Speaking up against our would be soviet overlords.
According to the remake of
Published on November 24, 2010 By taltamir In Politics

The day the earth stood still was a movie from 1951 where aliens set to kill off humanity because it is a dangerous and warlike race, who is stockpiling weapons of mass destruction (nuclear weapons) and has a "shoot first, dissect later" approach to alien life. It is plausible, and it ends with humanity proving itself as capable of peace and rising above its baser nature.

So how does the 2008 remake fare? well, its about the same, only instead of warlike destroyers we are now polluters... the aliens decide to execute all of humanity because we pollute, since "life bearing planets are rare and precious" and apparently AGW will destroy all life on the planet. But don't worry, humanity proves itself to the aliens as capable of using clean energy and is spared complete annihilation.

Beyond the ridiculousness of the premise, one has to wonder at the mental status (psychopathy) and intent of the authors as well as anyone who positively rated the movie. Obviously the good guys are the aliens, the humans must learn their lesson or die. But unlike with "natural disaster from AGW wipes off humanity" films (which are bad enough as is), this one actually has an alien race execute humanity for it. The notion that genocide is a perfectly acceptable means to halt AGW is a chilling view into the mindset of the AGW pundit.

Although, maybe the idea isn't as laughable as I would like it to be... what if we encounter an alien species with a liberal government in power?


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on Nov 24, 2010

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on Dec 03, 2010

"what if we encounter an alien species with a liberal government in power?"

Never happen. An alien species with a liberal government likely wouldn't have much of a space program.

on Dec 03, 2010

I refuse to watch the remake.  But I will say that Humbordt has an excellent point!

on Dec 04, 2010

Humbordt
"what if we encounter an alien species with a liberal government in power?"

Never happen. An alien species with a liberal government likely wouldn't have much of a space program.

They will never develop an advanced space program as a liberal government... but they could have a social transition which results in their government becoming liberal and inheriting a fleet of advanced space ships. Of course, they will end up dismantling it over time to funnel funds to welfare but for some time they would be a threat.

on Dec 04, 2010

They will never develop an advanced space program as a liberal government... but they could have a social transition which results in their government becoming liberal and inheriting a fleet of advanced space ships. Of course, they will end up dismantling it over time to funnel funds to welfare but for some time they would be a threat

True. In that scenerio, though, I would imagine they wouldn't kill us, because, as liberals, they would see our lives as way more important than their own because, to them, we would be animals.  But I guess the whole thing would all depend on how fast this hypothetical alien race took to convert their space program to their alien version of Muslim outreach.

on Jun 11, 2011

Taltamir, I think you are onto something, but well, see what you think. I do not think genocide will have a meaningful impact on AGW as the ones being murdered are not the ones with huge global footprints. I believe that genocide is being used for the industrialized nations to conserve resources for food, medical care and energy production for those they consider more deserving.

“The day the earth stood still” was and still is a classic movie for me anyway. The remake, well I watched it simply because I wanted to see what modern film making could do. You could measure the mood of the country in 1951 to figure motives out, but the truth is that both movies were tailored after a book written in October of 1940 by Harry Bates entitled "Farewell to the Master. I think the only things to be picked out in this kind of a movie are the prejudices of the times as the storyline came from the 30’s and 40’s. I do not feel like going that far back myself. This was a time for Sci-Fi and several movies came out that year. But many want to use the prejudices of our own times to somehow figure out their motives … same lame reasoning is almost always used whenever we venture back in time, go figure.

"When Worlds Collide" is a 1951 science fiction film based on a 1933 science fiction novel co-written by Philip Wylie and Edwin Balmer; they both also co-authored the sequel After Worlds Collide (1934).

“The Thing from Another World” is a 1951 science fiction film based on the 1938 novella "Who Goes There?" by John W. Campbell, Jr. (writing under the pseudonym of "Don A. Stuart").

Liberal aliens right like an actual sentient space going race could possible adopt our warped political ideologies is well, ludicrise but makes for conversation I guess.

on Jun 12, 2011

Taltamir, I think you are onto something, but well, see what you think. I do not think genocide will have a meaningful impact on AGW as the ones being murdered are not the ones with huge global footprints.

what?

 I believe that genocide is being used for the industrialized nations to conserve resources for food, medical care and energy production for those they consider more deserving.

That is the most insane thing I have heard in a long long time. It is one of the most widesweeping, broad, and baseless generalization I have ever seen.

From hitler to stalin to mao to rowanda genocide was never "industrialized nations trying to conserve resources for food, medical care and energy production"

Seriously, do you wear a tinfoil hat?

on Jun 12, 2011

I like to try and enjoy the movies I watch but I don’t allow politics or religion to decide for me. I just found that strange. Since this is your post, you decide if we should pretend I made some typos and forget it … or do you want to continue?

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