Wodin and Gia’s Rage

Wodin and Gia’s Rage
We Gathered around the Fire because Wodin knew the ET’s Story:
“The Universe does not Condone Imbalance. Gia was seriously Imbalanced. 8 billion humans covering Her like a Virus: Wantonly using and abusing Her Natural Resources. But the Universe has a Sick Sense of Humor. So They came from another place in the Galaxy: Escaping from a Dying Star. They came because They smelled Blood. They were starving and low on Fuel. Uranium and other Minerals was what they really needed: we were an Afterthought. But Gia had other Intentions for Humanity.
“The ETs were the Treatment for the virus in Gia. Not a vaccine more like an antiviral: an anti-homo sapiens. Just what the Doctor ordered.”
“So you’re saying God brought Them Here?” I asked
“Not necessarily. Gia is not God, exactly.
“So it came to pass one day not too long Ago that Their Ships appeared in the sky like a flock of Morning Stars: dozens of extra blips on the horizon.”
“I remember that.” I said.
Only one Agent was sent by the Armada to act as an Ambassador. His name sounded like the French pronunciation of Robert: Row Bear. There were no Negotiations. He was presenting terms for an unconditional surrender. No real Choice for Us.
“Some ignorant people thought Row Bear was an archangel: a messenger from God. Sad really. Ignorance is Bliss or so they say.”
“Where was God in all of this?” Jo asked.
“Who Knows? I have no Idea.” Wodin kept it simple.
“Some others thought the ETs were demons sent to punish us. This was closer to the Truth then they knew.”
“What were Their Demands?” Rebeka jumped in.
“They wanted several million pounds of a variety of minerals.”
“What else?” Asked Rebeka.
“All the domesticed cattle, horses, sheep and goats. In exchange They offered us six Interstellar Starships with full crews. Humanity would be given the Gift to Visit the Stars.”
“So We are Out There Somewhere, right now?” Jo said incredulous.
“That is if Row Bear didn’t welch out on the Deal which would not Surprise me given what happened next.” Wodin was a skeptic.

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