Hello. Tobin here. I have stayed away for a while and now feel as if my new family of friends in human society might need my words.
Over the course of my life on this planet, as well as the part spent off -world, I only ever thought of the people on Earth as humans. Of course, I could see physical differences in each of you. The majority of you had different genetic births from different sources. By this, I mean that different global regions were controlled and manipulated by different off-world groups. Therefore, how could you not express physical differences depending on the region from which you hailed?
But to judge each other almost as different species is irresponsible. Perhaps, I am better able to see you as what you are because I know, I have seen with my own eyes, the evidence of other intelligent life in the Universe? I wonder if that is what it will take for your society to finally understand that you are all part of the same whole.
As I am new to your societysociety and have come to enjoy those I have come to know within it, I have no desire to see you destroy yourselves. This past week has shown me how fragile my new society is because of your propensity for violence due to your perceived differences and I would caution you against it. You obviously do not know you are being watched and that your future is very much on the line.
I have lived on this planet much longer than you and I have the ability to contact others for extraction should I need it, so I do not fear for myself. I do fear for my friends and their loved ones. And honestly, I actually do care for the rest of human society.
What will you do? This has happened before, you know... several times before, long ago before this current iteration was created and allowed to flourish. Just because you have not yet recovered the evidence to allow you to put together the pieces of your past does not mean it did not happen. Nor does it preclude you from falling victim to the same mistakes. However, I would urge you all to take a moment to contemplate the consequences of your actions before you act.
Please heed my warning. You are being monitored each and every day. Your actions do have consequences and you will be held responsible. And it does not have to be this way. You must realize, however, that every step a person takes is his or her own responsibility and that no one else can force another to take that step. You each do it by your own volition.
I hope you will choose wisely and learn to step cautiously from now on. I and others will be watching.
Teagan Brody is author of Sci-fi/Fantasy novels. Her writing helps guide the people of Earth toward a better future. Her most common expression is, "What would Thomas Shelby do?"