The entire written history of Man indicates that should slave traders arrive from Alpha Centauri, the various human elites will hasten to make deals with them to set up satrapies over which they will rule to provide them with the slaves they seek. See: the history of the slave trade in Africa.
Derb on the 16 Points
See also: PizzaGate and Jacques Vallees. Zoronn has been asking me why I think Zodiacism is a bad idea. Soon (hopefully) I’ll explain why evidence of the existence of gods makes Jordan Peterson’s Jungian paganism a very dangerous proposition. Travellers and co. take the appearances of human archetypes that we project onto them because that’s how you run a top-down religion of domination that exploits our naturalistic feelings and intuition (think about the way Hollywood does this). In contrast to Hinduism (the last gasp of antediluvian metaphysics), consider how counterintuitive and otherworldly Christianity is. If you want to jump ahead on that line of reasoning, read C.S. Lewis’s The Case for Christianity. Anyway, this stuff is tricky…I’ll do it properly in a quick minute here.
VP Commenter Ron Winkleheimer adds (to Vox’s post):
Derbyshire has been buying into the whole “brain science proves we don’t have free will and consciousness is an illusion” thing. In which case, I don’t know why you would care about anything anyway. That said I think he and the zman are both pretty smart, but their atheism and science, I won’t call it worship, but devotion, can create some blind spots.
In regards to alien slavers, Torchwood did a story line on that. Aliens show up and demand 10% of the Earth’s children, we choose which 10%. The rich and powerful immediately start plotting how to make sure its the children of the poor and weak that are to be sacrificed. Also, the aliens know that we will provide the kids because we had provided a much smaller number of kids a few decades ago.