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The Dark Forest / Keep Silent

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The Dark Forest / Keep Silent

“As the Secretary-General of the United Nations, an organization of the 147 member states who represent almost all of the human inhabitants of the planet earth. I send greetings on behalf of the people of our planet. We step out of our solar system into the universe seeking only peace and friendship, to teach if we are called upon, to be taught if we are fortunate. We know full well that our planet and all its inhabitants are but a small part of the immense universe that surrounds us and it is with humility and hope that we take this step.”
-- Former Secretary-General Kurt Waldheim, 1977

The day European stepped on African continent and began enslaving the black Africans was doomed to be one of the most disgraceful days in the history of mankind. When they were sold as tools, nobody considered them as our fellow humans. It was their poverty and backwardness that made them unable to fight against. So far as we can see, similar tragedies happened again and again throughout the history of humanity. In the final analysis, the reason is that we human beings lack a sense of sympathy towards aliens, especially when they are much weaker than us. So do extraterrestrials, who might be mush stronger than us. By rights, having a so good understanding of human history and human nature, we should know how dangerous to contact with another strange civilization, and keep us away from that danger. But we don’t. We spread to all aliens the radio in this
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