I'm a very open-minded person, though I have little idea as to what is really out there, where we cannot see. Secondly, if anyone is wondering at the reasoning for this blog-post, I'm in the middle of watching District Nine, which inspired some disconcerting ideas about how humanity might sometimes treat the unknown.
Within the movie, it adequately displays a path humanity takes when presented with such a situation, that I could see as a viable reaction if there was an invasion of any sort of different race(s) we couldn't immediately relate to and understand. The majority of the human mind needs that bridge to maintain lack of fear and anxiety, but it's when those two emotions are absent and something else more cold and medical kick in, spawning new unsure and hasty problems and decisions in the name of science.
There is another side to humanity, and that is curiosity; the need to know everything, for a variety of purposes. Some write it off as 'the public's need to know', but at the end of the day, it boils down to that singular thing. This curiosity can sometimes be quite innocent, but there are times in this world's history that proves this not always the case.
If a new race was found, and incapable of leaving nor fending off 'our' attentions and eventually was taken 'under our power', there would be some who would take advantage of them, dissect them both metaphorically and physically, in the name of 'science'. Now I do not contest science, nor everything it has done for the world, but what if the situations were reversed and we were no more than lab experiments? How would those holding the needles and scalpels feel then? I'm not talking about 'probing', but real harmful and irreversible testing, much like lab animals.
This isn't the only time I've considered it, for this very thing shaped and warped the Vampire Council that appear throughout my series. I thought of the characteristics of my characters; eternal youth, the abilities and powers beyond rationale belief, access to communal money that we'd ever dream of.
What do you think humanity would do if they found out about it? My impressions, and of course I couldn't say for sure, but someone would want one or more of those things, and would be willing to do anything, including kill for it. As more and more of humanity found out, there would be hysteria, because when people think vampires, they think creatures of the night with little control and violent tendencies. And while humans have a vast reaction, from the erotic, to fear to complete disbelief, there is a very good reason they keep to themselves in the series. Of course this makes sense to me, the reasons why such strict laws are in place to prevent the two worlds from colliding too much, to maintain the ability to live in some relative peace.
This might seem off the wall for a blog post, and it probably is, but watching some movies inspire such strange ideas in me. I thought I may share some of it :) The movie just ended, and if anything in this blog post made you wonder, then watch District Nine...the reaction just made sense to me. But despite everything, I liked the movie.