Why ARE aliens always invading Earth?
Alien invaders seem to be invading the planet Earth every summer. (Why they don’t attack during winter when we are all huddling inside has NEVER been addressed). Why? Apparently, we seem to have plenty of natural resources here in this little ol’ solar system on the outskirts of the galaxy. Hey, alien assh*les! These are OUR resources! Get your own. Oh, wait…
Although, if aliens are coming to our planet seeking OUR natural resources rather than visiting the suspected 500 million(!) other planets in the so-called “habitable zones” of other stars in the Milky Way, then the rest of the Milky Way is in deep trouble. And, if the aliens don’t get here soon, there might not be anything for them to plunder. Can you imagine how they are going to feel when they get to Earth and it’s closed? Imagine Clark Griswold and Wally World…
Do we even have a chance against alien invasions?
If aliens arrive at our doorstep, they will have demonstrated advanced technology way beyond our current (and near future) capabilities. Interstellar travel, interstellar navigation, advanced engineering, blatant disregard for budgets and spending (although with the Alpha Centaurian dollar valued so high against the Tau Ceti-ian IV bhat, space ships ARE currently really cheap to build), advanced propulsion, radiation shielding, communications (although apparently some less advanced aliens need our satellites to communicate AROUND a planet like in “Independence Day” – what a bunch of rubes), all of which are things that are way beyond our current technology. And budget – but that’s another matter. So, if we find ourselves with an imminent alien invasion, how would we know and how do we repel it? Following these steps might ensure our planet’s safety:
1. Early detection of an alien invasion is key!
There are many ways to detect an alien invasion, the farther out the better. The James Webb Space Telescope, the replacement to the Hubble Telescope will be a better way for scientists to peer through, into and beyond that pesky space dust that can be hiding an alien invasion force. Sure, we are using it for science’s sake, but shouldn’t it be spending part of its time looking for lurking Klingons near Uranus? (I couldn’t resist!!) With Hubble pointed in one direction and JWST pointed in the other, we have a pretty good set of eyes on the neighborhood. And with Dr. Arroway on the case at SETI in New Mexico, we have pretty good ears out there as well.
If the aliens DO make it to Earth without us knowing about it, it is of utmost importance to learn how to detect any that are skulking about. Depending on who you ask, there are between 12 and 57 alien races that have visited planet Earth and even a treaty has been signed. Like a good game of poker, it’s important to learn alien “tells.” Acting emotionless or conforming or seeing people for the aliens they really when wearing your favorite Ray-Bans, are some popular “tells” that the advanced scout team is already here! At this point, it’s a good bet that soon you’re going to be overrun with aliens, and it’s time that you get prepared.
2. Preparation, again
As with a Zombie Apocalypse, which we discussed earlier this week, preparation is key to defending the planet from the grubby alien hands of E.T.’s covetous little cousins. Here, the Earth seems to have a bit of an advantage. Apparently, even though the vast majority of alien races in the galaxy are technologically advanced, they have turned a deaf ear to Earth’s broadcasts. Aliens have little or no regard for human movie culture. Hell, I don’t if “Battleship,” and “John Carter” are any indication. But, NOT watching broadcasts of “Independence Day,” and TNT’s “Falling Skies,” as well as a Friday Movie Marathon of “War of the Worlds, “Signs,” and “Battle: Los Angeles” leaves them wide open for counterattack. ONE viewing of “War of the Worlds” would send them scurrying to their sick bays to get inoculated against Earth’s little microbes. Any alien race that hasn’t visited the planet in 70 years is in for a very big surprise…
a. Move to the Big City… Or Don’t.
Aliens invasions are hard to pin down. Some aliens are sneaky little buggers that infect your loved ones and replace them. This is usually done in small towns in states like Kansas, where kids on dates still park in their cars on scenic overlooks, wearing letter-man jackets and dresses, as falling stars land nearby. Then there is the all-out “destroy all humans” invasion, consisting of a large-scale assault on population centers in a shock and awe campaign. Although, if you live in a big city with no tall buildings, you should be okay. Aliens with city-sized ships evidently need a ground antenna in which to fire their city-killing lasers. Either way, try to live near water. Although these alien invaders hate water and have travelled hundreds or thousands of light years to get here to take our resources, the survey team failed to tell any of their superiors that the planet is 70% water!
So, it appears that you are boned wherever you live. Personal preparation is now the key.
b. Stock up!
Provisions, people. You probably don’t need to run from aliens like you would zombies, so high energy foods are not necessary. But, you will need water and canned goods.
Guns, lots of guns! Big caliber guns! Automatic guns! And learn how to use them well. If the initial attack of a LOGICAL alien invasion is successful, the military will be wiped out and we’ll be relying on crazy, automatic weapon-toting anti-government nuts in Idaho, Western Montana and Easter Oregon and Washington. You really, really don’t want these guys in charge post invasion…
Watch reruns of “MacGyver” and “Burn Notice” to learn how to make bombs. These two TV shows are invaluable pools of knowledge.
Make a “uniform” complete with a helmet (no doubt explosions will throw you many feet in the air) with a full face mask (alien’s tend to infest via the mouth), and pockets for things you never know you will need – matches, toilet paper, bottle opener, screw drivers, etc. Especially cool if you find an old Stormtrooper’s outfit.
c. Build large-scale weapons – the cold, the flu and weapons that go “boom”
Sure, it SOUNDS like a bad idea. Proliferation can be a real downer. But, having these weapons at the ready can be a huge deterrent to any alien invaders. If that alien survey team from 70 years ago hasn’t been back, then they have no idea how good at creating weapons we have become as a species. It’s possible that if the survey team comes back for one last survey before they strike, we can march our weapons on display in space like a USSR May Day Parade! We have weapons that can burrow hundreds of feet into the ground then explode. Surely, we can create a weapon that can pierce the hull of an interstellar spaceship. Millions of people get sick with the flu every winter. Why not have them all sneeze into jars to stockpile and use as bio-weapon grenades? The possibilities of anti-alien weapons is are endless and untapped.
4. Fight back!
Now that you’ve followed the previous 5 steps, you are ready to repel any alien invasion. Start a “neighborhood watch.” No matter if they are smart aliens with a logical plan of attack and have been inoculated, or whether they are barreling toward Earth with no real-time updates about Earth culture, you’re ready for any contingency. Armed with your glass jars of flu, your armor piercing rounds of .50 cal ammunition, and several bottle of water to reload your squirt gun, you can now start an insurrection that will make these aliens regret coming to the “sticks” for resources.
Just remember to keep an eye out for the zombies as well.