The retrogaming community should acknowledge that we are living in science fiction times - you can have a wristband cellphone if you wish to - which can just about do anything, revolutionary cures are on the horizon for certain diseases - we could well have had bases on the Moon and Mars by now - if the leading countries opted not to develop nuclear arms instead - the same with cities under the seas. And cooperated instead towards using technology in positive outcomes. If we are to develop a peaceful future at all - it needs to be acknowledged - that all humans are equal as one another, and have equal right to be here. That disputes need to be settled peacefully with logic and reason (plain common sense) without resorting to war (ie. murder and killing). To a new age in which - the murder and killing must stop (that the violence cycle ends) - and likewise the bullying tactics that are used, like how religions resort to such methods (ie. programming) to forcefully entrench themselves within society.
But there is never the full acknowledgement of mankind's history and the story of where did we come from? That if earth humankind is of the order of 4 to 5 millions of years old - and during this time there was region wide cataclysms of one kind or another (meteorite strike, ice ages etc) - which could easily have forced any advanced civilisation back into starting all over again. There is the failure of our science fiction stories capitalizing on this - telling the story of how life developed on the various planets of our solar system, in it's early years, such that 3 planets were in the goldilocks zone of bearing life - and not only of animal and plant life, but human life also - and of civilisations - that of Earth, Mars and Malona (also called Phaeton - now the asteroid belt) - that war broke out such that Mars had it's atmosphere ripped away, and Malona destroyed. That our Earth did not have a moon - because no planet of Earth's size would have such an enormous Moon with it naturally. Mars has what appears to be two captured asteroids as it's moons.
All our cultures have stories of gods from the heavens (night sky) coming down and mating with their descendants - who could be said defined what royalty was, back then. Meaning that earth humans of themselves would have remained primitive without the mixing of alien DNA - and being taught the art of civilisation (or given the tools/foods/plants by which to multiply and prosper with).
I know this may all sound too fanciful to some - believing that man alone is responsible - without any outside help whatsoever - but if mankind did develop itself so very quickly over the last 12,000? years It only illustrates the large gap of history that we do not know of. The same applies to other worlds elsewhere and other human civilisations throughout the galaxy. That if we exist - then others like us, must also exist because life will follow the same kind of pattern where conditions for life exist. And when you have billions of years with billions of planets the likelihood of alien civilisations is not just a probability but a certainty.
If the mass media embraced the possibility of alien civilisations etc etc (who can equally be friendly - as opposed to hostile) - it would mean we would be ready and willing to meet them in real life.