Friday, November 25, 2005

Stop the illegal US war against..."ethical Extraterrestrial civilizations visiting Earth"

Sometimes, it can be scary how close to the levers of power crazy people can get:
A former Canadian Minister of Defence and Deputy Prime Minister under Pierre Trudeau has joined forces with three Non-governmental organizations to ask the Parliament of Canada to hold public hearings on Exopolitics -- relations with “ETs.”
[Paul] Hellyer warned, "The United States military are preparing weapons which could be used against the aliens, and they could get us into an intergalactic war without us ever having any warning. He stated, "The Bush administration has finally agreed to let the military build a forward base on the moon, which will put them in a better position to keep track of the goings and comings of the visitors from space, and to shoot at them, if they so decide."
Well, okay, the guy's a former Canadian government official, so it's not like he ever had his finger on the button, but I still find it a little disturbing that a loony like this guy (who said, at a September speech at the University of Toronto, "I'm so concerned about what the consequences might be of starting an intergalactic war, that I just think I had to say something.") ever held such a relatively important position. After all, hypothetical readers, the US and Canada have joint control over NORAD. Let's hope their current Defense Minister is a bit more...reasonable.


Muslihoon said...

Has no one seen "Mars Attacks"? "War of the Worlds"? Hollywood can't lie! They're out to get us!

Anonymous said...

Although I agree with you, the guy is way left of center, is it more disturbing than someone like GW being able to be president?

Sean M. said...

Um, yes. Yes it is.