Imagine aliens wanted to wipe out all of humanity for some diabolical reason, which only they understood, saying its clearly marked on their planetary invasion schedule they ask you why they must save all of mankind. What do you say, what do you say?
If they stood before me and asked me, plead my case for humanity, this is that I would say.
“Why must you save humanity? I’ll tell you why you must.
Save humanity because this tiny lil blue and green planet with carbon based lifeforms is a most idyllic rock hurtling around a sun, a yellow sun.
It is paradise on the Milky Way and the next such place is millions of light years away. A nice quiet neighborhood, it’s the perfect planet for you guys to come and live, watch breath-taking sunsets and plot on ruling the cosmos in its vast entirety or whatever else it is you do for fun.
But see the tricky bit they are such ingenious organisms, these humans, if you overtly attack them they will rally, they will roust. They make a formidable fighting machine that brings about regime change, collapses dynasties, ends tyranny even change destiny.
Humans can accomplish the impossible, simply with the sheer resolution of the masses. It’s in their history books, current affairs on their news, even their social media, which is like a virtual world and some of the things they accomplish with trending hashtags is impressive, if you look past the absurd reasons why some things trend. Thus you, you will gain nothing but annihilation or victory over a pile of rubble, let me tell you, you do not want this.
What you want is patience. The human race is a mortal race, their lifespan but a flicker, before your infinite ancientness, it grows even dimmer. If you but wait, mankind will do the dirty work for you, as they turn on each other, based on superficial prejudices derived from geographical location and imaginary boundaries, skin pigmentation, religious beliefs and even bank balances. You have a situation where a few Earthlings slowly accumulate all the resources the planet has to offer leaving nothing for rest, who will then either starve and die or violently take it back, many will die regardless. Billions of Earth’s currency is used in the research, development and manufacture of weapons, as everyone races to make a fortress of their interests. Apparently their governing structure believes to prepare for peace one must always be ready to war. Shoot first and question survivors later.
And during all this no-one is noticing how electromagnetic radiation from the smart phones, computers, internet is slowly dulling their senses robbing them of their will and intelligence becoming no more than organic extensions of their devices and ultimately easy to switch off or disconnect.
Yes, save humanity because pretty soon they will be all gone and the planet will keep hurtling along, its merry way, around the sun, it won’t miss them and you, you can claim an uninhabited land without a single casualty to your species.
Save them, if even just for laughs, it should be amusing to watch the antiques of mankind struggling with the meaning of existence, life the universe and everything else. All they do from the moment they are birthed is waiting to die, filling up the time in between with materialistic goodies they do not need, using resources they do not possess, all in the hopes of impressing and inspiring envy in strangers they do not even care to know about.
It’s a good thing your home planet has very high temperatures, very little vegetation, hardly ever has precipitation and you thrive in an environment high in atmospheric carbon content.
Save humanity and watch them poison their planet day by day until it becomes inhospitable to them but just like home for you and you can move right in and make yourself at home.
Whose side am I on you wondering oh I am on man’s side and making a friendly wager that one day man will earn the right to be here and then they will be worthy opponent for you to duel with.
I know above all else you love a worthy adversary.
So you see its a win win situation and we get to live, for now.”