There’s a new documentary on Vimeo about space aliens landing in Brazil. Talk about getting a new perspective on life.
Let’s put aside the propaganda vs. truth angle. You can enjoy that type of analysis in Friday’s article. For the sake of argument, let’s pretend it really happened.
Everything is Different
I wonder what the “everything is different” is for acknowledging that space aliens have visited Earth?
September 11th, 2001
Remember September 12th, 2001? Old ideas - and values - were tossed away with a simple “everything is different.” When a writer for Slate criticized then-President Bush for his handling the crisis, he wrote a groveling apology a few days later. Any reporter, no matter how accomplished, who pushed back against the “war on terror” or “weapons of mass destruction” narrative was cast out of their prestigious jobs.
After September 11th, 2001, I was aghast that I still had to pay my mortgage. Everything changed, indeed.
With the COVID-19 lockdown, the years of young black men being killed by law enforcement suddenly became too real, and there were riots. Sometimes, I think I am the only one who remembers it. Police stations were set on fire, statues were toppled, store windows were smashed. The political class was frightened enough to take down confederate statues that had been standing for 100 years, all in the hopes that the righteous wouldn’t attack.
A lot of people died amid the screams of “plandemic” and “bodily autonomy” (applied in a whole new way). A smaller workforce which had suffered loss, grief and isolation had more market value and was getting ideas: more personal time, work at home, higher wages, better healthcare.
The business press is horrified, as we discussed here.
If short, skinny creatures from outer space decided to visit the White House - what would change? Within one second, we would try to drag them into the war in Ukraine. I give the Spaciens, as I will call them, more credit than to fall for that one.
But what would be different? I could see petty ethnic squabbles becoming obviously silly. Racism would take on a whole new form. The maladjusted would swear fealty to the Spaciens, saying they never like humans anyway. Every country on Earth would try to balance welcoming messages with threats.
But I would still have to pay my bills. It could inspire me to get healthier or to just go whole hog into sugar, fat and bread.
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A masterpiece! You have outdone yourself.