Allot of people ask: "if aliens exist why don't they just show themselves."
As a benevolent alien would you show yourself to this ****ed up world?
We're only consistently at war with one another (humans) over differences in ideology. What kind of incentive is that for an a different intelligent life form to even make contact when odds are we will kill it.
Humanity isn't even remotely close to even accepting the idea that we're not alone.
Anyone wondering what I'm talking about start here:
The Psychology of Persuasion
A screaming comes across the sky.
It has happened before, but there is nothing to compare it to now.Pynchon - Gravity's Rainbow