"After a technologically advanced alien species has mastered interstellar space travel and invested vast time and effort into travelling to Earth, who do you suppose they would be most likely to make first contact with?"
I know what you guys are trying to do, I also know that there's people who dont agree with you but dont want to speak out. One of these days I'll decide Fuck It and you all can have your way, no critical opinions, nothing that might give you a second thought or a doubt about your received wisdom but for the time being you're all going to have to deal with someone who doesnt agree with your sick ass ideas being around.
Ohmahgerd noooo. Not the infamous invisible silent agreeing masses that "don't agree with me" but let you be their mouth piece. Your argument is clearly and totally valid because of these nameless heroes. These unstoppable forces meeting the immovable object of reality. These totems of poles rising to this occasion.
My god how glorious that day shall be when their memorial rises in the capital and those of us who believed you not about their heroism rush in with parchment and crayon to rub the upraised names upon something so precious and perilous as that parchment. And then perhaps we will fall on our knees gnashing our teeth and weeping as the sky opens up with a barrage of hail and fire and blood.