The Current ET Dialogue
A quick scan of some recent media headlines reveals no shortage of ET and UFO-themed commentary. While some topics – such as scientists discussing the likelihood of life on other planets – are more benign, others do support the worldview of aliens being a menace to humanity.
Bill Clinton Weighs in on Aliens
When former US President Bill Clinton appeared on Jimmy Kimmel Live! in April 2014, at the end of the usual interview banter Kimmel turned the topic to UFOs. Clinton expressed that he “wouldn’t be surprised if we were visited someday,” and he just hopes “it’s not like Independence Day–a conflict”. Interestingly, he went on to state that such a conflict “might be the only way to unite this increasingly divided world of ours,” and to “think of how all the differences among people on Earth would seem small if we felt threatened by a space invader”.
The fact that Bill Clinton appeared on major network television discussing UFOs, Area 51, extraterrestrial visitation, and how humanity might react to invasion by beings from other planets is significant. This is, after all, a former US president, appearing on a popular late-night television show which holds sway with the 18-49 year old crowd. In one fell swoop, Clinton reinforced the threatening alien narrative, as well as the need for all humans worldwide to band together against an ET attack. Clinton is not the first senior figure to broach these views. His comments echo Ronald Reagan’s statements to the General Assembly of the United Nations in 1987 when he was serving as President. Reagan told the global gathering that, “Perhaps we need some outside, universal threat” to unite the world and said he occasionally thought, “how quickly our differences worldwide would vanish if we were facing an alien threat from outside this world”. Reagan was clearly not speaking off the cuff at this important world gathering.