June 27, 2012, - 6:25 pm
Well, now I get why so many Americans believe the BS that 9/11 was an inside job and not committed by Islamic terrorists and why so many voted for Barack Obama. They are morons, by and large. Thus, the popularity of the Kardashians, etc. Most Americans believe that there are extraterrestrial aliens and real-life “Men in Black” agents who fight them. I suppose it didn’t occur to them that if either of these groups existed, we’d have known about it by now. I love science fiction, but that’s the point: it’s fiction. I believe that some planets may support the existence of insects and plant life, but that’s it. There aren’t versions of ET or the aliens from “Alien,” “Star Wars,” etc. Sadly, far too many Americans have bought into this idiocy. While only a third believe that they exist for sure, more than 84% either believe it or aren’t sure (which means they believe it, too). And more than half of Americans actually believe we have a squad of secret agents fighting off aliens like in the movies. Oy.
More than a third of Americans say UFOs are not a fantasy. That’s the word from a new National Geographic Channel study finding that 80 million Americans are certain UFOs exist and that one in 10 believe they’ve spotted one. . . .
Seventeen percent of Americans don’t believe UFOs exist, 36% think they do, and 48% aren’t sure. . . .
About 79% of those surveyed think the government has kept information about UFOs a secret from the public, and 55% believe there are real-life Men in Black-style agents who threaten people who spot UFOs.
So what if they stopped by? The survey shows:
•22% would try to befriend the alien, 15% would run away, 13% would lock their doors, and only 2% would try to inflict bodily harm.
•If angry aliens did attack Earth, 21% would call the Hulk in to deal with it, 12% would call Batman, and 8% would call Spider-Man.
•Nearly 65% think Barack Obama would be better suited than Mitt Romney to handle an alien invasion.
Wow, good to see Obama’s cornered the market on the all-important idiot demographic. But we knew that. And you know that if there were, indeed, aliens, he’d act just like President Jack Nicholson in “Mars Attacks.” And get the same response. That’s the same way he acts with the Muslims who hate us.
Yes, I know, the government’s secrecy regarding Area 51 and much-redacted documents regarding outer space lends to the suspicions and crackpottery of the kooks. But, come on, if we can’t maintain secrecy regarding our national security, the Bin Laden assassination, and our treatment of Islamic terrorists, we could not possibly keep the lid on outer space creatures.
Like I said, the survey results explain a lot and probably correlate with what they explain. For example, I’d bet those who believe in aliens and a “Men in Black” squad are squarely in the 9/11 conspiracy theory crowd and Obama voter pool. Would have been more interesting had National Geographic dared to survey that and release the results. That’s the poll I would do.
One thing about the survey isn’t clear to me. Believing that there are UFOs doesn’t necessarily mean you believe in aliens from outer space. After all, the acronym stands for “Unidentified Flying Object.” And we all know that there have been sightings of things that have never been identified but could just be something unremarkable like a plane or a meteor or something.
In any event, the survey (and I don’t know how large the sample was for it) shows that America is chock full of conspiracy theorists without a lot of intelligence or evidence to back it up. But we knew that, too.
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