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Aug 5, 2020 - 11:32:51 AM
31807 posts since 3/5/2008

From another World....

Would you..."you"..
Be automaticly..Racist towards that Being..?

Aug 5, 2020 - 11:43:36 AM

73273 posts since 5/9/2007

I think I'm less racist by having gotten out and seeing different parts of the world in the army and living in Providence RI for a couple of years.

If I had stayed on my boat all my life and never got away from home I don't think my outlook would have been this balanced.

If I met an alien I'd offer he,she or it some chowder and then ask for a ride in their ship and could I please fly it just a little.

Aug 5, 2020 - 11:52:11 AM
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202 posts since 10/4/2018

If he was here for vacation, it would be o.k., but if he came here to take our jobs, I don't think I'd like it too much. That said, I don't mind illegal aliens or undocumented workers at all. But I draw the line at people from other planets - unless they're really good looking or have some really nice presents, like a brand new ray gun, or a cool space ship, etc.

Edited by - Good Buddy on 08/05/2020 11:58:20

Aug 5, 2020 - 12:14:54 PM

ChunoTheDog

Canada

321 posts since 8/9/2019

You'd have to communicate with this being through the only universal language, mathematics.
At that point there's no way to communicate 'racism', a made-up subjective human feeling.

Futhermore,

A being from a civilization who has mastered interstellar space travel would inherently have to be way beyond the petty nonsense of us earthlings (racism, war, infighting, factionalism) in order to mobilize the immense capital/time/knowledge/industry needed to master and use said space travel.

Lastly, should we make contact with such a being, he/she/it would also be a true cosmopolitan, or 'citizen of the cosmos'. At that point, again, racism towards he/she/it makes zero sense as our insignificant little rock in space means nothing in the immense scheme of the cosmos nor do we, descendants of apes who still haven't unlocked half of the natural world's wonders (such as travelling at the speed of light). We would all be cosmic neighbors. And we all know picking fights with the neighbor is no way to live a peaceful life.

Aug 5, 2020 - 12:49:13 PM

Texasbanjo (Moderator)

USA

24814 posts since 8/3/2003

I would hope whether the being was alien, foreign, illegal, or whatever, that I would try to treat them with kindness and respect until and unless I found out they were here to cause problems.

Aug 5, 2020 - 2:15:19 PM

conniel

USA

741 posts since 5/1/2020

Before anything.... I’d have to ask him- ‘ is it better at your place than it is here?

Aug 5, 2020 - 2:27:47 PM

55376 posts since 12/14/2005

We have been hard-wired to feel more positive about beings which look MORE like us.

That is the core of tribalism and/or racism.

We are also hard-wired to feel "nicer" towards beings which look like BABIES, with a large eye-to-face ratio.
Babies, kittens, puppies, Keane paintings.

SPIDERS have MORE eyes, but they are SMALL eyes!

Aug 5, 2020 - 2:36:21 PM

73273 posts since 5/9/2007

I'd play 'em a tune and see if they wanted to jam.
Maybe we'd speak of rhythm and timing.

Aug 5, 2020 - 3:02:23 PM
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Owen

Canada

6082 posts since 6/5/2011

quote:
Originally posted by figmo59

[If ...you were to meet... a Being]....From another World....
Would you..."you"..
Be automaticly..Racist towards that Being..?


Tongue-in-cheek,  having "been there an' done that,"* I'd have to say, "no." 

* = when we worked on the fly-in reserves, it wasn't uncommon to hear the situations described as "it's a totally different world."

Aug 5, 2020 - 3:12:10 PM
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4019 posts since 10/18/2007

I would be very nice to them if they were here TO SERVE MAN (only people of a certain age will understand).

Aug 5, 2020 - 3:15:17 PM

3987 posts since 11/29/2005

Damn, Cornflake, took the words right outta my mouth!

Of course, I'd have to see the book in English translation first.

Edited by - banjo_brad on 08/05/2020 15:16:31

Aug 5, 2020 - 4:05:03 PM

3609 posts since 12/6/2009

"from another world"...ya mean like light years?.....eh...I wouldn't be thinking about Race...I'd be thinking about what I could learn...(if it didn't eat me first)

Aug 5, 2020 - 5:26:34 PM

3500 posts since 7/8/2010

Well, on my planet..

Aug 5, 2020 - 5:29:15 PM

figmo59

USA

31807 posts since 3/5/2008

Well...
They may be serving ..Man...
Overhere.....

Aug 5, 2020 - 10:06:41 PM
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5657 posts since 9/5/2006

i would tell him ,,, dude this place is a mess, if you know whats good for you,,, you might try venus instead . you got room for 2 ?

Aug 5, 2020 - 10:25:25 PM
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9551 posts since 8/22/2006

If it was meant for beings of the cosmos to interact the planets wouldn't be so far from one another. Just my opinion. Like Steven Hawkins said and I paraphrase. We better be careful of whom we are inviting to visit us it might not be in our best interest.

Aug 5, 2020 - 11:15:54 PM
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Brian T

Canada

16918 posts since 6/5/2008

Why would they like to visit with us?
We puke and fight amongst ourselves.

Since they have the technology to get here,
I can only imagine that they can and will take all the resources they need.
Good planet for mining water.

We can't communicate with any species other than a few primates.
Good luck.

Aug 6, 2020 - 2:11 AM
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4523 posts since 9/7/2009

I think they will be found at Walmart first, trying to mingle in without being noticed.  :) 

Aug 6, 2020 - 4:50:34 AM

5657 posts since 9/5/2006

quote:
Originally posted by BNJOMAKR

I think they will be found at Walmart first, trying to mingle in without being noticed.  :) 


well you  are correct,,,  you see the whole gamut of the human race there ,, and some that may not be human

Aug 6, 2020 - 5:29:17 AM
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1889 posts since 4/22/2018

It would all depend on their views on rectal probes to be honest

Aug 6, 2020 - 5:42:09 AM

5416 posts since 12/20/2005

I do not think any intergalactic travelers would come this far just to make new friends.

Aug 6, 2020 - 5:59:35 AM

figmo59

USA

31807 posts since 3/5/2008

quote:
Originally posted by Brian T

Why would they like to visit with us?
We puke and fight amongst ourselves.

Since they have the technology to get here,
I can only imagine that they can and will take all the resources they need.
Good planet for mining water.

We can't communicate with any species other than a few primates.
Good luck.


Ya Nevah heard of the.."Prime Directive..?) 'Eh......? ;0)

Aug 6, 2020 - 6:56:58 AM

banjoy

USA

9139 posts since 7/1/2006


Well, if properly prepared along with a nice Chardonnay I'm sure we'd get along just fine...

https://youtu.be/Ea1WxITsDwY

surprise

Edited by - banjoy on 08/06/2020 06:57:34

Aug 6, 2020 - 7:07:26 AM
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5317 posts since 9/16/2004

quote:
Originally posted by figmo59

From another World....

Would you..."you"..
Be automaticly..Racist towards that Being..?


I'm very planetist, so yes.

Aug 6, 2020 - 9:06:22 AM

202 posts since 10/4/2018

I bet humans taste like chicken.

Aug 6, 2020 - 9:15:18 AM

5317 posts since 9/16/2004

More confessions...

...call me an Earthist, I don't care. I do feel superior to Martians and those from the region of Alpha Centauri

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