Written by Wes Annac, the Aquarius Paradigm
When really thinking about it, the stereotype that depicts off-world beings as ravenous insect-people or monsters with the destruction of humanity in mind seems a little silly.
I know that we haven’t “officially” discovered Life on other planets yet (wink wink) and I’m well aware of the media’s considerable role in painting our perception of extraterrestrials, but how have we become so complacent with accepting that image?
I guess it comes down to the fact that most people still don’t question things like Life on other planets or the strangely unfavorable light it’s presented in. The stereotypical image we’re given of an extraterrestrial is either a “little grey” or a monstrous being, and if you think about it, those aren’t very flattering portrayals.
The prevailing factor in these depictions is usually always that they seek to invade the Earth and destroy our favorite cities in graphic ways that make movie buffs proud of the progress we’ve made in the last three decades in creating destructive sequences. Even Marvin the Martian always wanted to destroy the Earth.
I once read an article about the large number of alien invasion films that were being released at the time, and it spelled out the fact that “evil alien invaders” are among the only enemies you can all-out attack in a film without coming across as politically incorrect.
That alone displays a rather concerning trend in our perception of and attitude toward extraterrestrials. With this frame of mind, off-world beings are put into the same conceptual category as the Nazis or another oppressive regime from the past or present that people are okay with hating.
Without “officially” knowing anything about actual beings from other planets in this vast universe, we’ve fallen into the trap of letting ourselves think something outside of our perception can only be malevolent and bent on destroying our comfy existence.
Meanwhile, forces have been ravaging our planet, making the poor poorer and robbing the middle class while most people accept the limited version of reality that’s placed in front of them.
It’s ironic that such complacency-driven hatred and fear of potential benevolent cosmic visitors exists while real malevolence exists here, right now, and has been working away behind the scenes to do just what those awful ol’ aliens do in every movie.
Luckily, the rising planetary consciousness has all but crippled this self-serving, on-world force of darkness, and now that it’s on its last legs, we can look at ourselves and our tendencies and see if they really serve our society as opposed to holding us back.
In my opinion, one of these unspoken social tendencies is to hate or fear anything we don’t understand.
What would we do if we were greeted with news tomorrow that what we’ve thought of as extraterrestrials were real and were people, like you and I, who utilized the same free energy drifting around our planet to fuel technology that got them here from their planet?
How many people would panic or fall into disarray because of how far outside of our established paradigm that’d be? Without trying to express judgment, I could see some people declare all-out war on the “aliens” if, say, Fox News presented our official first contact with extraterrestrials in a certain light.
Especially in this transformative time, a lot of people feel edgy already and even a simple paradigm shift could go in a bad direction if proper care isn’t taken.
For this and plenty of other reasons, I think we need to take a serious, discerning look at why our perception of off-world beings is of evil alien invaders or why so many of us haven’t even considered what seems like a simple concept – that other humans exist on other planets like we exist on this one.
Not monsters or insect-people, but humans who’s DNA could be similar to ours. Is it that hard to believe?
Wes Annac – Interested in breaking traditional stereotype and thinking freely.