So was chaos the good guy all along? Order is corrupt and drawn as good by the powerful to subdue the weak?
it's funny to think about how uncannily normal i would feel if extraterrestrial life were confirmed to the public. just now i thought for a long time about if other people felt that way.
i think i would feel the same way i would if a celebrity died. if i flipped through the headlines and saw an article about an actor or actress dying, i think that might be the same amount of shock i would feel as i would if intelligent life were confirmed.
i'm not talking about some sort of animal intelligence. i'm talking about human or higher level intelligence. but, at that point, if extraterrestrials were as intelligent or communicative as humans, analysis would become pointless bigotry. humans would be bigots in the face of something greater.
it would be hard to question your morality in the idea of an apocalypse, but it would be equally worse..... if humans and earth were classified in some far off league of space civilizations as barbaric and undeveloped. lowest in the interplanetary caste, observed but not assisted.
given humanity's encyclopedic knowledge of its own history, i think that somewhere, out there, that could be an unavoidable fact. So in summary, live every day like it's the event horizon. Don't wait for it now.