The Martians Are Coming

Published by Shahdaroba Tuesday 27th June 2023

Well, I’ve had another one of my crazy thoughts. Do you have a few minutes to sit back and read a little more? Unless you’ve had your head buried in the sand or been lost in the depths of the Amazon jungle, you’ve probably heard about the new evidence suggesting that there was once water on the planet Mars.

From the latest data and pictures beamed back from Mars, research scientists believe that the canals of Mars could have once flowed with water, one of the basic elements for life as we know it. If that’s true, then just maybe many hundreds or thousands of years ago, a civilization much like our own may have existed on that now barren wasteland.

Does it matter? Not really. What I’m thinking is just another one of my daft ideas, which, once put down on paper, I’ll be able to put to bed and out of my head.

Through The Eyes Of A Martian

If we theorize that life did exist on Mars, then what the hell happened to them? Mars today is a bleak, barren landscape, which means our current interpretation of life couldn’t survive there… or could it? If you’re still with me, let’s rewind time a little—or should I say a lot?

So… it was thousands of years ago, and I am a Martian (to use a label) living on Mars—where else? If you could see my home, you would be quite surprised to find how closely it resembles your planet Earth.

We are an advanced race with commonplace space travel capabilities that Earth has not even dreamed of yet.

We have an independent World Committee that oversees the many Government bodies that rule our planet. We were so advanced we thought we were invincible. That was our first mistake, among many.

The second big mistake was, that the many nations never once stood up and said enough was enough.

Governments lined their own pockets, and the population throughout our world became fodder for many Government Bodies.

Many of our precious land masses suffered from the internal wars of the time. Some governments wanted more, others wanted to retain what was already theirs, and some just wanted to flex their muscles but went too far and wouldn’t turn back for fear of losing face.

It didn’t take long for the internal wars around the globe to irreparably damage our planet. Just like Earth, our world had fault lines that began to mirror the chaos within. The internal wars on our planet played their part, and our fault lines could no longer bear the strain.

Time To Wakeup And Smell The Coffee

At first, it went unnoticed as the landmasses became unsteady. Our vast oceans—yes, we had oceans too—relentlessly pounded our shores, reclaiming vast areas of our world. As I mentioned before, you would be surprised by how much my home resembled your planet Earth.

But it didn’t stay unnoticed for long. Over the years, new volcanoes emerged, the ground shifted, and our planet split open, all while the wars raged on. Would we ever learn?

Thankfully, it soon became apparent that something needed to be done as living on the surface became increasingly unbearable. Our air was poisoned, and our world was being torn apart.

The result of a World Wide Conference was the decision to build massive underground living accommodations for everyone. With our advanced technology, digging out huge underground homes was a relatively simple task. World leaders agreed that this would allow us to monitor the surface until it returned to its former state. Then, teams of researchers could be sent out to begin the extensive clean-up.

It was inevitable that those in the know would choose to take their chances in space, understanding that staying on Mars would eventually lead to extinction. However, conveniently, the masses were not informed of what the elite knew. (times never change)

Escape Route

They planned to assemble a fleet of spaceships, filled with the privileged few from our world, and journey beyond our solar system in search of habitable planets. They believed there were other advanced life forms out there, far beyond what our technology could comprehend.

As for me… Well, I consider myself fortunate. One of the elite happened to be my friend, and he warned me to leave Mars and take my chances in outer space. He managed to secure a spot for me aboard a spacecraft that was going in the opposite direction from the main fleet.

The owner of the particular spaceship I boarded believed that the leaders of our world were making a grave mistake by venturing far beyond our solar system in search of new planets to colonize, especially when our technology only hinted at the existence of other advanced life forms.

“The particular ship I was on was heading toward a planet where primitive life forms were known to exist. This planet was abundant in minerals and vegetation, and its air had a higher oxygen content compared to my home planet. However, we were confident that we could adapt to the change in air quality, and overall, this new world had the potential to sustain our life forms.

Most importantly, the life forms on this new planet were so primitive that, upon our arrival, they would perceive us as gods. This would make it much easier for the few of us to coexist among them.

Starting Over

We were starting anew. It would take many lifetimes for the small number of us to bring our advanced knowledge to this primitive world, which would soon become our home—assuming we arrived without any further mishaps.

Throughout many lifetimes, we would gradually introduce our technology to our new home. The brilliant minds from our planet would have made it much easier to advance in our newfound world. However, they were aboard a large convoy of spacecraft heading for a different destination, where they hoped to find a new world with technology on par with our own.

Sadly, unbeknownst to me, their great exodus to a new world would end in failure and total extinction.

Our New Home

The primitives on the planet we hoped to make our home would leave pictorial depictions around their dwellings—drawings that, with hindsight, would fuel speculation in the distant future of our soon-to-be new home.

Life existed on Mars, but it no longer does. Those of my people who remained on the planet built their underground homes to wait out the environmental catastrophe they had caused. They were destined never to see the surface of their home again, and extinction soon followed. The spacecraft that ventured out in search of life elsewhere likely perished as well.

As for the spacecraft, I hitched a ride on… yes, we landed.

Sightings of unusually shaped aircraft were still years away. Some people would claim to have seen strange lights in the sky, while others would speak of being abducted. Well, they may or may not be UFOs or aliens from Mars or another planet coming to take over Earth… but I can confidently say they’re not. We landed and made this new world our home.”

Earth was the planet we landed on all those years ago… our new home to be … So if you’re not ahead of me… I am a descendant of my people. No Aliens are coming to take over Earth they are already here… We the masses are the Aliens.

Will We Ever Learn

Wars come, and still more wars of unhappy Nations. We are taking the best out of our adopted new home and what are we putting back …Nothing… If there is one thing a man can not fight against even with all his firepower is nature …Mother Nature…

Take a look at the climate changes occurring around our adopted planet. It’s gradually shifting, and if we persist in the same manner, we won’t need a meteor to strike Earth. Mother Nature will wipe us out and start anew.

We cannot fight the weather; we can only try to protect ourselves against it. But eventually, even our defenses will be futile. If Mother Nature feels we have abused her for far too long, her tenants, will Mother Nature call in our debt?

Our planet does not belong to any individual or group. We are here on a lease, and when that lease expires, well, what do you think will happen? Extinction, perhaps. I can only hope that Earth’s leaders, unlike those of my home planet Mars, take notice before our planet is tragically lost to the wars that once ravaged my home, leading to our extinction. The signs are already apparent, and I hope that leaders recognize the necessity of peace.

A Martian afterthought

We have been unable to pass on as much of our technology as we had hoped. There is still much to teach. I can only hope that Earth, our new home, does not become a repetition of what we did to our home world. There is no escape from this world.

Our technology even as advanced as we were all those years ago we could not save our first home. If it happens again, here on planet Earth, there is no way Earth will survive and history will repeat itself.

When will we ever learn? Remember there is no other world out there for us to colonize. My ancestors destroyed that which could have been a haven… Mars… This time extinction means extinction even for our new home Mother Earth.

I do not have a clue where my weird thoughts come from. Sometimes I think I have taken leave of my senses. Ahh! Now saying that has just put my next crazy thought into my head. Bye For Now (shahd).

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