This post is only a summary of my thoughts on this issue. It is a work in progress.
I think the answer for now must be that UAP/UFO pose a danger to us. Until they willingly meet us in a friendly, open manner then we cannot assume they are friendly. We must be cautious. (This is assuming they have not established relations with any of our world leaders.)
We should not worry or feel bad about being cautious. An advanced, but friendly, alien species would respect our need to maintain our safety if they have not offered us a proper introduction.
We don’t show, usually, anger or attack a wild animal that growls at us when we are in its native territory. We keep a safe distance, don’t make sudden movements and cause them no harm. Maybe, we would toss some food toward the animal to show we are friendly. Then again, when we develop a tract of land for future homes, we simply rip out all of the vegetation, start building and hope every living thing runs away. We never greet the animals inhabiting the place. We don’t rehome the inhabitants or even say ‘sorry.’
The operators of the UAP share the same universe as us, and I would think share some of the basic aspects of evolution as us. For example, different species compete for resources on the planet. I would assume the operators of the UAPs won that competition as they are now a space travelling extraterrestrial. The same idea goes for us and we are currently the winners of that game of competition for resources. Since they have evolved based on competition as humans did, Is it not possible that they have the same mindset we have?
In other words, if we came across another group of intelligent beings would we greet them in a friendly and open manner hoping to establish a means for financial cooperation(trading goods)? I would hope so, at least Americans would. Then again, that assumption is based on the fact that I believe in capitalism and freedom. They could in fact simply want to dominate and control us more in the communistic, fascist way. In that case, maybe they would just try to figure us out before they decide to take over?
How would they perceive us if we did to them what they do to us? If we simply showed up at will near their military training areas, nuclear weapons and nuclear power plants without any introduction and then left at will when we felt like it, how would they perceive that? If we shut their nuclear weapons on and off, how would they perceive that? If we hovered over their ocean waters in what appears is an attempt to harvest ‘something’ from the water, how would they perceive that? How would they feel if we started to fly in their busy air corridors without checking in with their ‘air traffic control’ in order to avoid deadly collisions?
Why is there no true attempt to establish a relationship with us? Why do they simply show up at will, run around mainly our military locations, shut our nuclear weapons off and then turn them on? Why do they make us aware of their presence and then nothing more?
Are they scouts? I don’t know. They don’t really hide themselves so maybe they’re not scouts. Maybe, they’re curious. Do we introduce ourselves to ants when we investigate an ant farm? No. Do we intend to hurt ants? Not really. Do we feel the need to disguise ourselves so the ants don’t see us? No. Of course, if an ant bites us, we don’t generally punish it, we ‘destroy’ it via ant spray, etc, which is a punishment which is extreme given the ‘offense.’ However, we have no way to communicate with ants and so really, the only way to stop the ant bites is ant control.
I do think however, if, as an example, we were able to go back in time 5000 years while maintaining our technological equipment, would we treat the ancient Egyptians with respect? Would we honor their laws? Or would we settle down on the Nile river and force them to make room for us? What would we do and how would we treat them? I think more than likely, we would be good to them. That depends on which of us goes into the past, I suppose. We can be inconsiderate to our fellow inhabitants of the earth, but we can be kind, too. We give shelter and food to our pets. We live peacefully alongside birds and lizards.
I think the operators of these UAP have to understand we are sentient beings and its only proper to establish genial contact with us. We are the inhabitants of this planet and it is our home. They should ask permission to fly in our skies. They should make an attempt to follow the rules of our societies/government. They should ask permission to hang out on our planet.
Are they harvesting our water? Why? Is it a fairly rare resource that humans will need (besides the obvious reasons) in the future in order for us to advance ourselves technologically? I think of the conquistadores who depleted the new world of all its gold. Is something like this going on?
I believe if they are friendly, they would not want to cause or elicit any distress from us. For all I know, they have established formal contact with world leaders, but it has been kept quiet. If that is the case, world leaders should speak up because the people of the world are concerned. Though many may not be able to articulate it, there is a great uneasiness about knowing they’re regularly visiting the above mentioned locations, especially as it appears no genuine attempt for contact has been made.
Then again, maybe we’re savage bumpkins that have no clue that interplanetary travel is common. Maybe, we’re making a big deal out of nothing in the eyes of the UAP operators. Maybe, we’re the only group that has the concept of ‘country’ and leaders. Maybe they are to us, what we are to the noncontactable tribes in south america? Maybe, we’re so primitive in their eyes that any attempt at genuine communication would be pointless? Still, if I come across birds in a cage, I try to greet them and respect them. If I am at a horse stables, I may pet some of the horses and respect them.
The operators of the UAP leave us wondering, and that’s an inappropriate way to interact with any sentient, intelligent beings.