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Re: Get Real

From: John Rimmer <jrimmer@magonia.demon.co.uk>
Date: Tue, 5 Oct 1999 16:19:44 +0100
Fwd Date: Tue, 05 Oct 1999 13:30:22 -0400
Subject: Re: Get Real

 >Date: Mon, 04 Oct 1999 18:24:25 -0500
 >From: Amy Hebert <yelorose@swbell.net>
 >Subject: Re: Get Real
 >To: UFO UpDates - Toronto <updates@globalserve.net>

 >>From: Martin Murray <bubastis@warplink.com>
 >>To: "Errol Bruce-Knapp" <updates@globalserve.net>
 >>Subject: Re: Get Real
 >>Date: Fri, 1 Oct 1999 03:22:53 -0400

 >>My own take on this is that although the beings may perceive us
 >>in the same way that we perceive the animals of this world that
 >>we capture and test, sometimes for their own good, they are not
 >>that much above us, despite their extremely advanced technology.


 >>The more I learn the less these beings
 >>impress me, and I would certainly love to know what it is that
 >>they think gives them the right to do what they do.

 >My point exactly - what is it they think gives them the right to
 >do what they do?

Is this a peculiarly American thing, this emphasis on whether or
not aliens have the "right" to do this or that? Or the similar
concern that an individuals "rights" are being violated by
aliens. I've noticed it in a few posting on this list and
elsewhere, and it always seems to be Americans who raise the

Quite apart from the fact that any extraterrestrial aliens that
might be hanging around are probably not very bothered by the US
Constitution (for all we know their own Constitution might
specifically *give* them the right to abduct off-planet life
forms), it does suggest that many Americans have an incredibly
parochial view of the universe, of which they seem to consider
themselves the centre, and where their Constitution has the
status of universal Holy Writ.

The powers of the American Constitution do not run beyond the
borders of the USA, and even the UN Declaration of Human Rights
does not extend far beyond the surface of this planet.

If aliens are coming from another planet, they can do what the
hell they like to us, except in as much as we have the physical
power to stop them. To talk about a "right" not to be abducted
by aliens is as absurd as talking about a "right" not to be
killed in an earthquake or drowned by a tidal wave.

Scary thought. Makes you glad no aliens have ever landed here,
doesn't it!

John Rimmer
Magonia Magazine

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