Aliens. Who isn’t wondering where they are? Or when they will get here? And some may wonder… how will the world react?
The COVID-19 global response is not only a template, but a model master plan, of how governments might prepare for an alien arrival. Let’s be clear – Liam H. Dooley is not proposing that the current COVID-19 pandemic is in any way connected to an impending alien arrival. But what I am proposing is that the global response to this most unfortunate pandemic is almost exactly how world governments might want to prepare and respond. I propose that the current COVID-19 global response is a near-perfect blueprint to prepare for an alien arrival.
An alien arrival would compel governments that never agree on anything – think Iran, USA, Russia, China, and France – to agree on one thing. That thing might look like what we have now: a set of historically restrictive national and global policies with no more sanctions over human rights, no complaints about foreign citizens being confined and/or quarantined in foreign countries, no objections to broad policing powers equivalent to martial law everywhere.
This blog entry will indicate how the COVID-19 Global Response is perfect to prepare for an alien arrival.
In the film Arrival, benevolent aliens arrive to teach us language (Paramount Films)
The Alien Warning
If aliens suddenly appear in our skies like in the film Skyline, or just beyond the moon, like in Independence Day, then there will be no time for a global response plan. But other films provide an indication of what governments might do with adequate warning. The classic film Close Encounters shows that the government will welcome benevolent extra-terrestrial visitors, but in order to maintain secrecy they will force people out of their homes near the arrival site and keep out the general public with the cover of a chemical toxic nerve gas spill – showing dead or anesthetized livestock as proof of the agent’s lethality.