High Strangeness: Alien Invasion! -- Part 2

Thursday, September 6, 2012

Alien Invasion! -- Part 2

In my last post I wrote about an alleged document from the National Security Agency, written in 1968, that described a six-step strategy by which the human race could survive an alien invasion. I make no claims as to the authenticity of this document -- I found it written up in a "bonus chapter" of a UFO book I got on my kindle, and I present it here exactly as I found it, completely devoid of detail, explanation or context. Do with it what you will.

Step #2: Complete national solidarity in all positions taken in dealing with the other culture.

I have read this and re-read it, and I really have no idea what it means. The "other culture" referred to here is obviously the aliens, but this doesn't make them sound very scary at all. It sounds as though we've been invaded by Canadians.

But let's start at the beginning of Step #2. I'm all for complete national solidarity, but I wouldn't have thought that there would be much of a nation left after the aliens took over. What I imagine is a rag-tag team of ordinary folks from all walks of life and most ethnic backgrounds forced to set aside their differences to do battle with the enemy... er, the other culture. There would be lots of petty squabbling amongst the survivors to determine who gives the orders around here, and somebody might have to get killed along the way, but sometimes humans have to die so that the human race can survive, and eventually, there would be solidarity. Uneasy solidarity, no doubt, but it would be enough.

These guys are as rag-tag as you can get. Who do you suppose gives the orders around here?
And from that solidarity would come positions. Positions taken in dealing with the others. This is the easy part, I think. "We hate those aliens" would be a pretty basic position towards the invaders that I think the entire "nation" could get behind. "We will deal with those aliens in a very negative way" would also, I think, get pretty unanimous support.

So, all in all, Step 2, although strangely worded, seems to have some value for the human survivors. But it concerns me that I'm two steps into a six-step survival guide and I still haven't seen anything about food, or water, or weapons. How worried should I be...?

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