If I inexplicably disappear and am never heard of again, I have been “removed” because I spoke the truth . . . *beware*
I firmly believe that our existence on earth is contributed to Earth being the board game of Interstellar Beings playing Risk.
The object of Risk is “Risk is a turn-based game for two to six players. The standard version is played on a board depicting a political map of the Earth, divided into forty-two territories, which are grouped into six continents. The primary object of the game is “world domination,” or “to occupy every territory on the board and in so doing, eliminate all other players.” Players control armies with which they attempt to capture territories from other players, with results determined by dice rolls.” a la Wikipedia.
The game in action would look like this:
So, here’s what I think:
There are aliens (interstellar beings) playing the modified game of Risk Earth. The game is played with 16 dice and contestants are either single players or groups playing together. But, they are playing with US. We are the armies and the figurines in this game.
The player with the highest score on a round’s dice throwing, gets to draw a card from a “punishment” pack which he will then direct to one of his opponent’s countries – this may result in a natural disaster or even a disease to break out in there. Or he can choose a card from the “rewards” pack which will enable his country to gain advantage over others – for example the discovery of penicillin or the atomic bomb. We as humans are the pawns the game is played with.
When there are no possible winners/losers after a certain time has elapsed, the game is reset (e.g. ice age) and the game is started again.
Issues like religion or politics can either be a punishment or a reward to a country and it’s people.
We might even be living in an extended ant farm as an experiment in social studies – done by some alien teenager in a solar system 36 521 458 452 896 124 457 125 785 145 659 369 122 458 147 million light years away from us (we think); meanwhile we’re on it’s lab bench being watched under a microscope.
You just won’t know, would you?