'War of the Worlds' depicts one potential alien invasion scenario. Image Credit: Henrique Alvim Correa
There are distinct similarities between the coronavirus pandemic and a potential extraterrestrial threat.
There's no denying that the threat posed by Covid-19 is unprecedented in the modern age.
This invisible killer - indiscriminate in whose lives it takes - is a global threat, impacting the lives of people all across the world, no matter their spiritual, philosophical or political views or alignments.
In many ways it is the closest thing we have ever faced to an actual alien invasion - a threat to our very existence that has required us to pool together our resources and efforts.
The virus doesn't care what race you are, what you believe or where you come from and neither would an extraterrestrial invader.
Former US President Ronald Reagan once famously said - "I occasionally think how quickly our differences worldwide would vanish if we were facing an alien threat from outside this world."
Sadly, in the case of the coronavirus, this hasn't happened. Squabbling, finger-pointing and conflicting approaches have marred the global response effort and made the situation worse than it needed to be. Mankind has tried to unite in its response to the virus, but it hasn't quite worked out as it should.
So in the event of an alien attack, would we all be able to pull together ? Would mankind be able to put on a united front against a common enemy like in the movie Independence Day
Sadly, based on what we've seen so far, it's difficult to believe that it would.
Source: Psychology Today | Comments (39)
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