To: ET from: R.W. Sanders

To: ET from: R.W. Sanders
To: ET from: R.W. Sanders
  • To Whom or What it may concern:

[dropcap]B[/dropcap]illions of us believe you exist. Millions of us believe you are visiting Earth. Many, many of those have seen you. Many have even been inside your crafts. Don’t you think it is time to drop the facade?

We don’t blame our governments for trying to keep your presence a secret. We believe they have simply taken a prudent action in the face of your undoubted ability to intimidate even our nuclear weapons. How else could they react? But what we simply do not understand, in the face of all this eye witness testimony, is why you are so reluctant to show yourselves? Are you afraid of us?


Why be afraid when we are vulnerable in so many ways? You could destroy us quite easily, I presume. Perhaps you could use some kind of death star to just disintegrate the planet? It does seem a wasteful effort, though. Why not just unleash some kind of plague which would wipe out the people, but leave a serviceable planet for your future use? Of course, you may wish to keep a small population of humans for slave labor, or even possibly food. But good advice would be to only keep those of rather low intelligence. Humans have a way of adapting to almost anything, and it seems our brains will function in almost any way necessary. So this population will be high maintenance and probably not cost effective. They will tend to learn and evolve requiring constant upkeep.

And of course, there is the human spirit which seems undefeatable. We just keep turning up like a bad penny. We’ve almost been wiped out numerous times by numerous disasters. The Black Plague, Spanish Fever, World Wars, nuclear weapons, nuclear plant disasters, you name it, really. We are very good at destroying ourselves, but just as the yin and yang requires, we are also very good at bouncing back. In fact, we are not alone in this ability, as life forms in general seem very good at these same skills. And that leads us to a better solution.


Wouldn’t it be nice if we could just all get along? How many times have you heard that old adage? Well, it just doesn’t happen. We fight constantly, we irritate each other in numerous ways, and one needs only look at out divorce rate to see we are extremely difficult. So it is understandable if you wonder why we would think we could live with you, when we cannot even live with ourselves. But, you cannot deny one very important thing. We are interesting! What would life be without conflict? Again, yin and yang says opposites must exist. If we want to experience ecstasy, we must get depressedinorder to appreciate the happiness fully.