take it as a sign of bad things if an alien species were abducting people in secret and sporadically popping in randomn areas... I would call that a prelude to invasion. If they were really advanced, they would recognize how uncivilized we are, and would give us time to mature.

Why do we always assume that the Aliens are good natured? Why do we always assume that a more advanced race, technologically, would neccessarily be a more ethical race?

Just look at how much more advanced we are as a race right now... With all this new technology, we feel it completely ethical to tamper with life in cloning and abortion. And to top it all off, we have a revival of eugenics happening in the guise of Euthenasia. A more advanced race is a more Ethical race? I don't think so.

Moonbattery says it better than I ever could.

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