Letter to the Editor: Humankind is overdue for an alien invasion

An interesting perspective on humanity from Frank Sterle Jr.

Dear Editor,

Observing via the news the seemingly intensifying religious and racial unrest around the world, I’m increasingly convinced that humankind is overdue for an Independence Day type alien invasion in which we, meaning all sub groups of the human race, will basically be forced to unite, attack and defeat the creepy invaders – the new, and hopefully last, Them — who are far from our humanoid type, let alone being a member of our Team Terran.

Unfortunately, though, it has to be asked: What will happen, says some five decades later, after all signs are long gone of the violent ET invasion we had victoriously overcome — when the politics of scale, to which we humans are so collectively prone, returns to the human-race fore?

Let’s not delude ourselves. From the local municipal, to the regional, provincial or state, the national, international, intercontinental — with perhaps the greatest ‘difference’ being that between our religions and races – we, as a whole, can be relied upon to inevitably find reasons to differ and conflict.

Sincerely,

Frank Sterle Jr

White Rock

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